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School board candidates flex their muscles ahead of November election

School board candidates flex their muscles ahead of November election

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (File photo) The winds of change are set to blow through the ranks of the Alexandria City School Board this year, with three current members not running for re-election and [...]

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s burgeoning ferry options could have some new additions in the coming years, as two commuter ferry routes from the Port City were found to be feasible in a recent study [...]

Silberberg confident despite write-in rumors

Silberberg confident despite write-in rumors

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor and Democratic mayoral nominee Allison Silberberg seemed unfazed by the growing speculation that Mayor Bill Euille is seriously considering a write-in bid to stay in office. Last week, a [...]

Local lawyer and organized crime prosecutor dead at 88

Local lawyer and organized crime prosecutor dead at 88

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) William Lynch, an attorney who was one of the key prosecutors to work for the U.S. Department of Justice in its efforts to combat organized crime in the 1960s and 1970s, [...]

Organizers hail Alexandria’s Live Music Week as early success

Organizers hail Alexandria’s Live Music Week as early success

By Chris Teale (Photo/Christine Halsey) For 10 days, Alexandria’s thriving music scene was brought to the forefront in the city’s first Live Music Week, presented by Visit Alexandria as a showcase of all that is on [...]

Concerns raised over former GenOn plant cleanup

Concerns raised over former GenOn plant cleanup

By Chris Teale (File photo) Just three months ago, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a corrective action plan at the former GenOn coal-fired power plant in North Old Town to remediate effects of two [...]

Euille maintains war chest, examines write-in campaign while residents lay groundwork

Euille maintains war chest, examines write-in campaign while residents lay groundwork

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Rumors that began as early as election night have reached a fever pitch this week, as a cadre of residents confirmed they are meeting actively to lay the groundwork for a [...]

Starbucks show commitment to armed forces with new Richmond Highway store

Starbucks show commitment to armed forces with new Richmond Highway store

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Fort Belvoir on U.S. Route 1 and around 12 miles south of the Pentagon, one of the newest Starbucks locations in the area has a distinctly military feel. The Seattle-based coffee [...]

New Hunting Point clubhouse approved by planning commission

New Hunting Point clubhouse approved by planning commission

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed new clubhouse at the Hunting Point on the Potomac apartment complex — recently rebranded as Bridgeyard Old Town — was approved unanimously by the planning commission, but not before [...]

American Accordionists Association’s annual festival touches down in Alexandria

American Accordionists Association’s annual festival touches down in Alexandria

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) North Old Town swelled to the sound of accordions last week as the American Accordionists Association’s annual festival hosted four days of workshops, concerts and seminars. It was the first time [...]