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Neighbors fear new houses would overshadow Gerald R. Ford Jr. House

Neighbors fear new houses would overshadow Gerald R. Ford Jr. House

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Residents of Clover, a quiet local neighborhood tucked between Duke Street and Janneys and Quaker lanes, remained at odds earlier this month after members of the city planning commission [...]

Potomac Yard Special Tax Districts come under fire from local residents

Potomac Yard Special Tax Districts come under fire from local residents

By Chris Teale (file photo) On the surface, Alexandria City Council’s plan to help fund the Potomac Yard Metrorail station by establishing two Special Tax Districts near the proposed site is legal under Virginia law and [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Abigail Jurk) We waited patiently for summer to arrive.  Now that it’s finally here — and ahead of schedule — it’s time to get out and enjoy ourselves. Here are some creative ideas [...]

Allison Silberberg emphasizes thougtfulness in mayoral run

Allison Silberberg emphasizes thougtfulness in mayoral run

By Chris Teale (file photo) She has been hailed as the “voice of reason” by former Alexandria Mayor and state Sen. Patsy Ticer, but Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg is running as far more than that in [...]

Gloves come off in latest Alexandria mayoral debate

Gloves come off in latest Alexandria mayoral debate

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) If election season were a boxing match, the first two debates between Alexandria’s Democratic candidates for mayor could be seen as the first couple of rounds, where fighters act cautiously and [...]

Potomac Yard Metro moves forward

Potomac Yard Metro moves forward

By Chris Teale (File photo) City councilors voted unanimously to choose the northernmost location — closest to existing developments — for a Metro station at Potomac Yard Wednesday night, although some residents remained concerned over the cost of the [...]

A heart wrenching tale of tradition in ‘The Blood Quilt’

A heart wrenching tale of tradition in ‘The Blood Quilt’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/C. Stanley Photography) Earth, wind and fire blew into town for the world premiere of “The Blood Quilt,” now playing at Arena Stage. Written by Katori Hall, who based the story on the [...]

Ireton triumphs over Saints in VISAA girls lacrosse final

Ireton triumphs over Saints in VISAA girls lacrosse final

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) ASHLAND, Va. — At the conclusion of Bishop Ireton’s 12-10 win over St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes in the final of the girls lacrosse Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association competition Saturday, [...]

T.C. boys soccer team prepares for playoff run

T.C. boys soccer team prepares for playoff run

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) At one stage in their final game of the regular season, things did not look good for the T.C. Williams boys soccer team, playing away against rivals West Potomac High School. [...]

City council formally approves fiscal 2016 budget

City council formally approves fiscal 2016 budget

By Chris Teale (File photo) At a special meeting of Alexandria City Council on May 7, City Manager Mark Jinks recalled that in December 2014, the city faced a $31 million deficit based on then-proposed budgets [...]