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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 [...]

Judge moves Severance trial to Fairfax County

Judge moves Severance trial to Fairfax County

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) The Fairfax County judge assigned to preside over the trial of the man accused in the killings of three prominent Alexandria residents moved all proceedings to her [...]

Employees raise questions following abrupt closure of Flying Fish

Employees raise questions following abrupt closure of Flying Fish

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Old Town residents craving sushi were left perplexed this week to be greeted with a sign on the front of the Flying Fish restaurant, a staple at 815 King St. since [...]

Updated: Judge declares mistrial in Seyoum murder case

Updated: Judge declares mistrial in Seyoum murder case

4:44 p.m. update: Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Nolan B. Dawkins declared a mistrial Thursday in the Dawit Seyoum murder trial, after jurors reported that they could not reach a verdict. After more than two and a half [...]

West End station officially opens without firefighters

West End station officially opens without firefighters

By Chris Teale (Photo/Erich Wagner) At 8:30 a.m. last Saturday, the city officials were scheduled to cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Fire Station 210 on the West End, near the Van Dorn Metro [...]