Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: Campaign signs are a scourge

Your View: Campaign signs are a scourge

By M. T. Monson Jr., Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Once again, our beautiful city of Alexandria has been defaced by thousands of signs promoting candidates for mayor, city council, school board and the Virginia [...]

Your View: City needs better representation on North Old Town advisory group

Your View: City needs better representation on North Old Town advisory group

By Herb Cooper-Levy, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The City of Alexandria chose seven community representatives for the Old Town North Small Area Plan Advisory Group. In doing so, it has, once again, demonstrated its [...]

Your View: Restaurants must do more for gluten-free diners

Your View: Restaurants must do more for gluten-free diners

By Ines Alicea, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: After living away from Alexandria for three years, I recently returned and rented a home in Old Town while my nearby home was renovated. I ate out [...]

Your View: A track for measuring officials’ success

Your View: A track for measuring officials’ success

By Gary Carr, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Over the past 15 years, I have appeared before city council and the school board advocating for the restoration of the historic running track at George Washington [...]

Your View: City must address crime near Braddock Road Metro station

Your View: City must address crime near Braddock Road Metro station

By Leslie Zupan, Heidi Ford, Keil Gentry, Donna Reuss, Executive board, West Old Town Citizens Association (File photo) To the editor: Last month, Leon Williams was killed on Belle Pre Way, in the middle of a [...]

Your View: Robinson Terminal North approval shows council puts profits over people

Your View: Robinson Terminal North approval shows council puts profits over people

By Dick Platt, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: At a city council hearing last month, officials once again clearly demonstrated they are listening to the developers, not residents. Their vote to approve the conditions for [...]

Your View: Smedberg’s leadership in GenOn closure was critical

Your View: Smedberg’s leadership in GenOn closure was critical

By Pat Collins, Robert G. Hull, Judith A. Cooper, Elizabeth Chimento, Jody Manor, John Rebstock, Lisa Chimento, Alice Manor, Jesus Medrano, Jackie Chimento, Tyler Perez (File photo) To the editor: All across our city, Alexandrians are [...]

Your View: Miles will care for all Alexandrians

Your View: Miles will care for all Alexandrians

By Ethel Carol Talley, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I knew the moment I spoke with Monique Miles about her candidacy for city council that I would support her campaign. I had just read an [...]

Your View: Euille is strongest candidate for mayor

Your View: Euille is strongest candidate for mayor

By David G. Speck, former city councilor (File photo) To the editor: Last month I celebrated my 70th birthday. I have spent my entire life living, working and serving in Alexandria, and I can never fully [...]

Your View: Vote for Veronica Nolan for school board

Your View: Vote for Veronica Nolan for school board

By school board members Stephanie A. Kapsis and Justin P. Keating (File photo) To the editor: We will complete our terms on the Alexandria City School Board at the end of 2015. We are endlessly proud [...]