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Plans crawl forward for Robinson Terminal North

Plans crawl forward for Robinson Terminal North

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Members of the city board of architectural review praised the latest tweaks to plans for redevelopment of Robinson Terminal North at a work session last week, but some residents [...]

Gun control, education dollars top agenda for local lawmakers in Richmond

Gun control, education dollars top agenda for local lawmakers in Richmond

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) The new session of the Virginia General Assembly convenes next week, and could be one of the more contentious in recent memory. Gun control, education and tax reform legislation are [...]

City council examines borrowing policies

City council examines borrowing policies

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City staff urged city councilors to reduce the amount of money Alexandria pays up front for capital projects to help deal with a projected $16 million budget deficit. City budget director [...]

Changes afoot in grant funding process

Changes afoot in grant funding process

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Organizations making funding requests from the Alexandria Fund for Human Services will notice a few changes next month when they prepare to write their grant proposals. Kate Garvey, director of [...]

Mark Jinks appointed acting city manager

Mark Jinks appointed acting city manager

By Erich Wagner (Photo/City of Alexandria) City councilors voted unanimously last weekend to appoint Mark Jinks as acting city manager following the news last week that City Manager Rashad Young would leave Alexandria at the end [...]

Incidents highlight local police accountability

Incidents highlight local police accountability

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alfred Street Baptist Church Pastor Howard-John Wesley’s congregation was in the midst of a service geared toward young people earlier this month, when word that a New York police officer would [...]

Attorney general, education secretary visit local juvenile offenders

Attorney general, education secretary visit local juvenile offenders

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Senior members of the Obama administration visited the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center Monday to talk with students about the need for educational supports at facilities for young people in custody. [...]

City manager to resign for D.C. government position

City manager to resign for D.C. government position

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City Manager Rashad Young will resign at the end of 2014 to take a job as the D.C. city administrator under Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, officials confirmed Tuesday. Young held Alexandria’s top [...]

Dominion hints at its favored power line routes

Dominion hints at its favored power line routes

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Representatives with Dominion Virginia Power broke their silence about which routes they are most closely considering for a proposed 230-kilovolt transmission line from Arlington County through Alexandria. Since announcing the proposal, [...]

Rideshare regulation fight continues as taxi drivers push for job security

Rideshare regulation fight continues as taxi drivers push for job security

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) The intense battle over rideshare regulations in the Old Dominion is far from over. This summer, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles caused quite a stir when it sent rideshare companies [...]