Monthly Archives: December 2012

Waive toll fees and reduce the risk of fatalities

By Karen Ann DeLuca, Alexandria To the editor: Pretty much every day since the new Interstate 495 express lanes opened November 17, there has been at least...

Relive the glory and glamour of Motown at Signature Theatre

By Jordan Wright Riddle me this: Do goose bumps get goose bumps? Well, yes, if Nova Payton is singing her pipes out. Payton plays Effie White...

Out of the Attic: Lloyd House becomes home 
to Alexandria’s history

This is the final installment of a three-part series covering the unusual history of the Lloyd House, a building a few of the city’s...

Hobie & Monk and the case of the missing pound cake

Dear Hobie & Monk, I have a colleague who promised to bake me a pound cake after I did a really big favor for her....

End of federal funding for T.C. Williams transformation nears

By Melissa Quinn Despite signs of academic improvement at T.C. Williams, administrators admit the city’s sole public high school remains on rocky ground with federal...

Residents fear displacement as city releases master housing plan

By Derrick Perkins Not quite a month after the election, West End residents Veronica Calzada and Hector Pineda sit at their table and wonder whether...

Planning commission approves Jefferson-Houston project

By Melissa Quinn Despite opposition from neighbors, plans to rebuild the Jefferson-Houston School received a unanimous go-ahead from the planning commission Tuesday night. Alexandria City Public...
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