Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: Public Confederate memorials imply government approval

Your View: Public Confederate memorials imply government approval

By Charles Philip Brinkman, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The flying and subsequent removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds in Columbia, S.C., has focused attention on symbols of the Confederacy elsewhere, [...]

Your View: We need new leadership in City Hall

By Herve Aitken, Alexandria To the editor: I am writing to respond to Lynn Hampton’s letter to editor in the July 23 edition of the Alexandria Times stating that Alexandria “cannot get any better” city finances [...]

Your View: Alexandria voters spoke in June

By Retired Col. Patricia Webb, Alexandria To the editor: In this great country, we have a system in place that allows its citizens to elect their representatives at all levels of government. With all of its [...]

Your View: City debt isn’t an issue, according to financial experts

By Lynn Hampton, organizer, Bill Euille write-in campaign The City of Alexandria just received a bond rating upgrade from Standard and Poor’s — to AAA stable. Moody’s upgraded the city’s outlook in 2013. You cannot get [...]

Your View: Removing all reminders of oppression means going further back

By Jerry Foley, Alexandria (File photo) The recent controversy over Confederate memorials really has made me start thinking so much about our memories that are preserved. Then I realized that here in the United States, especially [...]

Your View: End the use of anonymous comments

By Townsend A. “Van” Van Fleet, Republican city council candidate To the editor: A few months ago I commented in the Alexandria Times that letters to the editor should have identified authors. To have anything less [...]

Your View: Community and city must co-operate to reduce crime

Your View: Community and city must co-operate to reduce crime

By Judy Noritake; President, Braddock Metro Citizens Coalition To the editor: On the heels of the homicide in the Braddock neighborhood last week, I want to say a few words by way of introduction about the [...]

Your View: Homicide is the culmination of festering issues

Your View: Homicide is the culmination of festering issues

By Leslie Zupan, Keil Gentry, Peter Prahar, Heidi Ford, Donna Reuss; Board members, West Old Town Citizens Association (File photo) To the editor: The recent homicide of Shakkan Elliot-Tibbs at the Andrew Adkins public housing project [...]

Your View: Appomattox statue is important reminder of Alexandria’s past

Your View: Appomattox statue is important reminder of Alexandria’s past

By Rev. Matthew Kozlowski and Danielle Kozlowski, Alexandria (Photo/Chris Teale) To the editor: While we realize that there has been no official call to remove or move the memorial to Alexandria’s fallen Civil War soldiers, we [...]

Your View: Bravo council for making our streets safer

Your View: Bravo council for making our streets safer

By Sue D. Gunter, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I write in response to the letter to the editor titled “Revisit the King Street bike lanes” in the July 2 edition of the Alexandria Times. [...]