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Comfort One Shoes to open at Why Not?, keep current location

By Regine Victoria (File photo) The former location of longtime Alexandria toy and clothing store Why Not? is in the process of being purchased by...

Pokemon Go craze sweeps Alexandria

By Chris Teale (Photo/Regine Victoria, Niantic) After the success of the trading cards, video games and television series in the 1990s and 2000s, a whole...

ACPS criticized for racial disparity in suspensions

By Chris Teale (File photo) A report issued last month criticized Alexandria City Pub- lic Schools’ record on racial dis- parities in student suspensions and...

Bike lanes, reduced speeds move up King Street

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) A section of upper King Street near T.C. Williams High School is slated for bike lanes and a speed...

Our View: Unfortunate fire illuminates the best in Alexandria

(Courtesy photo) With our country grappling with issues of race, gun violence and political divisions, acts of compassion serve as balm on our collective wounds....

SPORTS

Shakur Stevenson to represent Alexandria Boxing Club, U.S. in Rio Olympics

By Chris Teale (Photo/U.S. Olympic Committee) Just over two weeks remain until the start of the boxing tournament at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and one boxer in the bantamweight division will carry...

Alexandria Aces stay in the postseason hunt

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Entering their July 3 matchup with the Bethesda Big Train, the Alexandria Aces were riding a streak of four wins in their last five games, and the offense had started...

Alexandria Aces continue search for consistency

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) As the Vienna Riverdogs celebrated a walk-off win Monday night, the Alexandria Aces were left to ponder a game in which they failed to take advantage of several opportunities to move...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Foodie: Chicken parmesan burgers

By Chris Teale (Photo/Holly Bowers) Lovers of Italian food probably enjoy chicken parmesan, but it may be surprising to hear that it can taste just as good between two buns in the form of a...

Ode to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

By Jennifer Powell (Photo/Chris Weisler Photography) Our forefathers knew their stuff when it came to the strategic importance of Harpers Ferry. The passage of the Po- tomac River through the Blue Ridge Mountains that Thomas...

Q&A with Michael and Kevin Bacon (Brothers)

By Jennifer Powell and Regine Victoria (File photo) The Bacon Brothers have been collaborating professionally as a band for 20 years, but jamming started well before that in their Philadelphia home. Many years later, both...

LETTERS

Your View: Capital Bikeshare is a flawed approach

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The success of Capital Bikeshare is a testament to the foresight of the U.S. Department of Transportation,...

Your View: Councilors now know how aggrieved neighbors of development feel

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Our city council hardly hesitates to backhandedly dismiss citizens’ thoughtful concerns about whatever deal-du-jour councilors fancy —...

Your View: Bikeshare runs against local zoning

By Barbara Beach, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Every city council in the history of zoning laws in Alexandria has sought to preserve and protect...

Your View: Reconsider the Ramsey Homes decision

By Purvi Gandhi Irwin, Vice chair, Parker-Gray Board of Architectural Review (File photo) To the editor: I am very dismayed and disappointed with city council’s decision...


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Your View: Alexandria is pushing back against Old Town commuter ferry stop

By Mayor Allison Silberberg, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: In response to your June 30 editorial regarding commuter ferry service (“Old Town commuter ferry idea...

COLUMNS

Senior Corner: Some safety tips for older adults

By Cheryll Elliott (pictured) and Meron Worku According to the U.S. Fire Administration, older adults are at the greatest risk for fire related injuries and...

My View: A most unusual journey home

By Denise Dunbar A strange thing happened recently on the way back from our family beach vacation: a potentially devastating event turned into something else...

My View: What would Dr. King say?

By Mayor Allison Silberberg Our nation is tragically and inextricably gripped by violence, last month in Orlando, then Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and now Dallas....

Alexandria in Action: The opportunity and difficulty of positive change in today’s society

By John Porter “May you live in interesting times.” While the origin of this quote is somewhat disputed, it became prominent in the late 19th century...
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