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Crime in Alexandria decreases, but violent crimes persist

By James Cullum | jcullum@alextimes.com Recently released crime statistics reveal a mixture of good and bad news for Alexandria. Overall crime dropped slightly in the...

PBS Cancels Mercy Street

By James Cullum  Mercy Street has been cancelled. The second season finale of the Civil War-era drama set in Alexandria aired on March 5, but...

State Senate says “No”

BY JAMES CULLUM The Virginia State Senate on Wednesday rejected Governor Terry McAuliffe’s four amendments to extend the deadlines for Alexandria to upgrade its...

Full court press for National Women’s History Museum

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) American history has been largely written and defined by men, but that’s only a part of the story. After 21...

Inova Alexandria Hospital CEO Gets Promotion

By James Cullum  Susan Carroll, an Inova senior vice president and the CEO of Inova Alexandria Hospital, has been promoted as the Regional Executive Officer over...

SPORTS

Bishop Ireton cheerleaders win national championship

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) Bishop Ireton swept the Christian Cheerleading Association’s 2017 national championships in Fayetteville, N.C. on Saturday. It was their second national title in as many years. The Cardinals earned a combined score...

Lady Titans fall to Oakton in regional quarterfinals

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) The T.C. Williams girls basketball season came to a bitter end on February 22, as the Oakton Cougars handed the Titans a 50-44 defeat in the quarterfinals of the 6A...

Six Titans inducted into athletic hall of fame

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Ahead of the ceremony to induct the latest round of honorees at the T.C. Williams athletic hall of fame, former head football coach Herman Boone sent a letter to recognize...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Foodie: When it comes to strawberries (and produce in general), opt for local

By Cathal Armstrong Sometime in April we should start to see local strawberries. Usually around the last week of this month, the early glow variety show up on farms across Southern Virginia. This member of...

PBS Cancels Mercy Street

By James Cullum  Mercy Street has been cancelled. The second season finale of the Civil War-era drama set in Alexandria aired on March 5, but the show was cancelled by PBS just four days later....

Tift Merritt to perform Tuesday at The Birchmere

By Jennifer Powell (Photo/Alexandra Valenti) Tift Merritt has been doing what she loves since her college days at the University of North Carolina. There, Merritt studied creative writing while creating her band and winning gigs...

LETTERS

Letter to the Editor: Correcting the record on Jefferson-Houston performance

To the Editors, I’m writing to unpack a statement in a letter to the Alexandria Times editors titled “City should spend less money on education.”...

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....

COLUMNS

Opinion: Pursuing a proactive, prudent budget

By Mayor Allison Silberberg We are in the thick of the budget process. This is a time for all of us to focus on the...

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...
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