Basilica School of Saint Mary celebrates 150 years

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] On the first Friday of each month, a crowd of uniform-clad school children parades through the southeast quadrant of Old...

Mount Purrnon, Alexandria’s first cat cafe, pounces into Old Town

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] A dozen or so new tenants are coming to 109 S. Alfred St. this spring, and they’re ready to cuddle. Mount...

Police investigate second homicide of 2019

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place the night of Oct. 9, according to a news...

Former CIA analyst starts family history business

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Lisa Maddox, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst, has big plans to give ancestry.com a run for its money. With a...

Tom Paxton reflects on songwriting and a decades-spanning career

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] When he was 15 years old, Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton pulled a guitar out of his aunt’s closet in...

Seniors: Navigating Medicare changes

By Nelva Hernandez The Medicare federal health insurance program serves 60 million people who are 65 or older, some younger people with disabilities and people...

Parkour for older adults helps seniors gain confidence, balance

By Jean Lam Parkour. The word conjures up images of young guys leaping from rooftop to rooftop. With that picture, the term “senior parkour” might...

Your Views: Segregated-income housing causes many problems

To the editor: As a parent with three children and as a planner, I think Alexandria can and should do much better for our students. The...

Your Views: Scooters are motor vehicles

To the editor: In this discussion about e-scooters, we should not lose sight of the fact that they are motor vehicles, which typically bicycles are...

Your Views: Slaughterhouse SUP was illegal

To the editor: Thanks to the Alexandria Times for its continued attention to the city’s unlawful and damaging zoning permit allowing a slaughterhouse to occupy...

Bishop Ireton volleyball bumps toward playoffs

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] With only four games left in the regular season, Bishop Ireton High School’s varsity volleyball team is nearing the end of a successful season with an overall 14-8 record. The Cardinals...

Alexandria’s Ryan Wallace attends National Miracle League All-Star games

By Mac Slover Ryan Wallace, youth player in the Miracle League of Alexandria, represented the city at the 2019 National Miracle League All-Star games in Sioux City, Iowa Sept. 6 through 8. Wallace was one...

SSSAS football starts the 2019-2020 season with promise

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School’s varsity football team kicked off the 2019-2020 season with a clean 32-0 sweep of Paul VI Catholic High School on Aug. 30, before falling...

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Seniors: Navigating Medicare changes

By Nelva Hernandez The Medicare federal health insurance program serves 60 million people who are 65 or older, some younger people with disabilities and people with end stage renal disease. More than 17,000 Alexandria residents...

Parkour for older adults helps seniors gain confidence, balance

By Jean Lam Parkour. The word conjures up images of young guys leaping from rooftop to rooftop. With that picture, the term “senior parkour” might seem like an oxymoron. But at its essence, parkour is about...

Review: ‘Joker’ transforms comic book villainy into a chilling character study

By Richard Roeper It's difficult to fathom anyone who has actually seen "Joker" coming away with the impression that it's a sympathetic origin story or it glorifies violence and bloody anarchy. To the contrary, as embodied...

Your Views: Scooters are motor vehicles

To the editor: In this discussion about e-scooters, we should not lose sight of the fact that they are motor vehicles, which typically bicycles are...

Your Views: Slaughterhouse SUP was illegal

To the editor: Thanks to the Alexandria Times for its continued attention to the city’s unlawful and damaging zoning permit allowing a slaughterhouse to occupy...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Preventing domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Oct. 24, the City’s Domestic Violence Intervention Project is hosting the Silent Witness Vigil, an event that...

Your Views: Voting options in Alexandria

To the editor: As your readers may know, every Senate and Delegate seat in the Virginia General Assembly – 40 in the Senate and 100...

Your Views: No scooters on Alexandria’s sidewalks

To the editor: I feel very strongly that scooters should be banned from sidewalks in all of Alexandria. If you only ban them from sidewalks...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Preventing domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Oct. 24, the City’s Domestic Violence Intervention Project is hosting the Silent Witness Vigil, an event that...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: The exciting times are just...

These are exciting times for Alexandria City Public Schools. In the past two weeks, we announced that all schools within ACPS are fully accredited...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Celebrating fall and the holiday season

While some grouse about the end of summer, many of us look forward to fall and the approaching holiday season, and feel they showcase...

Finance: Now is a good time to take out a business loan

By R. Bruce Gemmill Last month the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates .25 basis points. Usually the FED lowers rates to bolster an uncertain or...