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Alexandria Police Department releases details about officers who responded to Del Ray shooting

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Three Alexandria police officers were on the scene at Eugene Simpson field on June 14 within two minutes of the emergency...

Del Ray streets, YMCA reopen after three days of being closed

The Alexandria Police Department has opened all streets in Del Ray that were closed in the aftermath of Wednesday's shooting at Eugene Simpson Field. Though...

Following Alexandria shooting, lawmakers come together for Congressional Baseball Game for Charity

By Evan Berkowitz | evanjberkowitz@gmail.com   One day after a shooting at Eugene Simpson Field in Del Ray that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and four others,...
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As FBI investigates, site of Alexandria shooting remains blocked off

As the FBI continue to investigate the scene of the Wednesday morning shooting that injured five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise, the house majority...

Lucretia Jackson leaves behind legacy at Matthew Maury Elementary School

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  Lucretia Jackson’s is the first face students at Matthew Maury Elementary School see when they get off the school bus...

SPORTS

Alexandria Aces have great ambitions for 2017 season

By Jack Mackey As June begins and summer weather starts rolling in, the Alexandria Aces step up to bat for their tenth season in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. The Aces are part of...

T.C. Williams track and field teams impress at region championships

By Jack Mackey The T.C. Williams High School track and field team had a strong showing at the 6A North Region Championships at Robinson High School on May 26, with the boys team placing second...

SSSAS boys’ lacrosse team takes home state championship

By Jack Mackey The St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes varsity boys lacrosse team won the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division I state title on May 20 after beating Norfolk Academy 7-6. “It was a...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Three Del Ray restaurants win accolades

Three Del Ray restaurants are getting praise for what they’re bringing to the table, hot off of Taste of Del Ray. Junction Bakery & Bistro and Stomping Ground both landed a place on the Washington Post’s...

Album Review: Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach releases second solo album, “Waiting on a...

By Andy Dunbar Dan Auerbach, best known as one half of popular alternative rock band The Black Keys, released his second solo album “Waiting on a Song” a follow-up to 2009’s “Keep it Hid,” on June...

Appetite for Taste of Del Ray continues in its ninth year

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Just ten minutes after Taste of Del Ray began at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, volunteers were already informing those who hadn’t bought their tickets that the event was sold out. It...

LETTERS

Opinion: Old Town needs a BID

To the editor: Bittersweet Café closed last July after 33 years of daily operation. I made a necessary business decision, but I did so with a heavy heart. Foot...

My View: The Brandenburg Gate speech resonates 30 years later

By Denise Dunbar Dear Josey: On Sunday, you and your friends from school visited the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on your post-graduation trip. You had...

Letter to the Editor: Correcting the record on Jefferson-Houston performance

To the Editors, I’m writing to unpack a statement in a letter to the Alexandria Times editors titled “City should spend less money on education.”...

Your View: This Presidents Day, take in the history that is disappearing

By Gebe Johnson, The Queen Street Coalition (File photo) There is a reason the upcoming Presidents’ Day parade in Alexandria includes a picturesque stretch along...

Your View: We must convert anti-hate protests into votes

By Paul A. Friedman, Alexandria (File photo) On Sunday afternoon, I gathered with members of Grassroots Alexandria, Delegate Mark Levine (D-45) and other activists to...

COLUMNS

Opinion: 130 businesses oppose BID

 To the editor: We, the undersigned businesses and property owners, do not support the business improvement district as it is proposed and urge the city...

Opinion: Old Town needs a BID

To the editor: Bittersweet Café closed last July after 33 years of daily operation. I made a necessary business decision, but I did so with a heavy heart. Foot...

Our View: A call for unity in the aftermath of tragedy

Though located in the Del Ray neighborhood, Eugene Simpson Stadium Park is home to every child who has played baseball in Alexandria. This was...

My View: The Brandenburg Gate speech resonates 30 years later

By Denise Dunbar Dear Josey: On Sunday, you and your friends from school visited the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on your post-graduation trip. You had...
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