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EDITORIAL: Knowing when to give up the ghost

EDITORIAL: Knowing when to give up the ghost

(Image/City of Alexandria) There comes a time when enough is enough. The opposition to Carr City Center’s proposed waterfront hotel is fast approaching that moment. As expected, Friends of the Alexandria Waterfront has appealed the board [...]

Potomac Riverboat Co. christens new water taxi route

Potomac Riverboat Co. christens new water taxi route

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) A Potomac Riverboat Co. boat plotted a new course last week, casting off from Old Town on its maiden voyage to the National Mall. Willem Polak, owner of the local ferry [...]

Authorities break up regional drug ring

Authorities break up regional drug ring

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Federal and local law enforcement officials Friday declared a regional prescription drug ring that included two city residents no more. The announcement followed the sentencing of two of seven of the [...]

EPA: Workers mishandled asbestos while renovating Hunting Point apartments

EPA: Workers mishandled asbestos while renovating Hunting Point apartments

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Renovations at the Hunting Point apartment complex screeched to a sudden halt last week after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed workers were inappropriately handling materials containing asbestos. The agency announced the [...]

MIT-educated scientist brings his love of microbiology to T.C. Williams

MIT-educated scientist brings his love of microbiology to T.C. Williams

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) When MIT doctoral student Tyler DeWitt finished a lesson on bacteria and mold-derived antibiotics, questions from local students rolled in. But most were not about the unseen organisms he had spent [...]

Wolverines hand Titans second loss of season

Wolverines hand Titans second loss of season

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) There wasn’t much mystery surrounding the sorts of pitches T.C. Williams ballplayers would see when Billy Lescher of West Potomac took the mound against the Titans in the bottom of the [...]

Battle of the sexes in ‘Tender Napalm’

Battle of the sexes in ‘Tender Napalm’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Christopher Mueller) Two characters, known simply as Man and Woman, are the sole characters in “Tender Napalm,” an otherwise complex and powerful drama by British playwright Philip Ridley. It is a love story [...]

You can’t help but love ‘Loveland’

You can’t help but love ‘Loveland’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Teresa Wood) Welcome to the wonderfully wacky world of Frannie Potts, who you’ll meet in “Loveland” at Arena Stage as part of the Kogod Cradle Series’ American New Voices Play Institute. Frannie can’t [...]

Minimum wage debate arrives in Arlandria

Minimum wage debate arrives in Arlandria

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) visited the Arlandria branch of MOM’s Organic Market on Monday to laud the company’s practice of paying workers above the federal minimum wage. Kaine toured the [...]

Local officials wait on Richmond’s budget talks

Local officials wait on Richmond’s budget talks

By Erich Wagner (File photo) While most of the Virginia General Assembly’s work is done for the year, many of the Port City’s legislative priorities remain tied up in the ongoing brinkmanship over the state budget. [...]