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Israel is not perfect, but does not deserve divestment

Israel is not perfect, but does not deserve divestment

By Jack Lichtenstein, Alexandria To the editor: George Byrd of Falls Church disagreed in your opinion pages with the notion that the Presbyterian Church’s divestment measures against Israel are motivated by anti-Semitism (“Divestment does not equal [...]

Warner is fighting for Virginia’s soldiers, sailors and airmen

Warner is fighting for Virginia’s soldiers, sailors and airmen

By Alex Amico, Alexandria To the editor: More than any other state, Virginia has a deep relationship with the military. Not only is the commonwealth home to more veterans per capita than any other state, but military spending [...]

An untouched corner of Alexandria’s history

An untouched corner of Alexandria’s history

One of the few commercial corners to have remained largely unchanged for over 60 years is located at the northeast intersection of Gibbon and South Washington streets. Since 1952, Demaine’s Funeral Home has occupied the three-and-a-half [...]

OpEd Cartoon

OpEd Cartoon

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Out of the Attic: The evolution of Market Square

Out of the Attic: The evolution of Market Square

(Photo/Office of Historic Alexandria) Market Square was established only a few years after Alexandria was founded in 1749, and the Saturday morning market may be the oldest of its kind in the United States. The site [...]

Do not let the Alexandria Seaport Foundation slip off the radar

Do not let the Alexandria Seaport Foundation slip off the radar

By Phyllis G. Sidorsky
Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: There has been a great deal of discussion regarding Alexandria’s plan for the future of the city’s waterfront. However, there would seem to be little attention paid [...]

Boat club deal sacrifices private property rights for whom?

Boat club deal sacrifices private property rights for whom?

By Kurt M. Kramer, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Shame on the city of Alexandria for sacrificing the rights of private individuals to … well, whom, exactly? Like a scene from an Ayn Rand novel, Alexandria [...]

Alexandria in ACTion: Smart starts turn into strong finishes

Alexandria in ACTion: Smart starts turn into strong finishes

By John Porter (File Photo)  Back to school — say it ain’t so! The summer can’t be over yet; didn’t it just start? Well, actually, the summer’s not over, but it is quickly coming to its [...]

Times’ editorial cartoonist misrepresented the Gaza crisis

Times’ editorial cartoonist misrepresented the Gaza crisis

By Jack Frankel, Alexandria To the editor: The political cartoon in the July 31 edition of the Alexandria Times showing one rocket being sent into Israel and Israel responding with many of their own is false. In [...]

Warner is a proven leader 
on educational issues

Warner is a proven leader 
on educational issues

By Hazel Rigby, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: This is in response to the letter published in the July 24 edition of the Alexandria Times from Peter A. Finocchio of Henrico entitled: “Want education reform? Look [...]