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Identity of skeleton found one year ago remains a mystery

Identity of skeleton found one year ago remains a mystery

A human skeleton discovered by a dog walker in a wooded, boggy area not far from Ford’s Landing nearly a year ago remains a mystery despite an ongoing federal investigation. A city man came across the [...]

Key waterfront properties slated for office, retail space

Key waterfront properties slated for office, retail space

Before Alexandria’s elected officials began wading through the waterfront plan Saturday, a proposal to redevelop two key riverside properties linked to the controversial blueprint got City Hall’s approval. The city’s Board of Architectural Review gave Lawrence [...]

Armed robber targets United Bank

Armed robber targets United Bank

Police are on the look out for the man who walked into an Old Town United Bank location Tuesday morning, flashed a handgun and made off with cash. The suspect, described as a 25- to 30-year-old, [...]

Restaurant week in full swing

Restaurant week in full swing

The winter version of Alexandria’s restaurant week begins today and runs through January 22 so foodies and plain old eaters get 10 nights to chow. Sixty restaurants throughout the city are participating in the dining merriment [...]

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 [...]