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Waterfront hotel developer reaches out to residents

Waterfront hotel developer reaches out to residents

By Derrick Perkins (File image) Work on Carr City Centers’ waterfront hotel, after years of discussion and in spite of fervent opposition, is poised to begin along the 200 block of S. Union St. Representatives with [...]

Dominion Virginia keeps mum on preferred transmission line route

Dominion Virginia keeps mum on preferred transmission line route

By Erich Wagner (Image/Ashleigh Carter) Members of a new resident-led work group created to grapple with Dominion Virginia Power’s plans to run a transmission line through Alexandria did not mince words following the utility’s first presentation [...]

Hollywood’s animals get a close-up in new book

Hollywood’s animals get a close-up in new book

By Terri Schlichenmeyer (Photo/New World Library) You love your pooch very much — but she’s no Lassie. If, in fact, you pulled a Timmy and fell into a well, you are sure your dog would probably [...]

Old Town bike lane concept draws criticism

Old Town bike lane concept draws criticism

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Bike lanes along Prince and Cameron streets remain a long way off, but the idea already is proving controversial. Old Town resident Townsend Van Fleet blasted the proposal, calling it a [...]

Studio Theatre’s ‘Belleville’ is sure to surprise even the most jaded theatergoer

Studio Theatre’s ‘Belleville’ is sure to surprise even the most jaded theatergoer

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Igor Dmitry) In Amy Herzog’s “Belleville,” — now playing at Washington’s Studio Theatre — the viewer is afforded a plate glass window through which to view the seemingly idyllic Parisian life chosen by [...]

Officers seek overhaul of salary system

Officers seek overhaul of salary system

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) City police officers have petitioned Alexandria’s top elected officials for pay raises this year, warning of dire consequences unless changes are made. Citing sinking morale and a worsening brain drain, leaders [...]

Severance returns to Alexandria

Severance returns to Alexandria

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Officials with the Alexandria’s sheriff’s office took Charles Severance into custody Monday after Loudoun County prosecutors dropped their firearm charge against the former fringe mayoral candidate. Severance stands accused of committing [...]

Chapman seeks improvement in police, community relations

Chapman seeks improvement in police, community relations

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As scrutiny of police-involved shootings intensifies in light of the deaths of unarmed civilians in Ferguson, Mo. and elsewhere, City Councilor John Chapman wants to ensure Alexandria isn’t the next city [...]

ACPS schools ‘locked in’ following report of man with gun

ACPS schools ‘locked in’ following report of man with gun

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated at 2:50 p.m. UPDATE: ACPS schools all are dismissing students normally, with the exception of Maury Elementary School, officials said. At Maury, students who take the bus are being dismissed normally, [...]

Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

By Jordan Wright (File photo) In an area where watermen, their history and culture have customarily been the prime subject of literary interest, it was “Chesapeake” author James Michener who noted the architecture of Cambridge’s High [...]