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Food truck task force’s work was cut short by City Hall

Food truck task force’s work was cut short by City Hall

By Katy Cannady, Alexandria (File photo) The recent Alexandria Times article on food trucks (“Digging into Alexandria’s food truck initiative”, November 6) stated that members of the city council-appointed food truck task force “claimed” they were [...]

Don’t let hackers spoil your holiday

Don’t let hackers spoil your holiday

By John Harwell (File photo) With the holiday shopping season upon us, the big guy in the red suit is making a list and checking it twice in readiness for the season. Missing from his “nice” [...]

A solution for Alexandria’s power line negotiations

A solution for Alexandria’s power line negotiations

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria Now that Dominion has vetted a list of potential power line routes and their feasibility, City Hall will have an opportunity to present to the Commonwealth’s corporation commission its concerns about how [...]

Editorial: City budget faces double crunch

Editorial: City budget faces double crunch

File photo Alexandria’s fiscal 2016 budget is being squeezed locally by a projected $16 million deficit and by unfunded mandates from the Virginia legislature. Guess what that means, Port City residents? Your property tax rate likely [...]

We all must be mindful of pedestrians

We all must be mindful of pedestrians

By Jim Durham, chairman, Alexandria Bicycle and PEdestrian Advisory Committee (File photo) The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is acting to improve safety across the city, with a recent focus in Old Town. Implementing [...]

Athletic lights will benefit just a few T.C. students

Athletic lights will benefit just a few T.C. students

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File photo) Political capital usually is earned in advance and later spent pursuing a policy agenda. However, in the case of our elected school board (and unusually silent superintendent) they want their [...]

City manager is on the right track with new budget outreach

City manager is on the right track with new budget outreach

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) I have to tip my sweat-stained Alexandria Aces baseball cap to the city manager. He hit one out of the park by persuading our Imperial Rulers (a. k. a. city [...]

Plans for Robinson Terminal South are a sign of great things to come

Plans for Robinson Terminal South are a sign of great things to come

By Robert Atkinson, Alexandria I have followed the deliberations on the waterfront redevelopment plan with great interest over the past few years and am a firm supporter of bringing new life and vitality to this critical [...]

Every child deserves a warm and nutritious lunch

Every child deserves a warm and nutritious lunch

By Daria Dillard, president, Samuel Tucker Elementary School PTA (File photo) Imagine my surprise upon discovering how many students have gone without a hot lunch on a consistent basis at Samuel Tucker Elementary School. Al Luna, [...]

Emphasis needed on environmental education

Emphasis needed on environmental education

By Melvin Alvarez, Alexandria (File photo) Alexandria City Public Schools possesses enough money to squander $3.5 million on a football field lightning project for T.C. Williams, as reported in Erich Wagner’s September 26 article, “ACPS: Total [...]