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Local leaders laud advent of TSA in Eisenhower West

Local leaders laud advent of TSA in Eisenhower West

By Erich Wagner and Chris Teale (Photo/Alexandria Economic Development Partnership) City officials and business leaders are brimming with excitement following the announcement last week that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will relocate to Alexandria. The agency [...]

City to examine new broadband Internet options

City to examine new broadband Internet options

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s relationship with broadband Internet has had something of a checkered history. But now city officials hope to improve matters for businesses, city departments and residents with the issuing of a [...]

City council challengers hone their message ahead of campaign season

City council challengers hone their message ahead of campaign season

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As sitting city councilors prepare their campaigns for re-election, a bevy of challengers are working hard to break the local Democratic Party’s hold on Alexandria’s government leadership. On November 3, all [...]

City council to examine three-day parking rule this fall

City council to examine three-day parking rule this fall

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) City residents heading on vacation will no longer fear the sight of a parking ticket on their car when they return home, if city councilor Justin Wilson has his way. Current [...]

School board candidates flex their muscles ahead of November election

School board candidates flex their muscles ahead of November election

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (File photo) The winds of change are set to blow through the ranks of the Alexandria City School Board this year, with three current members not running for re-election and [...]

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s burgeoning ferry options could have some new additions in the coming years, as two commuter ferry routes from the Port City were found to be feasible in a recent study [...]

Silberberg confident despite write-in rumors

Silberberg confident despite write-in rumors

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor and Democratic mayoral nominee Allison Silberberg seemed unfazed by the growing speculation that Mayor Bill Euille is seriously considering a write-in bid to stay in office. Last week, a [...]

Euille maintains war chest, examines write-in campaign while residents lay groundwork

Euille maintains war chest, examines write-in campaign while residents lay groundwork

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Rumors that began as early as election night have reached a fever pitch this week, as a cadre of residents confirmed they are meeting actively to lay the groundwork for a [...]

New Hunting Point clubhouse approved by planning commission

New Hunting Point clubhouse approved by planning commission

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed new clubhouse at the Hunting Point on the Potomac apartment complex — recently rebranded as Bridgeyard Old Town — was approved unanimously by the planning commission, but not before [...]

Alexandria’s Confederate references come under fire after South Carolina shooting

Alexandria’s Confederate references come under fire after South Carolina shooting

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) As one of the biggest state-sanctioned reminders of the U.S. Civil War — the Confederate battle flag — was removed from the grounds of South Carolina’s capitol last week, the debate [...]