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Plan to clean up North Old Town power plant moves forward

Plan to clean up North Old Town power plant moves forward

By Chris Teale (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The planned cleanup of two leaking underground oil storage tanks at the former GenOn coal-fired power plant in North Old Town reached a vital stage last month as the proposed [...]

Alexandria native, gun control advocate Sarah Brady dead at 73

Alexandria native, gun control advocate Sarah Brady dead at 73

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) She spent her life battling for greater control on the sale and distribution of firearms after her husband was shot and left partially paralyzed. Susan Brady died of pneumonia in the [...]

A step closer to a Potomac Yard Metro Station?

A step closer to a Potomac Yard Metro Station?

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed Metrorail station at Potomac Yard took another step towards becoming reality last week with the release of a federal Environmental Impact Study, in what city officials hailed as a [...]

Waterfront plan reaffirmed by state supreme court

Waterfront plan reaffirmed by state supreme court

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Virginia Supreme Court again sided with attorneys for the city last month, ruling against the so-called Iron Ladies’ petition to force a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on the controversial [...]

Judge: Severance competent to stand trial

Judge: Severance competent to stand trial

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Specially appointed Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Jane Roush ruled Monday that the man accused in the murder of three prominent Alexandrians over the last decade is competent to stand trial. Charles [...]

Council debates future of City Hall

Council debates future of City Hall

By Susan Hale Thomas and Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg accused Mayor Bill Euille of advocating for the sale of historic City Hall during a routine work session on the city’s proposed capital [...]

Longtime local judge dead at 89

Longtime local judge dead at 89

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Former Alexandria Judge Daniel Fairfax O’Flaherty died last Thursday at his home in Rosemont at the age of 89. O’Flaherty served his country during World War II in the [...]

Commonwealth’s attorney proposes new community prosecutor position

Commonwealth’s attorney proposes new community prosecutor position

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Shortly after joining the city prosecutor’s office more than a decade ago, Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter said one of his first posts wasn’t at the city courthouse, but in an office [...]

Aquatics advocates push for quicker fixes for Warwick pool

Aquatics advocates push for quicker fixes for Warwick pool

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City Councilor Justin Wilson was on vacation last year when his neighbor sent a video of something quite dramatic — thousands of gallons of water were pouring over the [...]

Race for delegate takes shape

Race for delegate takes shape

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Despite a short 10-day window before the filing deadline, five candidates have thrown their hat into the ring in the Democratic primary to succeed retiring Delegate Rob [...]