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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 [...]

Silberberg, Levine win Democratic primaries

Silberberg, Levine win Democratic primaries

Updated at 10:11 p.m. By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg triumphed in the Democratic primary for Alexandria Mayor, according to unofficial poll results, defeating incumbent Bill Euille and former Mayor [...]

Eisenhower Avenue Holiday Inn set to reopen after closure

Eisenhower Avenue Holiday Inn set to reopen after closure

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Construction on the National Science Foundation’s new building in Eisenhower West continues apace, but now it seems that one of the area’s oldest buildings is set to reopen as a hotel [...]

Mayoral candidates make final pitches to voters before Democratic primary

Mayoral candidates make final pitches to voters before Democratic primary

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria’s Democratic contenders for mayor took one last opportunity to differentiate themselves from their opponents Tuesday night in the campaign’s final debate at George Washington Middle School. But it was a [...]

Potomac Yard Metro station enters new phase of development, questions still remain

Potomac Yard Metro station enters new phase of development, questions still remain

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed Metrorail station at Potomac Yard made significant progress at Alexandria City Council last week as city councilors voted unanimously in favor of the so-called Alternative B but raised concerns [...]

Democratic candidates for House of Delegates 45th District weigh in on education problems, solutions

Democratic candidates for House of Delegates 45th District weigh in on education problems, solutions

By Chris Teale (File photo) The candidates in the Democratic primary for the 45th District in the Virginia House of Delegates have tremendous shoes to fill in the form of predecessor Rob Krupicka (D), most notably [...]

Mayor Bill Euille stands by his record after four terms in office

Mayor Bill Euille stands by his record after four terms in office

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) One might think that after more than a decade at the helm of Alexandria’s city government, Mayor Bill Euille would grow tired of the many responsibilities, both political and ceremonial. One [...]

Potomac Yard Special Tax Districts come under fire from local residents

Potomac Yard Special Tax Districts come under fire from local residents

By Chris Teale (file photo) On the surface, Alexandria City Council’s plan to help fund the Potomac Yard Metrorail station by establishing two Special Tax Districts near the proposed site is legal under Virginia law and [...]

Allison Silberberg emphasizes thoughtfulness in mayoral run

Allison Silberberg emphasizes thoughtfulness in mayoral run

By Chris Teale (file photo) She has been hailed as the “voice of reason” by former Alexandria Mayor and state Sen. Patsy Ticer, but Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg is running as far more than that in [...]