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Saints girls lacrosse team profits from Spring Fling competition

Saints girls lacrosse team profits from Spring Fling competition

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Even after a strong start to the season, the girls lacrosse team of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes know plenty of tough challenges lie ahead, especially as they continue league play [...]

Spring2ACTion looks to reach new donors in fifth year

Spring2ACTion looks to reach new donors in fifth year

By Susan Hale Thomas (Courtesy image) What one-day event can stir up a rivalry in Alexandria every spring, pitting PTA against PTA, shopkeeper against shopkeeper and restaurant against restaurant? The city’s 24-hour virtual online fundraising event, [...]

Planning commission OKs Robinson Terminal South project

Planning commission OKs Robinson Terminal South project

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Members of the city planning commission voted unanimously to approve plans to redevelop Robinson Terminal South into a mix of residential units, a hotel and commercial retail space last [...]

Plan to clean up North Old Town power plant moves forward

Plan to clean up North Old Town power plant moves forward

By Chris Teale (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The planned cleanup of two leaking underground oil storage tanks at the former GenOn coal-fired power plant in North Old Town reached a vital stage last month as the proposed [...]

Editorial: Pave the redevelopment path with common ground

Editorial: Pave the redevelopment path with common ground

(File photo) “You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.” That saying by Eldridge Cleaver can be applied to a great many things in life. It’s applicable to issues surrounding development in [...]

T.C. boys soccer team remains focused despite unbeaten run

T.C. boys soccer team remains focused despite unbeaten run

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) They are defending state champions with a 5-0-1 record this season, and have not lost since May of last year when they went down 2-0 to Washington-Lee. However, the boys soccer [...]

Alexandria native, gun control advocate Sarah Brady dead at 73

Alexandria native, gun control advocate Sarah Brady dead at 73

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) She spent her life battling for greater control on the sale and distribution of firearms after her husband was shot and left partially paralyzed. Susan Brady died of pneumonia in the [...]

A step closer to a Potomac Yard Metro Station?

A step closer to a Potomac Yard Metro Station?

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed Metrorail station at Potomac Yard took another step towards becoming reality last week with the release of a federal Environmental Impact Study, in what city officials hailed as a [...]

Waterfront plan reaffirmed by state supreme court

Waterfront plan reaffirmed by state supreme court

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Virginia Supreme Court again sided with attorneys for the city last month, ruling against the so-called Iron Ladies’ petition to force a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on the controversial [...]

Judge: Severance competent to stand trial

Judge: Severance competent to stand trial

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Specially appointed Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Jane Roush ruled Monday that the man accused in the murder of three prominent Alexandrians over the last decade is competent to stand trial. Charles [...]