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Alexandria City Public Schools sees big gains in SOL test results

Alexandria City Public Schools sees big gains in SOL test results

By Chris Teale (File photo) It is only one way in which student progress is measured, but the data is indisputable:  Alexandria City Public Schools appears headed in the right direction based on the pass rates [...]

City to examine new broadband Internet options

City to examine new broadband Internet options

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s relationship with broadband Internet has had something of a checkered history. But now city officials hope to improve matters for businesses, city departments and residents with the issuing of a [...]

City council challengers hone their message ahead of campaign season

City council challengers hone their message ahead of campaign season

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As sitting city councilors prepare their campaigns for re-election, a bevy of challengers are working hard to break the local Democratic Party’s hold on Alexandria’s government leadership. On November 3, all [...]

City council to examine three-day parking rule this fall

City council to examine three-day parking rule this fall

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) City residents heading on vacation will no longer fear the sight of a parking ticket on their car when they return home, if city councilor Justin Wilson has his way. Current [...]

School board candidates flex their muscles ahead of November election

School board candidates flex their muscles ahead of November election

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (File photo) The winds of change are set to blow through the ranks of the Alexandria City School Board this year, with three current members not running for re-election and [...]

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s burgeoning ferry options could have some new additions in the coming years, as two commuter ferry routes from the Port City were found to be feasible in a recent study [...]

Silberberg confident despite write-in rumors

Silberberg confident despite write-in rumors

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor and Democratic mayoral nominee Allison Silberberg seemed unfazed by the growing speculation that Mayor Bill Euille is seriously considering a write-in bid to stay in office. Last week, a [...]

Local lawyer and organized crime prosecutor dead at 88

Local lawyer and organized crime prosecutor dead at 88

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) William Lynch, an attorney who was one of the key prosecutors to work for the U.S. Department of Justice in its efforts to combat organized crime in the 1960s and 1970s, [...]

Organizers hail Alexandria’s Live Music Week as early success

Organizers hail Alexandria’s Live Music Week as early success

By Chris Teale (Photo/Christine Halsey) For 10 days, Alexandria’s thriving music scene was brought to the forefront in the city’s first Live Music Week, presented by Visit Alexandria as a showcase of all that is on [...]

Concerns raised over former GenOn plant cleanup

Concerns raised over former GenOn plant cleanup

By Chris Teale (File photo) Just three months ago, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a corrective action plan at the former GenOn coal-fired power plant in North Old Town to remediate effects of two [...]