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Laser show in, fireworks out at city’s New Year’s celebration

Laser show in, fireworks out at city’s New Year’s celebration

All eyes will be on the George Washington Masonic Memorial Saturday night as 6,000 balls drop on revelers heralding the arrival of 2012 in Alexandria. At the exact moment the ball drops in New York City’s [...]

Editorial: On the waterfront, knee-jerk reactions are not solutions

Editorial: On the waterfront, knee-jerk reactions are not solutions

The waterfront plan work group hadn’t yet released its long-awaited, 142-page dossier of recommendations for improving the city’s blueprint for the Potomac shoreline before critics were rallying, once more, against anything and everything connected to City [...]

Crossing the borders of misconception, G.W. students unite Alexandria and Afghanistan

Crossing the borders of misconception, G.W. students unite Alexandria and Afghanistan

George Washington Middle School eighth-grader Zoe Gage held an iPad 2 up to a video camera Tuesday morning, showing her virtual pen pals in Afghanistan the kind of technology her classmates regularly use at school. Her [...]

Citing ethics, city attorney denies legal advice to waterfront opponent

Citing ethics, city attorney denies legal advice to waterfront opponent

City Attorney Jim Banks says threats of a lawsuit against the city’s proposed waterfront plan kept him from advising former Vice Mayor Andrew Macdonald on how to block rezoning of the Potomac shoreline. Macdonald, co-founder of [...]

Former Alexandria City Councilman Justin Wilson, a Democrat, announces 2012 run

Former Alexandria City Councilman Justin Wilson, a Democrat, announces 2012 run

Former Alexandria City Councilman Justin Wilson will try to rejoin his former colleagues at City Hall next year, the Del Ray resident announced Monday. Wilson, a Democrat, became the youngest member of council when he was [...]

UPDATED: Waterfront opponents fire back at City Hall

UPDATED: Waterfront opponents fire back at City Hall

Members of Citizens for an Alternative Alexandria Waterfront Plan shot back at City Hall Tuesday, calling officials “uncompromising” about a week after city staff released a largely negative review of the group’s competing blueprint. “We seem [...]

Police searching for man wanted on assault charges

Alexandria police are searching for an Arlington man wanted in connection for allegedly assaulting a woman during an attempted rape in the early morning hours of September 11. Police say Shaun Carlan, 44, took an unidentified [...]

Alexandria shovels out after storm

Alexandria shovels out after storm

Alexandrians dug themselves out Thursday after a powerful winter storm dropped five inches of snow on the ground, snarled the evening commute and left many without power. [...]

Filling voids with virtual assistants

Filling voids with virtual assistants

Thomas Taylor's been in the local paper recycling business for three decades. But staying on top of paperwork let alone embracing the digital age has been tough, so he's turned to a virtual assistant [...]

Happy birthday, Alexandria

Admit it. Though we all like to grouse about things that arent exactly as wed like, its a pretty great thing to live in Alexandria, Virginia. [...]