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Police investigate homicide near Braddock Road Metro

Police investigate homicide near Braddock Road Metro

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday night just blocks from the Braddock Road Metro station. Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of N. Fayette St. after reports [...]

Literacy and preservation advocate Betty Wright dead at 90

Literacy and preservation advocate Betty Wright dead at 90

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Betty Wright, a longtime advocate for local literacy, cultural activities and helping underachieving children. died in her Alexandria home June 20 at the age of 90. Wright was born Betty Rhoads [...]

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) It has been two and a half years in the making, but a joint city council-Alexandria City Public Schools framework to cope with rapid student enrollment growth is now in place [...]

Fire Station 210 to be fully staffed by December

Fire Station 210 to be fully staffed by December

By Chris Teale (File photo) Just months after coming under fire for an ill-conceived ribbon-cutting ceremony for a fire station with no firefighters, city council unanimously voted to release the $1.3 million set aside in the [...]

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) Alexandria City Council gave the green light to a new Patrick Henry Recreation Center for the West End at its legislative meeting last week, but councilors were frustrated by a [...]

Charles Severance to face one trial on murder charges

Charles Severance to face one trial on murder charges

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A judge denied a motion last week requesting two separate trials for the man accused in the deaths of three prominent Alexandrians over the course of more than a decade. Charles [...]

La Bergerie move challenged in court by neighbors

La Bergerie move challenged in court by neighbors

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria City Council has been sued at least 194 times since 1985, and it looks like government attorneys will go to bat for the body once more. The latest case against [...]

A Landmark achievement for beleaguered mall redevelopment?

A Landmark achievement for beleaguered mall redevelopment?

By Chris Teale (File photo) The delayed and much-maligned redevelopment project at Landmark Mall took a tentative step forward earlier this month, as city council unanimously approved amendments to the site plan that would increase the [...]

Allison Silberberg cites busy schedule as cause of recusal, delayed return of contribution

Allison Silberberg cites busy schedule as cause of recusal, delayed return of contribution

By Chris Teale (File photo) At city council’s public hearing on June 13, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg recused herself when discussion turned to the future of the Old Town Theater, for which building owner Rob Kaufman [...]

Old Town Theater set to become retail space in return to owner’s original plan

Old Town Theater set to become retail space in return to owner’s original plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) The ongoing saga of the future of the Old Town Theater has taken another twist. Prospective new owner Jeff Yates appears to have pulled out of acquiring the historic property at [...]