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ACTion Alexandria is committed to fostering civic engagement

ACTion Alexandria is committed to fostering civic engagement

By Kerrin Epstein, ACT for Alexandria To the editor: As an online forum for civic engagement, ACTion Alexandria, an initiative of ACT for Alexandria, was excited to be included in the What’s Next, Alexandria process. In the [...]

What the foot of King Street really needs is another boat launch

What the foot of King Street really needs is another boat launch

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I had the opportunity to participate in a waterfront plan exercise at a recent Old Town Civic Association meeting. I am not impressed with the skating rink and [...]

Ice and snow removal must be taken seriously

Ice and snow removal must be taken seriously

By Frank Shafroth , Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: The blanket of snow that fell last month added — in too many instances — a white cover over sheer ice from sidewalks not cleared in neighborhoods [...]

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 [...]