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Jinks proposes 2.7 cent real estate tax hike

By James Cullum and Erich Wagner (File photo) City Manager Mark Jinks has released his $712.5 million fiscal 2018 budget, and residents could see a...

City council increases ARHA loan for Ramsey Homes

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) City councilors unanimously agreed Tuesday to increase its loan to the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority for the Ramsey Homes...

Card game forces pair to deal with emotions in ‘The Gin Game’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) At first blush, “The Gin Game” appears to be a love story about two elderly retirees who meet at the...

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...

Our View: Is a guest room a hotel, and should it be treated as...

(File photo) Innovation is both the American way and a major driver of our country’s economy. Technology giants like Microsoft, Apple and Facebook were hatched...

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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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Card game forces pair to deal with emotions in ‘The Gin Game’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) At first blush, “The Gin Game” appears to be a love story about two elderly retirees who meet at the dilapidated Bentley Nursing Home where they have gone to live...

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...

LETTERS

Your View: This Presidents Day, take in the history that is disappearing

By Gebe Johnson, The Queen Street Coalition (File photo) There is a reason the upcoming Presidents’ Day parade in Alexandria includes a picturesque stretch along...

Your View: We must convert anti-hate protests into votes

By Paul A. Friedman, Alexandria (File photo) On Sunday afternoon, I gathered with members of Grassroots Alexandria, Delegate Mark Levine (D-45) and other activists to...

Your View: Redistricting failed to reduce strain on Jefferson-Houston

By Charles Conway, Alexandria (File photo) “This is about our neighborhood, and an opportunity to say to anyone new to the area, whether you are...

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...

COLUMNS

Senior Corner: Promoting healthy aging

By Mary Belanich Many of Virginia Hospital Center’s programs and services exemplify its mission, “to be the best health system,” including the offerings of the...

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...
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