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Redevelopment mulled for Fitzgerald Warehouse

Redevelopment mulled for Fitzgerald Warehouse

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) An iconic Old Town building that remains an enduring symbol of Alexandria’s period of maritime primacy may be in line for a major makeover. Though Fitzgerald Warehouse dates back to the [...]

City council to apply new housing contribution rules to oft-delayed projects

City council to apply new housing contribution rules to oft-delayed projects

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors want to ensure developers working on long-delayed projects don’t eventually make contributions to the affordable housing fund based on outdated formulas. At a hearing earlier this month, city councilors [...]

Waterfront hotel developer reaches out to residents

Waterfront hotel developer reaches out to residents

By Derrick Perkins (File image) Work on Carr City Centers’ waterfront hotel, after years of discussion and in spite of fervent opposition, is poised to begin along the 200 block of S. Union St. Representatives with [...]

Dominion Virginia keeps mum on preferred transmission line route

Dominion Virginia keeps mum on preferred transmission line route

By Erich Wagner (Image/Ashleigh Carter) Members of a new resident-led work group created to grapple with Dominion Virginia Power’s plans to run a transmission line through Alexandria did not mince words following the utility’s first presentation [...]

Old Town bike lane concept draws criticism

Old Town bike lane concept draws criticism

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Bike lanes along Prince and Cameron streets remain a long way off, but the idea already is proving controversial. Old Town resident Townsend Van Fleet blasted the proposal, calling it a [...]

Officers seek overhaul of salary system

Officers seek overhaul of salary system

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) City police officers have petitioned Alexandria’s top elected officials for pay raises this year, warning of dire consequences unless changes are made. Citing sinking morale and a worsening brain drain, leaders [...]

Severance returns to Alexandria

Severance returns to Alexandria

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Officials with the Alexandria’s sheriff’s office took Charles Severance into custody Monday after Loudoun County prosecutors dropped their firearm charge against the former fringe mayoral candidate. Severance stands accused of committing [...]

Chapman seeks improvement in police, community relations

Chapman seeks improvement in police, community relations

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As scrutiny of police-involved shootings intensifies in light of the deaths of unarmed civilians in Ferguson, Mo. and elsewhere, City Councilor John Chapman wants to ensure Alexandria isn’t the next city [...]

ACPS schools ‘locked in’ following report of man with gun

ACPS schools ‘locked in’ following report of man with gun

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated at 2:50 p.m. UPDATE: ACPS schools all are dismissing students normally, with the exception of Maury Elementary School, officials said. At Maury, students who take the bus are being dismissed normally, [...]

Medical examiner: D.C. official beaten, strangled

Medical examiner: D.C. official beaten, strangled

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Friday ruled the high-ranking D.C. Department of Corrections official found dead in Alexandria was beaten and strangled to death. Agency spokesman Arkuie [...]