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Boat club membership agrees to swap land with City Hall

Boat club membership agrees to swap land with City Hall

By Erich Wagner (File photo) After three days of voting, members of the Old Dominion Boat Club ratified a deal with City Hall to trade their waterfront clubhouse for the nearby Beachcomber property. According to the [...]

Virginia’s newest laws are now on the books

Virginia’s newest laws are now on the books

By Katie Callahan (File photo) A slew of new laws went into effect earlier this month, including a major overhaul of the state’s mental health system. Following the suicide of state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds’ (D-25) [...]

Officials scramble to sway Dominion Virginia’s transmission line plans

Officials scramble to sway Dominion Virginia’s transmission line plans

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City officials are scrambling for ways to prevent construction of a major electricity transmission line from disrupting residents and inconveniencing businesses. Representatives of Dominion Virginia Power revealed their hopes of running [...]

Old Dominion Boat Club weighs land swap deal with City Hall

Old Dominion Boat Club weighs land swap deal with City Hall

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The tentative land swap deal struck between City Hall and the Old Dominion Boat Club hinges on the approval of the social group’s membership. The deal, which has been negotiated off [...]

Edmond focuses on results, not ideology

Edmond focuses on results, not ideology

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Republican congressional nominee Micah Edmond said the combination of his unique upbringing and an emphasis on results rather than rhetoric means he will give Democrat Don Beyer a run for his [...]

Councilors skeptical of Dominion Power expansion plans

Councilors skeptical of Dominion Power expansion plans

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors lit up Dominion Virginia Power representatives last month over the utility company’s plans for running a 230-kilovolt transmission line through Alexandria. At issue is the fact that the company [...]

Council approves food truck rules

Council approves food truck rules

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors approved regulations for a food truck pilot program Tuesday, but methods to measure its success remain in the works. The controversial measure allows mobile eateries to sell their wares [...]

Officials move forward with waterfront flood mitigation project

Officials move forward with waterfront flood mitigation project

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Would a six-foot bulwark along the city’s waterfront end Old Town’s embarrassing tradition of flooding with every major storm? City officials say yes, but not all residents are sold. Part [...]

Driving Uber, Lyft out of the market

Driving Uber, Lyft out of the market

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) Just when you thought the Department of Motor Vehicles could not get any less popular, Virginia’s DMV officials sent cease-and-desist letters to passenger carrier companies Uber and Lyft, urging them to [...]

Euille handed first election defeat

Euille handed first election defeat

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) After two decades of going undefeated at the polls, Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille got a rude awakening Tuesday night. The popular mayor garnered just 8 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s [...]