Archive for 'Your Views'

It’s time to light up the night at T.C. Williams

It’s time to light up the night at T.C. Williams

By Laura Fries, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: There has to be a middle ground between the needs of children and the comfort of our fellow community members when it comes to putting lights on our [...]

Complete-streets policy works all over the place

Complete-streets policy works all over the place

By Jim Bender, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: As a 20-year resident of Alexandria and a bicycle commuter, I would like to point out to Kathyrn Papp, the writer of “The bicycle lobby is out of [...]

Opposing King Street bike lanes is about more than on-street parking

Opposing King Street bike lanes is about more than on-street parking

By Louise Welch, Alexandria To the editor: Why install dedicated bike lanes on four blocks of King Street, from Russell Road to Janneys Lane? Why allocate 30 percent of this 30-foot roadway for bicycles when it serves [...]

Bike lane debate is about parking — nothing more, nothing less

Bike lane debate is about parking — nothing more, nothing less

By Bayley Vanderpoel, VeloCity Bicycle Cooperative (File Photo) To the editor: I would like to respond to Kathryn Papp’s letter to the editor regarding the bike lobby (“The bicycle lobby is out of control,” February 13). It’s [...]

City officials — not residents — made the waterfront debate contentious

City officials — not residents — made the waterfront debate contentious

By Kathleen Kust, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Over the years that the waterfront redevelopment plan was created, debated and pushed through, Mayor Bill Euille has consistently denigrated anyone with different ideas. He and his allies [...]

Old Town is poised to erupt

Old Town is poised to erupt

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Old Town’s build-out can only be described as volcanic. Rated the densest city in Virginia for the past decade, Alexandria’s dubious distinction has new meaning. Old Town will [...]

By helping veterans, we help Alexandria grow

By helping veterans, we help Alexandria grow

By John D. Sims, Alexandria Gen. George Washington, our nation’s first veteran and a proud Alexandrian, intuitively said, “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall [...]

Lionizing Paul Robeson does an injustice to communism’s victims

Lionizing Paul Robeson does an injustice to communism’s victims

By Francois Krodel, Alexandria (Photo/Don Ipock) To the editor: I was shocked to learn the Alexandria Times was party to an awful hoax. The supportive review of the Arena Stage’s play on the life of performer Paul [...]

Senior Corner: Did you know that hoarding is a recognized medical condition

Senior Corner: Did you know that hoarding is a recognized medical condition

By John D. Catlett Did you know that hoarding is a recognized medical condition? It is associated with various obsessive-compulsive disorders, but there’s not a single known cause. Hoarding has become more prevalent in recent years [...]

Waterfront hotel public hearing was a comedy of errors

Waterfront hotel public hearing was a comedy of errors

By Townsend A. 
“Van” Van Fleet, Alexandria (Image/City of Alexandria) To the editor: The Alexandria City Council hearing on Carr City Center’s proposed hotel last month was a joke. When a developer can essentially threaten the city [...]