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City Hall shoots itself in the foot with its budget shortfall solution

City Hall shoots itself in the foot with its budget shortfall solution

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: The following is a quote from “Taxes, fees set to increase in fiscal 2015,” in the May 1 edition of the Alexandria Times: “According to City Manager Rashad [...]

Stand behind Mark Levine on June 10

Stand behind Mark Levine on June 10

By Alfred Muller, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: I’m an entrepreneur and former naval officer who strongly supports Mark Levine’s campaign for the 8th Congressional District of Virginia. I was first introduced to Levine by his [...]

Alexandria in ACTion: It all adds up to a better Alexandria

Alexandria in ACTion: It all adds up to a better Alexandria

By John Porter (File Image) Time for a quiz: What do the following numbers mean for Alexandria? 24 — 9 — 7,516 — 9,969 — 121 — 1,031,282. No, they are not the winning numbers for [...]

Alexandria’s commemoration of the War of 1812 off to a great start

Alexandria’s commemoration of the War of 1812 off to a great start

By Peter Pennington. Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: We thank all those who came to the gala on April 24 to kick off Alexandria’s commemoration of the War of 1812. It was a huge success, with [...]

Time to take the focus off vehicles and put it back on pedestrians

Time to take the focus off vehicles and put it back on pedestrians

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (Stock photo) To the editor: Going by foot is the most natural, energy efficient, safe and uncongested way to traverse an urban environment. It is overwhelmingly sociable, nonthreatening, accommodating and doesn’t require much [...]

The Business Plan: Every week is Small Business 
Week in Alexandria

The Business Plan: Every week is Small Business 
Week in Alexandria

By Bill Reagan The week of May 12 will be celebrated as Small Business Week across the nation. It is a time to highlight the importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy. Alexandria has reason [...]

Recent articles cast undue aspersions on Alexandria’s police department

Recent articles cast undue aspersions on Alexandria’s police department

By Jack T. Pitzer, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I must take exception to the slant and implications of two articles in the April 24 edition of the Alexandria Times. First, the headline and story about [...]

What has military intervention 
done for us lately?

What has military intervention 
done for us lately?

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Alexandria Times Publisher Denise Dunbar insists that “taking military intervention off the table is a strategic mistake” vis-à-vis Russia, Syria, North Korea, Iran, etc. in her April 17 [...]

We need as much information about the missing as possible

We need as much information about the missing as possible

By Linda App, Former chairwoman 
of the Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board (2000-2004) (File Photo) To the editor: In its March 30 edition, the Alexandria Times reported on the search for a local man missing since March [...]

Wait, our congressmen are worried about what?

Wait, our congressmen are worried about what?

By Karen Ann DeLuca, Alexandria To the editor: Aside from it being the wrong message, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) was the wrong messenger to claim that the majority millionaire members of our do-nothing Congress need a [...]