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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 [...]

A fresh start on North Columbus Street

A fresh start on North Columbus Street

By Derrick Perkins (Image/William Cromley) Local developer William Cromley is headed back to the drawing board after meeting with critics of his plan for a rundown parking lot on the 300 block of N. Columbus St. [...]

Denying accused killer bail exacts punishment before conviction

Denying accused killer bail exacts punishment before conviction

To the editor: The Alexandria Times’ July 11 article by Julia Brouillette (“Patterson denied bond”) relates that a former Arlington County sheriff’s deputy, Craig Patterson, was denied bail in Alexandria Circuit Court. Yes, a death is [...]

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 [...]