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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 [...]

Pizzeria Paradiso was there 
for us in a pinch last month

Pizzeria Paradiso was there 
for us in a pinch last month

To the editor: On March 18, our local group home was told we would be undergoing repairs early the following day. Residents and staff would not be allowed in the home while these repairs were being [...]

Free advice is available to local entrepreneurs

Free advice is available to local entrepreneurs

Small businesses and nonprofits often face situations in which it makes sense to get expert guidance to avoid costly mistakes. At the very earliest concept for a business venture, there are resources that can provide objective [...]

Spring is for rebuilding

Spring is for rebuilding

To the editor: Is it spring yet? Some locals peg spring’s arrival to the cherry blossoms, but here in Alexandria, we know it’s tied to National Rebuilding Day — the ultimate sign of renewal and revitalization. [...]

Keep Alexandria a world-class city 
by restoring library funding

Keep Alexandria a world-class city 
by restoring library funding

To the editor: I am writing to ask that the Alexandria City Council restore the funds to the library budget so that we do not have to cut hours. In this tough economy, the library system [...]

Editorial: United by Boston

Editorial: United by Boston

Ich bin ein Bostonian: I am a Bostonian. We borrow from former President John F. Kennedy’s famous statement of solidarity in West Berlin 50 years ago, after the erection of the Berlin Wall. Then, America’s president [...]

Titans prepare to defend district title

Titans prepare to defend district title

By Jim McElhatton First, the T.C. Williams Titans beat Chantilly 1-0 in the soccer season opener, and then came consecutive shutout wins against South Lakes, Mount Vernon and Falls Church. And their fifth game against a [...]

The Times shows its true colors with waterfront plan coverage

The Times shows its true colors with waterfront plan coverage

To the editor: The Alexandria Times bills itself as the city’s only independent hometown newspaper. An independent newspaper should, however, maintain its objectivity. Your reporting of the March 16 city council hearing on the waterfront plan [...]

Times’ ACPS coverage is much ado about nothing

Times’ ACPS coverage is much ado about nothing

To the editor: For the past several weeks, the Alexandria Times has published articles and editorials raising the specter of intrigue and malfeasance by the former Alexandria City School Board. The alleged crime this time: establishing [...]

The sound of music

The sound of music

By Melissa Quinn For Kim Allen Kluge, a life working in music wasn’t just a dream — it was his destiny. As a child, the classically trained conductor played four instruments — piano, violin, French horn [...]