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Our View: GenOn plant cleanup needs transparency

Our View: GenOn plant cleanup needs transparency

(File photo) It has been two months since D.C.’s environmental agency and four months since the National Park Service expressed concerns about NRG’s plan to clean up previous oil leaks at the site of the closed [...]

West Potomac alum comes home to pitch for Alexandria Aces

West Potomac alum comes home to pitch for Alexandria Aces

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Players come from far and wide each summer to play for the Alexandria Aces, but this season a member of the roster is a Northern Virginia native and already familiar with [...]

Local lawyer and organized crime prosecutor dead at 88

Local lawyer and organized crime prosecutor dead at 88

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) William Lynch, an attorney who was one of the key prosecutors to work for the U.S. Department of Justice in its efforts to combat organized crime in the 1960s and 1970s, [...]

Organizers hail Alexandria’s Live Music Week as early success

Organizers hail Alexandria’s Live Music Week as early success

By Chris Teale (Photo/Christine Halsey) For 10 days, Alexandria’s thriving music scene was brought to the forefront in the city’s first Live Music Week, presented by Visit Alexandria as a showcase of all that is on [...]

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 [...]

Euille maintains war chest, examines write-in campaign while residents lay groundwork

Euille maintains war chest, examines write-in campaign while residents lay groundwork

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Rumors that began as early as election night have reached a fever pitch this week, as a cadre of residents confirmed they are meeting actively to lay the groundwork for a [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File Photo) WHAT’S NEW: A new option for offbeat party or event ideas is set to open this month in Alexandria. Escape Room Live will open in Old Town July 30. If you’ve never heard of escape room adventures, here [...]

Our View: Addressing our complicated history, one step at a time

Our View: Addressing our complicated history, one step at a time

(Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria may be just a river’s width away from Washington, but like many cities farther south, the city has a very complex history when it comes to race, slavery and the Civil War. In [...]

‘Once’ is a beautiful Irish romance that pulls at the heartstrings with gusto

‘Once’ is a beautiful Irish romance that pulls at the heartstrings with gusto

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Joan Marcus) Calling all romantics: “Once,” the show that won eight Tony Awards in 2012, is a poignant love story set in Dublin where Girl (Dani de Waal) meets Guy (Stuart Ward) on [...]

Alexandria Aces look to push forward after truncated first half of season

Alexandria Aces look to push forward after truncated first half of season

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The all-star break beckoned Sunday for the Alexandria Aces as they began their doubleheader against the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts after a first half of the season interrupted by frequent rain and [...]