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City Hall beset by recent staff departures

City Hall beset by recent staff departures

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services Director Rich Baier became the latest high-profile city staffer to depart the Port City this month, officials sought to dispel any notion that [...]

Businesses remain mixed on extended meter hours

Businesses remain mixed on extended meter hours

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Nearly a month after city council extended parking meter hours to 9 p.m. across the city, the business community is still mixed on the change. Old Town shop owners and restaurateurs [...]

Seize the opportunities as they come

Seize the opportunities as they come

(File Photo) Two local developments caught our eye this week. The first, and perhaps most pressing, is Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to forgo appealing a Norfolk judge’s ruling that the Opportunity Educational Institution is unconstitutional. That [...]

Four Mile Run advocates launch crowdfunding initiative

Four Mile Run advocates launch crowdfunding initiative

By Katie Callahan (File photo) Neighbors of Four Mile Run Park want to spruce it up with a few new trees and are taking an innovative approach to their fundraising efforts: crowdfunding. Residents across Alexandria were [...]

McAuliffe will not appeal OEI ruling

McAuliffe will not appeal OEI ruling

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced last week that he would not appeal a Norfolk judge’s ruling that the controversial Opportunity Educational Institution is unconstitutional. The agency, created by then-Gov. Bob McDonnell [...]

Bringing ‘The Voice’ into the classroom

Bringing ‘The Voice’ into the classroom

By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) After getting turned down at an audition for a hit reality show like “The Voice,” most people would throw in the towel, but not James K. Polk Elementary School music teacher, [...]

Moran persona non grata in Russia

Moran persona non grata in Russia

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) is among 13 Americans no longer welcome in Russia, apparently in retaliation for similar travel restrictions Washington placed upon officials there and in Crimea. The group [...]

Man arrested after allegedly trying to remove woman’s underwear

Man arrested after allegedly trying to remove woman’s underwear

By Derrick Perkins A local man ended up in police custody after trying to pull the underwear off of a woman at a 3100 block Duke St. CVS Pharmacy yesterday afternoon, authorities say. Abayneh Yemer, 25, [...]

Waterfront developer seeks to alleviate concerns

Waterfront developer seeks to alleviate concerns

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Representatives of regional developer and real estate giant EYA sought to woo local business owners and enlist their help as the company prepares to reshape a large portion of the [...]

Editorial: Alexandria residents, the Torpedo Factory needs you

Editorial: Alexandria residents, the Torpedo Factory needs you

(File Photo) Like any building that has seen hard use over an extended period of time, the Torpedo Factory Art Center needs a little tender, loving care. Built near the close of the Great War, the [...]