Archive for 'Community'

Rethinking cat licensing

Rethinking cat licensing

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Once the cat got out of the bag that City Councilor Justin Wilson was combing Alexandria’s codes for outdated or unnecessary laws, residents started coming to him with ideas. And more [...]

Familiar face tapped as ACPS superintendent

Familiar face tapped as ACPS superintendent

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Alexandria City School Board revealed last week that interim Superintendent Alvin Crawley will helm the public school district on a permanent basis. Crawley began overseeing Alexandria City Public Schools in [...]

City council backs local retailer’s bright idea

City council backs local retailer’s bright idea

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) David Martin’s quest to keep King Street’s trees lit up for an extra few months is a success story. Owner of the custom jewelry shop Goldworks, Martin has long campaigned to [...]

City gets affordable housing boost

City gets affordable housing boost

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Just a few months after adopting a roadmap for saving Alexandria’s dwindling supply of affordable housing, city officials broke ground Saturday on the largest project for low- and moderate-income families [...]

Downsizing the office

Downsizing the office

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) The developer behind a massive building project just a stone’s throw from the future site of the National Science Foundation drove home the dispiriting lack of demand for office space [...]

City trying to tip the scales toward offices

City trying to tip the scales toward offices

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Mayor Bill Euille remembers the good old days, when the Port City was close to balancing its tax revenues from commercial and residential property at a 50-50 ratio. “It’s been a [...]

Bike lane deadlock

Bike lane deadlock

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Three months of contentious public debate surrounding a plan to add bike lanes to a heavily trafficked section of King Street failed to change the minds of the city’s traffic and [...]

One injured in Sunday evening shooting

One injured in Sunday evening shooting

A Sunday evening shooting near the intersection of North Payne and Wythe streets has left one man hospitalized, police say. Officers descended on the scene after receiving reports of multiple shots fired about 6:30 p.m. They [...]

Alexandria School Board consolidates city middle schools

Alexandria School Board consolidates city middle schools

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) Students at the George Washington middle schools will soon be studying and eating lunch with their peers across the hallway. The Alexandria City School Board voted unanimously February 20 to consolidate [...]

Protecting our kids, one at a time

Protecting our kids, one at a time

By Erich Wagner (File photo) When the Center for Alexandria’s Children opened in 2006, the memory of the severe beating and eventual death of 3-year-old Katelyn Frazier in 2000 remained fresh in the minds of city [...]