Archive for 'Opinion'

Your View: End the use of anonymous comments

By Townsend A. “Van” Van Fleet, Republican city council candidate To the editor: A few months ago I commented in the Alexandria Times that letters to the editor should have identified authors. To have anything less [...]

Your View: Community and city must co-operate to reduce crime

Your View: Community and city must co-operate to reduce crime

By Judy Noritake; President, Braddock Metro Citizens Coalition To the editor: On the heels of the homicide in the Braddock neighborhood last week, I want to say a few words by way of introduction about the [...]

Your View: Homicide is the culmination of festering issues

Your View: Homicide is the culmination of festering issues

By Leslie Zupan, Keil Gentry, Peter Prahar, Heidi Ford, Donna Reuss; Board members, West Old Town Citizens Association (File photo) To the editor: The recent homicide of Shakkan Elliot-Tibbs at the Andrew Adkins public housing project [...]

Your View: Appomattox statue is important reminder of Alexandria’s past

Your View: Appomattox statue is important reminder of Alexandria’s past

By Rev. Matthew Kozlowski and Danielle Kozlowski, Alexandria (Photo/Chris Teale) To the editor: While we realize that there has been no official call to remove or move the memorial to Alexandria’s fallen Civil War soldiers, we [...]

Our View: Addressing our complicated history, one step at a time

Our View: Addressing our complicated history, one step at a time

(Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria may be just a river’s width away from Washington, but like many cities farther south, the city has a very complex history when it comes to race, slavery and the Civil War. In [...]

Our View: Extending meter limits along upper King Street is a good start

Our View: Extending meter limits along upper King Street is a good start

(Photo/Jennifer Powell) City council’s recent decision to allow longer hours at parking meters in West Old Town is good news for patrons and proprietors of businesses in that part of Alexandria. The change, which allows motorists [...]

Your View: Bravo council for making our streets safer

Your View: Bravo council for making our streets safer

By Sue D. Gunter, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I write in response to the letter to the editor titled “Revisit the King Street bike lanes” in the July 2 edition of the Alexandria Times. [...]

Your View: Appomattox statue move would chip away Alexandria’s history

Your View: Appomattox statue move would chip away Alexandria’s history

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (Photo/Chris Teale) To the editor: City Hall installed bicycle lanes on upper King Street ostensibly as a traffic-calming measure, but has anyone asked what traffic-calming role the Appomattox statue at the intersection [...]

Your View: The coming debacle at Patrick Henry

Your View: The coming debacle at Patrick Henry

By William A. Goff, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The city recently has begun the process of rebuilding our school infrastructure after years of neglect with a project that is long overdue. The effort begins [...]

Your View: Commissions need a refresher on meeting process

Your View: Commissions need a refresher on meeting process

By Townsend A. “Van” Van Fleet, Republican city council candidate (File photo) To the editor: I recently attended a meeting of the Old Town Area Parking Study (OTAPS) group at City Hall. The meeting started off [...]