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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 [...]

Some medics oppose Alexandria Fire Department’s new hybrid model

Some medics oppose Alexandria Fire Department’s new hybrid model

By Erich Wagner (File photo) An internal debate over the future of the Alexandria Fire Department bubbled to the surface last month, as a group of paramedics denounced the city’s ongoing transition from utilizing paramedics to [...]

Our View: T.C. Williams stadium press box is an embarrassment

Our View: T.C. Williams stadium press box is an embarrassment

(Photo/Chris Teale) It may seem like a relatively minor issue, but the dire state of the press box at T.C. Williams’ Parker-Gray Stadium is a symbolic and logistical nightmare for the school’s rebuilding football program. For [...]

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes look to seniors, new offensive system for revival of football fortunes

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes look to seniors, new offensive system for revival of football fortunes

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) At the end of their first scrimmage of the season against Northwood High School of Silver Spring, Md., the members of the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes football team were exhausted [...]

‘The Fix’ is a rollicking D.C. comedy at Signature Theatre

‘The Fix’ is a rollicking D.C. comedy at Signature Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) Cal Chandler, son of successful politician Sen. Reed Chandler, is not exactly a model of statesmanship. He’s your typical privileged Yale grad: a pot smoking, ex-Vietnam vet raised in a political [...]

John ‘Big Al’ Severson, owner of Big Al’s Steakhouse dead at 73

John ‘Big Al’ Severson, owner of Big Al’s Steakhouse dead at 73

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) John Severson, known to his friends and fellow residents of Alexandria as “Big Al” and the owner of Al’s Steakhouse on Mount Vernon Avenue, died at his home August 15 after [...]

Plenty of work remains for Alexandria City Public Schools

Plenty of work remains for Alexandria City Public Schools

By Chris Teale (File photo) Although Alexandria City Public Schools made gains in most subjects in state Standards of Learning results released earlier this month, a closer look at the data shows some schools need improvement [...]

George Washington Masonic National Memorial owns special place in history in Alexandria

George Washington Masonic National Memorial owns special place in history in Alexandria

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) It had been 30 years since Alexandria last had one of its historic sites designated as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, and the August 4 designation of [...]

Some connected to T.C. Williams football criticize ongoing stadium press box closure

Some connected to T.C. Williams football criticize ongoing stadium press box closure

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) As the players, coaches, parents and boosters of T.C. Williams prepare for another high school football season, there stands a structure at the top of the bleachers at Parker-Gray Stadium deemed [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Abigail Jurk) The summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean your social life should suffer. If you are looking for some fun new ideas for things to do around Alexandria, [...]