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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 [...]

A step closer to a Potomac Yard Metro Station?

A step closer to a Potomac Yard Metro Station?

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed Metrorail station at Potomac Yard took another step towards becoming reality last week with the release of a federal Environmental Impact Study, in what city officials hailed as a [...]

Waterfront plan reaffirmed by state supreme court

Waterfront plan reaffirmed by state supreme court

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Virginia Supreme Court again sided with attorneys for the city last month, ruling against the so-called Iron Ladies’ petition to force a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on the controversial [...]

Council debates future of City Hall

Council debates future of City Hall

By Susan Hale Thomas and Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg accused Mayor Bill Euille of advocating for the sale of historic City Hall during a routine work session on the city’s proposed capital [...]

Aquatics advocates push for quicker fixes for Warwick pool

Aquatics advocates push for quicker fixes for Warwick pool

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City Councilor Justin Wilson was on vacation last year when his neighbor sent a video of something quite dramatic — thousands of gallons of water were pouring over the [...]

Race for delegate takes shape

Race for delegate takes shape

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Despite a short 10-day window before the filing deadline, five candidates have thrown their hat into the ring in the Democratic primary to succeed retiring Delegate Rob [...]

School board, city council still apart on education funding

School board, city council still apart on education funding

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Exiting a joint meeting between city councilors and members of the Alexandria City School Board, city and schools leaders appeared no closer to resolving a more than $3 million budget [...]

City council repeals ‘For Sale’ sign ban in cars

City council repeals ‘For Sale’ sign ban in cars

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) It is now safe for Alexandria residents to advertise a car for sale along city streets without fear of being ticketed or towed. City councilors unanimously voted earlier this month [...]