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Out of the Attc: The road to Alexandria’s commercial success

Out of the Attc: The road to Alexandria’s commercial success

Despite its short length, Commerce Street, the diagonal thoroughfare connecting King and Duke streets between South Peyton and Fayette streets, has a long and colorful history. The three-block long street is associated with the area known [...]

My View: Taking military intervention off the table is a strategic mistake

My View: Taking military intervention off the table is a strategic mistake

By Denise Dunbar (File Photo) I recently saw a bumper sticker that read, “War is not the answer.” Could five words strung together possibly be more inane? Of course, we all wish there was no such [...]

My View: How a prank almost sunk the Port City

My View: How a prank almost sunk the Port City

By Daniel Lee (File Photo) Taking military intervention off the table is a strategic mistake When seven British warships dropped anchor along Alexandria’s waterfront in late August 1814 (yes, the War of 1812 lasted past New [...]

Senior Corner: Designing roads for 
an aging population

Senior Corner: Designing roads for 
an aging population

By Jerry King If you follow transit issues in this city, no doubt you have heard the term “complete streets” tossed around. But what is it and how does it apply to seniors? The complete streets [...]

Compromise saved the waterfront

Compromise saved the waterfront

By Jody Manor and Christine Bernstein, Alexandria To the editor: The recent settlement agreement between the Old Dominion Boat Club and City Hall is cause for celebration. We applaud both sides for bringing this long, litigious [...]

Del Ray is not a police state

Del Ray is not a police state

By Robbin Warner, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I am writing to inform you of a situation involving the Alexandria Police Department on Friday, March 28, on Sycamore Street in Del Ray during our 13th annual [...]

EDITORIAL: Honest government requires full disclosures

EDITORIAL: Honest government requires full disclosures

(File Photo) Most politicians take office promising high standards for transparent and ethical behavior. Unfortunately, when this promise becomes politically or personally inconvenient, as it inevitably does, the standard often isn’t met. President Barack Obama’s White [...]

Long Live You: Avoiding the allergy blues naturally

Long Live You: Avoiding the allergy blues naturally

By Dr. Marie Steinmetz (File Photo) As spring allergy season arrives, it is time to take stock of your natural medicine cabinet. There are many natural remedies that have been proven useful for offsetting allergy symptoms. [...]