Archive for 'Politics'

City council approves King Street assisted living facility

City council approves King Street assisted living facility

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) With an impending snow storm threatening to disrupt last weekend’s city council hearing, 50 resolute supporters and opponents of the proposed Alexandria Memory Care project waited more than seven hours [...]

Embattled used car dealer to remain open

Embattled used car dealer to remain open

By Erich Wagner (File photo) In March 2014, city councilors gave the owner of A&B Auto Finance Co. one last chance. He had six months to wrap up operations and find a new site for his [...]

School board proposes raises for members next year

School board proposes raises for members next year

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Amidst the small tweaks and adjustments made to Alexandria City Public Schools’ fiscal 2016 operating budget during the school board’s final work session on the issue last week, board members [...]

Local Dems line up to challenge mayor

Local Dems line up to challenge mayor

By Susan Hale Thomas and Erich Wagner (File photo) Rumors are flying around the Port City about the mayoral and city council races like toilet paper off the shelves before a winter storm. Mayor Bill Euille [...]

Planning commission approves controversial assisted living facility

Planning commission approves controversial assisted living facility

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Several dozen residents addressed the Alexandria Planning Commission last week to oppose a plan to rezone and grant a development special use permit for a 75,000 square foot three-story [...]

Outgoing city manager reflects on his tenure in Alexandria

Outgoing city manager reflects on his tenure in Alexandria

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former City Manager Rashad Young said he will always look fondly on his time in Alexandria, where he was often the face of difficult changes, both in city government and for [...]

Fears surround Fort Ward plans

Fears surround Fort Ward plans

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City councilors unanimously passed a plan for the preservation of Fort Ward Park last month, over the objections of residents and descendants in the storied West End community. The document [...]

ACPS capital budget hits snag with playground proposal

ACPS capital budget hits snag with playground proposal

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Alexandria City School Board members wrestled their way through first of several FY 2016 budget work sessions last week at George Washington Middle School. In preparation for a vote [...]

City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City officials received a boost to their hopes of building a new Metro station in Potomac Yard last week, as Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Alexandria would receive a $50 million [...]

Metro tragedy hits home for Alexandrians

Metro tragedy hits home for Alexandrians

By Susan Hale Thomas (Courtesy photo) Around 3:14 p.m. last Tuesday, their Yellow Line train came to a stop in the tunnel between the L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station and the bridge over the Potomac River. The [...]