Opinion pieces from city leaders and local experts on a variety of topics.

Opinion: Pursuing a proactive, prudent budget

By Mayor Allison Silberberg We are in the thick of the budget process. This is a time for all of us to focus on the...

Senior Corner: Promoting healthy aging

By Mary Belanich Many of Virginia Hospital Center’s programs and services exemplify its mission, “to be the best health system,” including the offerings of the...

Alexandria in Action: Come together right now

By John Porter We aging baby boomers tend to refer back to events and times in our lives which had major impacts on us —...

Filling in the blanks: The role of space in ACPS’ capital...

By Ramee Gentry Last week, the Alexandria City School Board completed a redistricting process, which began nearly two years ago, with the adoption of revised...

The Business Plan: The imperative to stay current

By Bill Reagan Over the past year, there was considerable discussion about the impact of online competition on Alexandria small businesses. To be sure, Amazon...

My View: Trump takes the reins

By Denise Dunbar Eight years ago I wrote a column entitled “Obama takes the reins” (January 22, 2009) that assessed the new president’s inaugural speech....
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