Council approves Del Ray Gardens

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com City council approved a special use permit for a combination of 100 indoor and outdoor seats at the Del Ray...

Tying the Knot: Mayor Justin Wilson and wife Alex weather the unexpected

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com It likely comes as no surprise that Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson met his wife, Alex Crawford-Batt, at a state Democratic...

Patrick Henry swing space plan advances

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com A preliminary plan to use the old Patrick Henry School building as a swing space while Douglas MacArthur Elementary School...

Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta brings ‘real life fiction’ to Alexandria

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com KaNikki Jakarta was born with the words of Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou in her head. While pregnant, Jakarta’s mother would...

Alexandria Times wins 21 Virginia Press Association awards

By staff Eight different Alexandria Times staff members or freelancers won a total of 21 Virginia Press Association awards for work published in 2018, the...

Seniors: City housing resources for older adults

By Sharon Dantzig Are you an older adult wishing to downsize and stay in the community, but not sure where to begin? The Alexandria Commission...

Seniors: Combatting loneliness in older adults

By Cele Garrett In January 2018, the British government announced the creation of its first Minister of Loneliness. Many people wondered if that was a...

Unveiled: Registering for your wedding when you already live with your fiancé

 By Aleksandra Kochurova | graphics@alextimes.com A traditional wedding registry is typically filled with household goods, such as pots and pans, Tupperware containers and linens...

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...

Your Views: Fix scooter problems now

To the editor: Scooters. Scooters. That’s all I hear from all my friends in Old Town. The number of scooter incidents is unreal; you just...

B.I. lacrosse team shoots for state championship repeat

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com Just last year, the Bishop Ireton High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team won the state championship 8-7 against rivals St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes. It was their fourth VISAA title in...

Four moms lead rec basketball team to victory

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com When an Alexandria boys’ recreational basketball team was in need of a coach, four moms stepped up to the challenge. Those four moms were all first-time boys’ basketball coaches, but they...

Saints capture first state hoops title in 29 years

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes boys’ varsity basketball team hit a historic high on March 2, ending its impressive 27-3 season with a 67-58 win against crosstown rival Episcopal...

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Seniors: City housing resources for older adults

By Sharon Dantzig Are you an older adult wishing to downsize and stay in the community, but not sure where to begin? The Alexandria Commission on Aging collaborated with Alexandria’s Office of Housing to identify...

Seniors: Combatting loneliness in older adults

By Cele Garrett In January 2018, the British government announced the creation of its first Minister of Loneliness. Many people wondered if that was a joke, but those of us who serve older citizens know...

Unveiled: Registering for your wedding when you already live with your fiancé

 By Aleksandra Kochurova | graphics@alextimes.com A traditional wedding registry is typically filled with household goods, such as pots and pans, Tupperware containers and linens and towels. These things are supposed to signify the start...

Your Views: Fix scooter problems now

To the editor: Scooters. Scooters. That’s all I hear from all my friends in Old Town. The number of scooter incidents is unreal; you just...

Your Views: Scooters are dangerous and chaotic

To the editor: The recent influx of electric scooters has created a mess in Old Town that we don’t need. Regardless of the brand – Lime,...

Your Views: Scooters running amok

To the editor: The more I look at the city’s Vision Zero web page with all the sanctimonious pledges by all the city officials, the...

Your Views: Religion no factor in slaughterhouse opposition

To the editor: City Councilor Del Pepper’s remark about the Halal poultry butchery, that “we need to share with our Muslim friends and neighbors that...

Your Views: Thoughtless bureaucrats need oversight

To the editor: The city is putting up new parking direction signs in Old Town. Have you seen the new one on Queen Street? If...

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...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Students must come first

This spring, Alexandria City Public Schools administrators will begin to look at our priorities for the next five years. Our current strategic plan was...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Finding balance in our community

Our incredible city has so much going for it, and with the spotlight on Amazon HQ2 and the Innovation Campus, the whole world has...

Alexandria in Action with Heather Peeler: Take a stand for Alexandria

“So often we forget that the people we are serving alongside are people with gifts to give and they have capacity for service too.”...
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