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City mulls big changes for Alexandria’s prestigious boxing club

City mulls big changes for Alexandria’s prestigious boxing club

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) One evening last summer, Mayor Bill Euille honored a straight-A T.C. Williams student and champion boxer named Iesha Kenney, who trains at the Alexandria Boxing Club. Congratulating Kenney on an [...]

City Hall beset by recent staff departures

City Hall beset by recent staff departures

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services Director Rich Baier became the latest high-profile city staffer to depart the Port City this month, officials sought to dispel any notion that [...]

Businesses remain mixed on extended meter hours

Businesses remain mixed on extended meter hours

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Nearly a month after city council extended parking meter hours to 9 p.m. across the city, the business community is still mixed on the change. Old Town shop owners and restaurateurs [...]

McAuliffe will not appeal OEI ruling

McAuliffe will not appeal OEI ruling

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced last week that he would not appeal a Norfolk judge’s ruling that the controversial Opportunity Educational Institution is unconstitutional. The agency, created by then-Gov. Bob McDonnell [...]

Moran persona non grata in Russia

Moran persona non grata in Russia

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) is among 13 Americans no longer welcome in Russia, apparently in retaliation for similar travel restrictions Washington placed upon officials there and in Crimea. The group [...]

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 [...]