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A complex proposal

A complex proposal

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) When it comes to the prospect of a massive, privately owned sports complex going up on public parkland, residents say the devil is in the details. The St. James Group, a [...]

Don’t count out T.C.’s best and brightest too early

Don’t count out T.C.’s best and brightest too early

To the editor: Responding to the Alexandria Times article “From T.C to TJ?,” June 27, how dare school board member Pat Hennig denigrate the bright and achieving students of T.C. Williams by saying, “… to be [...]

Staying at home in Alexandria by Jane King

Staying at home in Alexandria by Jane King

Alexandria touts itself as being close-knit as well as environmentally conscious. Yet what you find week after week in its newspapers is the extolling of ‘gentrification’ … ” Most of us who live in Alexandria think [...]

Planned market could anchor 
new waterfront development

Planned market could anchor 
new waterfront development

By Erich Wagner Jody Manor just recently earned city council’s permission to open a waterfront eatery, but he’s already moving full steam ahead. City councilors approved plans for a 150-seat restaurant and retail market in and [...]

After devastating fire, Alexandria’s Masons rebuild in grand fashion

After devastating fire, Alexandria’s Masons rebuild in grand fashion

In 1752, a 20-year-old George Washington was initiated as an entered apprentice of the newly formed Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge, created under a dispensation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Colony of Massachusetts. More than three [...]

UPDATED: Victim in overnight shooting identified

UPDATED: Victim in overnight shooting identified

City police have launched an investigation into an early morning fatal shooting involving an Arlington County sheriff’s deputy on the 100 block of Lynhaven Drive on Wednesday. Reports of a gunshot in the neighborhood adjacent to [...]

Bucolic nature of Founders 
Park under threat by new policy

Bucolic nature of Founders 
Park under threat by new policy

To the editor: High-rise development on Founders Park was staved off in 1979 as the result of concerted efforts by nearby residents and Ellen Pickering, among others. Since then, Founders Park Community Association members have been [...]

OpEd:Cartoon

OpEd:Cartoon

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Alexandria architect leaves his mark

Alexandria architect leaves his mark

A recent addition to the Virginia Landmarks Register is the International-style Charles M. Goodman House, which sits along North Quaker Lane in Alexandria. Goodman was an influential American architect, educated at the Illinois Institute of Technology, who [...]

With Beauregard vote, city council sends a clear message

With Beauregard vote, city council sends a clear message

To the editor: “You’re good enough to work in Alexandria but not good enough to live here.” Is that the message that Mayor Bill Euille and City Councilors John Chapman, Tim Lovain, Del Pepper, Paul Smedberg [...]