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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 economic argument for more bicycle parking

The economic argument for more bicycle parking

To the editor: Through the Alexandria Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, I learned that bike parking in the Union Street study is being de-emphasized. As it stands, there is little bicycle parking at the foot of King [...]

Comprehending 
the unthinkable

Comprehending 
the unthinkable

By Denise Dunbar Like most people, I still can’t comprehend what happened in Connecticut on Friday morning. There are places the human mind just can’t fully go, and visualizing a room full of slaughtered 6-year-olds is [...]

Finding the perfect friend for the holidays

Finding the perfect friend for the holidays

By Isabel Alvarez As soon as the turkey is out of the oven Thanksgiving Day, we’re on the quest to find the perfect holiday gifts. We scour the Internet, catalogs and shops for that hallelujah moment [...]