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City council candidates share competing visions in forum

City council candidates share competing visions in forum

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) The 11 candidates running for city council this fall gathered for a forum Monday night at the city’s Departmental Progressive Club, and the battle lines became clear at the outset. “There [...]

Council approves Ramsey Homes demolition

Council approves Ramsey Homes demolition

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) After a five-hour public hearing last weekend at which the tension was palpable, city council approved the demolition of the 15-unit Ramsey Homes property owned by the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing [...]

Proposed Old Colony Inn expansion in North Old Town comes under scrutiny

Proposed Old Colony Inn expansion in North Old Town comes under scrutiny

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) As the redevelopment of North Old Town gathers pace, the Old Colony Inn next to the George Washington Memorial Parkway has become something of a battleground for neighbors as they fight [...]

City councilors prepare for busy fall legislative period

City councilors prepare for busy fall legislative period

By Chris Teale (File photo) The height of election season is approaching, but Alexandria city councilors have a full agenda as they prepare to reconvene at City Hall September 8. All five incumbent city councilors are [...]

Joint aquatics venture between City of Alexandria and Arlington County under consideration

Joint aquatics venture between City of Alexandria and Arlington County under consideration

By Chris Teale (File photo) When a consultant prepared a report on the state of aquatics facilities in Alexandria last year, one of the more troubling findings for some was that only about 20 percent of [...]

Local leaders laud advent of TSA in Eisenhower West

Local leaders laud advent of TSA in Eisenhower West

By Erich Wagner and Chris Teale (Photo/Alexandria Economic Development Partnership) City officials and business leaders are brimming with excitement following the announcement last week that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will relocate to Alexandria. The agency [...]

City to examine new broadband Internet options

City to examine new broadband Internet options

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s relationship with broadband Internet has had something of a checkered history. But now city officials hope to improve matters for businesses, city departments and residents with the issuing of a [...]

Concerns raised over former GenOn plant cleanup

Concerns raised over former GenOn plant cleanup

By Chris Teale (File photo) Just three months ago, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a corrective action plan at the former GenOn coal-fired power plant in North Old Town to remediate effects of two [...]

Starbucks show commitment to armed forces with new Richmond Highway store

Starbucks show commitment to armed forces with new Richmond Highway store

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Fort Belvoir on U.S. Route 1 and around 12 miles south of the Pentagon, one of the newest Starbucks locations in the area has a distinctly military feel. The Seattle-based coffee [...]

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) It has been two and a half years in the making, but a joint city council-Alexandria City Public Schools framework to cope with rapid student enrollment growth is now in place [...]