Archive for 'Opinion'

Your View: We have to stop gun violence

By Gail Gordon Donegan, Alexandria To the editor: Virginia is now known as the state where murder is broadcast on live TV. A disgruntled former station employee shot and killed reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her [...]

Your View: Euille’s administration has chipped at Alexandria’s historic feel

Your View: Euille’s administration has chipped at Alexandria’s historic feel

By Herve Aitken, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am writing in response to the letter in the Times’ August 20 edition asking “hat is it about Euille’s candidacy that so concerns the vice mayor’s [...]

Our View: A tale of swimmers in two cities

Our View: A tale of swimmers in two cities

(File photo) It is expensive to build an indoor swimming facility anchored by a 50-meter pool. The City of Alexandria and Arlington County both found this out the hard way in recent years. The localities have [...]

Filling in the blanks: Summer brings us the results of our work

Filling in the blanks: Summer brings us the results of our work

By Karen Graf The summer is coming to an end and the start of school is right around the corner. The Alexandria City Public Schools facilities department has been working all summer to ready the schools; [...]

Your View: Hold ARHA to the same standards as private residents

By Glen Roe, Alexandria To the editor: The City of Alexandria has a long and rich history of historic preservation. Beginning with the creation of Old Town’s Old and Historic District, and continuing with the establishment [...]

Your View: Demolishing the Ramsey Homes will hurt property values

By Lila Mei Lee, Alexandria To the editor: On September 12, the Alexandria City Council will hear an appeal filed by the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority regarding the Parker-Gray Board of Architectural Review’s unanimous denial [...]

Your View: City must respect its historic districts

By Ninette Sadusky, Alexandria To the editor: Do Alexandria’s historic districts mean anything? That is the question that city councilors will answer September 12 when they decide either to uphold or to overturn the Parker-Gray Board [...]

The Business Plan: Economic development and the entrepreneur ecosystem

The Business Plan: Economic development and the entrepreneur ecosystem

By Bill Reagan You may have seen the recent announcement that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will relocate from Arlington to office space on Eisenhower Avenue. This win for the city highlights what we typically regard [...]

Your View: Alexandria public schools face difficult decisions

Your View: Alexandria public schools face difficult decisions

By Margaret Lorber, Alexandria City Student Board candidate (File photo) To the editor: The Times’ story on Alexandria’s school board candidates (“Vying for the top of the class,” July 30) stated that I did not respond [...]

Our View: T.C. Williams stadium press box is an embarrassment

Our View: T.C. Williams stadium press box is an embarrassment

(Photo/Chris Teale) It may seem like a relatively minor issue, but the dire state of the press box at T.C. Williams’ Parker-Gray Stadium is a symbolic and logistical nightmare for the school’s rebuilding football program. For [...]