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Bike lanes to spread to Cameron and Prince streets

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) Cameron and Prince streets in Old Town are set to receive bicycle lanes and other safety improvements after they...

Annual facilities report sparks renewed City Hall debate

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City staff briefed city council on its latest reviews of the condition of Alexandria’s government-owned facilities Tuesday night, highlighting the...

Patrick Henry project hits crucial juncture

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) The proposed reconstruction of the Patrick Henry Elementary School and Recreation Center will come under fresh scrutiny next week,...

City council adopts 2017 legislative agenda

By Chris Teale (File photo) Councilors approved the city’s legislative agenda for the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session Tuesday, but state legislators expressed reticence on...

City prepared for MGM National Harbor impact

By Chris Teale (File photo) The finishing touches are being applied as the MGM National Harbor casino prepares to open December 8, and Alexandria officials...

SPORTS

Jack Mackey makes cross country history for T.C. Williams

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In the three days leading up to his postseason cross country races for T.C. Williams, senior Jack Mackey ate the same dinners, following what his father referred to as the...

Mark Eisenhour named new ACPS student activities director

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Alexandria City Public Schools announced Monday the appointment of Mark Eisenhour as its new director of student activities as of January, to succeed the retiring Steve Colantuoni. Currently one of two...

T.C. Williams defeated in first round of football playoffs by West Potomac

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The T.C. Williams football team’s campaign in the Virginia High School League playoffs is over, after a 26-0 defeat at West Potomac last Friday in the first round of the...

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Signature Theatre’s holiday production ‘Silver Belles’ is hilarious and charming

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Christopher Mueller) Composer and lyricist Matt Conner, whose past shows include “Crossing,” “The Hollow,” “Nevermore,” and “Partial Eclipse,” in collaboration with lyricist Stephen Gregory Smith, gets us in the Christmas spirit with...

Signature Theatre’s production of ‘Freaky Friday’ is fantastic

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) It was a major coup for Signature Theatre to be selected by Disney as the off-off Broadway troupe to debut “Freaky Friday” — its latest film-to-stage production. And we all...

Get into the Halloween mood with ‘A Party to Murder’ at The Little Theatre...

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Doug Olmstead) Oh, how I love it when The Little Theatre of Alexandria does a murder mystery — especially when it’s the time of year when things go bump in the night. And...

LETTERS

Your View: The problem with ‘hate-free zones’

By Kelly M. Ferguson, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: As a citizen of Alexandria who is profoundly concerned about some of the nativist, protectionist, xenophobic...

Your View: We applaud Crawley, but more work is still needed on school capacity

By Yvonne and Brian Folkerts, Nancy and Marc Williams, Brooksie Koopman and Mark Eaton, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley should be...

Your View: BAR failed in its review of Alfred Street Baptist Church project

By Peter Glaser, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: What an astonishing display by the Board of Architectural Review at its November 16 meeting, where the...

Your View: Let’s expand Medicaid in Virginia

By Charles A. Sumpter, Jr. Chairman, Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS (File photo) To the editor: The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is “Leadership, commitment,...

Your View: We must fix a pitfall of Medicare Part D

By Annabelle Fisher, Alexandria To the editor: Regarding the Senior Corner article by JoAnn Callender and Cedar Dvorin of Alexandria’s Division on Aging discussing prescription drug...

COLUMNS

Filling in the blanks: Consider the impact of education this holiday season

By Karen Graf During this holiday season, take some time to reflect on what you are thankful for. Family and friends are the most obvious...

The Business Plan: It’s time to take a deep breath

By Bill Reagan (File photo) Our country has emerged from a bruising political campaign, where emotions were strained and the outcome shocked many people. Half...

My View: Tackling the sewage issue together

By Mayor Allison Silberberg (File photo) I write as a lifelong environmentalist and as the mayor of Alexandria. All of us have a deep and...

Senior Corner: Save on prescription drug costs during open enrollment

By JoAnn Callender (pictured) and Cedar Dvorin During Medicare’s open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 until December 7, Alexandria Medicare insurance counselors will...
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