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Downsizing the office

Downsizing the office

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) The developer behind a massive building project just a stone’s throw from the future site of the National Science Foundation drove home the dispiriting lack of demand for office space [...]

City trying to tip the scales toward offices

City trying to tip the scales toward offices

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Mayor Bill Euille remembers the good old days, when the Port City was close to balancing its tax revenues from commercial and residential property at a 50-50 ratio. “It’s been a [...]

Bike lane deadlock

Bike lane deadlock

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Three months of contentious public debate surrounding a plan to add bike lanes to a heavily trafficked section of King Street failed to change the minds of the city’s traffic and [...]

Parks and recreation hit hard in city budget proposal

Parks and recreation hit hard in city budget proposal

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Nearly 30 city employees could be boxing up their belongings later this year. City Manager Rashad Young presented his proposal for the city’s $634.8 million operating budget Tuesday night. Despite a [...]

One injured in Sunday evening shooting

One injured in Sunday evening shooting

A Sunday evening shooting near the intersection of North Payne and Wythe streets has left one man hospitalized, police say. Officers descended on the scene after receiving reports of multiple shots fired about 6:30 p.m. They [...]

Alexandria School Board consolidates city middle schools

Alexandria School Board consolidates city middle schools

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) Students at the George Washington middle schools will soon be studying and eating lunch with their peers across the hallway. The Alexandria City School Board voted unanimously February 20 to consolidate [...]

Protecting our kids, one at a time

Protecting our kids, one at a time

By Erich Wagner (File photo) When the Center for Alexandria’s Children opened in 2006, the memory of the severe beating and eventual death of 3-year-old Katelyn Frazier in 2000 remained fresh in the minds of city [...]

Authorities searching for man who approached young children

Authorities searching for man who approached young children

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Police urged local parents to keep vigilant after receiving reports of an elderly man approaching young children in recent weeks. Detectives are looking into two incidents that occurred within the span [...]

Local attorney dies helping neighbor

Local attorney dies helping neighbor

By Derrick Perkins (Courtesy photo) Mourners turned out in droves Tuesday to remember attorney Peter Williams, who died helping a neighbor clear a driveway of snow after last week’s storm. Though a Fairfax County resident, Williams, [...]

A serial killer in Alexandria?

A serial killer in Alexandria?

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) The theories sprung up as quickly as the news cameras started following the brazen daylight shooting of North Ridge resident and beloved music teacher Ruthanne Lodato. Could her killing be connected [...]