Archive for 'December,2012'

Congressman’s son pleads guilty to assault charge

Congressman’s son pleads guilty to assault charge

By Melissa Quinn Updated Monday, 10:36 a.m. Despite Patrick Moran’s, son of U.S. Rep Jim Moran (D-8), guilty plea in a District of Columbia court last Wednesday, Moran stands by his claim that girlfriend Kelly Hofmann’s [...]

Rethinking student rankings at T.C. Williams

Rethinking student rankings at T.C. Williams

By Melissa Quinn T.C. Williams students may soon say goodbye to the coveted valedictorian and salutatorian titles. Principal Suzanne Maxey and Greg Forbes, director of school counseling, approached Superintendent Morton Sherman with the idea over the [...]

Nancy Dunning murder remains a mystery nine years later

Nancy Dunning murder remains a mystery nine years later

By Melissa Quinn Every December a trail of luminaries leaves Mount Vernon Avenue awash in shimmering, soft-white light, which serves as a reminder of the loss of one of the neighborhood’s brightest residents. And as each [...]

Lawmakers meet with Alexandria residents before General Assembly session

Lawmakers meet with Alexandria residents before General Assembly session

By Melissa Quinn The expansion of Medicaid, voting access and uranium mining topped residents’ concerns for the upcoming General Assembly session in a public meeting last week with the city’s state lawmakers. About 25 people met [...]

The show will go on at Old Town Theater

The show will go on at Old Town Theater

By Derrick Perkins The hardest decision Rob Kaufman made in the nearly yearlong effort to restore the Old Town Theater was one of his earliest. “The biggest hurdle was … the change from not doing a [...]

From slaughterhouse to schoolhouse

From slaughterhouse to schoolhouse

By Derrick Perkins It’s not quite striking pay dirt, but archeologists combing over the future site of the re-imagined Jefferson-Houston School may have found the remains of a long-buried slaughterhouse. An archeological survey conducted by URS, [...]

Police search for weekend bank robber

Police search for weekend bank robber

By Derrick Perkins  A bearded man – and possibly armed – man held up an Old Town TD Bank branch on Sunday afternoon, Alexandria police said. The suspect walked into the 119 S. Washington St. about [...]

Finding the perfect friend for the holidays

Finding the perfect friend for the holidays

By Isabel Alvarez As soon as the turkey is out of the oven Thanksgiving Day, we’re on the quest to find the perfect holiday gifts. We scour the Internet, catalogs and shops for that hallelujah moment [...]

Scottish Walk’s timing could have been better

Scottish Walk’s timing could have been better

By Kenneth J. Wolfe, Alexandria To the editor: The preparatory season of Advent began Sunday and runs through December 24. Christmas begins — yes, begins — December 25. So why was the Scottish Christmas Walk on Saturday? [...]

Pedestrians lose out in shared-street concept

Pedestrians lose out in shared-street concept

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria To the editor: City Hall is seriously considering turning Union Street into a shared street where automobiles, tour buses and bicycles will commingle with pedestrians? Has City Hall lost its marbles? A tour [...]