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New gym for dogs opens along Colvin Street

New gym for dogs opens along Colvin Street

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Longtime dog trainer Kevin Gilliam said he had been looking for a way to exercise his pet in urban Alexandria without going to dog parks, which are too chaotic and unpredictable [...]

Capacity projects, analytics help ACPS grapple with growing enrollment

Capacity projects, analytics help ACPS grapple with growing enrollment

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As families prepare to return to school this fall by buying pencils, notebooks and calculators, Alexandria City Public Schools officials are again bracing for a bump in the number of students [...]

Jefferson-Houston ready for its close-up

Jefferson-Houston ready for its close-up

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) The new Jefferson-Houston School building may incorporate architectural elements from the surrounding historic Parker Gray neighborhood on the outside, but its innards are designed with innovations intended to maximize learning. Just [...]

Space of His Own mentors teach fifth graders life lessons

Space of His Own mentors teach fifth graders life lessons

By Katie Callahan (Photo/Katie Callahan) Mentoring is like two-person kayaking: Sometimes mentors paddle against the current; other times, they go with the flow. In a few cases, that analogy takes on a very literal meaning. For [...]

Edmond hopes shoe-leather campaigning will lead to November upset

Edmond hopes shoe-leather campaigning will lead to November upset

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) When asked about his odds of victory in a heavily Democratic district against a well-funded opponent, Republican congressional candidate Micah Edmond said you don’t have to look further than this year [...]

City mulls big changes for Alexandria’s prestigious boxing club

City mulls big changes for Alexandria’s prestigious boxing club

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) One evening last summer, Mayor Bill Euille honored a straight-A T.C. Williams student and champion boxer named Iesha Kenney, who trains at the Alexandria Boxing Club. Congratulating Kenney on an [...]

Alexandria police await autopsy report on dead body recovered from city hotel

Alexandria police await autopsy report on dead body recovered from city hotel

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) City police are waiting on an autopsy report from the state medical examiner’s office, but say there so far are no signs the death of a woman found in a local [...]

City Hall beset by recent staff departures

City Hall beset by recent staff departures

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services Director Rich Baier became the latest high-profile city staffer to depart the Port City this month, officials sought to dispel any notion that [...]

Businesses remain mixed on extended meter hours

Businesses remain mixed on extended meter hours

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Nearly a month after city council extended parking meter hours to 9 p.m. across the city, the business community is still mixed on the change. Old Town shop owners and restaurateurs [...]

Four Mile Run advocates launch crowdfunding initiative

Four Mile Run advocates launch crowdfunding initiative

By Katie Callahan (File photo) Neighbors of Four Mile Run Park want to spruce it up with a few new trees and are taking an innovative approach to their fundraising efforts: crowdfunding. Residents across Alexandria were [...]