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Morrison House to close temporarily for renovations

Morrison House to close temporarily for renovations

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Built in 1986 in the style of a Federalist mansion, the Morrison House has been awarded four diamonds by AAA’s hotel ratings classifications 29 years in a row, marking it as [...]

Del Ray luminaries honored for years of community service

Del Ray luminaries honored for years of community service

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) It has been quite the year for Del Ray, and it was capped Monday by the Del Ray Business Association’s Annual Holiday Luncheon and Presentation of Star Awards, a ceremony that [...]

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) From the offices of United Way Worldwide on North Fairfax Street where he serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer, Joseph Haggerty looks across the Potomac River and sees [...]

City council approves Vassar Road subdivision

City council approves Vassar Road subdivision

By Chris Teale (Photo/City of Alexandria) City council rejected at its December 12 public hearing the appeal to prevent the owners of two adjacent properties in the Clover-College Park neighborhood from dividing their lots into three [...]

Former space policy strategist spreads photography wings

Former space policy strategist spreads photography wings

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Cynthia McKinley is a photographer and a juried member at The Art League, the Del Ray Artisans and the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild, and exhibits her photographs across Northern Virginia and [...]

Proposal to increase city councilors’ pay withdrawn

Proposal to increase city councilors’ pay withdrawn

By Chris Teale (File photo) After city council voted unanimously to bring a proposal forward to give the mayor and councilors pay raises at its December 8 meeting, sponsor City Councilor Paul Smedberg tabled the measure [...]

City council rejects Robinson Terminal South appeals

City council rejects Robinson Terminal South appeals

By Chris Teale (File image) After several hours of public testimony and discussion that became quite tense at times, city council voted to uphold the Board of Architectural Review for the Old and Historic District’s decision [...]

Police address community fears after recent homicides

Police address community fears after recent homicides

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook stood before residents at a community meeting Monday night at the Cora Kelly Recreation Center and repeated something he often tells the public when asked about [...]

Former 1755 warehouse found in Indigo Hotel construction

Former 1755 warehouse found in Indigo Hotel construction

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) In 1755, just six years after the founding of the Town of Alexandria, the town’s Board of Trustees called upon its colleague John Carlyle to build a public warehouse at the [...]

The Mill at 515 brings life to former industrial building

The Mill at 515 brings life to former industrial building

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Over the centuries, the building at 515 N. Washington St. served as the headquarters for The Mount Vernon Cotton Factory, was used as a Civil War prison, a bottling house for [...]