Archive for 'Politics'

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 [...]

Local leaders bemoan potential WMATA funding cut

Local leaders bemoan potential WMATA funding cut

By Chris Teale (File photo) The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has come under fire in recent months for its poor safety record and a lack of improvement, and now Congress is discussing cutting $50 million [...]

Some Old Town parking meter time limits extended

Some Old Town parking meter time limits extended

By Chris Teale (Photo/Jennifer Powell) Those looking to drive and park in metered spaces west of Alfred Street in Old Town will have more time to browse the shops and boutiques and digest their meals at [...]

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) It has been two and a half years in the making, but a joint city council-Alexandria City Public Schools framework to cope with rapid student enrollment growth is now in place [...]

Fire Station 210 to be fully staffed by December

Fire Station 210 to be fully staffed by December

By Chris Teale (File photo) Just months after coming under fire for an ill-conceived ribbon-cutting ceremony for a fire station with no firefighters, city council unanimously voted to release the $1.3 million set aside in the [...]

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 [...]