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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 [...]

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 [...]

Political divisiveness has leapt from cable news to Market Square

Political divisiveness has leapt from cable news to Market Square

By Margaret Gerlach, Alexandria To the editor: I am deeply concerned about a troubling trend in political discourse, which I fear will continue past this election and negatively affect future contests. It is a trend of excluding [...]

Election 2012 Voter Guide

Election 2012 Voter Guide

With a fiercely waged presidential campaign, a hotly contested U.S. Senate race and a slew of other decisions on the ballot, it’s easy to overlook the bevy of mayoral, city council and school board candidates competing [...]

Monthly Chat: Interview with David Speck

By Denise Dunbar The Times is pleased to present “Monthly Chat,” a new opinion series featuring a conversation with different Alexandrians. We will introduce you to neighbors that perhaps you didn’t know — and offer new [...]