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Plans for Robinson Terminal South are a sign of great things to come

Plans for Robinson Terminal South are a sign of great things to come

By Robert Atkinson, Alexandria I have followed the deliberations on the waterfront redevelopment plan with great interest over the past few years and am a firm supporter of bringing new life and vitality to this critical [...]

Every child deserves a warm and nutritious lunch

Every child deserves a warm and nutritious lunch

By Daria Dillard, president, Samuel Tucker Elementary School PTA (File photo) Imagine my surprise upon discovering how many students have gone without a hot lunch on a consistent basis at Samuel Tucker Elementary School. Al Luna, [...]

Emphasis needed on environmental education

Emphasis needed on environmental education

By Melvin Alvarez, Alexandria (File photo) Alexandria City Public Schools possesses enough money to squander $3.5 million on a football field lightning project for T.C. Williams, as reported in Erich Wagner’s September 26 article, “ACPS: Total [...]

Illuminating the Port City lighting paradox

Illuminating the Port City lighting paradox

By D. Foyle, Alexandria (File photo) There are four high schools in the city: T.C. Williams, Episcopal, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes, and Bishop Ireton. All field a full complement of athletic teams. All are in [...]

Van Fleet: I was critical of the public process, not bike lanes

Van Fleet: I was critical of the public process, not bike lanes

By Townsend “Van” Van Fleet, Alexandria I write in reference to Jonathon Krall’s October 16 letter to the editor in the Alexandria Times (“Give bike lanes a fair hearing”) that referred to my stated position that [...]

City Hall’s tactics force critics to adopt a first strike mentality

City Hall’s tactics force critics to adopt a first strike mentality

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) Do you recall Pogo’s quip, “We have met the enemy and he is us”? The same might be said for Jonathan Krall’s accusation that “a few residents of Alexandria have [...]

Old Town needs more attention

Old Town needs more attention

By Christa Annett, Alexandria In response to Jimm Roberts’ recent letter (“We need citywide referendums on costly public projects,” October 2), I wanted to join the disgruntled Old Town residents who resent the lack of input [...]

Rolling in the right direction

Rolling in the right direction

By B. Marquis, Alexandria I was surprised but pleased to read the October 9 article in the Alexandria Times entitled “On the road to civility on two wheels or four.” It was encouraging to see that some [...]

Addressing Alexandria’s public safety needs after years of budget cuts

Addressing Alexandria’s public safety needs after years of budget cuts

By Bryan B. Kirkes, Alexandria While the mayor, city council and city manager are planning on spending millions of taxpayer dollars on a waterfront redevelopment plan and a Metro station, Alexandria’s public safety departments are suffering. [...]

Meddling in the private sector is a mistake

Meddling in the private sector is a mistake

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria City Councilor Justin Wilson cannot stop opening his kimono, politically speaking. Since he is one of the young, up-and-comers in our local Democratic Party, you need to pay attention to his revelations, [...]