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Officials unveil plaque commemorating Parker-Gray High School

Officials unveil plaque commemorating Parker-Gray High School

By Chris Teale (Courtesy Photo) The former site of the second Parker-Gray High School has changed a great deal in the 50 years since its closure as part of the desegregation of Alexandria’s school system, but [...]

Jefferson-Houston pursues International Baccalaureate authorization

Jefferson-Houston pursues International Baccalaureate authorization

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Jefferson-Houston School teacher Carlos Seward stood before his eighth grade Civics and Economics class Tuesday holding that day’s newspaper. On the front page is an image of the unrest [...]

Mark Jinks officially takes the reins

Mark Jinks officially takes the reins

By Erich Wagner (File photo) It’s been an interesting first couple of months on the job for Mark Jinks, to say the least. From closing a substantial budget deficit to looking for ways to oppose Norfolk [...]

Council seeks new approach to parking regulations

Council seeks new approach to parking regulations

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City councilors sought to protect residents along Alexandria’s waterfront from an onslaught of new residents looking for on-street parking earlier this month, but loosened parking requirements for other new [...]

Judge moves Severance trial to Fairfax County

Judge moves Severance trial to Fairfax County

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) The Fairfax County judge assigned to preside over the trial of the man accused in the killings of three prominent Alexandria residents moved all proceedings to her [...]

Employees raise questions following abrupt closure of Flying Fish

Employees raise questions following abrupt closure of Flying Fish

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Old Town residents craving sushi were left perplexed this week to be greeted with a sign on the front of the Flying Fish restaurant, a staple at 815 King St. since [...]

Updated: Judge declares mistrial in Seyoum murder case

Updated: Judge declares mistrial in Seyoum murder case

4:44 p.m. update: Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Nolan B. Dawkins declared a mistrial Thursday in the Dawit Seyoum murder trial, after jurors reported that they could not reach a verdict. After more than two and a half [...]

West End station officially opens without firefighters

West End station officially opens without firefighters

By Chris Teale (Photo/Erich Wagner) At 8:30 a.m. last Saturday, the city officials were scheduled to cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Fire Station 210 on the West End, near the Van Dorn Metro [...]

Spring2ACTion looks to reach new donors in fifth year

Spring2ACTion looks to reach new donors in fifth year

By Susan Hale Thomas (Courtesy image) What one-day event can stir up a rivalry in Alexandria every spring, pitting PTA against PTA, shopkeeper against shopkeeper and restaurant against restaurant? The city’s 24-hour virtual online fundraising event, [...]

Planning commission OKs Robinson Terminal South project

Planning commission OKs Robinson Terminal South project

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Members of the city planning commission voted unanimously to approve plans to redevelop Robinson Terminal South into a mix of residential units, a hotel and commercial retail space last [...]