Archive for 'January,2014'

Don’t count out the Bishop Ireton Cardinals

Don’t count out the Bishop Ireton Cardinals

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Bishop Ireton doesn’t boast one of the top basketball teams of the famed Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, but the Cardinals have been playing like they belong among the elite. On Friday [...]

Euille, Ebbin enter race for Rep. Jim Moran’s seat

Euille, Ebbin enter race for Rep. Jim Moran’s seat

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Mayor Bill Euille and state Sen. Adam Ebbin on Thursday became the latest local politicians to enter the Democratic race for the congressional seat held by Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) after [...]

Lives, interrupted

Lives, interrupted

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Keith Waters) Thirty-seven performers make up the tremendous ensemble in The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s latest production, a touching story of intersecting lives. Set in the early part of the 20th century, author [...]

Crawley proposes $250 million schools budget

Crawley proposes $250 million schools budget

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Interim Superintendent Alvin Crawley said that with student enrollment in Alexandria expected to spike in the coming year, even a multi-million dollar increase over last year’s appropriation from City Hall still [...]

OpEd Cartoon

OpEd Cartoon

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Out of the Attic: A victim of urban renewal

Out of the Attic: A victim of urban renewal

(Photo/HABS/Library of Congress) The First National Bank opened its doors at 503-507 King St. 100 years ago, featuring architecture in a classic revival style with bronze and marble details as well as modern safety enhancements. Located [...]

MY VIEW: Catching criminals is one thing; releasing them is another

MY VIEW: Catching criminals is one thing; releasing them is another

By Burke Brownfeld (Stock Image)  When I was an Alexandria police officer, I spent my days navigating rough neighborhoods and hunting down wanted felons. I caught the 14-year-old kid who had just shot another teenager in [...]

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Coaching isn’t just for CEOs

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Coaching isn’t just for CEOs

By Bill Reagan (Stock Image)  We all strive to make clear-headed decisions — to be well informed, have all the facts, think objectively and feel confident in the way we’ve come to a conclusion. The problem [...]

In defense of the Alexandria Times

In defense of the Alexandria Times

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (Stock image) To the editor: While I agree with James T. Currie’s critique of Dr. Marie Steinmetz’s sky is falling screed (“Times’ recent health column included more opinion than fact,” January 16, and [...]

EDITORIAL: Give the ‘Iron Ladies’ resident-only parking in Old Town

EDITORIAL: Give the ‘Iron Ladies’ resident-only parking in Old Town

(Image/City of Alexandria) Opposition to development projects usually follows one of two threads: It’s either based in philosophy or driven by quality-of-life concerns. This is true of Alexandria’s waterfront redevelopment plan, which has been contentious from [...]