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Columbia Firehouse trademark opposition dropped by Firehouse Restaurant Group

Columbia Firehouse trademark opposition dropped by Firehouse Restaurant Group

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The Columbia Firehouse has stood at 109 S. St. Asaph St. since 1883, served as a working firehouse for the city’s Columbia Steam Engine Fire Company, and in its second life [...]

Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) The redevelopment of the Oakville Triangle took another step forward at city council’s public hearing last weekend as various amendments and plans for concept, preliminary infrastructure and transportation management garnered [...]

Officials come to grips with toll of blizzard

Officials come to grips with toll of blizzard

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Denise Dunbar) More than a week after the last street in Alexandria was deemed passable by emergency vehicles following the blizzard that dumped nearly two feet of snow on the Port City, city [...]

City council bans all non-governmental signs from public rights of way

City council bans all non-governmental signs from public rights of way

By Chris Teale (File photo) A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the town of Gilbert, Ariz., has had implications in Alexandria, as city council voted 5-2 last weekend to ban all non-governmental signs from [...]

City council establishes ethics study group

City council establishes ethics study group

By Chris Teale (File photo) City councilors voted unanimously to create a group to study local ethics issues at its public hearing last weekend, fulfilling one of Mayor Allison Silberberg’s major campaign pledges less than a [...]

City’s legislative agenda arrives in Richmond for statewide push of priorities

City’s legislative agenda arrives in Richmond for statewide push of priorities

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) The Virginia General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session got underway January 13, and in its agenda for this year, the City of Alexandria emphasized its support for issues that would affect all [...]

Ramsey Homes redevelopment to undergo public scrutiny

Ramsey Homes redevelopment to undergo public scrutiny

By Chris Teale (File photo) The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s proposed redevelopment plan for the Ramsey Homes at 699 N. Patrick St. will come before the planning commission on February 4 for a public hearing [...]

City starts recovery process after historic blizzard

City starts recovery process after historic blizzard

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandrians have begun the process of digging themselves out from beneath a historic winter storm that hit last Friday and Saturday and dumped approximately 22 inches of snow — what usually [...]

Charles Severance sentenced to life in prison

Charles Severance sentenced to life in prison

By Chris Teale (File photo) Charles Severance, the man found guilty of the killings of three Alexandrians and the wounding of a fourth, was sentenced to three life terms in prison plus 48 years by specially [...]

Updated: Storm dumps nearly two feet of snow on Alexandria, schools and local government closed Monday

Updated: Storm dumps nearly two feet of snow on Alexandria, schools and local government closed Monday

Updated 4:45 p.m. January 24 By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (Photo/Denise Dunbar) A reported 17 inches of snow fell on the Port City as a result of the winter storm dubbed by some as “Snowzilla,” [...]