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The cost of mass transit for the Port City

The cost of mass transit for the Port City

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority have big plans for the system, but it could come at quite a cost to local taxpayers. The transit agency’s Metro Momentum 2025 [...]

Setting the city’s General Assembly agenda

Setting the city’s General Assembly agenda

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As lawmakers prepare for January’s session of the Virginia General Assembly, city councilors have one thing on their mind: getting Richmond to pay for its own agencies. Council is preparing to [...]

State Supreme Court to hear latest waterfront plan appeal

State Supreme Court to hear latest waterfront plan appeal

By Erich Wagner (File photo) More than a year after dismissing the last major challenge to the city’s controversial waterfront plan, the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a new appeal from three [...]

Council: New budget could mean new taxes

Council: New budget could mean new taxes

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Local leaders are warning residents that another year of property tax hikes could be just around the corner. City councilors approved the annual budget guidance — a general spending roadmap for [...]

Ethics commission comprised mostly of political insiders

Ethics commission comprised mostly of political insiders

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) For some members of the new governor-appointed ethics commission, perhaps their greatest challenge could be themselves. Members of the Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government, appointed by [...]

La Bergerie set to open small inn

La Bergerie set to open small inn

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors unanimously approved a plan for a popular French restaurant to open a small inn at a historic Old Town mansion house, but residents fear the neighborhood is ill suited [...]

Meet Alexandria’s own Ebola expert

Meet Alexandria’s own Ebola expert

By Derrick Perkins (File image) Ebola has forced Alexandria’s chief medical expert to walk a tightrope. As the outbreak worsened in West Africa and eventually made its way across the Atlantic earlier this year, Dr. Stephen [...]

City, developer celebrate completion of James Bland redevelopment

City, developer celebrate completion of James Bland redevelopment

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) City officials and developers hailed the completion of the redevelopment of the James Bland public housing project as a prime example of using public-private partnerships to preserve affordable housing. Although the [...]

Warner secures Senate election victory

Warner secures Senate election victory

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Sen. Mark Warner (D) will represent Virginia on Capitol Hill for another six years, after Republican challenger Ed Gillespie conceded the close race last week. Warner declared victory on election night, [...]

Local social worker accused of child sex abuse

Local social worker accused of child sex abuse

By Chris Teale (Photo/Alexandria Police Department) Authorities have accused a former Alexandria social worker of sexually abusing a minor he had a supervisory relationship with during scheduled therapy sessions. Gary Hankins was a licensed clinical social [...]