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Our View: Old Town needs its theater

Our View: Old Town needs its theater

(File photo) In the buildup to the release of “Jurassic World” earlier this month, a wry critic noted that the first three “Jurassic Park” movies could be summed up as, “Dinosaurs eat people,” with some of [...]

Your View: Bike lanes assessment on King Street must have established metrics

Your View: Bike lanes assessment on King Street must have established metrics

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: City council’s vote last year to establish bike lanes along upper King Street without first having established metrics is problematic. One metric I would propose — not [...]

Your View: How dense can Alexandria be?

Your View: How dense can Alexandria be?

By Tom Walczykowski, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: If you have cable, you have seen her — Kate Upton in the Game of War commercial. She struts behind two competing players in a plush forested [...]

Your View: Potomac Yard is not the answer to Alexandria’s woes

Your View: Potomac Yard is not the answer to Alexandria’s woes

By Ellen Tabb, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Because our top city officials favor building a new Metro station at Potomac Yard, claiming it will attract needed businesses and their tax revenues, although there is [...]

Your View: Write in Bill Euille for mayor

Your View: Write in Bill Euille for mayor

By Glenn Klaus, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I have never met Mayor Bill Euille, but for the last 20 years I have lived in the city that he has served for more than 40. [...]

Your View: Reflections on Alexandria’s waterfront — from along Zurich’s shoreline

Your View: Reflections on Alexandria’s waterfront — from along Zurich’s shoreline

By Chris Porter, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Growing up in Alexandria, I’ve always thought of my hometown as a waterfront city: I rowed crew on the Potomac throughout high school, kayaked and sailed frequently [...]

Your View: Save the tennis court at Powhatan Park

Your View: Save the tennis court at Powhatan Park

By Jared Engeset, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Tennis has been a huge part of my family and upbringing since I was 10 years old. Even when my wife and I were looking into neighborhoods [...]

Our View: A toast to Nora Partlow, the neighborhood coffee pub queen

Our View: A toast to Nora Partlow, the neighborhood coffee pub queen

(Photo/Chris Teale) Today, many residents take Alexandria’s retail corridors like Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray and King Street in Old Town for granted. But they weren’t always hubs of bustling business and activity. Two decades [...]

Our View: It’s time for a new Patrick Henry school building

Our View: It’s time for a new Patrick Henry school building

(Image/Alexandria City Public Schools) As they say, timing is everything. In show business, a sense of timing can be the difference between lasting success and a fleeting career. Timing is crucial for a good meal; no [...]

Your View: Times’ Ford Home coverage left much to be desired

Your View: Times’ Ford Home coverage left much to be desired

By Stephen Hales, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am the owner of 811 and 809 Vassar Road and the applicant for a subdivision of my property in the Clover/College Park neighborhood. I was incredibly [...]