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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 [...]

ACPS announces new T.C. Williams principal

ACPS announces new T.C. Williams principal

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) His clothes were ragged, but clean. His North Carolina family was on food stamps. It was the little black boy’s first day of school. The boy, whose nickname was [...]

Old Town Theater will remain an entertainment venue

Old Town Theater will remain an entertainment venue

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) After months of uncertainty over the future of the century-old Old Town Theater, local businessman Jeff Yates confirmed he will take over the struggling venue. Yates filed special use permit [...]

Council restores funding to schools, Fire Station 210

Council restores funding to schools, Fire Station 210

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s budget for the 2016 fiscal year moved closer to approval Monday night as city councilors and staff completed their final add/delete work session with little drama in City Hall’s council [...]

Development issues dominate mayoral debate

Development issues dominate mayoral debate

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria’s three Democratic candidates for mayor sparred Tuesday night in a debate that revolved around how best to develop various neighborhoods across the Port City, from the waterfront to Landmark and [...]

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 [...]