Archive for 'Your Views'

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 [...]

Bus barn redevelopment is perfect for future affordable housing

Bus barn redevelopment is perfect for future affordable housing

By Maria T. Wildes, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Alexandria’s hotel and restaurant workers need an affordable place to call home. Now is the time for Mayor Bill Euille and city councilors to act on 2012’s [...]

Alexandria in ACTion: Giving where your heart is

Alexandria in ACTion: Giving where your heart is

By John Porter Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, a special time to demonstrate our love for those who mean the most to us in a variety of creative ways — big and small. Love is certainly a [...]

Stop complaining and start compromising

Stop complaining and start compromising

By Charles P. Brinkman, Alexandria (Stock Image) To the editor: A few residents of Alexandria seem to believe that just because things have been a certain way they are entitled to them remaining that way forever. Some [...]

Suspect description used by Alexandria Times helps no one

Suspect description used by Alexandria Times helps no one

By Richard Prince, Alexandria (Stock photo) To the editor: I’m a robbery suspect! At least, according to a description published by the Alexandria Times in the crime section of the January 16 edition. The masked man who [...]

The city’s planning process is broken

The city’s planning process is broken

By Linda Couture, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Grownups and children can accept punishment or negative outcomes if — and only if — they feel they’ve been treated fairly. Ask any employee: If they are treated [...]

My View: Do we believe in second chances?

My View: Do we believe in second chances?

By Burke Brownfeld (Stock Photo)  Over the last few months, I have tried to come to a better understanding of what happens when a once-incarcerated person is released and confronts the daunting task of returning to [...]

The bicycle lobby is out of control

The bicycle lobby is out of control

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: The sudden appearance of outsiders lobbying to install bike lanes on a dangerous section of King Street is unwarranted interference. Together with the local bike lobby’s twisted reporting [...]