Inside the High School Project, part two

By James Libresco, Theogony This is the conclusion of a two-part article, the first part of which ran in the May 2 Alexandria Times after...

2024 Candidate Profile: Jacinta Greene runs for Council

By Caitlyn Meisner | cmeisner@alextimes.com Alexandria School Board member Jacinta Greene is ready to tackle public education, climate sustainability, affordable housing and small business support...

Alexandria Times wins nine VPA awards

Alexandria Times staff received nine awards from the Virginia Press Association awards banquet held Saturday night at the Omni in Charlottesville. The awards total...

Mysterious election placards from Unite Here union baffle residents

By Alexander Fernandez and Denise Dunbar | Alexandria Journalism Project For several weeks, residents across Alexandria have been opening their front doors to find placards...

City Council approves FY25 budget, sets 2.5-cent tax increase

By Caitlyn Meisner | cmeisner@alextimes.com On May 1, City Council unanimously approved a revised fiscal year 2025 operating budget, including a 2.5-cent increase in the...

2024 Candidate Profile: Abdel Elnoubi runs for Council

By Wafir Salih | wsalih@alextimes.com Abdel Elnoubi is driven to bring his perspective to Alexandria City Council, embodied by his campaign theme of a “tale...

Crime Roundup: Week of May 6

By Caitlyn Meisner | cmeisner@alextimes.com Alexandria resident David Marshall, 57, was arrested May 1 on felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly assaulting law enforcement during...

Crime Roundup: Week of April 29

By Caitlyn Meisner | cmeisner@alextimes.com The Alexandria Police Department has identified the man who was found dead in the 900 block of North Henry Street...

2024 Mayor Profile: Steven Peterson

By Caitlyn Meisner | cmeisner@alextimes.com Steven Peterson’s late entry into the mayor’s race has shaken up the Democratic primary as the former real estate developer...

Civil rights leader Ira Robinson dies at 85

By Thompson Eskew Ira L. Robinson, a civil rights advocate, attorney and Alexandria’s first African American City Council member since Reconstruction, died April 19 at...

Onstage, Alexandria: May 2024

By Mark Edelman April showers may come your way, along with the tail end of those lovely cherry blossoms. In the meantime, these plays are...

Foodie: Classic apple crisp

By Caitlyn Meisner | cmeisner@alextimes.com Although we are slowly springing into summer, apple crisp is a classic dessert that can be made any time of...

Stirring ‘Macbeth’ makes DMV proud

By Mark Edelman Simon Godwin’s estimable production of “Macbeth” has taken DMV audiences by storm, securing Shakespeare Theatre Company’s position as one of our community’s...

From Episcopal to Dartmouth: Emily Garrard’s soccer journey, dedication to positivity

By Josh Hwang In high school athletics, some individuals stand out not just for their skills on the field, but for their dedication, leadership and...

Titans baseball vies for district crown following key transfers, new coach

By Jim McGrath Zach Hecker and Mike Olerta have been linked together in baseball for about a decade, starting when Hecker was a player for...

Bishop Ireton girls win first state hoops title

By Ryan Hopper Bishop Ireton girls’ basketball team won its first state championship in school history, prevailing 56-52 over rival St. Paul VI at Benedictine...

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EDITORIALS

We Alexandrians deserve better

To the editor: This past year has been a watershed year of political cynicism and arrogance in Alexandria, demonstrated by City Council’s egregious mishandling...

I support Abdel Elnoubi

To the editor: I am writing to thank you for your profile of City Council candidate Abdel Elnoubi. I have known Abdel since the...

Amy or Alyia?

To the editor: As an undecided voter, I attended the Democratic mayor’s debate last week held in the Alexandria City High School auditorium. I...

Protect our tree canopy

To the editor: As a Boy Scout, I have learned to love the outdoors and nature; and the importance of trees for our environment....

I support James Lewis for Council

To the editor: As someone who was struck by a car in Old Town, twice – one block apart, I know pedestrian safety matters....

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: More unintended consequences loom

By Bill Rossello In early 2023, a city emergency medical unit was dispatched to Woodbine Rehabilitation Center near the intersection of King Street and Janneys...

Filling in the Blanks with Melanie Kay-Wyatt: Striving for healthy minds, bodies

By Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Ed.D The stress that comes with trying to do your best, juggle a busy workload, be popular and achieve success can be...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Fretting about the fate of Potomac Yard

To live in Alexandria in 2024 is to fret. Fretting opportunities include the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, climate change and national politics....

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: Three more years?

By Bill Rossello In a couple of weeks, early voting will begin for the Democratic primary for mayor and City Council. The field is dominated...

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