Archive for 'Your Views'

My View: It’s time to stand against 
anti-Semitism

My View: It’s time to stand against 
anti-Semitism

By Denise Dunbar Horrible events in history, like the Holocaust, don’t happen all at once. They’re the culmination of years of gradual change, of shifts so subtle that most are unaware anything significant is happening. Occasionally, [...]

Strollers are overrunning Old Town

Strollers are overrunning Old Town

By Mike Ford, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I think it’s about time that people begin dialing back this stroller issue a little. Everywhere I go, I see parents wheeling around children that are clearly old [...]

Help our kids learn to read by bolstering the city’s library budget

Help our kids learn to read by bolstering the city’s library budget

By Aixa Dengate, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Alexandria’s libraries provide wonderful opportunities for families and children to engage in activities that promote literacy for our youngest residents, including offering a variety of story times for [...]

Senior Corner: The growing need for assisted living facilities

Senior Corner: The growing need for assisted living facilities

By William Harris Most people dream of enjoying a happy and healthy old age. Old age brings joys and benefits, but occasionally health difficulties interfere. If you live long enough you inevitably will become frail and often [...]

The spotlight belongs on student achievement, not athletic lights

The spotlight belongs on student achievement, not athletic lights

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Once again the “fear of change” putdown is being wielded by a small group of contentious promoters who want athletic lights installed permanently at T.C. Williams’ large sports [...]

Why have resident-led boards if city councilors don’t listen to them?

Why have resident-led boards if city councilors don’t listen to them?

By Dino Drudi (File Photo) To the editor: The way city council handled the food truck issue is indicative of a troubling trend of recent origin: city council circumventing, overriding, short-circuiting and disrespecting its appointed boards, [...]

Volunteers keep us in good health

Volunteers keep us in good health

By Nick Carosi III, Member of the 1872 Society and chairman of the board of Inova Health System (File Photo) To the editor: I was honored to attend the 1872 Society annual reception last week at Joe [...]

Obey the rules or get a ticket

Obey the rules or get a ticket

By Charles Hulfish, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Thank you to the Alexandria Police Department for stepping up enforcement of our traffic laws when it comes to bicyclists. Now we need our judges to stand behind [...]

Few repeat offenders mean red-light cameras are working

Few repeat offenders mean red-light cameras are working

By Jonathan Krall, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: In response to “Red-light cameras don’t deter scofflaws,” on May 22, I’d like to quote from that same article: “‘One thing we have not seen is the repeat [...]

Filling in the Blanks: Only you can help our schools and our children succeed

Filling in the Blanks: Only you can help our schools and our children succeed

By Karen Graf (File Photo) The community always has been an important component in public education. With businesses, nonprofits and neighbors chipping in, we can help shepherd our city and the children in our schools toward [...]