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City council eases food truck pilot program restrictions

City council eases food truck pilot program restrictions

By Chris Teale (File photo) At a legislative meeting last November, city councilors bemoaned the results of the food truck pilot program, which saw just seven trucks operate in the city last year and was set [...]

Mayor Allison Silberberg rolls out ethics proposal

Mayor Allison Silberberg rolls out ethics proposal

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Mayor Allison Silberberg wasted no time before setting her agenda for Alexandria following her swearing in Monday night, announcing a plan to strengthen ethics rules governing local elected officials. In her [...]

New city council, Mayor Allison Silberberg sworn in

New city council, Mayor Allison Silberberg sworn in

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) There was a distinct sense of the new replacing the old Monday night in the auditorium of T.C. Williams High School as the new city council was officially installed, to be [...]

Morrison House to close temporarily for renovations

Morrison House to close temporarily for renovations

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Built in 1986 in the style of a Federalist mansion, the Morrison House has been awarded four diamonds by AAA’s hotel ratings classifications 29 years in a row, marking it as [...]

Del Ray luminaries honored for years of community service

Del Ray luminaries honored for years of community service

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) It has been quite the year for Del Ray, and it was capped Monday by the Del Ray Business Association’s Annual Holiday Luncheon and Presentation of Star Awards, a ceremony that [...]

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) From the offices of United Way Worldwide on North Fairfax Street where he serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer, Joseph Haggerty looks across the Potomac River and sees [...]

City council approves Vassar Road subdivision

City council approves Vassar Road subdivision

By Chris Teale (Photo/City of Alexandria) City council rejected at its December 12 public hearing the appeal to prevent the owners of two adjacent properties in the Clover-College Park neighborhood from dividing their lots into three [...]

Former space policy strategist spreads photography wings

Former space policy strategist spreads photography wings

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Cynthia McKinley is a photographer and a juried member at The Art League, the Del Ray Artisans and the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild, and exhibits her photographs across Northern Virginia and [...]

Proposal to increase city councilors’ pay withdrawn

Proposal to increase city councilors’ pay withdrawn

By Chris Teale (File photo) After city council voted unanimously to bring a proposal forward to give the mayor and councilors pay raises at its December 8 meeting, sponsor City Councilor Paul Smedberg tabled the measure [...]

City council rejects Robinson Terminal South appeals

City council rejects Robinson Terminal South appeals

By Chris Teale (File image) After several hours of public testimony and discussion that became quite tense at times, city council voted to uphold the Board of Architectural Review for the Old and Historic District’s decision [...]