Archive for 'Your Views'

Your view: Guns don’t belong in Alexandria parades

Your view: Guns don’t belong in Alexandria parades

By Eric Meade, Alexandria (Photo/Laura Sikes) To the editor, Following the Newtown shooting on December 14 2012, I and many other parents across the country have spoken to our young children about guns. We told them [...]

Your view: General Assembly should expand Medicaid program

Your view: General Assembly should expand Medicaid program

By Nicholas Richardson, Harrisonburg (File photo) To the editor: I am a student at James Madison University and I read Mayor Bill Euille’s February 19 opinion piece entitled “Virginia General Assembly erred in not expanding Medicaid,” [...]

Your view: City snow removal policies are out of date

Your view: City snow removal policies are out of date

By Jeff Yutzler, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor, It is time for the city to revise its snow removal laws and policies. This was particularly apparent last Saturday. Two days after a moderate snowstorm, large [...]

Coverage of private school scholarships missed the mark

By Joseph Liu, Alexandria Your coverage of legislative efforts in Richmond to undermine public education was terribly one-sided (“Private school scholarships pick up steam in Virginia,” February 5). Virginia’s constitution effectively blocks private school vouchers to [...]

Alexandria’s preservation is up for grabs

Alexandria’s preservation is up for grabs

By Townsend A. “Van” Van Fleet, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: After reading a number of articles concerning the blending of historic and new developments in Charleston, S.C., it struck a familiar chord. The problem of [...]

Local tutoring funding must not be cut

Local tutoring funding must not be cut

By Kristin Langlykke, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The Alexandria City Public School budget is currently being deliberated and the superintendent’s proposal calls for cuts to the Community Partners program from which the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium [...]

City council sets dangerous precedent in Harris Teeter deal

City council sets dangerous precedent in Harris Teeter deal

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) Normally, the legal process affords a governing body with a systematic bias plausible cover.  Only occasionally does a matter arise where the governing body must choose between maintaining its systematic [...]

Learning from Alexandria’s past redevelopment mistakes

Learning from Alexandria’s past redevelopment mistakes

By Bert Ely, co-chair, Friends of the Alexandria Waterfront (File photo) I hope you all saw the WETA documentary, “Discovering Alexandria”, which was shown three times earlier this month.  If you missed it, you can see [...]

Body cameras prevent mistreatment

Body cameras prevent mistreatment

By Ali Gatlin, Alexandria The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hands of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record [...]

Metroway already a great city investment

Metroway already a great city investment

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) Arlington County’s decision to ditch the contemplated Columbia Pike streetcar in the face of continuing opposition, which the developers and speculators lamented, but the residents who might be displaced and [...]