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Allison Silberberg emphasizes thougtfulness in mayoral run

Allison Silberberg emphasizes thougtfulness in mayoral run

By Chris Teale (file photo) She has been hailed as the “voice of reason” by former Alexandria Mayor and state Sen. Patsy Ticer, but Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg is running as far more than that in [...]

Gloves come off in latest Alexandria mayoral debate

Gloves come off in latest Alexandria mayoral debate

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) If election season were a boxing match, the first two debates between Alexandria’s Democratic candidates for mayor could be seen as the first couple of rounds, where fighters act cautiously and [...]

Potomac Yard Metro moves forward

Potomac Yard Metro moves forward

By Chris Teale (File photo) City councilors voted unanimously to choose the northernmost location — closest to existing developments — for a Metro station at Potomac Yard Wednesday night, although some residents remained concerned over the cost of the [...]

City council formally approves fiscal 2016 budget

City council formally approves fiscal 2016 budget

By Chris Teale (File photo) At a special meeting of Alexandria City Council on May 7, City Manager Mark Jinks recalled that in December 2014, the city faced a $31 million deficit based on then-proposed budgets [...]

Donley wants faster progress on development progress, schools funding

Donley wants faster progress on development progress, schools funding

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former Mayor Kerry Donley may seem like all business on the campaign trail, throwing around statistics and proposals for future development in Alexandria, but he stressed some of the best parts [...]

Council restores funding to schools, Fire Station 210

Council restores funding to schools, Fire Station 210

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s budget for the 2016 fiscal year moved closer to approval Monday night as city councilors and staff completed their final add/delete work session with little drama in City Hall’s council [...]

Development issues dominate mayoral debate

Development issues dominate mayoral debate

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria’s three Democratic candidates for mayor sparred Tuesday night in a debate that revolved around how best to develop various neighborhoods across the Port City, from the waterfront to Landmark and [...]

Mark Jinks officially takes the reins

Mark Jinks officially takes the reins

By Erich Wagner (File photo) It’s been an interesting first couple of months on the job for Mark Jinks, to say the least. From closing a substantial budget deficit to looking for ways to oppose Norfolk [...]

Council seeks new approach to parking regulations

Council seeks new approach to parking regulations

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City councilors sought to protect residents along Alexandria’s waterfront from an onslaught of new residents looking for on-street parking earlier this month, but loosened parking requirements for other new [...]

West End station officially opens without firefighters

West End station officially opens without firefighters

By Chris Teale (Photo/Erich Wagner) At 8:30 a.m. last Saturday, the city officials were scheduled to cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Fire Station 210 on the West End, near the Van Dorn Metro [...]