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Council debates future of City Hall

Council debates future of City Hall

By Susan Hale Thomas and Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg accused Mayor Bill Euille of advocating for the sale of historic City Hall during a routine work session on the city’s proposed capital [...]

Shakespeare Theatre goes on a truly Quixotic adventure

Shakespeare Theatre goes on a truly Quixotic adventure

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) Set Designer Allen Moyer’s two-story iron grid with drop down catwalk provides the stark background for Director Alan Paul’s revival of “Man of La Mancha” now playing at Shakespeare Theatre’s glamorous [...]

Episcopal girls lacrosse get started on the right track

Episcopal girls lacrosse get started on the right track

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In years past, members of the Episcopal girls lacrosse team might have been daunted by the prospect of facing their big rivals St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes. The Saints are ranked [...]

Longtime local judge dead at 89

Longtime local judge dead at 89

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Former Alexandria Judge Daniel Fairfax O’Flaherty died last Thursday at his home in Rosemont at the age of 89. O’Flaherty served his country during World War II in the [...]

Commonwealth’s attorney proposes new community prosecutor position

Commonwealth’s attorney proposes new community prosecutor position

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Shortly after joining the city prosecutor’s office more than a decade ago, Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter said one of his first posts wasn’t at the city courthouse, but in an office [...]

Aquatics advocates push for quicker fixes for Warwick pool

Aquatics advocates push for quicker fixes for Warwick pool

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City Councilor Justin Wilson was on vacation last year when his neighbor sent a video of something quite dramatic — thousands of gallons of water were pouring over the [...]

Race for delegate takes shape

Race for delegate takes shape

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Despite a short 10-day window before the filing deadline, five candidates have thrown their hat into the ring in the Democratic primary to succeed retiring Delegate Rob [...]

Editorial: Improvement still possible in Norfolk Southern negotiations

Editorial: Improvement still possible in Norfolk Southern negotiations

(Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) People often say that it’s important to learn from one’s mistakes. When regional railroad giant Norfolk Southern first set out to build an ethanol transloading facility on the West End, Alexandria residents and [...]

Accolades keep pouring in for Alexandria Boxing Club

Accolades keep pouring in for Alexandria Boxing Club

By Chris Teale and Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) From the gym of the Charles Houston Recreation Center, Alexandria Boxing Club coach Kay Koroma has spent years turning around the lives of young men and [...]

English royals visit Mount Vernon

English royals visit Mount Vernon

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) Wide-eyed tourists were gobsmacked to shake hands with and get hugs from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, as the couple toured George [...]