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School board wrestles with capital budget plan

School board wrestles with capital budget plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) City Manager Mark Jinks may not submit his city budget proposal until next month, but the fiscal planning season already has kicked into high gear for the Alexandria City School Board, [...]

Police investigate death in Four Mile Run Park

Police investigate death in Four Mile Run Park

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) For the second time in as many months, the Alexandria Police Department is investigating a homicide in one of the city’s public spaces, as a man was found dead in Four [...]

City functionally ends veteran homelessness

City functionally ends veteran homelessness

By Chris Teale (File photo) On the night of January 28, The Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness in the City of Alexandria, a public-private coalition, carried out the city’s Point-In-Time survey to produce a snapshot [...]

Councilors disappointed by food truck pilot program results

Councilors disappointed by food truck pilot program results

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors were visibly frustrated at a meeting last month after hearing the news that Alexandria’s food truck pilot program, which is set to expire at the end of December, had [...]

Controversial King Street bike lanes hailed as success

Controversial King Street bike lanes hailed as success

By Chris Teale (File photo) Eighteen months after the installation of dedicated bike lanes along upper King Street from Janneys Lane to West Cedar Street, a report prepared by the city department of transportation and environmental [...]

City property taxes could increase next year

City property taxes could increase next year

By Chris Teale (File photo) City councilors quickly reached consensus at a meeting last month and unanimously agreed to allow City Manager Mark Jinks to raise taxes if necessary to balance his fiscal 2017 budget proposal, [...]

Developers make progress on housing affordability at The Gateway

Developers make progress on housing affordability at The Gateway

By Chris Teale (File photo) The Gateway project at King and Beauregard streets received unanimous approval from city council at a November 14 public hearing, as officials hope the mix of residential, office and retail units [...]

Willie Bailey reflects on long journey to City Hall

Willie Bailey reflects on long journey to City Hall

By Chris Teale (File photo) He is set to become Alexandria’s newest city councilor in January, but Willie Bailey does not consider himself a political person by traditional definitions. “I don’t see myself as a politician,” [...]

AlexRenew opens turf field atop water treatment facility

AlexRenew opens turf field atop water treatment facility

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Last month, city officials celebrated the opening of a new athletic field on Limerick Street in the Carlyle-Eisenhower East neighborhood. The field is anticipated to host a variety of sports teams [...]

Desi Day, former executive director of city boys and girls club, dead at 67

Desi Day, former executive director of city boys and girls club, dead at 67

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) He was the longtime executive director of the Greater Washington, Alexandria-Olympic Boys and Girls Club for decades, and an advocate for youth across Alexandria. Desi Day died on November 11 in [...]