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The Business Plan: Celebrating Alexandria’s little-known manufacturing sector

The Business Plan: Celebrating Alexandria’s little-known manufacturing sector

By Bill Reagan (File Photo) Manufacturing Day (using the hashtag #mfgday on Twitter) will be celebrated across the country next week. October 3 is a day for highlighting the importance of manufacturing to the economy, showcasing [...]

Letter decrying ‘cycling anarchy’ only served to promote harmful stereotypes

Letter decrying ‘cycling anarchy’ only served to promote harmful stereotypes

By Jonathan Krall, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I am writing in response to the letter, “We must stop the ‘cycling anarchy’” that appeared in the Alexandria Times on August 7. The author decries the “anarchy” [...]

People will stop cruising for parking when it becomes too expensive

People will stop cruising for parking when it becomes too expensive

By Chris Hubbard, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Please accept this footnote to my previous letter “We can do a better job of encouraging walking and cycling in Old Town” (August 21). The correlation between drivers [...]

Editorial: It’s time for resident-only parking around the Carr hotel

Editorial: It’s time for resident-only parking around the Carr hotel

(File images) Waterfront redevelopment is about to start, whether Old Town residents are ready or not. Work on the 120-room Carr City Centers hotel at the foot of Duke Street will begin this fall, which means [...]

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Under a football field, a reminder 
of Alexandria’s past

Under a football field, a reminder 
of Alexandria’s past

(Photo/City of Alexandria) Mark your calendars — it is only 35 years until the opening of the time capsule at George Washington Middle School. The capsule was installed on September 17, 1949 as part of Alexandria’s [...]

Senior Corner: Helping neighbors, 
one home at a time

Senior Corner: Helping neighbors, 
one home at a time

By Katherine Dixon (File Photo)  While Rebuilding Together Alexandria may not be a household name, we aim to be — especially since we are all about rebuilding houses. As an Alexandria-based nonprofit, we focus on empowering [...]

Three cheers for those behind the War of 1812 commemoration

Three cheers for those behind the War of 1812 commemoration

(Photo/Laura Sikes) By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria To the editor: The grand celebration of the War of 1812 in Waterfront Park and on the Potomac River brought together an incredible group of historians, artists, archaeologists, sailors, bankers, water [...]

There is help in Alexandria 
for domestic abuse victims

There is help in Alexandria 
for domestic abuse victims

By Jasmin Witcher, Interim executive director, Bethany House of Northern Virginia To the editor: With all of the recent focus on Ray Rice’s family, the NFL and questions as to who viewed the video and knew what [...]

Editorial: Body cameras for Alexandria 
police are worth a closer look

Editorial: Body cameras for Alexandria 
police are worth a closer look

(File Photo) Whether you are aware of it or not, police officers often use technology to track our movements and record our behavior. Why can’t we do the same to them? Over the course of the [...]