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Until cyclists change irksome traffic laws, they must follow them

Until cyclists change irksome traffic laws, they must follow them

By Bruce Grimes, Alexandria My father is a lawyer, and he taught me this: learn the law; follow the law. If the law does not make sense, change it, but follow the law until it is [...]

The cycling crisis is engineered

The cycling crisis is engineered

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria Creating crises as an excuse to give government more power to solve the crisis is not a new trick. Remember the Reichstag fire in Germany when the Nazi regime was in its [...]

The choice this November is clear

The choice this November is clear

By Clarence Tong, Chairman, Alexandria Democratic Committee In recent years, the City of Alexandria has faced fiscal challenges as a result of decisions made in Richmond and across the river in Washington, such as the shutdown [...]

Academic success is attainable at Jefferson-Houston School

Academic success is attainable at Jefferson-Houston School

By Leslie Zupan, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: To the community’s delight, Alexandria City Public Schools has announced a new principal for Jefferson-Houston School. Christopher Phillips comes to Alexandria from Suffolk Public Schools, and his credentials [...]

Inequality is not limited to Ferguson

Inequality is not limited to Ferguson

By LaDonna J. Sanders, President, Alexandria NAACP (File Photo) To the editor: My fellow Alexandrians, over the last few weeks the country has had its eye on Ferguson, Mo., as a result of the shooting death of [...]

Withhold taxpayer-funded bicycle facilities until cyclists obey traffic laws

Withhold taxpayer-funded bicycle facilities until cyclists obey traffic laws

By Kimberley Moore, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Why is the city looking at adding bike lanes to Prince and Cameron streets? City officials earlier this year announced that bikes could ride on the sidewalk. They [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]