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Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) Alexandria City Council gave the green light to a new Patrick Henry Recreation Center for the West End at its legislative meeting last week, but councilors were frustrated by a [...]

La Bergerie move challenged in court by neighbors

La Bergerie move challenged in court by neighbors

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria City Council has been sued at least 194 times since 1985, and it looks like government attorneys will go to bat for the body once more. The latest case against [...]

A Landmark achievement for beleaguered mall redevelopment?

A Landmark achievement for beleaguered mall redevelopment?

By Chris Teale (File photo) The delayed and much-maligned redevelopment project at Landmark Mall took a tentative step forward earlier this month, as city council unanimously approved amendments to the site plan that would increase the [...]

Allison Silberberg cites busy schedule as cause of recusal, delayed return of contribution

Allison Silberberg cites busy schedule as cause of recusal, delayed return of contribution

By Chris Teale (File photo) At city council’s public hearing on June 13, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg recused herself when discussion turned to the future of the Old Town Theater, for which building owner Rob Kaufman [...]

Local officials, candidates vow unity after tough Alexandria primary race

Local officials, candidates vow unity after tough Alexandria primary race

By Erich Wagner (File photo) In the days immediately following last week’s landmark Democratic primary election, where Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg beat four-term incumbent Bill Euille for the nomination for Alexandria’s top elected position, the city [...]

Silberberg unseats Euille in dramatic primary election

Silberberg unseats Euille in dramatic primary election

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) This article has been updated to reflect votes in the 45th District from Arlington and Fairfax counties as well as the city of Alexandria. Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg [...]

Silberberg, Levine win Democratic primaries

Silberberg, Levine win Democratic primaries

Updated at 10:11 p.m. By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg triumphed in the Democratic primary for Alexandria Mayor, according to unofficial poll results, defeating incumbent Bill Euille and former Mayor [...]

Eisenhower Avenue Holiday Inn set to reopen after closure

Eisenhower Avenue Holiday Inn set to reopen after closure

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Construction on the National Science Foundation’s new building in Eisenhower West continues apace, but now it seems that one of the area’s oldest buildings is set to reopen as a hotel [...]

Mayoral candidates make final pitches to voters before Democratic primary

Mayoral candidates make final pitches to voters before Democratic primary

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria’s Democratic contenders for mayor took one last opportunity to differentiate themselves from their opponents Tuesday night in the campaign’s final debate at George Washington Middle School. But it was a [...]

Potomac Yard Metro station enters new phase of development, questions still remain

Potomac Yard Metro station enters new phase of development, questions still remain

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed Metrorail station at Potomac Yard made significant progress at Alexandria City Council last week as city councilors voted unanimously in favor of the so-called Alternative B but raised concerns [...]