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Old Town Theater closed, put up for sale

Old Town Theater closed, put up for sale

By Erich Wagner After closing the historic Old Town Theater — supposedly temporarily — over the summer, owner Rob Kaufman has put the century-old venue up for sale. A listing on online real estate [...]

Bashir pleads insanity

Bashir pleads insanity

By Erich Wagner The man who shot Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy during a traffic stop last year in Old Town claims he was insane at the time. The trial of former Alexandria Yellow [...]

Severance moves to Arlington

Severance moves to Arlington

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Charles Severance is no longer in Alexandria. Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne transferred the accused murderer to Arlington on Friday, citing the possible appearance of a conflict of interest. Severance is charged [...]

ACPS: total cost of T.C. lights could reach $3.5 million

ACPS: total cost of T.C. lights could reach $3.5 million

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Officials with Alexandria City Public Schools sought last week to reassure residents that lights at T.C. Williams’ football stadium would not cause year-round nighttime use of the field. But Seminary Hill [...]

Redevelopment mulled for Fitzgerald Warehouse

Redevelopment mulled for Fitzgerald Warehouse

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) An iconic Old Town building that remains an enduring symbol of Alexandria’s period of maritime primacy may be in line for a major makeover. Though Fitzgerald Warehouse dates back to the [...]

City council to apply new housing contribution rules to oft-delayed projects

City council to apply new housing contribution rules to oft-delayed projects

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors want to ensure developers working on long-delayed projects don’t eventually make contributions to the affordable housing fund based on outdated formulas. At a hearing earlier this month, city councilors [...]

Waterfront hotel developer reaches out to residents

Waterfront hotel developer reaches out to residents

By Derrick Perkins (File image) Work on Carr City Centers’ waterfront hotel, after years of discussion and in spite of fervent opposition, is poised to begin along the 200 block of S. Union St. Representatives with [...]

Dominion Virginia keeps mum on preferred transmission line route

Dominion Virginia keeps mum on preferred transmission line route

By Erich Wagner (Image/Ashleigh Carter) Members of a new resident-led work group created to grapple with Dominion Virginia Power’s plans to run a transmission line through Alexandria did not mince words following the utility’s first presentation [...]

Old Town bike lane concept draws criticism

Old Town bike lane concept draws criticism

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Bike lanes along Prince and Cameron streets remain a long way off, but the idea already is proving controversial. Old Town resident Townsend Van Fleet blasted the proposal, calling it a [...]

Officers seek overhaul of salary system

Officers seek overhaul of salary system

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) City police officers have petitioned Alexandria’s top elected officials for pay raises this year, warning of dire consequences unless changes are made. Citing sinking morale and a worsening brain drain, leaders [...]