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Development issues dominate mayoral debate

Development issues dominate mayoral debate

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria’s three Democratic candidates for mayor sparred Tuesday night in a debate that revolved around how best to develop various neighborhoods across the Port City, from the waterfront to Landmark and [...]

A successfully ‘Odd’ adaptation at Little Theatre

A successfully ‘Odd’ adaptation at Little Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Keith Waters) Neil Simon’s long-running and ever popular play “The Odd Couple” has had more incarnations than The Smashing Pumpkins. First there was the Broadway premiere in 1965. Art Carney of “The Honeymooners” [...]

Officials unveil plaque commemorating Parker-Gray High School

Officials unveil plaque commemorating Parker-Gray High School

By Chris Teale (Courtesy Photo) The former site of the second Parker-Gray High School has changed a great deal in the 50 years since its closure as part of the desegregation of Alexandria’s school system, but [...]

Jefferson-Houston pursues International Baccalaureate authorization

Jefferson-Houston pursues International Baccalaureate authorization

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Jefferson-Houston School teacher Carlos Seward stood before his eighth grade Civics and Economics class Tuesday holding that day’s newspaper. On the front page is an image of the unrest [...]

Mark Jinks officially takes the reins

Mark Jinks officially takes the reins

By Erich Wagner (File photo) It’s been an interesting first couple of months on the job for Mark Jinks, to say the least. From closing a substantial budget deficit to looking for ways to oppose Norfolk [...]

Council seeks new approach to parking regulations

Council seeks new approach to parking regulations

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City councilors sought to protect residents along Alexandria’s waterfront from an onslaught of new residents looking for on-street parking earlier this month, but loosened parking requirements for other new [...]

Judge moves Severance trial to Fairfax County

Judge moves Severance trial to Fairfax County

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) The Fairfax County judge assigned to preside over the trial of the man accused in the killings of three prominent Alexandria residents moved all proceedings to her [...]

Editorial: Half a fire station is not enough

Editorial: Half a fire station is not enough

(Photo/Erich Wagner) A common feature of our culture is to play amateur psychologist and analyze whether people view the world with a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” outlook. If your glass is half full, [...]

The road to Staunton is paved with great attractions

The road to Staunton is paved with great attractions

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) My plan to spend a weekend in Staunton was hatched last year when I heard about a young chef who was gathering a national reputation for imaginative food served up in [...]

England Under-19 women’s lacrosse team visits Port City

England Under-19 women’s lacrosse team visits Port City

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In just three months, the England Under-19s girls national lacrosse team face their toughest challenge as they head north to Scotland for the Under-19s Women’s World Lacrosse Championship. As part of [...]