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Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

By Erich Wagner (Image/City of Alexandria) Developer EYA unveiled the latest plans for Robinson Terminal South earlier this month, but the revamped design garnered mixed reviews from officials tasked with preserving the integrity of Alexandria’s most [...]

City Hall lifts ‘For Sale’ sign ban

City Hall lifts ‘For Sale’ sign ban

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Local authorities decided this week to temporarily stop ticketing residents caught displaying “For Sale” signs in or on their vehicles. Since the 1960s, residents caught parking their automobiles on city streets [...]

Despite indictments, officials downplay gang activity

Despite indictments, officials downplay gang activity

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Despite the indictment of at least two Alexandria MS-13 members on murder charges earlier this month, city officials have said gang-related activity in Alexandria is infrequent. Alexandria police and federal officials [...]

Local parties hone in on supporters ahead of midterm elections

Local parties hone in on supporters ahead of midterm elections

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Although most pollsters, wonks and reporters long ago turned their attention toward Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, Alexandria’s political committees remain busy ensuring their candidate will succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran [...]

Officials, medical experts brace for Ebola

Officials, medical experts brace for Ebola

By Derrick Perkins (Image/CDC) Keep calm and carry on. Oh, and get a flu shot. That was the message Dr. Stephen Haering offered residents and city officials anxiously scanning the headlines and news tickers for updates [...]

State lawmaker targets civil forfeiture

State lawmaker targets civil forfeiture

By Kenric Ward (File photo) Blasting a “fundamentally un-American” seizure of assets from Virginians, a state lawmaker wants to rein in police powers in the commonwealth. “Current Virginia law allows for seizure of personal property without [...]

Potomac Yard, tax reform top chamber’s agenda

Potomac Yard, tax reform top chamber’s agenda

By Erich Wagner (File photo) When Dak Hardwick joined the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce to lead its government relations committee earlier this year, he noticed one problem with the organization’s lobbying efforts: they happened at the [...]

Gang members indicted in Arlandria homicide

Gang members indicted in Arlandria homicide

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police and federal law enforcement officials announced the indictments last week of three men in the June slaying of a local man in Arlandria. Jesus Alejandro Chavez and Jose Del [...]

Power line leaves Metroway in limbo

Power line leaves Metroway in limbo

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria City Council’s resident transit guru is worried the city’s most recent major public transportation project could be torn up before it even is finished. “Well, the last thing we would [...]

Old Town gas station clerk injured in robbery

Old Town gas station clerk injured in robbery

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A man is in stable condition at a local hospital after a man shot him during a robbery at an Old Town gas station Sunday night, city police said. Around 11:30 [...]