Archive for 'Our View'

Our View: T.C. Williams stadium press box is an embarrassment

Our View: T.C. Williams stadium press box is an embarrassment

(Photo/Chris Teale) It may seem like a relatively minor issue, but the dire state of the press box at T.C. Williams’ Parker-Gray Stadium is a symbolic and logistical nightmare for the school’s rebuilding football program. For [...]

Our View: TSA is a big win for the West End

Our View: TSA is a big win for the West End

(Photo/Alexandria Economic Development Partnership) Local government and business leaders celebrated last week as the federal government announced that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration soon would call Alexandria home, and rightfully so. The announcement, which is the [...]

Our View: Kudos to Alexandria City Public Schools for outstanding SOL scores

Our View: Kudos to Alexandria City Public Schools for outstanding SOL scores

(File photo) So, which do you want first: the good news, or the really, really good news? Happily for Alexandria City Public Schools students, parents and educators — and for city taxpayers — results of the [...]

Our View: The three-day parking rule needs changes

Our View: The three-day parking rule needs changes

(Photo/Erich Wagner) Access to parking, or the lack thereof, is an issue that angers Alexandrians like few others. We saw evidence of this last year when King Street residents blasted the city and bicycling enthusiasts after [...]

Our View: Addressing our complicated history, one step at a time

Our View: Addressing our complicated history, one step at a time

(Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria may be just a river’s width away from Washington, but like many cities farther south, the city has a very complex history when it comes to race, slavery and the Civil War. In [...]

Our View: Extending meter limits along upper King Street is a good start

Our View: Extending meter limits along upper King Street is a good start

(Photo/Jennifer Powell) City council’s recent decision to allow longer hours at parking meters in West Old Town is good news for patrons and proprietors of businesses in that part of Alexandria. The change, which allows motorists [...]

Our View: Old Town needs its theater

Our View: Old Town needs its theater

(File photo) In the buildup to the release of “Jurassic World” earlier this month, a wry critic noted that the first three “Jurassic Park” movies could be summed up as, “Dinosaurs eat people,” with some of [...]

Our View: A toast to Nora Partlow, the neighborhood coffee pub queen

Our View: A toast to Nora Partlow, the neighborhood coffee pub queen

(Photo/Chris Teale) Today, many residents take Alexandria’s retail corridors like Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray and King Street in Old Town for granted. But they weren’t always hubs of bustling business and activity. Two decades [...]

Alexandria Times endorses Democratic candidates for mayor, delegate

Alexandria Times endorses Democratic candidates for mayor, delegate

This year’s race for the Democratic nomination for mayor has been unprecedented in modern Alexandria politics. In this election, two accomplished, credible challengers — Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg and former Mayor Kerry Donley — oppose incumbent [...]

Editorial: It’s time for resident-only parking around the Carr hotel

Editorial: It’s time for resident-only parking around the Carr hotel

(File images) Waterfront redevelopment is about to start, whether Old Town residents are ready or not. Work on the 120-room Carr City Centers hotel at the foot of Duke Street will begin this fall, which means [...]