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City manager to resign for D.C. government position

City manager to resign for D.C. government position

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City Manager Rashad Young will resign at the end of 2014 to take a job as the D.C. city administrator under Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, officials confirmed Tuesday. Young held Alexandria’s top [...]

Casa Felipe: A slice of mexico in north old Town

Casa Felipe: A slice of mexico in north old Town

A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times. One of North Old Town’s hidden gems is Casa Felipe at 835 N. Royal St., a place notable for what many call “Tex-Mex.” Yet, this restaurant is about [...]

T.C. junior Lyles impresses on the track

T.C. junior Lyles impresses on the track

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) T.C. Williams has a strong pedigree of producing track and field stars, and have unearthed another gem in the form of Noah Lyles, a junior sprinter who has risen to national [...]

Severance attorneys say detectives lied in warrant

Severance attorneys say detectives lied in warrant

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Attorneys for a former fringe Alexandria mayoral candidate accused in three high-profile killings have asked a judge to throw out the charges against him. Charles Severance, 54, stands accused of fatally [...]

Alexandrian works behind the scenes in the fight against Ebola

Alexandrian works behind the scenes in the fight against Ebola

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As a child, Alexandrian Wendy Taylor spent her summers counting bees in the Kansas heat and cross-pollinating flowers in the mountains of Colorado. Now she is searching the globe [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk Alexandria has a lot to offer in terms of social life. With so many choices, sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to do for fun. If you are in need [...]

A look at our ancestors’ meals in ‘The American Plate’

A look at our ancestors’ meals in ‘The American Plate’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer (Image/Sourcebooks) Everything looks so delicious. It all smells great, too, and you can’t decide what you like best. The meat is done just right, potatoes are mashed to perfection, the biscuits are to [...]

Studio Theatre’s ‘Bad Jews’ is funny, thought provoking

Studio Theatre’s ‘Bad Jews’ is funny, thought provoking

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Teddy Wolff)  If you find the title “Bad Jews” off-putting, that’s precisely what Playwright Joshua Harmon is aiming for. Go ahead. Feel uncomfortable. But you’ll laugh your head off while you’re squirming in [...]

Saints start girls basketball season on the right foot

Saints start girls basketball season on the right foot

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Despite losing five players from last year’s roster prior to their senior year, the girls basketball team at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes entered its new season with cautious optimism. The [...]

Dominion hints at its favored power line routes

Dominion hints at its favored power line routes

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Representatives with Dominion Virginia Power broke their silence about which routes they are most closely considering for a proposed 230-kilovolt transmission line from Arlington County through Alexandria. Since announcing the proposal, [...]