Archive for 'Opinion'

Senior Corner: Need help with spring cleaning? We’re here for you

Senior Corner: Need help with spring cleaning? We’re here for you

By Rhonda L. Williams (File Photo) A large part of Alexandria’s charm is its wonderful blend of historic, period and modern architecture. A drive across town can be a feast to the eye. Most Alexandrians take [...]

My View: Protect the right to conscientiously object by Kristina Arriaga

My View: Protect the right to conscientiously object by Kristina Arriaga

By Kristina Arriaga (File Photo) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby on March 25, a case that deals with the right of a family to operate a business according to their deeply [...]

ACPS capital budget needs increased oversight

ACPS capital budget needs increased oversight

By Scott Newsham, Former member of the Alexandria City School Board (2006-2009) and former chair of the facilities committee (2006-2008) (File Photo) To the editor: City residents should be skeptical of the 2015-24 capital improvement program budget [...]

Bike lane debate: the good, 
the bad and the ugly

Bike lane debate: the good, 
the bad and the ugly

(Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria City Council on Saturday emphatically ended almost a year of contentious debate by unanimously voting to put bike lanes on a very short stretch of King Street. All six city councilors and Mayor [...]

A champion of Alexandria’s 
most underserved residents

A champion of Alexandria’s 
most underserved residents

(Photo/Office of Historic Alexandria) Annie Beatrice Bailey Rose, best known within the community as “Miss Annie,” fought to advance opportunities for the city’s black residents as well as Alexandria’s less fortunate. She was born in January [...]

Times’ reporting on serial killer possibility fell woefully short

Times’ reporting on serial killer possibility fell woefully short

By Ronald Scott, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: The February 20 issue of the Alexandria Times posited the question: A serial killer in Alexandria? The article noted that a firearm was used in the murders of [...]

Alexandria in ACTion: ACTions speak louder than words

Alexandria in ACTion: ACTions speak louder than words

By John Porter (File Photo) With all that’s going on in Washington regarding the federal budget and tax reform, the potential impact on nonprofits is immense. The president’s budget includes important efforts that engage the philanthropic [...]

City officials spend their time worrying about bike lanes?

City officials spend their time worrying about bike lanes?

By Linda Lyons, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I drove up King Street past Russell Road recently, a stretch of road where some at City Hall think there should be bike lanes. Good grief. What an [...]

Heading down the path to a compromise on contentious King Street bike lane proposal

Heading down the path to a compromise on contentious King Street bike lane proposal

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board member Kevin Posey remonstrated against his colleagues’ decision to delay bicycle lanes on the King Street hill for further discussion, preferring instead to [...]

EDITORIAL: New superintendent faces 
a pressing issue

EDITORIAL: New superintendent faces 
a pressing issue

(Photo/Erich Wagner) We marked two milestones last week, with the first being the announcement of Alvin Crawley as the new superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools. We also saw his inaugural one-on-one meeting with local reporters. [...]