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City grapples with recent business closures

City grapples with recent business closures

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The recent closure of several longtime locally owned businesses leaves city leaders with the tall task of counteracting a slowdown in sales and consumer economic activity. In the past few months, [...]

Scuttled 18th century ship discovered under Hotel Indigo construction

Scuttled 18th century ship discovered under Hotel Indigo construction

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In early November last year, the construction of the Hotel Indigo yielded a fascinating discovery: some of the timbers that made up a warehouse built by notable city resident John Carlyle [...]

Proposals sought for T.C. Williams stadium design

Proposals sought for T.C. Williams stadium design

By Chris Teale (File photo) Since it opened in 1965, T.C. Williams High School’s Parker-Gray Stadium has played host to state championship-winning teams in football, soccer and other sports, while also serving as a training ground [...]

Police make arrests in two 2015 homicides

Police make arrests in two 2015 homicides

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Editor’s note: this is an updated version of this article, and was printed in the January 14 issue of the Times. The Alexandria Police Department announced Wednesday that it made two [...]

Arrests made in connection with Beverley Park and Four Mile Run Park homicides

Arrests made in connection with Beverley Park and Four Mile Run Park homicides

By Chris Teale (File photo) Update 1 p.m., February 13 The Alexandria Police Department announced Wednesday it has charged a suspect in connection with the homicide of Eduardo David Chandias Almendarez, who was found dead in [...]

City council eases food truck pilot program restrictions

City council eases food truck pilot program restrictions

By Chris Teale (File photo) At a legislative meeting last November, city councilors bemoaned the results of the food truck pilot program, which saw just seven trucks operate in the city last year and was set [...]

Mayor Allison Silberberg rolls out ethics proposal

Mayor Allison Silberberg rolls out ethics proposal

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Mayor Allison Silberberg wasted no time before setting her agenda for Alexandria following her swearing in Monday night, announcing a plan to strengthen ethics rules governing local elected officials. In her [...]

Morrison House to close temporarily for renovations

Morrison House to close temporarily for renovations

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Built in 1986 in the style of a Federalist mansion, the Morrison House has been awarded four diamonds by AAA’s hotel ratings classifications 29 years in a row, marking it as [...]

Del Ray luminaries honored for years of community service

Del Ray luminaries honored for years of community service

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) It has been quite the year for Del Ray, and it was capped Monday by the Del Ray Business Association’s Annual Holiday Luncheon and Presentation of Star Awards, a ceremony that [...]

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) From the offices of United Way Worldwide on North Fairfax Street where he serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer, Joseph Haggerty looks across the Potomac River and sees [...]