Quick Takes


Thumbs up to the Alexandria Seaport Foundation for being chosen to build a replica whaleboat as part of the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, a 172-year-old whaling ship. It’s a tribute to the Foundation’s shipbuilders and helpers to be selected to build this whaleboat. Hopefully this will bring more attention to the Foundation and its mission.

— Denise Dunbar
Thumbs up to Wesley Aten and Aurora Vasquez, who have just been named co-executive directors of Tenants and Workers United in Arlandria. The organization, which is an important voice for immigrant and low-income residents, had been without an official leader since the fall. We wish you well in your new post and welcome your input on the Times editorial pages.

— Denise Dunbar