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Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

By Erich Wagner (Image/City of Alexandria) Developer EYA unveiled the latest plans for Robinson Terminal South earlier this month, but the revamped design garnered mixed reviews from officials tasked with preserving the integrity of Alexandria’s most [...]

City Hall lifts ‘For Sale’ sign ban

City Hall lifts ‘For Sale’ sign ban

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Local authorities decided this week to temporarily stop ticketing residents caught displaying “For Sale” signs in or on their vehicles. Since the 1960s, residents caught parking their automobiles on city streets [...]

Despite indictments, officials downplay gang activity

Despite indictments, officials downplay gang activity

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Despite the indictment of at least two Alexandria MS-13 members on murder charges earlier this month, city officials have said gang-related activity in Alexandria is infrequent. Alexandria police and federal officials [...]

Local parties hone in on supporters ahead of midterm elections

Local parties hone in on supporters ahead of midterm elections

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Although most pollsters, wonks and reporters long ago turned their attention toward Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, Alexandria’s political committees remain busy ensuring their candidate will succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran [...]

Officials, medical experts brace for Ebola

Officials, medical experts brace for Ebola

By Derrick Perkins (Image/CDC) Keep calm and carry on. Oh, and get a flu shot. That was the message Dr. Stephen Haering offered residents and city officials anxiously scanning the headlines and news tickers for updates [...]

Synetic Theater deftly brings ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the stage

Synetic Theater deftly brings ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the stage

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Johnny Shryock) Synetic Theater has taken H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and morphed it into a frighteningly realistic maelstrom of horrors, just in time for Halloween. For [...]

State lawmaker targets civil forfeiture

State lawmaker targets civil forfeiture

By Kenric Ward (File photo) Blasting a “fundamentally un-American” seizure of assets from Virginians, a state lawmaker wants to rein in police powers in the commonwealth. “Current Virginia law allows for seizure of personal property without [...]

Editorial: Alexandria chamber moves to increase impact on city budget

Editorial: Alexandria chamber moves to increase impact on city budget

(File photo) A very useful Alexandria institution has just made itself even more helpful to the city as a whole. The organization is the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, a long-time source of business guidance, networking events [...]

Potomac Yard, tax reform top chamber’s agenda

Potomac Yard, tax reform top chamber’s agenda

By Erich Wagner (File photo) When Dak Hardwick joined the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce to lead its government relations committee earlier this year, he noticed one problem with the organization’s lobbying efforts: they happened at the [...]

Gang members indicted in Arlandria homicide

Gang members indicted in Arlandria homicide

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police and federal law enforcement officials announced the indictments last week of three men in the June slaying of a local man in Arlandria. Jesus Alejandro Chavez and Jose Del [...]