Archive for 'Opinion'

Our View: Outside the box thinking is needed to avoid a collision over T.C. lights

Our View: Outside the box thinking is needed to avoid a collision over T.C. lights

(Courtesy photo) City officials appear to be on a collision course with residents of the Seminary Hill neighborhood next to T.C. Williams High School, with litigation a possible end result. The catalyst for this confrontation is [...]

Alexandria in Action: A chance of a lifetime

Alexandria in Action: A chance of a lifetime

By John Porter The federal government, which has had more than its share of critics recently, made two bold and concerted moves within the past month to benefit nonprofits across the nation. When it seemed little [...]

Your View: Put a cap on Alexandria’s population

Your View: Put a cap on Alexandria’s population

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Our recent city council’s wrong-headed approval allowing a developer to cram an infill house between two properties he owns in the Clover-College Park neighborhood was disheartening for [...]

Filling in the blanks: Thinking outside the box to achieve T.C. Williams stadium upgrade

Filling in the blanks: Thinking outside the box to achieve T.C. Williams stadium upgrade

By Karen Graf One of the key goals of the Alexandria City School Board and the ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan is to provide the best learning environment, opportunities and resources for our students to succeed. Alexandria [...]

My View: A new shared sense of purpose

My View: A new shared sense of purpose

By Mayor Allison Silberberg I want to thank you, residents of Alexandria, for this great honor of serving as your mayor. This is a time for a new, shared sense of purpose, to paraphrase former U.S. [...]

Our View: Alexandria needs ethics reform

Our View: Alexandria needs ethics reform

(File photo) Alexandria has a long history of individuals who, by their behavior, led the way in serving as role models. Samuel W. Tucker in 1939 risked imprisonment to organize America’s first sit-down strike against racial [...]

Your View: Fight food insecurity in Alexandria

By Nick Arent, organizer, Virginia Fair Share Education Fund It is time for winter break for students in Alexandria. Most children are looking forward to getting two weeks off from school to play with friends, celebrate [...]

Our View: Closing of three local establishments is a loss to the city

Our View: Closing of three local establishments is a loss to the city

(File photo) They say things come in threes, such as hiccups and celebrity deaths. So perhaps it is no surprise that Alexandria is losing not one or two, but three iconic businesses in late 2015: Mancini’s [...]

Your View: Appropriation requires discussion, not dismissal

By Holly Bowers, Alexandria To the editor: I am writing in response to Denise Dunbar’s latest column (“An appropriated column,” December 10), which I found to be offensive and petty. I was disappointed to see her [...]

Senior Corner: The battle against senior neglect

Senior Corner: The battle against senior neglect

By Velda Weathers “Tis the season to be jolly” is the age old saying during this time of year. Unfortunately, this is not the case for some of our seniors in Alexandria. Some of the seniors [...]