Archive for 'Politics'

Let there be light?

Let there be light?

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As the Alexandria City Council prepared to approve lights at planned tennis courts at T.C. Williams last month, Mayor Bill Euille floated the idea of ending the night football game drought [...]

No more dead Confederates

No more dead Confederates

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) The names Beauregard, French, Gordon and Van Dorn have two things in common. First, they’re streets in the West End. And second, they’re all names of Confederate Civil War generals, none [...]

Car dealers get final notice

Car dealers get final notice

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Two used car dealerships along King Street need to find new homes within the next four months or face closure. The Alexandria Planning Commission voted last week to give A&B Auto [...]

Updated: Moran announces retirement

Updated: Moran announces retirement

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Longtime Congressman Jim Moran (D-8) will step down at the end of his term. The announcement from Moran’s office came early Wednesday morning. In a statement, the congressman thanked his supporters, [...]

Back in session

Back in session

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The annual General Assembly session kicked off Wednesday, and city officials hope to get their fair share of state funding. Alexandria’s legislative packet, approved last month, contains a wish list of [...]

Krupicka wants funding removed for Opportunity Educational Institution

Krupicka wants funding removed for Opportunity Educational Institution

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Delegate Rob Krupicka (D-45) said that he — like other Democratic legislators — will fight the controversial Opportunity Educational Institution, a newly formed state agency tasked with taking over failing schools. [...]

Waterfront hotel forges ahead

Waterfront hotel forges ahead

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) The first major project envisioned by the controversial waterfront redevelopment plan cleared its first hurdle Tuesday night, receiving the planning commission’s approval — but with a few caveats. Designed by [...]

Clock’s ticking on boat club negotiations

Clock’s ticking on boat club negotiations

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) After initially keeping quiet on the status of negotiations for the Old Dominion Boat Club’s waterfront parking lot, city officials have lifted — ever so slightly — the veil of silence. [...]

State legislators weigh bill outlawing political retaliation

State legislators weigh bill outlawing political retaliation

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. – While Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe talks up ethics reform, three key state Democrats are staying mum about legislation that would prohibit political “retaliation” by legislators. State Sen. [...]

Remembering Vola Lawson

Remembering Vola Lawson

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Officials — past and present — remembered Vola Lawson December 14, calling her a truly caring individual who also was a leader and advocate for progress. Lawson, the first female city [...]