Northern Virginia reopening delayed to May 28

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] After conversations with local officials in five Northern Virginia jurisdictions, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) has delayed the reopening of the...

Mask contest week five: Name these masked Alexandrians

To encourage residents to wear cloth face masks in public, the Alexandria Times has been holding a competition. Each week for the past five...

Alexandria receives $13.9 million in CARES funding

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] City council unanimously approved plans for residential rental assistance, food security and small business assistance with money the city received...

Silverado’s coronavirus response is called into question after nurse dies

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Nina Forbes, 56, a nurse who worked at Silverado Alexandria, died from COVID-19 on April 25, sparking questions about the...

Governor aims to start reopening Virginia on May 15

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Virginia could begin easing restrictions on residents and certain businesses as early as May 15, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) announced...

Jean-François Chaufour, founder of Le Refuge, dies at 67

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Jean-François Chaufour, founder of Le Refuge, a beloved local French restaurant, died on May 1 from ongoing health complications. He...

Foodie: The family that cooks together…

By Jill Erber My family’s morning routine used to be a series of orchestrated steps meant to get everyone out the door at a precise...

Foodie: Create your own restaurant-quality chicken sandwich

By Heather Mills Let’s face it: By now, we are all starting to feel a little stir-crazy after more than a month of the stayat-home...

The Twig gives $100,000 to Inova COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Fund

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Twig, an all women-led organization that provides financial aid, volunteer service and support to Inova Alexandria Hospital, gave $100,000...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Questions from police

In recent news, the legal concept of entrapment has been frequently mentioned. The general idea behind entrapment is that law enforcement officers should not...

T.C. hockey player named league’s Player of the Year

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] T.C. Williams High School hockey player Jason Townsend was named the Capital Scholastic Hockey League’s Player of the Year on Feb. 27, according to Monumental Sports. Townsend, a senior at T.C....

SSSAS and Episcopal compete in state playoffs

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] Two weeks after St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes defeated Episcopal in the IAC Championship, both high school boys’ basketball teams traveled to Virginia State University for the Virginia Independent Schools...

T.C. Williams boys’ basketball takes division title

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] With a surprise buzzer beater in the final second of the game, the T.C. Williams High School varsity boys’ basketball team claimed the Gunston District championship on Feb. 21. Nearing the...

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Foodie: The family that cooks together…

By Jill Erber My family’s morning routine used to be a series of orchestrated steps meant to get everyone out the door at a precise time. Now, it involves debates over whose Zoom call is...

Foodie: Create your own restaurant-quality chicken sandwich

By Heather Mills Let’s face it: By now, we are all starting to feel a little stir-crazy after more than a month of the stayat-home order. Supporting local restaurants is important, but not always an...

A little tip from a friend

By Elizabeth Myllenbeck It is an understatement to say that the novel coronavirus has been devastating to the hospitality industry. Small business owners are reeling as they attempt to figure out how to operate, how...

Your Views: Democrats caused density problems

To the editor: It is worthwhile noting that protests against shutdowns are more common in less densely populated areas and states reopening sooner are more...

Your Views: Time to open parks, collect trash

To the editor: I write in response to your editorial “Patience remains a virtue” in the May 14 issue of the Alexandria Times. No doubt...

Your Views: Practice civility when you park

To the editor: Back in March, the mayor's office offered reserved spaces for pickup and carryout to every restaurant in the city.  For those who...

Your Views: Predatory parking enforcement

To the editor: Last week, I was getting my very sick partner some needed medication from the CVS on Eisenhower Avenue. I was in the...

Your Views: We need campaign finance reform

To the editor: Average citizens place a priority on having a health system which works for all of us. Yet the current pandemic clearly reveals...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Questions from police

In recent news, the legal concept of entrapment has been frequently mentioned. The general idea behind entrapment is that law enforcement officers should not...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Unprecedented times call for unprecedented...

There is no doubt that unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions. It is moments like this that call for innovation, creativity and flexibility in...

My View | Patricia Washington: Honoring the spirit of travel

Each year, during the first week of May, we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, a time to reflect on the value travel holds...

My View | The Rev. Ian S. Markham: The pandemic as a secular Noah...

Certain stories become “part of the furniture” of a culture. From the mystic of the rainbow to the survival of the animals on an...