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Council approves latest Hunting Terrace redevelopment proposal

Council approves latest Hunting Terrace redevelopment proposal

By Erich Wagner (Image/City of Alexandria) Long-standing plans to redevelop the land west of the Hunting Point apartment complex finally kicked into gear earlier this month. After residents and city leaders soundly rejected multiple design proposals [...]

Future NSF site changes hands

Future NSF site changes hands

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) The Hoffman family, who — along with city leaders — lured the National Science Foundation to Alexandria from Arlington last year, is handing the baton to a San Antonio-based company experienced [...]

Red-light cameras fail to reduce crashes

Red-light cameras fail to reduce crashes

By Erich Wagner (Image/Ashleigh Carter) Additional red-light cameras could be going up at a pair of busy city intersections, but the presence of surveillance equipment thus far has done little to reduce automobile accidents at the [...]

Port City readies for anniversary of British occupation

Port City readies for anniversary of British occupation

By Jordan Wright (Image/Library of Congress) Two centuries have passed since the Royal Navy last invaded the Port City, but this time they’ll be here by invitation. You might think that after putting the Capitol and [...]

Putting license plate readers to the constitutional test

Putting license plate readers to the constitutional test

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) The widespread use of automatic license plate reader technology by local police departments is not only unsettling — it’s unconstitutional, one civil liberties advocate argues. “One problem is it bypasses the [...]

Braddock Road Metro station selected for overhaul

Braddock Road Metro station selected for overhaul

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) City officials recognized Braddock Road Metro station’s potential for redevelopment years ago. It took convincing, but they’ve finally got the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority seeing it their way. The transit [...]

City Hall removes prior conviction question from job applications

City Hall removes prior conviction question from job applications

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As the Virginia General Assembly hotly debated dropping questions about potential employees’ criminal convictions on applications for jobs at state agencies, city leaders made a decision of their own: It’s time [...]

EDITORIAL: Honest government requires full disclosures

EDITORIAL: Honest government requires full disclosures

(File Photo) Most politicians take office promising high standards for transparent and ethical behavior. Unfortunately, when this promise becomes politically or personally inconvenient, as it inevitably does, the standard often isn’t met. President Barack Obama’s White [...]

Beyer leads fundraising race

Beyer leads fundraising race

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) To say that former Lt. Gov. Don Beyer got his congressional campaign off on the right foot would be an understatement. The Alexandria Democrat took in $668,498 in contributions between January [...]

Local nonprofit leaders tout economic benefits of charitable organizations

Local nonprofit leaders tout economic benefits of charitable organizations

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Nonprofit organizations are quietly fueling the Port City’s economy, according to a recently released study commissioned by the Alexandria Council of Human Service Organizations. The council’s member groups raise an estimated $206 [...]