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Talented Episcopal football team look forward to 2015 despite late start

Talented Episcopal football team look forward to 2015 despite late start

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With high school football season almost underway across the region, some teams have had two or even three weeks to practice together, hone their skills and improve their conditioning. Not so [...]

Proposed Old Colony Inn expansion in North Old Town comes under scrutiny

Proposed Old Colony Inn expansion in North Old Town comes under scrutiny

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) As the redevelopment of North Old Town gathers pace, the Old Colony Inn next to the George Washington Memorial Parkway has become something of a battleground for neighbors as they fight [...]

Fatal collision in Del Ray determined hit and run

Fatal collision in Del Ray determined hit and run

By Chris Teale (File photo) Updated Friday, September 4, 11:20 a.m. A female pedestrian was killed Thursday morning in a hit and run at the intersection of Braddock Road and Commonwealth Avenue, police said. Police said [...]

City councilors prepare for busy fall legislative period

City councilors prepare for busy fall legislative period

By Chris Teale (File photo) The height of election season is approaching, but Alexandria city councilors have a full agenda as they prepare to reconvene at City Hall September 8. All five incumbent city councilors are [...]

Joint aquatics venture between City of Alexandria and Arlington County under consideration

Joint aquatics venture between City of Alexandria and Arlington County under consideration

By Chris Teale (File photo) When a consultant prepared a report on the state of aquatics facilities in Alexandria last year, one of the more troubling findings for some was that only about 20 percent of [...]

Some medics oppose Alexandria Fire Department’s new hybrid model

Some medics oppose Alexandria Fire Department’s new hybrid model

By Erich Wagner (File photo) An internal debate over the future of the Alexandria Fire Department bubbled to the surface last month, as a group of paramedics denounced the city’s ongoing transition from utilizing paramedics to [...]

Our View: T.C. Williams stadium press box is an embarrassment

Our View: T.C. Williams stadium press box is an embarrassment

(Photo/Chris Teale) It may seem like a relatively minor issue, but the dire state of the press box at T.C. Williams’ Parker-Gray Stadium is a symbolic and logistical nightmare for the school’s rebuilding football program. For [...]

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes look to seniors, new offensive system for revival of football fortunes

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes look to seniors, new offensive system for revival of football fortunes

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) At the end of their first scrimmage of the season against Northwood High School of Silver Spring, Md., the members of the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes football team were exhausted [...]

‘The Fix’ is a rollicking D.C. comedy at Signature Theatre

‘The Fix’ is a rollicking D.C. comedy at Signature Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) Cal Chandler, son of successful politician Sen. Reed Chandler, is not exactly a model of statesmanship. He’s your typical privileged Yale grad: a pot smoking, ex-Vietnam vet raised in a political [...]

John ‘Big Al’ Severson, owner of Big Al’s Steakhouse dead at 73

John ‘Big Al’ Severson, owner of Big Al’s Steakhouse dead at 73

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) John Severson, known to his friends and fellow residents of Alexandria as “Big Al” and the owner of Al’s Steakhouse on Mount Vernon Avenue, died at his home August 15 after [...]