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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 [...]

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 [...]