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Businesses remain mixed on extended meter hours

Businesses remain mixed on extended meter hours

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Nearly a month after city council extended parking meter hours to 9 p.m. across the city, the business community is still mixed on the change. Old Town shop owners and restaurateurs [...]

Four Mile Run advocates launch crowdfunding initiative

Four Mile Run advocates launch crowdfunding initiative

By Katie Callahan (File photo) Neighbors of Four Mile Run Park want to spruce it up with a few new trees and are taking an innovative approach to their fundraising efforts: crowdfunding. Residents across Alexandria were [...]

McAuliffe will not appeal OEI ruling

McAuliffe will not appeal OEI ruling

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced last week that he would not appeal a Norfolk judge’s ruling that the controversial Opportunity Educational Institution is unconstitutional. The agency, created by then-Gov. Bob McDonnell [...]

Bringing ‘The Voice’ into the classroom

Bringing ‘The Voice’ into the classroom

By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) After getting turned down at an audition for a hit reality show like “The Voice,” most people would throw in the towel, but not James K. Polk Elementary School music teacher, [...]

Man arrested after allegedly trying to remove woman’s underwear

Man arrested after allegedly trying to remove woman’s underwear

By Derrick Perkins A local man ended up in police custody after trying to pull the underwear off of a woman at a 3100 block Duke St. CVS Pharmacy yesterday afternoon, authorities say. Abayneh Yemer, 25, [...]

Waterfront developer seeks to alleviate concerns

Waterfront developer seeks to alleviate concerns

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Representatives of regional developer and real estate giant EYA sought to woo local business owners and enlist their help as the company prepares to reshape a large portion of the [...]

Torpedo Factory officials seek support for renovation efforts

Torpedo Factory officials seek support for renovation efforts

By Katie Callahan (File photo) Though city councilors dealt the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s planned renovations a setback late last month, the organization’s CEO says the nonprofit’s supporters remain undeterred. When Eric Wallner, who took the [...]

Boat club membership agrees to swap land with City Hall

Boat club membership agrees to swap land with City Hall

By Erich Wagner (File photo) After three days of voting, members of the Old Dominion Boat Club ratified a deal with City Hall to trade their waterfront clubhouse for the nearby Beachcomber property. According to the [...]

Hotel Indigo will rise up along the waterfront

Hotel Indigo will rise up along the waterfront

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) As expected, Carr City Centers’ waterfront lodging house will be a Hotel Indigo. Representatives of the firm, better known as the Washington-based Carr Hospitality, let the cat out of the bag [...]

City-led mental first aid classes raise awareness, promote early intervention

City-led mental first aid classes raise awareness, promote early intervention

By Katie Callahan (File photo) Alexandria’s latest mental health first aid class started with a pointed question. “What are the terms heard in the community negatively associated with mental illness?” asked Alia Fulwood, special projects and [...]