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Police address community fears after recent homicides

Police address community fears after recent homicides

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook stood before residents at a community meeting Monday night at the Cora Kelly Recreation Center and repeated something he often tells the public when asked about [...]

Mayor Bill Euille looks back on career in public service

Mayor Bill Euille looks back on career in public service

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Mayor Bill Euille said he thought he was immune to surprises from his colleagues in City Hall. But last week’s send-off at the start of a city council meeting proved him [...]

William F. Smith, local historian and banker, dead at 91

William F. Smith, local historian and banker, dead at 91

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) William F. Smith, a historian and photographer who co-authored the book “A Seaport Saga: Portrait of Old Alexandria, Virginia” and was involved in several organizations around the city, died on November [...]

Former 1755 warehouse found in Indigo Hotel construction

Former 1755 warehouse found in Indigo Hotel construction

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) In 1755, just six years after the founding of the Town of Alexandria, the town’s Board of Trustees called upon its colleague John Carlyle to build a public warehouse at the [...]

The Mill at 515 brings life to former industrial building

The Mill at 515 brings life to former industrial building

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Over the centuries, the building at 515 N. Washington St. served as the headquarters for The Mount Vernon Cotton Factory, was used as a Civil War prison, a bottling house for [...]

City council mulls pay raise for members

City council mulls pay raise for members

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City council is poised to approve its first pay raise for members in more than a decade, after councilors voted unanimously Tuesday night to schedule it for Saturday’s public hearing on [...]

School board wrestles with capital budget plan

School board wrestles with capital budget plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) City Manager Mark Jinks may not submit his city budget proposal until next month, but the fiscal planning season already has kicked into high gear for the Alexandria City School Board, [...]

Police investigate death in Four Mile Run Park

Police investigate death in Four Mile Run Park

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) For the second time in as many months, the Alexandria Police Department is investigating a homicide in one of the city’s public spaces, as a man was found dead in Four [...]

Breaking: Police investigate homicide in Four Mile Run Park

Breaking: Police investigate homicide in Four Mile Run Park

Updated at 5:10 p.m. By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police confirmed Friday afternoon that its suspicious death investigation at Four Mile Run Park is being treated as a homicide. Police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal [...]

City functionally ends veteran homelessness

City functionally ends veteran homelessness

By Chris Teale (File photo) On the night of January 28, The Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness in the City of Alexandria, a public-private coalition, carried out the city’s Point-In-Time survey to produce a snapshot [...]