General community news facing residents of Alexandria.

Freight train derails in Alexandria after apparent partial bridge collapse

A CSX freight train derailed Saturday morning in the Eisenhower corridor after what was initially reported as a partial railway bridge collapse. Thirty-one train cars...

How the city counts its homeless population

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Carpenter’s Shelter volunteers found him living in his car in the parking lot of a West End condominium development. The man...

Meals tax, Dominion transmission line reroute approved at public hearing

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Although the battle against increasing Alexandria’s meals tax from 4 to 5 percent was all but lost, local restaurateurs attempted...

Truck uproots power pole on Duke Street

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Portions of Duke Street are closed this morning due to truck pulling a power pole out of the ground. Eyewitnesses reported...

Updated: Amidst opposition, council approves meals tax increase

City council increased the restaurant meals tax from four to five percent at its public hearing Saturday. Council approved the increase, which will go toward...

Council signs off on FY2019 budget, sets stage to approve meals...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council voted on May 3 to endorse a $748.4 million operating budget for Fiscal Year 2019 and tentatively approved...
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