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Officer sues police department for gender discrimination

Officer sues police department for gender discrimination

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A city police officer is suing the Alexandria Police Department, claiming she suffered retaliation for a decade because she reported instances of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Officer Julie Goble brought [...]

‘The Lion King’ is a crowning musical and visual achievement

‘The Lion King’ is a crowning musical and visual achievement

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Joan Marcus) “Disney’s The Lion King” roars onto the stage with a procession of African wildlife in its opening number “Circle of Life.” Director Julie Taymor, who also serves as costume designer as [...]

Editorial: On the waterfront, do the 
ends justify the means?

Editorial: On the waterfront, do the 
ends justify the means?

(File Photo) Residents soon will learn whether hard-nosed negotiating tactics will come back to haunt City Hall. Members of the Old Dominion Boat Club, one of Alexandria’s most storied organizations, will decide later this month whether [...]

Historic Old Town Theater endures yet another temporary shutdown

Historic Old Town Theater endures yet another temporary shutdown

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As residents walked past the Old Town Theater on King Street this week, they may have noticed that the historic venue’s marquees had once again gone blank. Owner Rob Kaufman said [...]

Old Dominion Boat Club weighs land swap deal with City Hall

Old Dominion Boat Club weighs land swap deal with City Hall

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The tentative land swap deal struck between City Hall and the Old Dominion Boat Club hinges on the approval of the social group’s membership. The deal, which has been negotiated off [...]

Alexandria Aces best Bethesda Big Train, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts

Alexandria Aces best Bethesda Big Train, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces climbed to 16-11 after a breakout offensive performance Tuesday, beating the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts 16-11 after a five-run sixth inning. The victory pushed the Aces to 5-2 in July, after [...]

Yates Pizzeria looking to bring back feel of Generous George’s

Yates Pizzeria looking to bring back feel of Generous George’s

By Katie Callahan (File photo) It’s hard to miss the Yates family name around town. There’s Yates Corner, Yates Automotive, Yates Car Wash and now: Yates Pizzeria. Jeff Yates, one of the family’s four brothers, is [...]

Lee Street residents worry Halloween tradition has gotten out of hand

Lee Street residents worry Halloween tradition has gotten out of hand

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Erich Wagner) Lee Street is the place to be on Halloween, but Old Town residents and city officials fear the annual tradition is spiraling out of control. The fall community ritual dates back [...]

UPDATED: Police investigate West End homicide

UPDATED: Police investigate West End homicide

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated 5:12 p.m. July 7 Detectives are investigating the killing of a woman in her home last week on the West End, Alexandria police said. Around 11:30 a.m. July 4, police [...]

River Dogs rally to upset Aces

River Dogs rally to upset Aces

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces posted a respectable 3-2 win-loss record from June 25 to July 1, but the second defeat was as hard as any the team experienced all summer and it [...]