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Alexandria Restaurant Partners buys majority stake in Waterfront Market

Alexandria Restaurant Partners buys majority stake in Waterfront Market

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) When Jody Manor opened the Waterfront Market at 101 S. Union St. in 2013, he believed that development at the waterfront would continue to be restricted by the uncertainty around the [...]

U.S. Rep. John Lewis recalls civil rights struggle in talk at T.C. Williams

U.S. Rep. John Lewis recalls civil rights struggle in talk at T.C. Williams

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Growing up in rural Alabama, U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) remembers asking his parents and grandparents about the signs designating bathrooms and other public areas for white and black people, and [...]

‘Mercy Street’ takes its bow for Alexandria premiere

‘Mercy Street’ takes its bow for Alexandria premiere

Correction: The Alexandria Film Festival hosted the premiere of ‘Mercy Street,’ not the AMC Hoffman Center. The Times regrets the error. By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) On January 17, television viewers across the country will be [...]

School board prepares for change amid redistricting process

School board prepares for change amid redistricting process

By Chris Teale (File photo) Election Day on November 3 was the end of one process for those nine individuals who won election to the Alexandria City School Board, but it is just the start of [...]

International academy at Francis C. Hammond Middle School takes root

International academy at Francis C. Hammond Middle School takes root

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Walk down the corridors at Francis C. Hammond Middle School after the final bell of the day, and you will see students still in their classrooms, engaged in learning not only [...]

Alexandria police investigating homicide at Beverley Park

Alexandria police investigating homicide at Beverley Park

Updated November 12, 9:45 a.m. By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) City police are investigating Alexandria’s third homicide of 2015 after a man was discovered dead in Beverley Park in the North Ridge neighborhood Monday morning. The [...]

Alexandria family raises puppy Yul for a life helping others

Alexandria family raises puppy Yul for a life helping others

By Chris Teale (Photo/Holly Bowers) He is just 11 weeks old, but already Labrador/golden retriever mix Yul is getting ready for a life of helping others, as an Alexandria family raises him until February 2017 for [...]

A new dawn for Jefferson Memorial Hospital site

A new dawn for Jefferson Memorial Hospital site

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) In the northwest corner of Alexandria, near the city’s border with Fairfax County and just south of Shirlington, a new development is brewing that is hoped will revitalize an area [...]

School board election sees several newcomers join incumbent members

School board election sees several newcomers join incumbent members

By Chris Teale (File photo) More than half of the seats on the Alexandria City School Board will turn over with the new year, as five new members of the body will join four incumbents following [...]

Allison Silberberg wins mayoral election, will be joined by six other Democrats on city council

Allison Silberberg wins mayoral election, will be joined by six other Democrats on city council

By Erich Wagner and Chris Teale (Photo/Bill Starrels) Article updated November 5, 9 a.m. Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg easily fought off the challenge of incumbent Mayor Bill Euille’s write-in campaign to become Alexandria’s next mayor and [...]