T.C. football readies for unusual season

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The T.C. Williams varsity football team is gearing up for its 2019 season, when, for the first time in decades,...

Potomac Yard Metro construction drags

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com  The Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group held a meeting on Aug. 5 to discuss updates on construction, permits and...

Scooters in Alexandria Part 6: Are scooters on the right path?

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Alexandria’s e-scooter pilot program is nearing the end of the road in September, and community members have lingering questions about...

Alexandria Harmonizers head to Scotland

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com  The Alexandria Harmonizers, an Alexandria-based men’s barbershop chorus, are touring in the United Kingdom until Aug. 12. The tour includes...

Lower King Street could become a pedestrian-only zone

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com From the historic Trafalgar Square in London to the eight-block-long pedestrian mall in Charlottesville, it’s not unusual for cities to...

My View: It’s not too late to save the Potomac Yard wetlands

On Aug. 4, the Environmental Council of Alexandria wrote Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to ask them to reconsider their...

Your Views: Implement the EAP

To the editor: Once again, as I write this, Alexandria is suffering a heat humidity index over 100, though not as bad as temperatures of...

Your Views: Sen. Ebbin’s critique was misguided

To the editor: It is unusual for elected officials to criticize newspapers because the way our system works is that newspapers are supposed to criticize...

Our View: The conundrum of standardized tests

The release this week of preliminary data from the 2018-19 Standards of Learning tests left Alexandria City Public Schools in a familiar space: gains...

Police investigate Tuesday evening robberies

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Alexandria Police Department is investigating two robberies that took place on Tuesday night, according to two city news releases. Police...

T.C. football readies for unusual season

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The T.C. Williams varsity football team is gearing up for its 2019 season, when, for the first time in decades, the team will play all five of its home games...

Bishop Ireton names new hires

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com  Three new coaches and an interim athletic director are joining the Bishop Ireton athletic department, according to a July 22 news release. Bill Simmons, former B.I. athletic director of 11 years,...

Judge postpones decision on T.C. lights lawsuits

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Judge Thomas Horne ruled on Tuesday that two of the cases related to lighting the T.C. Williams High School football field must refile their pleadings before it is determined whether...

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Seniors: Empowering people with disabilities to live independently

By Elizabeth Kumar The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia is a community resource and advocacy center for people with disabilities. ECNV’s mission is to end dependence by empowering people with disabilities to live independently. ECNV is...

Winter Village to open in Cameron Run

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com  Ice & Lights, a new “Winter Village” with ice skating and other wintry festivities, will open at Cameron Run Regional Park in mid-November. Cameron Run Regional Park is the site of...

Emerging Writers Festival takes place this weekend

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com The Emerging Writers Festival will take place Aug. 16 to 18 in Old Town. The festival seeks to inspire young writers through free and low-cost programming, according to a news...

My View: It’s not too late to save the Potomac Yard wetlands

On Aug. 4, the Environmental Council of Alexandria wrote Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to ask them to reconsider their...

Your Views: Implement the EAP

To the editor: Once again, as I write this, Alexandria is suffering a heat humidity index over 100, though not as bad as temperatures of...

Your Views: Sen. Ebbin’s critique was misguided

To the editor: It is unusual for elected officials to criticize newspapers because the way our system works is that newspapers are supposed to criticize...

Your Views: City lacks transparency on Seminary Road

To the editor: On June 24, 2019, the Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board held a public hearing on the misguided proposal to reduce road capacity...

My View: Lynchings in Alexandria

On any Saturday morning, Alexandria residents and visitors enjoy the famous farmers’ market in front of city hall. They may not realize they are...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: The mental health aspect of violence

Last month, I lamented the Virginia General Assembly’s inability to act on necessary gun-related legislation. Since that column went to press, our nation has...

My View: Lynchings in Alexandria

On any Saturday morning, Alexandria residents and visitors enjoy the famous farmers’ market in front of city hall. They may not realize they are...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Intentional efforts raise achievement

At Alexandria City Public Schools we believe that only the best preparation leads to the results we want to see. Success is not something...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Finding your passion

Relatively few adults approach their career choices methodically. Too often we pursue job titles, mimic a friend’s or relative’s career path or, in the...