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The Bookworm: The last days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Bookworm: The last days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Terri Schlichenmeyer (Image/Little, Brown) Your heroes are larger than life. They’re always tall, strong, and wise. No one can best them or outdo them, and no one can touch them in the good that they [...]

Editorial: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Editorial: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

(File photo) Though city officials earlier this year made a priority of stripping outdated, unnecessary and unenforceable laws from the books, it looks as though one managed to slip through the cracks. Just days ago, City [...]

Don’t pass on Signature Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’

Don’t pass on Signature Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Theresa Wood) “Sex with Strangers” may be one of the best comedy/dramas I’ve seen this year — an engaging yet challenging, hilarious yet deliciously sexy, stylishly clever and utterly modern relationship conundrum performed [...]

Officials look to open up budget process

Officials look to open up budget process

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City Manager Rashad Young wants to give residents a bigger role in crafting the annual budget. When Young presents his budget to city council each year — usually in late winter [...]

Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

By Erich Wagner (Image/City of Alexandria) Developer EYA unveiled the latest plans for Robinson Terminal South earlier this month, but the revamped design garnered mixed reviews from officials tasked with preserving the integrity of Alexandria’s most [...]

City Hall lifts ‘For Sale’ sign ban

City Hall lifts ‘For Sale’ sign ban

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Local authorities decided this week to temporarily stop ticketing residents caught displaying “For Sale” signs in or on their vehicles. Since the 1960s, residents caught parking their automobiles on city streets [...]

Despite indictments, officials downplay gang activity

Despite indictments, officials downplay gang activity

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Despite the indictment of at least two Alexandria MS-13 members on murder charges earlier this month, city officials have said gang-related activity in Alexandria is infrequent. Alexandria police and federal officials [...]

Local parties hone in on supporters ahead of midterm elections

Local parties hone in on supporters ahead of midterm elections

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Although most pollsters, wonks and reporters long ago turned their attention toward Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, Alexandria’s political committees remain busy ensuring their candidate will succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran [...]

Officials, medical experts brace for Ebola

Officials, medical experts brace for Ebola

By Derrick Perkins (Image/CDC) Keep calm and carry on. Oh, and get a flu shot. That was the message Dr. Stephen Haering offered residents and city officials anxiously scanning the headlines and news tickers for updates [...]

Synetic Theater deftly brings ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the stage

Synetic Theater deftly brings ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the stage

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Johnny Shryock) Synetic Theater has taken H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and morphed it into a frighteningly realistic maelstrom of horrors, just in time for Halloween. For [...]