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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, [...]

Our View: Commuter ferries are an intriguing but unfinished idea

Our View: Commuter ferries are an intriguing but unfinished idea

(File photo) People in our region strenuously disagree about many contentious issues, but there’s one topic with near unanimity: our roadways are too congested. Too much time is lost and too much stress is endured by [...]

Alexandria firefighter shines in women’s tackle football

Alexandria firefighter shines in women’s tackle football

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Seven years ago, Alexandria firefighter and former University of Arizona basketball player Ashley Whisonant gave flag football a try on a lark. Two years later, she joined a friend to try [...]

School board candidates flex their muscles ahead of November election

School board candidates flex their muscles ahead of November election

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (File photo) The winds of change are set to blow through the ranks of the Alexandria City School Board this year, with three current members not running for re-election and [...]

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s burgeoning ferry options could have some new additions in the coming years, as two commuter ferry routes from the Port City were found to be feasible in a recent study [...]

Silberberg confident despite write-in rumors

Silberberg confident despite write-in rumors

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor and Democratic mayoral nominee Allison Silberberg seemed unfazed by the growing speculation that Mayor Bill Euille is seriously considering a write-in bid to stay in office. Last week, a [...]

Our View: GenOn plant cleanup needs transparency

Our View: GenOn plant cleanup needs transparency

(File photo) It has been two months since D.C.’s environmental agency and four months since the National Park Service expressed concerns about NRG’s plan to clean up previous oil leaks at the site of the closed [...]

West Potomac alum comes home to pitch for Alexandria Aces

West Potomac alum comes home to pitch for Alexandria Aces

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Players come from far and wide each summer to play for the Alexandria Aces, but this season a member of the roster is a Northern Virginia native and already familiar with [...]

Local lawyer and organized crime prosecutor dead at 88

Local lawyer and organized crime prosecutor dead at 88

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) William Lynch, an attorney who was one of the key prosecutors to work for the U.S. Department of Justice in its efforts to combat organized crime in the 1960s and 1970s, [...]