New mayor, council sworn in

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Change was in the air of the T.C. Williams High School auditorium on the evening of Jan. 2 as Mayor...

Government shutdown hits Alexandria

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Carolyn Bednarek sits at a table, her hands making small, sometimes stumbling movements with a ball of yarn and knitting...

New school board induction marks beginning of new term

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com A new mayor and city council were not the only officials sworn in during the past week: Alexandria also has...

Hammond Middle School evacuated after bomb threat

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Francis C. Hammond Middle School students were rerouted to T.C. Williams High School on their way to school on Tuesday...

Potentially impaired driver crashes gas tankard in front of the Torpedo Factory

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com A man driving a gasoline tankard crashed in front of the Torpedo Factory around 11 a.m. this morning, according to...

Housing affordability is a density issue

To the editor: Housing affordability is the new clarion cry for public and private sector problem-solvers. The impending “Invasion of the Amazonians” has galvanized them...

‘Vision Zero’ has zero benefits

To the editor: Let me introduce you to the city’s latest plan for traffic management and safety in our city. “Vision Zero” is an organizational...

Ethics in Alexandria do need strengthening

To the editor: I am writing to express my admiration for your Dec. 20 editorial in the Alexandria Times, “Preventative maintenance applies to ethics,” which...

Long days, short years

It seems a marvel that Louis Kokonis has been teaching in Alexandria’s school system for 60 years. His arrival at Francis C. Hammond High...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings: Fresh starts require reflection

The new year is always a time of fresh starts and resolutions. But it is impossible to have those fresh starts and new beginnings...

New path for T.C. girls’ basketball

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Fresh starts and new beginnings define this season for the T.C. Williams varsity girls’ basketball team. Many people are wondering how major changes in the coaching staff and roster will...

SSSAS boys’ basketball team hopes to build on last season

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Head coach Mike Jones expects the St. Stephens and St. Agnes School’s varsity boys basketball team to build on its 18-10 record from last season. If the Saints’ three game sweep...

Basketball coach Kesha Walton bounces from T.C. to B.I.

By Michael Barnes Incoming Bishop Ireton girls’ basketball head coach Kesha Walton is no stranger to success. Walton, during her 12 years coaching girls’ basketball at T.C. Williams High School, transformed the Titans’ varsity program into...

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Bombay Curry Company announces closing

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Bombay Curry Company, Del Ray’s staple Indian restaurant since 1995, has closed, the owners announced Jan. 3 via Facebook post. The couple who owned the restaurant, Nicky and Balraj Bhasin, said in...

Pets: New Year’s resolutions for dog people

By Kim Gilliam Heading into 2019, you will inevitably think about things you wish to accomplish in the New Year – but these don’t have to be all about you. Alexandria is a dog-loving town,...

Boozy Taco Bell spices up Old Town

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Crunchwrap connoisseurs and frozen marg fanatics, rejoice – Old Town's boozy Taco Bell is finally open. After almost a year of anticipation, the new Taco Bell Cantina opened at 417 King...

Housing affordability is a density issue

To the editor: Housing affordability is the new clarion cry for public and private sector problem-solvers. The impending “Invasion of the Amazonians” has galvanized them...

‘Vision Zero’ has zero benefits

To the editor: Let me introduce you to the city’s latest plan for traffic management and safety in our city. “Vision Zero” is an organizational...

Ethics in Alexandria do need strengthening

To the editor: I am writing to express my admiration for your Dec. 20 editorial in the Alexandria Times, “Preventative maintenance applies to ethics,” which...

Letter to the Editor: Time for change at Departmental Progressive Club

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com To the editor: Recently we were invited to an event at the Departmental Progressive Club, but we chose not to attend...

Letter to the Editor: Alexandria needs an ethics ombudsman

To the editor: Allison Silberberg, the outgoing mayor of Alexandria, recently suggested that a permanent ethics commission be established by the incoming city council, which...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings: Fresh starts require reflection

The new year is always a time of fresh starts and resolutions. But it is impossible to have those fresh starts and new beginnings...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Helping local small businesses for 22 years

The Alexandria Small Business Development Center recently passed the 22-year milestone of supporting the community’s business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBDC plays a complementary...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Forensic evidence is difficult to collect

As I have noted in a previous edition of this column, acting as a juror in a criminal case can be a difficult proposition...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings: The future of the high school...

This is the time of year so many of us make wishes for what we want and then hope that they come true over...

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