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Taiwanese boxers hone their skills in the Port City

Taiwanese boxers hone their skills in the Port City

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Taiwan’s national boxing coach, Ko Wen Ming, always brings his camera along when he jogs through Alexandria. He’s amazed by the architecture and the painted colors of the city. He [...]

T.C. Williams crew celebrates another year of success

T.C. Williams crew celebrates another year of success

By Jim McElhatton (Courtesy photo) The T.C. Williams crew program, which has been rowing on the Potomac River for the better part of 50 years, has quietly gone about its seemingly routine business of turning in [...]

Down to the wire

Down to the wire

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The deadline for a deal for the coveted Old Dominion Boat Club parking lot passed Monday, but City Hall hasn’t pulled the trigger on eminent domain just yet. After 90 days [...]

Seva Cafe makes it official with Del Ray opening

Seva Cafe makes it official with Del Ray opening

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn (Courtesy photo) The staff at Seva Cafe has been serving busy Alexandrians for several months, but that didn’t stop Del Ray residents from officially welcoming the neighborhood’s latest addition this month. Co-owner Dan [...]

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 [...]

City council has overreached again with eminent domain threats

City council has overreached again with eminent domain threats

By Townsend A. “Van” Van Fleet, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: It didn’t take more than a Texas second for City Councilor Paul Smedberg to make a motion after the 69th speaker, Frank Fannon, had given his [...]

The Business Plan by Bill Reagan: The benefits of shopping local

The Business Plan by Bill Reagan: The benefits of shopping local

By Bill Reagan (File Photo) Alexandria’s Black Friday campaign and the national Small Business Saturday promotion are great opportunities for all of us to shop local this holiday season. American Express launched the Small Business Saturday [...]

Police Chief: Rosemont ‘as safe as any community’

Police Chief: Rosemont ‘as safe as any community’

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Though authorities remain without a suspect in the shooting death of transit policy expert Ronald Kirby, Police Chief Earl Cook reiterated at a Thursday neighborhood meeting that Rosemont residents need not [...]

Early business leader blindsided by the Panic of 1819

Early business leader blindsided by the Panic of 1819

(Photo/Library of Congress) Continuing the story of Adam Lynn Jr. from last week’s Out of the Attic — which described his residence at 518-520 King St. — is the nearby “tenement” he built at 532 King [...]

Dealing out public property comes with high risks

Dealing out public property comes with high risks

To the editor: A man dedicated to public service and parks, Bill Dickinson — formerly the head of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority — almost singlehandedly saved Hensley Park from privatization. However, this could happen [...]