Serious crimes decrease for fifth consecutive year

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com  Serious crime in Alexandria decreased 1.7 percent in 2018, marking the fifth year in a row that offenses have gone...

Lost Boy Cider finds a home in Alexandria

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Lost Boy Cider began when a commercial banker decided to uproot his life and start brewing booze. It was 2015 when...

FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2020 operating budget on May 1, maintaining the real estate tax rate for the...

School of Rock brings the noise to Alexandria

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Most businesses herald their grand openings with a simple ribbon cutting. The team behind the new School of Rock in...

Plaintiffs file injunction in T.C. lights case

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The plaintiffs in the T.C. lights case filed a request for an injunction against Alexandria City Public Schools on May...

Unveiled: Incorporating traditions in your wedding ceremony

By Aleksandra Kochurova | graphics@alextimes.com I am a huge believer in holding personalized wedding ceremonies that are true to the couple — after all, every...

Verbal jousts galore in ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com The Beatles didn’t start with “Abbey Road.” Their first album, “Please, Please Me,” was fun and lighthearted, with hits like the...

Your Views: We need bike lanes on Seminary

To the editor: I am writing to discuss the proposed changes to Seminary Road between Quaker Lane and Howard Street. Like many of my neighbors,...

Your Views: Narrowing Seminary Road would endanger safety

To the editor: One of the major issues currently being discussed in Alexandria is the remake of Seminary Road. Unfortunately, this issue affects not only...

Your Views: E-scooters are good for Alexandria

To the editor: There is not a mode of transportation I don’t love. I own a car, often commute on a bicycle and have Metro...

St. Stephen’s girls’ lacrosse aims for playoffs with purpose

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com The St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School varsity girls’ lacrosse team’s word of the year is “purpose.” One of the team’s three senior captains, Alex Burtnett, said it means going into...

Walter Densmore, GW high school athlete, dies at 79

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Walter Cox Densmore Jr., a George Washington High School record-breaking basketball player, died from cancer on March 15. He was 79. Densmore grew up in Alexandria, and made his mark on...

B.I. lacrosse team shoots for state championship repeat

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com Just last year, the Bishop Ireton High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team won the state championship 8-7 against rivals St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes. It was their fourth VISAA title in...

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Unveiled: Incorporating traditions in your wedding ceremony

By Aleksandra Kochurova | graphics@alextimes.com I am a huge believer in holding personalized wedding ceremonies that are true to the couple — after all, every relationship is different, so why fall to the standard? Throughout the...

Verbal jousts galore in ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com The Beatles didn’t start with “Abbey Road.” Their first album, “Please, Please Me,” was fun and lighthearted, with hits like the title track and “Love Me Do.” Likewise, Shakespeare didn’t start with “Hamlet”...

Tying the Knot: Gregory and Cheryl Hutchings share their 20-year love story

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com When Gregory Hutchings and Cheryl Carter locked eyes across the room in a Norfolk restaurant in 1999, neither could have imagined the incredible adventure the next 20 years would hold. Gregory,...

Your Views: We need bike lanes on Seminary

To the editor: I am writing to discuss the proposed changes to Seminary Road between Quaker Lane and Howard Street. Like many of my neighbors,...

Your Views: E-scooters are good for Alexandria

To the editor: There is not a mode of transportation I don’t love. I own a car, often commute on a bicycle and have Metro...

Your Views: What’s the point?

To the editor: Paige Pollard of the Commonwealth Preservation Group writes in the May 9 Alexandria Times, “Black house is in compliance with easement” that...

Your Views: First integrated are first eliminated at ACPS

To the editor: Lewis Walker began sweeping floors and emptying trash cans in George Washington High School in Alexandria in 1948. For most of his...

Your Views: Black House is in compliance with easement

To the editor: A great deal has been said about the easement governing 619 S. Lee St. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has provided...

Justice Matter with Bryan Porter: Conducting a review of policies

Prosecutors wield a significant amount of authority. We affect the community in a variety of ways, some obvious, others more indirect. Given the authority...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Leadership requires tough choices

Leadership requires tough decision making. We would all like to be able to achieve everything for everyone, but it is a reality of life...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Celebrating small businesses

The week of May 6 is being celebrated across the country as Small Business Week, highlighting the importance of small businesses to the U.S....

My View | Joe Sestak: Where you live matters

To the editor: Calling Seminary Road “a corridor with a high number of KSI (killed or seriously injured) crashes,” last year the city proposed replacing...

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