Hugo Black house renovation advances, council affirms BAR decision

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Hugo Black house controversy came to a peak in the crowded city council chambers on Tuesday evening, when council...

Superintendent Hutchings proposes custodian plan

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com After months of public outcry, a plan is in the works to address the 30 Alexandria City Public Schools custodians...

Scooters in Alexandria Part 2: For riders, e-scooters are more than just a fad

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com One mile. For drivers, it is a distance easily crossed. For runners, a mile is only the start of a...

Tying the Knot: Gregory and Cheryl Hutchings share their 20-year love story

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com When Gregory Hutchings and Cheryl Carter locked eyes across the room in a Norfolk restaurant in 1999, neither could have...

Serious crimes decrease for fifth consecutive year

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com  Serious crime in Alexandria decreased 1.7 percent in 2018, marking the fifth year in a row that offenses have gone...

Your Views: Solutions needed from Transit Board for Metro Shutdown

To the editor: In all the planning for the summer shutdown of six Metro stations, Alexandria transportation staff have overlooked the fastest trips to the...

Your Views: Too many snafus on Black house

To the editor: I attended the appeal of the Board of Architectural Review hearing heard before Alexandria City Council on May 14. The original expectation...

Your Views: Hooray for the Festival of Speed & Style

To the editor: Well done to all the organizers, sponsors, volunteers and participants who made the first ever Old Town Festival of Speed & Style...

Your Views: Sewers were an unfunded mandate

To the editor: On May 21, the AlexRenew board will consider the drastic rate hikes which had their public hearing on May 11. These back-to-back...

Your Views: Let’s pivot from uncompliant Metro choice

To the editor: Alexandria’s Potomac Yard Metro Station Alternative B is yet another example of the widespread gentrification and taxbase aggrandizement that is erasing existing...

SSSAS lax dominates state tournament

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Saturday was a big day for St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes athletics. After victorious playoff seasons, both the SSSAS boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams took home state championship titles. Neither team...

St. Stephen’s girls’ lacrosse aims for playoffs with purpose

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com The St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School varsity girls’ lacrosse team’s word of the year is “purpose.” One of the team’s three senior captains, Alex Burtnett, said it means going into...

Walter Densmore, GW high school athlete, dies at 79

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Walter Cox Densmore Jr., a George Washington High School record-breaking basketball player, died from cancer on March 15. He was 79. Densmore grew up in Alexandria, and made his mark on...

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Theater: Shakespeare and technology collide in ‘Richard iii’

By Jordan Wright Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili calls this “Richard iii” the most challenging production ever. That may well be an understatement, because since the Synetic Theater’s inception nearly 20 years ago, it has consistently broken...

Life Well Lived: Acupuncture harmonizes body, mind and spirit

By Mara Benner Acupuncture, a 4,000-year-old healing modality, has had a significant resurgence as consumers and healthcare providers seek new ways to approach everything from the opioid epidemic to fertility issues. A recent National Health Interview...

Real Talk: Sharing your most prized possession with the world

By Ann Duff We live private lives the way we choose to, and if the toothpaste tube is left out or the sofa cushions are lumpy, so be it. But when your house is on...

Your Views: Solutions needed from Transit Board for Metro Shutdown

To the editor: In all the planning for the summer shutdown of six Metro stations, Alexandria transportation staff have overlooked the fastest trips to the...

Your Views: Too many snafus on Black house

To the editor: I attended the appeal of the Board of Architectural Review hearing heard before Alexandria City Council on May 14. The original expectation...

Your Views: Hooray for the Festival of Speed & Style

To the editor: Well done to all the organizers, sponsors, volunteers and participants who made the first ever Old Town Festival of Speed & Style...

Your Views: Sewers were an unfunded mandate

To the editor: On May 21, the AlexRenew board will consider the drastic rate hikes which had their public hearing on May 11. These back-to-back...

Your Views: Let’s pivot from uncompliant Metro choice

To the editor: Alexandria’s Potomac Yard Metro Station Alternative B is yet another example of the widespread gentrification and taxbase aggrandizement that is erasing existing...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Conducting a review of policies

Prosecutors wield a significant amount of authority. We affect the community in a variety of ways, some obvious, others more indirect. Given the authority...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Leadership requires tough choices

Leadership requires tough decision making. We would all like to be able to achieve everything for everyone, but it is a reality of life...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Celebrating small businesses

The week of May 6 is being celebrated across the country as Small Business Week, highlighting the importance of small businesses to the U.S....

My View | Joe Sestak: Where you live matters

To the editor: Calling Seminary Road “a corridor with a high number of KSI (killed or seriously injured) crashes,” last year the city proposed replacing...