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New year brings diverse new businesses to Old Town

New year brings diverse new businesses to Old Town

The new year has meant new shops and other businesses in Old Town for residents and tourists alike. Lulu Sage, an upscale salon and spa, has opened at 610 Madison St. Its owners promise to utilize [...]

Opinion: Does personal financial gain trump citizens’ interest?

Opinion: Does personal financial gain trump citizens’ interest?

From the moment I first drove down King Street, I have always loved Old Town — its historic streets and architecture, the waterfront along the Potomac and the dog-friendly community. Recently, however, I have sadly become [...]

Editorial: Criminals have it easy at City Hall

Editorial: Criminals have it easy at City Hall

Government employees have a target on their backs as the country wades slowly out of recession. Secure public sector jobs and guaranteed pensions anger people struggling to make living locally and nationally. A lot of that [...]

City officials prioritize halting public employee malfeasance

City officials prioritize halting public employee malfeasance

From embezzlement to assault and forgery, eight public employees faced criminal charges in 2011, prompting officials to make tightening internal controls and reforming hiring procedures a top priority. Among those arrested were two police officers, a [...]

Transformative waterfront plan poised for passage

Transformative waterfront plan poised for passage

A version of the city’s oft debated, much-maligned waterfront plan is poised for a final vote and adoption for the second time in less than a year despite another round of protests at Market Square. As [...]

Alexandria woman struck by Metro train committed suicide

Alexandria woman struck by Metro train committed suicide

The 56-year-old woman struck by a Metro train at Van Dorn Street Station last Friday morning deliberately jumped onto the tracks, a Metro spokesman said. The suicide victim was an Alexandria resident, said Dan Stessel of [...]

Iconic Old Town Theater to shut its doors for good

Iconic Old Town Theater to shut its doors for good

The marquee is coming down and the curtains at Old Town Theater are drawing to a permanent close after this weekend, ending Roger Fons’s nine-year stint as the film house’s owner. Fons said a year of [...]

Chef Cathal Armstrong expands his culinary kingdom with Society Fair

Chef Cathal Armstrong expands his culinary kingdom with Society Fair

Local chef and restaurateur Cathal Armstrong hopes foodies far and wide will eat up his new wine bar and market, a marriage of American fare and European style, at 277 S. Washington Street. When patrons begin [...]

With relocation to Del Ray, VeloCity bike co-op to remain in Alexandria

With relocation to Del Ray, VeloCity bike co-op to remain in Alexandria

Fears that Alexandria’s nonprofit, do-it-yourself bicycle repair shop, VeloCity, would roll out of town have proven unfounded. The waterfront institution will take up new digs in Del Ray later this year. Christian Myers, one of the [...]

As vote on waterfront plan looms, supporters look to dispel myths of City Hall’s blueprint

As vote on waterfront plan looms, supporters look to dispel myths of City Hall’s blueprint

As the city’s contentious vision for the Potomac shoreline heads into the home stretch, a resident group has scheduled meetings designed to drum up support for the plan and dispel “misinformation.” Waterfront For All, a group [...]