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Commonwealth’s attorney report details harrowing June 14 shooting at Simpson Field

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com The use of deadly force against shooter James T. Hodgkinson at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park was justified, according to a report...

Clash over condo development in Potomac Yard heats up

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A 142-unit condominium development proposed for 2551 Main Line Blvd. in Potomac Yard drew ire from residents at a planning commission...

Alexandria Police Department responds to six overdoses in a week

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com An uptick in overdoses over the span of a week has the Alexandria Police Department concerned. Local law enforcement responded to six...

Task force discusses scenarios for capital improvement plan projects

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com The Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force heard a proposal from City Manager Mark Jinks to decouple the budget process...

First Lady of Virginia visits Charles Barrett Elementary School

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com The First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, visited Charles Barrett Elementary School on Oct. 4 to commemorate Virginia Farm to...

Alexandria Sports Roundup: Week of October 12

The Alexandria Times’ sports roundup includes records and game results for the prior week in two sports per season for Alexandria’s four local high schools: Bishop Ireton, Episcopal, St. Stephens and St. Agnes School...

Local soccer star earns national award

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com  Walking around the field at T.C. Williams High School, Claire Constant is at home – she waves to almost everyone she passes, casually points out the Titans’ starting quarterback and...

Titans best rival West Potomac 14-8

By Jeff McQuilkin Fumbling and losing the ball on the opening kickoff is often a sign that you’re in for a bad day. But that was not the case for T.C. Williams High School on...

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Review: ‘Are you now, or have you ever been…’

By Jordan Wright The investigation and inquisition of Langston Hughes by the House Un-American Activities Committee is a deeply moving, profoundly disturbing probe into the mind of a successful black American poet. Under the guidance...

Foodie: Turning farmers’ market honeycrisps into apple pie granola

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com When my daughter, Josey, came home from college last Saturday for fall break, we decided to use some of the apples I had bought at the Old Town Farmers’ Market...

Art Review: Uneven “Culture Shock” at Torpedo Factory

By Evan Berkowitz | eberkowitz@alextimes.com Kneel solemnly at the light-wood-and-red-fabric prie-dieu. Thumb through the illuminated literature on its shelves, the very objects of a canon and stare up at the saintly figure drawn in pencil...

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Alexandria Times for raising relevant issues

To the editor:  It feels good to write and thank the editors of the Alexandria Times for publishing balanced and thoughtful editorials on critical issues...

Letter to the Editor: Government ethics is about institutional integrity

To the editor: I am writing to thank and commend you for your editorial, “An amended call for an ombudsman,” following up on your call...

Letter to the Editor: Alzheimer’s crisis needs new governor’s attention

Since the start of the gubernatorial election many issues important to the people of Virginia have taken center stage, but one deserves more attention from...

Letter to the Editor: Conflict of interest and accountability

Your editorial addressing the rogue actions of the Alexandria Planning Commission (“Planning commission goes rogue” in the Sept. 21 Alexandria Times) when paired with...

Letter to the Editor: Planning commission’s BI recommendation fell within its purview

To the editor: Speaking as an individual member of the Alexandria Planning Commission, I would like to respond to the Times’ recent coverage of land...

Alexandria in Action: Once a Titan, Always a Titan

During my life, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. From students I taught to those for whom I served as principal...

Filling in the Blanks: New West End school first in 17 years – now...

It has been seventeen years since our city opened an entirely new school. The last school to open was Samuel Tucker Elementary in 2000. Much...

The Business Plan: What precautions are you taking for the next catastrophe?

By Bill Reagan Lately, our television screens have been filled with scenes of hurricanes and earthquakes, and people struggling to recover their lives – and...

Justice Matters: What is a Commonwealth’s Attorney?

My name is Bryan Porter, and I have the privilege of serving as Alexandria’s elected commonwealth’s attorney. “Great,” the average resident might say. “But what’s the...
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