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Fire safety debate rages in Old Town

Fire safety debate rages in Old Town

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) North Old Town residents are adamantly opposed to a plan to transfer Engine 204 from their neighborhood to the West End. But fire officials say the truck’s intended destination is one [...]

Alexandria’s homegrown food truck

Alexandria’s homegrown food truck

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As the city’s food truck task force prepared to kick off what likely was its final meeting Monday, members and local restaurateurs Mike Anderson and Rich Arslan spent a few [...]

Council extends deadline for King Street car dealers to relocate

Council extends deadline for King Street car dealers to relocate

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria City Council has granted two King Street used car dealers a reprieve, giving them until October to vacate Old Town in the hopes that they can find new lots elsewhere [...]

Resident group vows to appeal Carr hotel project

Resident group vows to appeal Carr hotel project

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Having successfully navigated the waterfront commission, planning commission, city council and the board of architectural review, Carr City Centers’ proposed shoreline hotel faces one last challenge: Friends of the Alexandria [...]

Old Dominion Boat Club accepts city’s offer to relocate

Old Dominion Boat Club accepts city’s offer to relocate

Updated 10 a.m. March 27 By Erich Wagner (File Photo) After a decades-long fight to hold onto its waterfront property, the Old Dominion Boat Club has accepted a deal to sell its land, paving the way [...]

Port City named one of nation’s best downtowns

Port City named one of nation’s best downtowns

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) What does Alexandria have in common with Fort Worth, Texas, Providence, R.I., Indianapolis and Provo, Utah? They boast the best downtowns in the country, according to Livability.com. The Port City was [...]

Terminal velocity

Terminal velocity

By Derrick Perkins (Image/EYA) Residents got their first glimpse at the future Robinson Terminals earlier this week as redevelopment along the city’s Potomac shoreline picks up steam. Developers EYA and City Interests unveiled rough ideas for [...]

Down to the wire

Down to the wire

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The deadline for a deal for the coveted Old Dominion Boat Club parking lot passed Monday, but City Hall hasn’t pulled the trigger on eminent domain just yet. After 90 days [...]

Staying the course

Staying the course

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) After months of debate and procedural wrangling, city councilors voted unanimously last week to add bike lanes along a portion of King Street in the Taylor Run and Rosemont neighborhoods. While [...]

John Adams Elementary closed Friday after stomach virus outbreak

John Adams Elementary closed Friday after stomach virus outbreak

By Erich Wagner (File photo) School officials are closing John Adams Elementary School Friday after more than 200 students and more than 30 staff contracted norovirus between Wednesday and Thursday. Norovirus is a highly contagious but [...]