Archive for 'Politics'

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 [...]

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 [...]