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T.C. Williams principal to retire

T.C. Williams principal to retire

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) “It’s the quiet moments that bring me to tears,” said T.C. Williams principal Suzanne Maxey. He was a difficult student from last year. She was his mentor. He always [...]

Outgoing city manager reflects on his tenure in Alexandria

Outgoing city manager reflects on his tenure in Alexandria

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former City Manager Rashad Young said he will always look fondly on his time in Alexandria, where he was often the face of difficult changes, both in city government and for [...]

Fears surround Fort Ward plans

Fears surround Fort Ward plans

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City councilors unanimously passed a plan for the preservation of Fort Ward Park last month, over the objections of residents and descendants in the storied West End community. The document [...]

Glover family files lawsuit against Metro

Glover family files lawsuit against Metro

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The sons of the Alexandria woman who died near the L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station during an electrical failure last month filed a $50 million wrongful death suit against the [...]

Old Town Theater could become retail space

Old Town Theater could become retail space

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Einstein apocryphally said the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. And after three attempts to run a theater have failed in [...]

Police convene with residents to improve relations

Police convene with residents to improve relations

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Alexandria residents and law enforcement officials sparked renewed conversations on how to improve interactions between officers and civilians at a community meeting last week at the Durant Center. Billed [...]

Local author takes Drue Heinz prize

Local author takes Drue Heinz prize

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As a young girl, local author Leslie Pietrzyk always walked to school with her face in her book. She loved to hear her teacher read aloud. In junior high, [...]

Severance ordered to undergo further evaluation

Severance ordered to undergo further evaluation

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The man accused in the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents was ordered last week to undergo a more in-depth mental health evaluation after he refused to speak with a court-appointed [...]

ACPS capital budget hits snag with playground proposal

ACPS capital budget hits snag with playground proposal

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Alexandria City School Board members wrestled their way through first of several FY 2016 budget work sessions last week at George Washington Middle School. In preparation for a vote [...]

City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City officials received a boost to their hopes of building a new Metro station in Potomac Yard last week, as Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Alexandria would receive a $50 million [...]