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Police investigate homicide near Braddock Road Metro

Police investigate homicide near Braddock Road Metro

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday night just blocks from the Braddock Road Metro station. Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of N. Fayette St. after reports [...]

Literacy and preservation advocate Betty Wright dead at 90

Literacy and preservation advocate Betty Wright dead at 90

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Betty Wright, a longtime advocate for local literacy, cultural activities and helping underachieving children. died in her Alexandria home June 20 at the age of 90. Wright was born Betty Rhoads [...]

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) It has been two and a half years in the making, but a joint city council-Alexandria City Public Schools framework to cope with rapid student enrollment growth is now in place [...]

Fire Station 210 to be fully staffed by December

Fire Station 210 to be fully staffed by December

By Chris Teale (File photo) Just months after coming under fire for an ill-conceived ribbon-cutting ceremony for a fire station with no firefighters, city council unanimously voted to release the $1.3 million set aside in the [...]

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) Alexandria City Council gave the green light to a new Patrick Henry Recreation Center for the West End at its legislative meeting last week, but councilors were frustrated by a [...]

Charles Severance to face one trial on murder charges

Charles Severance to face one trial on murder charges

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A judge denied a motion last week requesting two separate trials for the man accused in the deaths of three prominent Alexandrians over the course of more than a decade. Charles [...]

Our View: Old Town needs its theater

Our View: Old Town needs its theater

(File photo) In the buildup to the release of “Jurassic World” earlier this month, a wry critic noted that the first three “Jurassic Park” movies could be summed up as, “Dinosaurs eat people,” with some of [...]

“The Book of Mormon” is bawdy, blasphemous and brilliant

“The Book of Mormon” is bawdy, blasphemous and brilliant

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Joan Marcus) Hellfire and damnation figure neatly in the wacky and wonderful “The Book of Mormon,” the latest production at the Kennedy Center. With book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez [...]

Alexandria Aces pitcher Gabe Mosser credits relationships with college teammates in strong start

Alexandria Aces pitcher Gabe Mosser credits relationships with college teammates in strong start

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In the top of the fourth inning against the Herndon Braves at Frank Mann Field Monday evening, pitcher Gabe Mosser found himself in a bit of trouble on the hill, even [...]

La Bergerie move challenged in court by neighbors

La Bergerie move challenged in court by neighbors

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria City Council has been sued at least 194 times since 1985, and it looks like government attorneys will go to bat for the body once more. The latest case against [...]