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Neighbors fear new houses would overshadow Gerald R. Ford Jr. House

Neighbors fear new houses would overshadow Gerald R. Ford Jr. House

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Residents of Clover, a quiet local neighborhood tucked between Duke Street and Janneys and Quaker lanes, remained at odds earlier this month after members of the city planning commission [...]

Potomac Yard Special Tax Districts come under fire from local residents

Potomac Yard Special Tax Districts come under fire from local residents

By Chris Teale (file photo) On the surface, Alexandria City Council’s plan to help fund the Potomac Yard Metrorail station by establishing two Special Tax Districts near the proposed site is legal under Virginia law and [...]

Allison Silberberg emphasizes thoughtfulness in mayoral run

Allison Silberberg emphasizes thoughtfulness in mayoral run

By Chris Teale (file photo) She has been hailed as the “voice of reason” by former Alexandria Mayor and state Sen. Patsy Ticer, but Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg is running as far more than that in [...]

Gloves come off in latest Alexandria mayoral debate

Gloves come off in latest Alexandria mayoral debate

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) If election season were a boxing match, the first two debates between Alexandria’s Democratic candidates for mayor could be seen as the first couple of rounds, where fighters act cautiously and [...]

Potomac Yard Metro moves forward

Potomac Yard Metro moves forward

By Chris Teale (File photo) City councilors voted unanimously to choose the northernmost location — closest to existing developments — for a Metro station at Potomac Yard Wednesday night, although some residents remained concerned over the cost of the [...]

City council formally approves fiscal 2016 budget

City council formally approves fiscal 2016 budget

By Chris Teale (File photo) At a special meeting of Alexandria City Council on May 7, City Manager Mark Jinks recalled that in December 2014, the city faced a $31 million deficit based on then-proposed budgets [...]

Donley wants faster progress on development progress, schools funding

Donley wants faster progress on development progress, schools funding

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former Mayor Kerry Donley may seem like all business on the campaign trail, throwing around statistics and proposals for future development in Alexandria, but he stressed some of the best parts [...]

Alexandria veteran buried on anniversary of V-E Day

Alexandria veteran buried on anniversary of V-E Day

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) For a veteran, being buried at Arlington National Cemetery is considered a great honor. But for the family of longtime Alexandria resident and World War II veteran Navy Cmdr. [...]

City leaders honor first responders

City leaders honor first responders

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honored the heroics of local first responders at the 29th annual Public Safety Valor Awards last week at First Baptist Church on King Street. [...]

Local educator wins Fulbright scholarship

Local educator wins Fulbright scholarship

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Local educator Kate Fitzpatrick has been touching the lives of at-risk children for years, teaching students at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center. Last week she was honored for [...]