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Rebuilding Together Alexandria prepares for National Rebuilding Day

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) One of the largest nationwide days of community service approaches, as National Rebuilding Day is set for April 30. It...

Light It Up! citizens committee campaigns to light Potomac Yard basketball courts

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Potomac Yard resident Bruce Falk said it was about two years ago when he first noticed the basketball courts at...

La Bella Strada arts festival to raise money for The Del Ray Montessori School

By Chris Teale (Photo/DIY Del Ray) Some sidewalks lining streets in the Del Ray neighborhood are set to be transformed May 14 into a sea...

City councilors support tax hike for infrastructure

By Chris Teale (File photo) A proposed real estate tax rate increase of 3 cents to help pay for capital projects in the city received...

Our View: Centralized preschool is an intriguing, but unfinished idea

(File photo) Disadvantaged children should have the same educational opportunities as their wealthier counterparts. We think virtually everyone in Alexandria supports this egalitarian concept. And yet,...

SPORTS

T.C. Williams boys lacrosse continues strong run

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With several players unavailable due to illness, conflicting school trips and other requirements, the T.C. Williams boys lacrosse team had to shuffle its players around and make do with fewer...

Bishop Ireton softball keeps up the pace as postseason approaches

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) On an unseasonably hot day Monday at Luckett Field, the Bishop Ireton softball team’s two pitchers kept cool heads as the Cardinals defeated Paul VI 6-4 to improve their record...

T.C. Williams girls soccer continue strong start to the season

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With just over five minutes remaining in the game and with the T.C. Williams girls soccer team ahead 4-0 over Falls Church, defender Allison Church played a through-ball into the...

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ARTS & CULTURE

The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ brings renewed relevance

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matt Liptak) It’s been 56 years since Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published and less than one year since her follow-up, “Go Set a Watchman,” hit the bestseller lists...

‘The Mystery of Love and Sex’ skewers 21st-century romance at Signature Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) As a former BBC comedy writer, award-winning playwright and alumna of Showtime’s TV series “Masters of Sex,” Bathsheba “Bash” Doran can turn a phrase as merrily as she can turn...

‘All The Way’ at Arena Stage examines how the sausage gets made

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Stan Barouh) Robert Schenkkan’s exhilarating play “All the Way,” now playing at Arena Stage, allows us to step into the large Texas boots of our 36th president. Set between November 1963 and...

LETTERS

Your View: Patrick Henry Elementary and recreation center project is a debacle

By William Goff, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: After years of negligence in school maintenance, the city now is faced with the daunting task of...

Your View: Put new Metro station plans on hold

By James Larocco, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: As each day brings more news of the meltdown at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority, I...

Your View: Patrick Henry cost increases need more scrutiny

By Mary Biegel, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: In response to your March 31 article on the Patrick Henry Recreation Center budget (“Patrick Henry rec...

Your View: Removing Confederate references will only reopen old wounds

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am aghast. Never in my wildest dreams did I think the movement to change street names...

Your View: Our schools need us

By Julie Jakopic, Chairwoman, board of trustees, Hopkins House (File photo) To the editor: As part of its proposed remedy to address classroom overcrowding, Alexandria City...
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COLUMNS

My View: Veto session keeps Virginia in the mainstream

By Sen. Adam Ebbin Every April, the General Assembly returns to Richmond for a one-day veto session. This is when we vote on Gov. Terry...

The Business Plan: Alexandria celebrates small businesses every day

By Bill Reagan Across the country, the week of May 2 will be celebrated as Small Business Week, highlighting the importance of small businesses to...

Senior Corner: Make your wishes known for National Healthcare Decisions Day

By Jennifer Sarisky When you’re ill and unable to speak for yourself, where would you like to be and with whom? What kind of care...

My View: Decisions on city spending must be a balancing act

By Mayor Allison Silberberg The vote for Alexandria’s budget is around the corner. This is the biggest vote of the year for city council. Our...

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