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Out of the Attic: A military mansion

Out of the Attic: A military mansion

(Photo/Office of Historic Alexandria) During the Civil War, the residence and headquarters of the military governor of Alexandria was located at 209 S. St. Asaph St. As seen in this photograph dating from that period, the [...]

Times’ cartoonist should stick to what he knows

By Erica Mitrano, Arlington To the editor: Why, in your cartoon portraying Palestinians and Israelis as pawns of unseen powers (July 10), were the Palestinians dressed in the Turkish flag? The flag of Palestine is a red [...]

Detective Julie Goble did right by us

Detective Julie Goble did right by us

By Mark Hemingway, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: Almost two years ago, our house in Rosemont was robbed. We were burgled on a Friday afternoon and the man responsible was arrested the following Monday. My wife [...]

Here’s hoping Hotel Indigo is a good fit for Old Town

Here’s hoping Hotel Indigo is a good fit for Old Town

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Recently, on a hiking trip along the Appalachians, I had the pleasure and pain of three different hotel experiences. One of them took place in the Hotel Indigo [...]

Academics, not athletics, must be prioritized

Academics, not athletics, must be prioritized

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Uh oh. Having read new Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley’s first opinion piece (“ACPS supports students and student-athletes equally,” July 3), I fear we’re in for [...]

Divestment does not equal anti-Semitism

Divestment does not equal anti-Semitism

By George Byrd, Falls Church To the editor: Some of the arguments opposing the Presbyterian Church’s divestment from companies connected to Israel sound very much like the ones set forth by the whites of South Africa prior [...]

Filling in the Blanks: Pre-K students will get 
a boost with the opening of 
the new Jefferson-Houston

Filling in the Blanks: Pre-K students will get 
a boost with the opening of 
the new Jefferson-Houston

By Karen Graf (Photo/Erich Wagner) A positive preschool experience is a critical component for the success of our city’s youngest residents. The top priorities for the Alexandria City School Board are to ensure that our students [...]

We must stop the ‘cycling anarchy’

We must stop the ‘cycling anarchy’

By B. Marquis, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Regarding the issues that surround bicycling in Alexandria — particularly with creating bike lanes and providing additional accommodations for bicyclists — I feel compelled to report my observations [...]

Attack on the Declaration of Independence smacked of revisionist history

Attack on the Declaration of Independence smacked of revisionist history

By Charles Faulkner, Alexandria To the editor: In response to Dino Drudi’s letter to the editor on July 17 (“What did the Founders really mean in the Declaration of Independence?”), I take no small offense at his [...]