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Anti-fraud credit cards could cause headaches for local businesses

Anti-fraud credit cards could cause headaches for local businesses

By Chris Teale (File photo) Small businesses in the Port City could run into trouble this fall, as they come up against new requirements to accept antifraud microchip credit cards set to go into effect October [...]

2015 Best of Alexandria Winners

2015 Best of Alexandria Winners

  The results are finally here. This year there are some long-time favorites and some new winners. See the list below to learn whom your neighbors turn to for everything in their day-to-day needs.     Best Coffee Shop [...]

Alexandria teen Alysha Howard’s face to join billboard campaign

Alexandria teen Alysha Howard’s face to join billboard campaign

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Alexandria teenager Alysha Howard has been missing since October 2014, but officials hope a new initiative displaying her face on digital billboards at bus shelters across the Washington and Baltimore areas [...]

Alexandria City Public Schools sees big gains in SOL test results

Alexandria City Public Schools sees big gains in SOL test results

By Chris Teale (File photo) It is only one way in which student progress is measured, but the data is indisputable:  Alexandria City Public Schools appears headed in the right direction based on the pass rates [...]

Our View: The three-day parking rule needs changes

Our View: The three-day parking rule needs changes

(Photo/Erich Wagner) Access to parking, or the lack thereof, is an issue that angers Alexandrians like few others. We saw evidence of this last year when King Street residents blasted the city and bicycling enthusiasts after [...]

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is an uneven look at teen depression

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is an uneven look at teen depression

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) A good indicator that Arena Stage’s production of “Dear Evan Hansen” is a production in flux is the playbill’s last minute insert — a list of the 16 musical numbers in [...]

City to examine new broadband Internet options

City to examine new broadband Internet options

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s relationship with broadband Internet has had something of a checkered history. But now city officials hope to improve matters for businesses, city departments and residents with the issuing of a [...]

City council challengers hone their message ahead of campaign season

City council challengers hone their message ahead of campaign season

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As sitting city councilors prepare their campaigns for re-election, a bevy of challengers are working hard to break the local Democratic Party’s hold on Alexandria’s government leadership. On November 3, all [...]

City council to examine three-day parking rule this fall

City council to examine three-day parking rule this fall

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) City residents heading on vacation will no longer fear the sight of a parking ticket on their car when they return home, if city councilor Justin Wilson has his way. Current [...]

Your View: Public Confederate memorials imply government approval

Your View: Public Confederate memorials imply government approval

By Charles Philip Brinkman, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The flying and subsequent removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds in Columbia, S.C., has focused attention on symbols of the Confederacy elsewhere, [...]