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Planning commission approves controversial assisted living facility

Planning commission approves controversial assisted living facility

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Several dozen residents addressed the Alexandria Planning Commission last week to oppose a plan to rezone and grant a development special use permit for a 75,000 square foot three-story [...]

T.C. Williams principal to retire

T.C. Williams principal to retire

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) “It’s the quiet moments that bring me to tears,” said T.C. Williams principal Suzanne Maxey. He was a difficult student from last year. She was his mentor. He always [...]

‘Baskerville’ is another Arena stage treasure

‘Baskerville’ is another Arena stage treasure

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) As I enjoy the second mountainously entertaining Ken Ludwig drawing-room comedy in less than a week, I am reminded that the Washington-based American playwright is anything but British. So how does [...]

Saints hockey emphasizes high standards amidst season of success

Saints hockey emphasizes high standards amidst season of success

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) On the left wing and defense, the senior captain of the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes hockey team, William “Drew” Butler, dreams of attending either Brown University or the University of [...]

Outgoing city manager reflects on his tenure in Alexandria

Outgoing city manager reflects on his tenure in Alexandria

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former City Manager Rashad Young said he will always look fondly on his time in Alexandria, where he was often the face of difficult changes, both in city government and for [...]

Fears surround Fort Ward plans

Fears surround Fort Ward plans

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City councilors unanimously passed a plan for the preservation of Fort Ward Park last month, over the objections of residents and descendants in the storied West End community. The document [...]

Glover family files lawsuit against Metro

Glover family files lawsuit against Metro

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The sons of the Alexandria woman who died near the L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station during an electrical failure last month filed a $50 million wrongful death suit against the [...]

Bishop Ireton hockey team look ahead to resurgence

Bishop Ireton hockey team look ahead to resurgence

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Generally, high school sports teams are coached by teachers at the school. Not so for the Bishop Ireton ice hockey team. Instead, their head coach is a tax lawyer, a Smithsonian [...]

Old Town Theater could become retail space

Old Town Theater could become retail space

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Einstein apocryphally said the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. And after three attempts to run a theater have failed in [...]

Editorial: Schoolyard funding raises concerns

Editorial: Schoolyard funding raises concerns

(File photo) Alexandria City Public Schools had a rough year in 2011. The central office was mired in scandal: the department overseeing capital projects for the district made unauthorized fund transfers between projects and it was [...]