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Hamer, Spruill to depart Port City

Hamer, Spruill to depart Port City

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Planning Director Faroll Hamer, often the target of fierce criticism from residents during her tenure in Alexandria, is one of two high-ranking members of City Hall to announce plans to step [...]

Spring2ACTion enters fourth year with lofty goal

Spring2ACTion enters fourth year with lofty goal

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy image) In each of the three previous years that ACT for Alexandria has hosted a 24-hour online fundraiser for local nonprofits, the group surpassed its goals. So it’s easy to see why [...]

Heated words abound following bike lane vote

Heated words abound following bike lane vote

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) City councilors ended months of debate when they unanimously approved adding bike lanes to a section of King Street earlier this month, but at least one resident remains up in arms. [...]

As officer recovers, alleged shooter again deemed unfit for trial

As officer recovers, alleged shooter again deemed unfit for trial

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) A little more than a year after nearly losing his life in the line of duty, police officer Peter Laboy is back on the job. Chief Earl Cook said the one-time [...]

City Hall to expand red-light camera program

City Hall to expand red-light camera program

CORRECTION: Because of a reporting error, the site of the red-light camera on Duke Street was incorrectly identified. By Erich Wagner (File photo) A pair of new red-light cameras planned for two local intersections are intended to [...]

Fire safety debate rages in Old Town

Fire safety debate rages in Old Town

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) North Old Town residents are adamantly opposed to a plan to transfer Engine 204 from their neighborhood to the West End. But fire officials say the truck’s intended destination is one [...]

Alexandria’s homegrown food truck

Alexandria’s homegrown food truck

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As the city’s food truck task force prepared to kick off what likely was its final meeting Monday, members and local restaurateurs Mike Anderson and Rich Arslan spent a few [...]

Council extends deadline for King Street car dealers to relocate

Council extends deadline for King Street car dealers to relocate

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria City Council has granted two King Street used car dealers a reprieve, giving them until October to vacate Old Town in the hopes that they can find new lots elsewhere [...]

Resident group vows to appeal Carr hotel project

Resident group vows to appeal Carr hotel project

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Having successfully navigated the waterfront commission, planning commission, city council and the board of architectural review, Carr City Centers’ proposed shoreline hotel faces one last challenge: Friends of the Alexandria [...]

Old Dominion Boat Club accepts city’s offer to relocate

Old Dominion Boat Club accepts city’s offer to relocate

Updated 10 a.m. March 27 By Erich Wagner (File Photo) After a decades-long fight to hold onto its waterfront property, the Old Dominion Boat Club has accepted a deal to sell its land, paving the way [...]