Archive for 'Community'

Local leaders bemoan potential WMATA funding cut

Local leaders bemoan potential WMATA funding cut

By Chris Teale (File photo) The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has come under fire in recent months for its poor safety record and a lack of improvement, and now Congress is discussing cutting $50 million [...]

New Alexandria City Public Schools principals reflect on challenges, hopes for the future

New Alexandria City Public Schools principals reflect on challenges, hopes for the future

By Chris Teale (File photo) Changes are afoot in the leadership of one elementary school and one middle school in Alexandria City Public Schools, as two individuals with strong ties to the school district take on [...]

Some Old Town parking meter time limits extended

Some Old Town parking meter time limits extended

By Chris Teale (Photo/Jennifer Powell) Those looking to drive and park in metered spaces west of Alfred Street in Old Town will have more time to browse the shops and boutiques and digest their meals at [...]

Alexandria rocked by first homicide of 2015

Alexandria rocked by first homicide of 2015

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) The peace and tranquility of the Fourth of July holiday in Alexandria was shaken last Thursday as police investigated the city’s first homicide of the year, just blocks [...]

Police investigate homicide near Braddock Road Metro

Police investigate homicide near Braddock Road Metro

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday night just blocks from the Braddock Road Metro station. Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of N. Fayette St. after reports [...]

Literacy and preservation advocate Betty Wright dead at 90

Literacy and preservation advocate Betty Wright dead at 90

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Betty Wright, a longtime advocate for local literacy, cultural activities and helping underachieving children. died in her Alexandria home June 20 at the age of 90. Wright was born Betty Rhoads [...]

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) It has been two and a half years in the making, but a joint city council-Alexandria City Public Schools framework to cope with rapid student enrollment growth is now in place [...]

Fire Station 210 to be fully staffed by December

Fire Station 210 to be fully staffed by December

By Chris Teale (File photo) Just months after coming under fire for an ill-conceived ribbon-cutting ceremony for a fire station with no firefighters, city council unanimously voted to release the $1.3 million set aside in the [...]

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) Alexandria City Council gave the green light to a new Patrick Henry Recreation Center for the West End at its legislative meeting last week, but councilors were frustrated by a [...]

Charles Severance to face one trial on murder charges

Charles Severance to face one trial on murder charges

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A judge denied a motion last week requesting two separate trials for the man accused in the deaths of three prominent Alexandrians over the course of more than a decade. Charles [...]