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Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) The redevelopment of the Oakville Triangle took another step forward at city council’s public hearing last weekend as various amendments and plans for concept, preliminary infrastructure and transportation management garnered [...]

Officials come to grips with toll of blizzard

Officials come to grips with toll of blizzard

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Denise Dunbar) More than a week after the last street in Alexandria was deemed passable by emergency vehicles following the blizzard that dumped nearly two feet of snow on the Port City, city [...]

City council bans all non-governmental signs from public rights of way

City council bans all non-governmental signs from public rights of way

By Chris Teale (File photo) A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the town of Gilbert, Ariz., has had implications in Alexandria, as city council voted 5-2 last weekend to ban all non-governmental signs from [...]

City council establishes ethics study group

City council establishes ethics study group

By Chris Teale (File photo) City councilors voted unanimously to create a group to study local ethics issues at its public hearing last weekend, fulfilling one of Mayor Allison Silberberg’s major campaign pledges less than a [...]

Our View: Observations in the aftermath of ‘Snowzilla’

Our View: Observations in the aftermath of ‘Snowzilla’

(Photo/Chris Teale) When a heavy snowstorm hits, it can be an isolating experience. In the span of a few hours, the seemingly innocuous flakes can completely cripple a city’s infrastructure and leave families stranded in their [...]

‘Grey Gardens’ at the Little Theatre of Alexandria is a witty, tragic production

‘Grey Gardens’ at the Little Theatre of Alexandria is a witty, tragic production

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matt Liptak) For those of you who saw the 1976 Maysles brothers’ documentary of the two Bouvier family women — mother Edith Bouvier Beale and daughter Little Edie, who lived in squalor in [...]

Episcopal girls basketball try to keep up the pace after six straight wins

Episcopal girls basketball try to keep up the pace after six straight wins

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The early part of the season was tough for the Episcopal girls basketball team, which suffered a number of tough losses against strong opponents. But it was intentional scheduling on the [...]

City’s legislative agenda arrives in Richmond for statewide push of priorities

City’s legislative agenda arrives in Richmond for statewide push of priorities

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) The Virginia General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session got underway January 13, and in its agenda for this year, the City of Alexandria emphasized its support for issues that would affect all [...]

Ramsey Homes redevelopment to undergo public scrutiny

Ramsey Homes redevelopment to undergo public scrutiny

By Chris Teale (File photo) The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s proposed redevelopment plan for the Ramsey Homes at 699 N. Patrick St. will come before the planning commission on February 4 for a public hearing [...]

City starts recovery process after historic blizzard

City starts recovery process after historic blizzard

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandrians have begun the process of digging themselves out from beneath a historic winter storm that hit last Friday and Saturday and dumped approximately 22 inches of snow — what usually [...]