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School board election sees several newcomers join incumbent members

School board election sees several newcomers join incumbent members

By Chris Teale (File photo) More than half of the seats on the Alexandria City School Board will turn over with the new year, as five new members of the body will join four incumbents following [...]

Allison Silberberg wins mayoral election, will be joined by six other Democrats on city council

Allison Silberberg wins mayoral election, will be joined by six other Democrats on city council

By Erich Wagner and Chris Teale (Photo/Bill Starrels) Article updated November 5, 9 a.m. Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg easily fought off the challenge of incumbent Mayor Bill Euille’s write-in campaign to become Alexandria’s next mayor and [...]

The other election comes to town, brings Hillary Clinton and Gov. Terry McAuliffe

The other election comes to town, brings Hillary Clinton and Gov. Terry McAuliffe

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The numerous road closures, metal detectors to scan attendees and U.S. Secret Service agents posted around Market Square and along surrounding streets October 23 indicated one thing: the 2016 presidential election [...]

School board candidates lock horns in forum

School board candidates lock horns in forum

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With Election Day fast approaching, the 13 candidates for the Alexandria City School Board got their chance to flex their muscles at an October 21 forum and outline their visions for [...]

Oakville Triangle project makes further progress at Saturday’s council hearing

Oakville Triangle project makes further progress at Saturday’s council hearing

By Chris Teale (File photo) As Del Ray continues to grow and Potomac Yard prepares to welcome a new Metrorail station, nearby Oakville Triangle’s redevelopment continued to gather steam Saturday as city council unanimously adopted a [...]

Robinson Terminal North receives city council approval

Robinson Terminal North receives city council approval

By Chris Teale (File photo) The redevelopment of Robinson Terminal North gained unanimous approval from city council at an October 17 hearing, marking the passage of the last of the main projects in the city’s waterfront [...]

City establishes task force ahead of MGM National Harbor opening

City establishes task force ahead of MGM National Harbor opening

By Chris Teale (Image/MGM) Across the Potomac River in Maryland, National Harbor is set to grow even more with the opening of the MGM National Harbor casino, and Alexandria officials are looking to take advantage of [...]

City council candidates clash at final forum

City council candidates clash at final forum

By Chris Teale (File photo) The series of city council candidate forums ahead of Election Day on November 3 came to a rousing climax on October 14, as the 11 candidates clashed over issues of development, [...]

Mayoral race enters high gear as campaigns trade endorsements, barbs

Mayoral race enters high gear as campaigns trade endorsements, barbs

By Erich Wagner (File photo) There are less than three weeks left until the November 3 local election, and Alexandria’s mayoral candidates still are trying to get a leg up with voters. Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg [...]

Van Fleet blames AEDP and Visit Alexandria for lack of commercial development

Van Fleet blames AEDP and Visit Alexandria for lack of commercial development

By Chris Teale (File photo) Throughout his campaign for city council, Republican candidate Townsend “Van” Van Fleet has said the city must do more to fill its vacant office space, which currently stands at approximately 13.5 [...]