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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 [...]

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 [...]

Alexandria police: no homicides in 2012

Alexandria police: no homicides in 2012

By Melissa Quinn Last year Alexandria went without a homicide for the first time since 1970, and police officials believe the data eventually will show crime dropped to historic lows too. “We first have the tools [...]

Culture change propels Saints to new heights on the court

Culture change propels Saints to new heights on the court

Kaizen. For the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes boys basketball team, the word is more than a marriage of three consonants, three vowels and two syllables. The Japanese word for continuous improvement instills the Saints with [...]

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 [...]

Ireton’s drive for perfection fuels players

Ireton’s drive for perfection fuels players

By Melissa Quinn For the Bishop Ireton boys varsity basketball team, perfection no longer falls into the category of something to strive for — it’s demanded. Every practice begins with perfection: a series of drills using [...]

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 [...]

Disqualifying memorial sculpture smacks of hubris

Disqualifying memorial sculpture smacks of hubris

By Ellen Latane Tabb, Alexandria To the editor: Regarding the Freedmen’s Cemetery sculpture controversy: A card laid is a card played. After the final designs were chosen, I remembered that the public was asked to vote for [...]