Archive for 'January,2014'

‘Earnest’ is too important to miss

‘Earnest’ is too important to miss

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) It always is satisfying to while away the hours at the theater, but it’s most especially pleasurable to let playwright and poet Oscar Wilde remind us of the imbroglios of the [...]

Arrests made in Safeway robbery case

Arrests made in Safeway robbery case

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) City police confirmed that two of the men involved in the south Old Town Safeway heist late last year have been arrested. Calvin Leon Lewis, 29, of Washington, and Ray Allen [...]

Fundraiser nets big bucks for Typhoon Haiyan relief

Fundraiser nets big bucks for Typhoon Haiyan relief

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Area children with ties to the local Filipino community organized a fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan relief earlier this month, raising $10,066 for the American Red Cross. Joining forces with The Potomack [...]

Hitting the brakes on bicycle lanes

Hitting the brakes on bicycle lanes

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) The debate over bike lanes on a stretch of King Street that has roiled the Taylor Run neighborhood will roll on for several more months. City cycling advocates have supported a [...]

City council approves waterfront hotel

City council approves waterfront hotel

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Residents remain apprehensive about a waterfront hotel in the 200 block of S. Union St., but city councilors green-lighted the project with a 6-0 vote Saturday. The five-story, 120-room boutique [...]

Utility company lends volunteer firefighters a hand

Utility company lends volunteer firefighters a hand

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department got a boost from Virginia American Water last week, receiving a $6,000 donation from the utility company. The money is slated for specialized equipment that officials [...]

Fire chief departs Alexandria for McAuliffe administration

Fire chief departs Alexandria for McAuliffe administration

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Fire Chief Adam Thiel is stepping down to take a position with Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration. The announcement came late Friday afternoon. Thiel, who has overseen the city fire department since [...]

Seminary launches eco-friendly campaign

Seminary launches eco-friendly campaign

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) The Virginia Theological Seminary is going green — and in a big way. Officials announced last week that the local institution would join the Green Seminary Initiative. More than 45 other [...]

Playing outside the lines

Playing outside the lines

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) The forecast warned of wintery weather on the way earlier this week, but the basketball players at Ewald Park in the city’s West End didn’t care. They wanted to get in [...]

The cost of fighting the good fight

The cost of fighting the good fight

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Don Ipock) Many of you will not recognize the name Paul Robeson. And if you’re among those racking your brain, you can thank J. Edgar Hoover. The formidable former FBI director did everything [...]