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Police announce arrest in First Street homicide

By Chris Teale (File photo) Editor's note: this article is an updated version of this post from July 22, and appeared in the July 28...

Police officer denied service at Noodles & Company

By Chris Teale (File photo) A uniformed officer with the Alexandria Police Department was denied service at a Duke Street eatery Monday. At approximately 6:30 p.m.,...

Our View: Speed up ACPS restorative practice reforms

(File photo) Officials with Alexandria City Public Schools have done a lot in recent years to improve the performances of its students since the appointment...

Police announce arrest in First Street homicide

By Chris Teale (File photo) The Alexandria Police Department announced Friday morning it charged a man in connection with the slaying of Saquan Hall earlier...

Ode to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

By Jennifer Powell (Photo/Chris Weisler Photography) Our forefathers knew their stuff when it came to the strategic importance of Harpers Ferry. The passage of the...

SPORTS

Alexandria Aces drop tough one to Herndon Braves in playoffs

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In a game of offensive explosions, rallies and lead changes, there would be no late-inning heroics for the Alexandria Aces Sunday night in their playoff game against the Herndon Braves. The...

Shakur Stevenson to represent Alexandria Boxing Club, U.S. in Rio Olympics

By Chris Teale (Photo/U.S. Olympic Committee) Just over two weeks remain until the start of the boxing tournament at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and one boxer in the bantamweight division will carry...

Alexandria Aces stay in the postseason hunt

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Entering their July 3 matchup with the Bethesda Big Train, the Alexandria Aces were riding a streak of four wins in their last five games, and the offense had started...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Foodie: Chicken parmesan burgers

By Chris Teale (Photo/Holly Bowers) Lovers of Italian food probably enjoy chicken parmesan, but it may be surprising to hear that it can taste just as good between two buns in the form of a...

Ode to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

By Jennifer Powell (Photo/Chris Weisler Photography) Our forefathers knew their stuff when it came to the strategic importance of Harpers Ferry. The passage of the Po- tomac River through the Blue Ridge Mountains that Thomas...

Q&A with Michael and Kevin Bacon (Brothers)

By Jennifer Powell and Regine Victoria (File photo) The Bacon Brothers have been collaborating professionally as a band for 20 years, but jamming started well before that in their Philadelphia home. Many years later, both...

LETTERS

Your View: Capital Bikeshare is a flawed approach

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The success of Capital Bikeshare is a testament to the foresight of the U.S. Department of Transportation,...

Your View: Councilors now know how aggrieved neighbors of development feel

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Our city council hardly hesitates to backhandedly dismiss citizens’ thoughtful concerns about whatever deal-du-jour councilors fancy —...

Your View: Bikeshare runs against local zoning

By Barbara Beach, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Every city council in the history of zoning laws in Alexandria has sought to preserve and protect...

Your View: Reconsider the Ramsey Homes decision

By Purvi Gandhi Irwin, Vice chair, Parker-Gray Board of Architectural Review (File photo) To the editor: I am very dismayed and disappointed with city council’s decision...

Your View: Alexandria is pushing back against Old Town commuter ferry stop

By Mayor Allison Silberberg, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: In response to your June 30 editorial regarding commuter ferry service (“Old Town commuter ferry idea...

COLUMNS

Senior Corner: Some safety tips for older adults

By Cheryll Elliott (pictured) and Meron Worku According to the U.S. Fire Administration, older adults are at the greatest risk for fire related injuries and...

My View: A most unusual journey home

By Denise Dunbar A strange thing happened recently on the way back from our family beach vacation: a potentially devastating event turned into something else...

My View: What would Dr. King say?

By Mayor Allison Silberberg Our nation is tragically and inextricably gripped by violence, last month in Orlando, then Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and now Dallas....

Alexandria in Action: The opportunity and difficulty of positive change in today’s society

By John Porter “May you live in interesting times.” While the origin of this quote is somewhat disputed, it became prominent in the late 19th century...
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