Archive for 'Editorials'

Senior Care: A hidden gem in Alexandria

Senior Care: A hidden gem in Alexandria

By Darrell Wesley One of the city’s best-kept secrets is located on the southern edge of Old Town in the Lee Center along Jefferson Street. Established in 1986, the Alexandria Adult Day Services Center — formerly [...]

Margaret Thatcher deserves her due

The reaction to last week’s death of Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, has been fascinating. Love her or hate her, she was the most important woman of the 20th century. Paul [...]

My View: Mayor Bill Euille, don’t tear our homes down

My View: Mayor Bill Euille, don’t tear our homes down

By, Veronica Calzada, 
Margaret Kanu and 
Kidere Seman You may not give much thought to where your janitor lives, ponder how your nursing assistant makes ends meet or contemplate where your taxi driver’s children go to [...]

Editorial: It’s time to massage the law

Editorial: It’s time to massage the law

Residents who stayed up long enough to catch the tail end of last week’s city council meeting got a refresher on Alexandria’s less-than-upstanding past. What sparked the history lesson? The answer is a decades-old law that [...]

Editorial: Post-election tax hike: predictable and lamentable

Editorial: Post-election tax hike: predictable and lamentable

It should come as no great surprise to anyone in Alexandria that the city manager and city council are proposing an enormous property tax hike this year. The reasons are straightforward. Council members don’t have to [...]

Editorial: Police must provide information on troubling deaths

Editorial: Police must provide information on troubling deaths

Tragedy struck Alexandria twice in the past week. Two local men died unexpectedly: one at the hands of a murderer and the other gunned down after an armed confrontation with police officers. Both incidents shook the [...]

Editorial: Right message, wrong venue

Editorial: Right message, wrong venue

Beauregard corridor residents, rightfully upset with plans to redevelop their neighborhood, converged on a town hall meeting — hosted by the city’s housing department — over the weekend to make their frustration known. It was the [...]

Editorial: The writing is on the wall 
for the Carver Nursery School

Editorial: The writing is on the wall 
for the Carver Nursery School

Passions about potential redevelopment of the waterfront, Beauregard corridor and Arlandria have been boiling over in Alexandria these past couple of years. Meanwhile, a smaller — but still significant — redevelopment battle has been simmering all [...]

Editorial: School board members must learn from past mistakes

Editorial: School board members must learn from past mistakes

A few weeks ago we congratulated the school board for prodding Superintendent Morton Sherman for details about the Alexandria City Public Schools Education Foundation — a nonprofit created in 2011. Now we’re worried they’re repeating the [...]

Editorial: Alexandria City Council needs to know when to step back

Editorial: Alexandria City Council needs to know when to step back

The Alexandria City Council gave the green light to a bevy of changes, with the vast majority being fare-related, to the local taxicab industry Tuesday night. While the tweaks — part of the city’s biennial review [...]