Archive for 'Opinion'

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Community resources to support veterans

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Community resources to support veterans

By Bill Reagan (File photo) At the Alexandria Small Business Development Center, we’re always looking for new ways to support Alexandria businesses. We continually seek opportunities to partner with members of the community and to identify [...]

Divesting from Israel 
is a ‘discriminatory act’

Divesting from Israel 
is a ‘discriminatory act’

By Herb Cooper-Levy, Alexandria To the editor: This is in response to the letter by George Byrd published in the August 7 edition of the Alexandria Times (“Divestment does not equal anti-Semitism”). Equating Israel’s policies with those [...]

Embracing bike lanes without public input is pure folly

Embracing bike lanes without public input is pure folly

By Townsend A. 
“Van” Van Fleet, Alexandria To the editor: Derrick Perkins’ article in the August 14 issue of the Alexandria Times titled “Prince and Cameron streets eyed for bike lanes,” highlighted city staff’s current position on [...]

Editorial: Labor Day provides a much-needed pause

Editorial: Labor Day provides a much-needed pause

This weekend marks the traditional, if not the calendar, end to summer. Though life is never slow in the D.C. area, in July and August the pace is more of a jog than a sprint. From [...]

Hobie & Monk: A house divided …

Hobie & Monk: A house divided …

Dear Hobie & Monk, My roommates and I have been living together for a year now. There are four of us in one house. At the beginning, we were all friends. Not the best of friends, [...]

Editorial: Honoring a humble hero

Editorial: Honoring a humble hero

Most associate the launch of America’s civil rights movement with the momentous events of the 1950s: the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat in 1955 and [...]

Motorists searching for parking are the real danger, not cyclists

Motorists searching for parking are the real danger, not cyclists

By Chris Hubbard, Alexandria To the editor: I think the rational response to the August 7 letter (“We must stop the ‘cycling anarchy’”) regarding “cycling anarchy” is a question of priorities. I have never heard of a [...]

Here’s how you can help the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Here’s how you can help the Torpedo Factory Art Center

By Eric Wallner, chief executive officer, Torpedo Factory Art Center To the editor: In response to the Alexandria Times article and editorial in the July 24 issue (“Alexandria residents, the Torpedo Factory needs you”), I am [...]

Senior corner: Separating normal aging from dementia

Senior corner: Separating normal aging from dementia

By Russel Hunter “Are my memory problems because of dementia or just age?” It’s a question I get frequently. We all experience forgetfulness and word-finding difficulties from time to time. Unsuccessfully trying to remember the name [...]

Tree removal policy is a waste of taxpayer dollars

Tree removal policy is a waste of taxpayer dollars

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria To the editor: To address your quest for knowledge, here are a few syllogisms (the term you recall from your logic course. Remember? “If this, then that”). So here goes: If trees [...]