Tag: City of Alexandria

Our View: A tale of two tax bases

Gaps in the political realm are generally not good. A gender gap that’s too wide can spell doom for a political career. An education...

EYA, city seek uses for historic Pioneer Mills foundation

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Developer EYA and the city have begun the process of relocating the final remaining foundation stones of Pioneer Mills, the 19th-century...

My View: Why I’m running for city council

By Amy Jackson I see Alexandria in two lights: the past and the future. In the past, Alexandria has always been very good to me. I...

Filling in the Blanks: City and schools collaboration is key

From time to time, a member of the community will ask me a question about something happening at or near one of our schools. Depending...

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office swears in eight recruit deputies

The Alexandria Sheriff's Office swore in eight deputies at a ceremony on Monday. Clerk of the Circuit Court Edward Semonian administrated oaths of office to...

Our View: Compromise is not a four letter word

In this era of identity politics, the notion of compromise is often viewed as unacceptable. It seems many increasingly equate giving in a little...

Our View: Parking vote is about livability

This local election season, it’s time to have a discussion about what kind of Alexandria we want, both now and in the future. Do we...

Our View: Council’s delegation of authority was an unforced error

It’s remarkable how often public officials seem tone deaf to how their actions will be perceived.  This happens too often in Alexandria. The most recent...

City council vote sparks heated debate

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A city council discussion concerning delegating certain tasks to the city manager and the city attorney at Tuesday’s legislative meeting...

Out of the Attic: Alexandria canal culvert

In 1840, work began on a canal to link the seaport of Alexandria to the larger Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at Georgetown and increased economic opportunities. Building...
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