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‘Evita will bring tears to your eyes

‘Evita will bring tears to your eyes

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Richard Termine) When we discuss Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber we are entering the pantheon of the most beloved collaborators ever to hit the stage, and their blockbuster “Evita” certainly is one [...]

State pays for school security upgrades

State pays for school security upgrades

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Security systems at local public schools are about to get beefed up. The Virginia Department of Education recently awarded Alexandria City Public Schools with more than $41,000 in grants to help [...]

Editorial: City police embody never-give-up attitude

Editorial: City police embody never-give-up attitude

(File photo) Alexandria’s police department is on quite a roll. Since the beginning of September the department’s detectives have secured first degree murder indictments in two “cold case” murders: those of Nancy Dunning and Michael James [...]

John McEnearney dead at age 87

John McEnearney dead at age 87

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) John McEnearney, founder of prominent Old Town-based real estate firm McEnearney Associates, died October 8 of renal failure at the age of 87. McEnearney was a staple of the Alexandria realtor [...]

Ebbin: Gay rights fight not over with marriage decision

Ebbin: Gay rights fight not over with marriage decision

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Throughout state Sen. Adam Ebbin’s decade-long tenure in Richmond, the openly gay lawmaker focused on securing equality for LGBT Virginians. Until last week, that meant pushing for the repeal of the [...]

Dominion benefits schools as it weighs transmission line project

Dominion benefits schools as it weighs transmission line project

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) As Dominion Virginia Power officials consider tearing up local neighborhoods for a 230-kilovolt transmission line, the utility gave back to the community Tuesday, building an outdoor classroom for public school students. [...]

Police: Five-year-old murder case solved

Police: Five-year-old murder case solved

By Derrick Perkins City police say they closed the book on a longstanding unsolved murder case Tuesday, accusing an incarcerated man of slaying a fugitive from justice in 2009. Authorities said Willie Smith, who [...]

Quest for memorial honoring black Revolutionary War veterans enters new chapter

Quest for memorial honoring black Revolutionary War veterans enters new chapter

By Katelyn Guderian (File photo) For decades, Alexandria resident Maurice Barboza sought to honor black soldiers and sailors who fought for America’s freedom during the Revolutionary War. Barboza, whose forefathers also fought in the Revolution, is [...]

Bicycle, pedestrian advocates admonish scofflaw cyclists

Bicycle, pedestrian advocates admonish scofflaw cyclists

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Mentioning cycling in casual conversation — in Alexandria, at least — quickly elicits harrowing tales of two-wheeled hooligans tearing full bore past stop signs. But pedestrians and motorists aren’t alone in [...]

Editorial: Having the shoe on the other foot presents a learning opportunity

Editorial: Having the shoe on the other foot presents a learning opportunity

(File image) It is easy to view Alexandria’s government as an overly powerful entity that controls too much of our lives. After all, in addition to enforcing laws about big things like murder, assault and robbery, [...]