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Messy mathematics

Messy mathematics

By Erich Wagner (File photo) One thing is certain about the planned relocation of the National Science Foundation from Arlington to Alexandria in 2015: It will have a big impact on the city’s coffers as well [...]

Touching up the law for massage therapists

Touching up the law for massage therapists

By Anna Harris (File photo) Until city officials relaxed rules governing massage therapists earlier this month, getting by as a hands-on worker could prove challenging. The old regulations — updated by city council during an October [...]

Recovering from the shutdown

Recovering from the shutdown

By Anna Harris (File photo) The 16-day partial government shutdown ended last week, but the deal struck to get Washington up and running again has left many with lingering doubts. The bill signed by President Barack [...]

Too sweet of a deal?

Too sweet of a deal?

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) After celebrating the National Science Foundation’s announced relocation as a major coup earlier this year, city leaders questioned the deal’s cost over the weekend — specifically how it affects subsidies for [...]

Travel industry sees interest take off

Travel industry sees interest take off

By Anna Harris (File photo) Is the travel industry gaining newfound steam? At least one local agency has seen interest pick up — an anecdote that matches the results of a recently released national survey. Lida [...]

Meet Laurie Olin

Meet Laurie Olin

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) Pressed for an honest assessment of the city’s Potomac River shoreline, Laurie Olin, the man charged with revitalizing the public space along the waterfront, paused before saying, “It has good bones.” [...]

Updated: City Hall weighs using eminent domain to secure Old Dominion Boat Club property

Updated: City Hall weighs using eminent domain to secure Old Dominion Boat Club property

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Updated at 5:43 p.m. The original story is below. With negotiations for a portion of the Old Dominion Boat Club’s waterfront property again bogged down, Mayor Bill Euille warned Tuesday that [...]

Old Town Theater temporarily shuttered for overhaul

Old Town Theater temporarily shuttered for overhaul

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) Just nine months into the Old Town Theater’s much-anticipated second act, the curtains quietly have fallen again on the King Street landmark. Owner Rob Kaufman put the nearly 100-year-old entertainment venue [...]

Waterfront plan critics shift focus

Waterfront plan critics shift focus

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) After a long and bitter struggle, even the staunchest opponents of the city’s waterfront redevelopment plan admit that they lost the battle to craft the blueprint of the shoreline’s future. But [...]

Port City mostly unfazed by government shutdown

Port City mostly unfazed by government shutdown

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) While the federal shutdown dominates headlines across the country, city officials said that Alexandria is largely unaffected — at least for now. City spokesman Tony Castrilli said in a statement that [...]