ACPS plans to address high school capacity crunch

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com With a rapidly growing student population and facilities that can’t keep up, Alexandria City Public Schools has taken the first...

Car crashes into Inova Alexandria over the weekend

A car crashed into a wall at Inova Alexandria on Saturday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the Alexandria Police Department. The car crashed into...

Seven opioid overdoses, one fatality in Alexandria

By Duncan Agnew | dagnew@alextimes.com Seven opioid overdoses — including one that resulted in a fatality — occurred within a week, the city announced in a...

City switches its mobile pay app

The city is switching its mobile pay app from Pango to ParkMobile as of Sept. 1, the city announced Thursday in a news release. The...

Photos: A preview of the new Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School

Hord Caplan Macht architects gave a tour of the almost-completed Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School to media, ACPS staff and city staff on Thursday. The...

Bishop Ireton girls’ volleyball prepares for an encore

By Duncan Agnew | dagnew@alextimes.com Bishop Ireton Volleyball Head Coach Owen Ranger isn’t letting transition lessen his expectations for this fall. The girls’ varsity volleyball team lost seven key contributors to graduation in June, and an...

Alexandria futsal team wins national championship

By Duncan Agnew | dagnew@alextimes.com For the second consecutive summer, the Alexandria Soccer Association’s U16 Boys Futsal ID team claimed a national title in Santa Clara, California. The team beat a squad from San Francisco...

ACPS appoints new athletic director

By Duncan Agnew | dagnew@alextimes.com James L. Parker is Alexandria City Public Schools’ new director of athletics and student activities, the school system announced in a news release on Aug. 3. Parker is tasked with taking...

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Seniors: How to incorporate brain-healthy foods into your diet

By Katie Hilburn Extensive studies have suggested that certain foods can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia and increase overall health and wellness. It’s easy to incorporate a brain-healthy diet into your life. Keep...

Foodie: Eat your way around Alexandria in August

By Alexa Epitropoulos The face of Alexandria is changing, and nowhere is that more evident than its quickly evolving restaurant scene. August presents the perfect opportunity to experience those changes for yourself at Summer Restaurant Week, which will...

Your dog is trying to tell you something

By Kim Gilliam As any pet owner knows, though pets can’t actually talk to us, they are pretty good at getting us to do their bidding by using non-verbal signals and cues.  Recent research explored...

Letter to the Editor: Chatham restrictions should be applied citywide, not waived

To the editor: I would like to comment on your article, “Chatham Square seeks parking revision,” in the Aug. 9 Alexandria Times. While this article...

Letter to the Editor: We must save the Potomac Yard wetlands

To the editor: Alexandria and Arlington are losing natural habitats to so-called smart growth development at an alarming rate. Elected officials say that such density and...

Letter to the Editor: Who hijacked our government?

To the editor: At every turn it seems, malfeasance and abuse of public trust is shown to be commonplace in Alexandria’s staff and council. How...

Letter to the Editor: Considering safety and mobility on Seminary Road

To the editor: As part of Alexandria’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminating traffic-related deaths and serious injuries by 2028, the city uses the opportunity of...

Letter to the Editor: Police officers should help manage traffic

I have a comment about the letter to the editor by Townsend Van Fleet, “Station police at busy intersections” in your July 26 edition...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Real world forensics versus the TV version

By Bryan Porter A prosecutor preparing a case has a very real conundrum to consider: How to deal with jurors who harbor unreasonable expectations about...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings Jr.: The ACPS transition is...

By Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings Jr.  It’s been just over a month since I returned to Alexandria, and I have to say, it is good...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Benefits of pop-up retail

By Bill Reagan You no doubt are hearing more about pop-ups, and for good reason. It’s a trend that isn’t new but is really catching on...

My View: A plastic conviction

Years ago, my husband’s firm made an investment in an asbestos-removal business. The owner of the company told my husband: “Yep, I spent the...
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