Archive for 'Politics'

Warwick Pool overhaul vote goes swimmingly

Warwick Pool overhaul vote goes swimmingly

By Chris Teale (File photo) City council voted unanimously at a public hearing last month to overhaul the Warwick Pool with a new facility that could cost upwards of $2.1 million, though a timeline for construction [...]

Torpedo Factory Art Center board split on overhaul

Torpedo Factory Art Center board split on overhaul

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Dissent has flared up among Torpedo Factory Art Center board members after a consultant’s report recommended an organizational overhaul. The controversial plan calls for creating a new, independent board of directors [...]

Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) The redevelopment of the Oakville Triangle took another step forward at city council’s public hearing last weekend as various amendments and plans for concept, preliminary infrastructure and transportation management garnered [...]

Officials come to grips with toll of blizzard

Officials come to grips with toll of blizzard

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Denise Dunbar) More than a week after the last street in Alexandria was deemed passable by emergency vehicles following the blizzard that dumped nearly two feet of snow on the Port City, city [...]

City council bans all non-governmental signs from public rights of way

City council bans all non-governmental signs from public rights of way

By Chris Teale (File photo) A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the town of Gilbert, Ariz., has had implications in Alexandria, as city council voted 5-2 last weekend to ban all non-governmental signs from [...]

City council establishes ethics study group

City council establishes ethics study group

By Chris Teale (File photo) City councilors voted unanimously to create a group to study local ethics issues at its public hearing last weekend, fulfilling one of Mayor Allison Silberberg’s major campaign pledges less than a [...]

City’s legislative agenda arrives in Richmond for statewide push of priorities

City’s legislative agenda arrives in Richmond for statewide push of priorities

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) The Virginia General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session got underway January 13, and in its agenda for this year, the City of Alexandria emphasized its support for issues that would affect all [...]

Ramsey Homes redevelopment to undergo public scrutiny

Ramsey Homes redevelopment to undergo public scrutiny

By Chris Teale (File photo) The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s proposed redevelopment plan for the Ramsey Homes at 699 N. Patrick St. will come before the planning commission on February 4 for a public hearing [...]

Alvin Crawley presents ACPS operating budget proposal for FY 2017

Alvin Crawley presents ACPS operating budget proposal for FY 2017

By Chris Teale (File photo) Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley had one eye on the present and one eye looking toward the future while asking for further monetary help from city council with his latest operating budget [...]

City grapples with recent business closures

City grapples with recent business closures

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The recent closure of several longtime locally owned businesses leaves city leaders with the tall task of counteracting a slowdown in sales and consumer economic activity. In the past few months, [...]