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Alexandria property values up 2 percent

By James Cullum (File photo) The notices have been mailed and Alexandria’s overall real estate assessments increased 2.1 percent, or $792 million over last year,...

Protesters demand ‘sanctuary city’ designation

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) Tuesday night’s city council meeting was interrupted briefly by protestors advocating that Alexandria declare itself a so-called “sanctuary city.” Around 50...

General Assembly progresses on area Airbnb regulations

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s burgeoning Airbnb room rental market could become more regulated and structured under a bill making its way through the...

Our View: Being dumped on by Richmond, again

(File photo) When we think someone is out to get us, sometimes it’s just paranoia. Other times, there really is a boogeyman under our bed....

Bishop Ireton girls basketball rising in WCAC standings

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Time after time Tuesday night, the ball made its way to Akunna Konkwo under the hoop, and almost immediately the...

SPORTS

Alexandria native takes the reins as GM of the Minnesota Twins

By James Cullum (Photo/Brace Hemmelgarn, Minnesota Twins) A perfect day for Alexandrian Thad Levine is when his family goes to his baseball games. It’s the closest that the newest general manager of the Minnesota Twins,...

Bishop Ireton girls basketball rising in WCAC standings

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Time after time Tuesday night, the ball made its way to Akunna Konkwo under the hoop, and almost immediately the 6-foot-3 sophomore center had to face two defenders. But her opponents’...

T.C. Williams girls basketball maintains hot streak in conference play

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The T.C. Williams girls basketball team’s winning streak in Patriot Conference play showed no signs of slowing Tuesday with a comfortable 72-33 win against South County. Now holding a 17-1 overall...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Historic home plays host to salon benefitting the Athenaeum

By Jennifer Powell (Photo/Jennifer Powell) Ashley and George Wilson’s recently renovated home on Prince Street has no fewer than two front doors and bears the distinct legacy of being a daily landmark for three centuries...

Foodie: Baby it’s cold

By Cathal Armstrong (Courtesy photo) I love the seasons. We spend the culinary calendar anticipating the bounty of each season. The glorious asparagus and peas of spring, the tomatoes and basils of summer and apples and...

‘Anything Goes’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria has stellar director, even better cast

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Keith Waters) Director Stefan Sittig is no stranger to big song-and-dance productions, and awards committees are no strangers to his consider- able talent. He’s directed or choreographed all the major blockbusters, from...

LETTERS

Your View: Lights at T.C. would be latest infringement on local black enclave

By Frances Colbert Terrell, President, Seminary Civic Association (File photo) To the editor: A hot issue for the past several years has been centered on T.C....

Your View: It’s time to organize and make your voice heard

By Erin Andrew, Sabrina Corlette, Heather Jelks, Jane Marcus, Abhisek Mitra, M. Williams Sermons, June Shih, Patrick Smith,Frank Woodruff, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Many...

Your View: Who we are and who we should be

By Mark Tonsetic, Member, Alexandria social services advisory board (File photo) To the editor: For most city residents, the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services...

Your View: White nationalists have right to free speech, but so do we

By Holly Bowers, Alexandria (Photo/Chris Teale) To the editor: So we have new neighbors in Old Town. Leaders of the “alt-right,” including Richard Spencer — he...

Your View: Explaining the science of road repaving

By Yon Lambert Director, city department of transportation and environmental services (File photo) To the editor: A recent letter to the editor noted the condition of...

COLUMNS

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 budget

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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