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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 [...]

Plenty of work remains for Alexandria City Public Schools

Plenty of work remains for Alexandria City Public Schools

By Chris Teale (File photo) Although Alexandria City Public Schools made gains in most subjects in state Standards of Learning results released earlier this month, a closer look at the data shows some schools need improvement [...]

George Washington Masonic National Memorial owns special place in history in Alexandria

George Washington Masonic National Memorial owns special place in history in Alexandria

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) It had been 30 years since Alexandria last had one of its historic sites designated as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, and the August 4 designation of [...]

Some connected to T.C. Williams football criticize ongoing stadium press box closure

Some connected to T.C. Williams football criticize ongoing stadium press box closure

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) As the players, coaches, parents and boosters of T.C. Williams prepare for another high school football season, there stands a structure at the top of the bleachers at Parker-Gray Stadium deemed [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Abigail Jurk) The summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean your social life should suffer. If you are looking for some fun new ideas for things to do around Alexandria, [...]

Our View: TSA is a big win for the West End

Our View: TSA is a big win for the West End

(Photo/Alexandria Economic Development Partnership) Local government and business leaders celebrated last week as the federal government announced that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration soon would call Alexandria home, and rightfully so. The announcement, which is the [...]

Bishop Ireton football ready to spread their wings after VISAA final appearance in 2014

Bishop Ireton football ready to spread their wings after VISAA final appearance in 2014

By Chris Teale (Photo/Joe Simpson) At the start of the first football practice session of the new season last week, one Bishop Ireton player brought a photograph of the Benedictine College Preparatory players kissing the Virginia [...]