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

Opinion: 130 businesses oppose BID

 To the editor: We, the undersigned businesses and property owners, do not support the business improvement district as it is proposed and urge the city...

Opinion: Old Town needs a BID

To the editor: Bittersweet Café closed last July after 33 years of daily operation. I made a necessary business decision, but I did so with a heavy heart. Foot...

Our View: A call for unity in the aftermath of tragedy

Though located in the Del Ray neighborhood, Eugene Simpson Stadium Park is home to every child who has played baseball in Alexandria. This was...

My View: The Brandenburg Gate speech resonates 30 years later

By Denise Dunbar Dear Josey: On Sunday, you and your friends from school visited the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on your post-graduation trip. You had...

Our View: Let’s mobilize philanthropic Alexandria to fight the opioid crisis

Alexandria is a city with a long philanthropic track record of responding generously, and swiftly, to need. Numerous local nonprofits support at-risk children, shut-in...

Foodie: Sour cherries are healthy – and delicious

By Elizabeth Holm When I was growing up, there were two sour cherry trees on our property. As soon as the cherries were ripe, my...
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