General community news facing residents of Alexandria.

City to dedicate Leonard ‘Chick’ Armstrong Recreation Center this week

The city will hold its dedication of the Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center at 25 W. Reed Ave. this Friday. City council voted to rename...

St. Mary Catholic Church in Old Town named a basilica

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com St. Mary Catholic Church has been named the first basilica in Northern Virginia. The Holy See, the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the...

Water main break disrupts traffic on upper Duke Street

A water main break on upper Duke Street caused traffic disruption Monday morning. The water main break shut down all westbound lanes of Duke Street,...

Excavating a George Washington landmark

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Walking into Rick Garcia’s living room feels more like stumbling upon a cozy, hole-in-the-wall museum than it does stepping foot...

Burst pipe causes Gadsby’s Tavern Museum to close temporarily

Gadsby's Tavern Museum will be closed to tours through at least January 24 due to flooding resulting from a burst pipe, the city announced...

ACT names new president and CEO

Local nonprofit ACT for Alexandria has named its new leader. Heather Peeler, who has a long track record in the nonprofit world, succeeds John Porter,...
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