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Proposal to close Powhatan Park tennis court comes under fire

Proposal to close Powhatan Park tennis court comes under fire

By Chris Teale (File photo) Tennis has been an enormous part of Jared Engeset’s life since he was 10 years old, so when he moved to Alexandria from Pentagon City with his wife, he was delighted [...]

Patrick Henry Elementary School project reaches critical stage, but headaches remain

Patrick Henry Elementary School project reaches critical stage, but headaches remain

By Chris Teale (Image/Alexandria City Public Schools) Patrick Henry Elementary School has stood at its current site on Taney Avenue since 1953, and for the past two years the Alexandria City School Board has been working [...]

Silberberg unseats Euille in dramatic primary election

Silberberg unseats Euille in dramatic primary election

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) This article has been updated to reflect votes in the 45th District from Arlington and Fairfax counties as well as the city of Alexandria. Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg [...]

Silberberg, Levine win Democratic primaries

Silberberg, Levine win Democratic primaries

Updated at 10:11 p.m. By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg triumphed in the Democratic primary for Alexandria Mayor, according to unofficial poll results, defeating incumbent Bill Euille and former Mayor [...]

Eisenhower Avenue Holiday Inn set to reopen after closure

Eisenhower Avenue Holiday Inn set to reopen after closure

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Construction on the National Science Foundation’s new building in Eisenhower West continues apace, but now it seems that one of the area’s oldest buildings is set to reopen as a hotel [...]

Developers asked for Royal Street bus barn vision with WMATA's release of RFP

Developers asked for Royal Street bus barn vision with WMATA's release of RFP

By Chris Teale (Photo/Hannah Brockway) The Royal Street bus garage has sat empty since it was declared obsolete last August and approved for sale by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, but the transit agency recently [...]

Mayoral candidates make final pitches to voters before Democratic primary

Mayoral candidates make final pitches to voters before Democratic primary

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria’s Democratic contenders for mayor took one last opportunity to differentiate themselves from their opponents Tuesday night in the campaign’s final debate at George Washington Middle School. But it was a [...]

Potomac Yard Metro station enters new phase of development, questions still remain

Potomac Yard Metro station enters new phase of development, questions still remain

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed Metrorail station at Potomac Yard made significant progress at Alexandria City Council last week as city councilors voted unanimously in favor of the so-called Alternative B but raised concerns [...]

Mayor Bill Euille stands by his record after four terms in office

Mayor Bill Euille stands by his record after four terms in office

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) One might think that after more than a decade at the helm of Alexandria’s city government, Mayor Bill Euille would grow tired of the many responsibilities, both political and ceremonial. One [...]

Alexandria City School Board moves forward with redistricting plan

Alexandria City School Board moves forward with redistricting plan

By Chris Teale (Photo/Alexandria City Public Schools) It has not been done since 1999, and after tremendous population growth in the intervening years, the Alexandria City School Board has set the wheels in motion for redistricting [...]