Local healthcare providers brace for COVID-19 surge

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] As the number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria continues to climb – there were 14 in Alexandria and 1,277 in...

Council passes emergency ordinances to combat COVID-19

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Council unanimously adopted several ordinances and resolutions in order to respond to the growing impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus during an...

ACPS closes for the rest of 2019-2020 school year

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] In response to the growing outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus in Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced at a press conference...

Charles Samarra, former Alexandria police chief, dies at 74

By Louise Krafft Former Alexandria Police Chief Charles Edward Samarra died March 17 following complications from surgery. He was 74. Samarra, who served as chief from...

Nationwide test kit shortage limits COVID-19 testing in Alexandria

By Cody Mello-Klein and Missy Schrott This article was updated on March 26. As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, one of the biggest questions on residents’ minds...

Real Talk: Maintenance tips to protect your home value

By Elizabeth Lucchesi  Homeowners today should heed the wise words of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Many...

Health & Wellness: Local businesses offer innovative wellness options during COVID-19 outbreak

By Mara Benner In this moment, you are safe and secure. This is true and an important reminder as we embark into uncharted territory. With...

Your Views: Karig and the PY Metro – Two peas in a pod

To the editor: Karig Estates and the Potomac Yard Metro have some of the same unfortunate themes coursing through their tortured history. In both projects...

Your Views: Thank you for a great day

To the editor: On behalf of The Ballyshaners, thank you to all of the parade participants and attendees who made the 39th Annual Alexandria St....

Your Views: A back-door tax increase

To the editor: An article in the Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2020 states that Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks proposed a two-cent increase in...

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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Council approves new waterfront features

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] At its March public hearing, council approved several plans geared toward enhancing the vibrancy of Old Town’s waterfront. The area has changed significantly since 2012, when city council approved the waterfront...

The freshest wedding hair and makeup trends of 2020

By Maria Elizabeth Calling all 2020 brides: Are you ready to get your bridal glow on with the most stunning wedding hair and makeup trends? With the new year and the new decade, it’s no surprise...

Tying the Knot: Del Ray newlyweds share their love story

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Kristen Gratton and Patrick Sullivan turned a long-distance shot-in-the-dark into a lifelong commitment. The couple met briefly at a conference during their last semester of college. Fast forward about five years,...

Your Views: Karig and the PY Metro – Two peas in a pod

To the editor: Karig Estates and the Potomac Yard Metro have some of the same unfortunate themes coursing through their tortured history. In both projects...

Your Views: A back-door tax increase

To the editor: An article in the Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2020 states that Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks proposed a two-cent increase in...

My View | Allison Silberberg: Stay strong

Like all of you, I have been thinking about the unfolding events of recent weeks. There are times that challenge one's soul – and...

Your Views: Remembering Chief Samarra

To the editor: As someone who knew former Alexandria Police Chief Charles Samarra, who died last week at age 74 following complications from surgery, I...

Your Views: Let’s ACT together in this crisis

To the editor: Our community is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis: the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. As we plan for the well-being of our...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: COVID-19 and state code

On March 12, Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the continued spread of COVID-19....

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Collaborating to beat coronavirus

Alexandria City Public Schools and the Alexandria Health Department always work closely together whenever there is a flu outbreak in a school. We already...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Power and Reason

On Nov. 21, 1945, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson rose to make his opening statement in the criminal trial of Nazi war...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Celebrating 100 years of Parker-Gray

The Snowden School and the Hallowell School for Girls, the first public schools for black children in the City of Alexandria, opened 100 years...