Democrats take control of the state legislature in Tuesday’s election

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] All five of Alexandria’s incumbent state officeholders for the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates were reelected on Tuesday. In...

The history of Halloween on South Lee Street

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] If you ask any Alexandria resident where the best trick-or-treating in the city is, most will have the same answer:...

The mystery of the Female Stranger

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Every fall, Alexandria’s rich history takes on a distinctly spooky tone, the hard facts of the historical record giving way...

City council and school board move forward with high school project

By Luke Anderson Members of Alexandria’s city council and school board held a joint meeting on Monday to discuss the next steps of the high...

Sassy Boutique opens in Crilley Warehouse

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] When Sarah Bryen and Abigail Wolverton realized they’d been dating the same guy, neither could have imagined they’d be signing...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Seek advice and ask questions

One of the common characteristics of highly successful business owners is their tendency to ask really good questions – and lots of them. Even...

Your Views: Those elusive mystery residents

To the editor: At the Sept. 14 public hearing on Seminary Road repaving, Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker criticized single-family residents and civic associations, claiming to...

Your Views: Why pick the most damaging Metro location?

To the editor: The City of Alexandria, WMATA and Coalition for Smarter Growth, among others, are risking public safety in their push to build the...

Our View: We need consumer-based local politics

It’s an economic truism that competition benefits the consumer. When more than one company produces or provides goods or services, consumers have choices of what...

Virginia Tech submits first concept plan to city

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Virginia Tech Foundation submitted its first concept plan for the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in North Potomac Yard on...

Quarterback Robert Longerbeam leads T.C. to playoffs

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] You could say T.C. Williams High School senior Robert Longerbeam has had a good fall. As quarterback of T.C’s football team, he has led the Titans to the state playoffs,...

T.C. Williams ice hockey kicks off 2019-2020 season

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] T.C. Williams High School’s varsity ice hockey team began its 2019-2020 season with a 13-2 win against Centreville High School on Oct. 25. After a narrow 4-3 loss against Washington-Liberty High...

The unsung hero of the ’24 Senators

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] The Washington Nationals are vying for just the second World Series title in D.C. history. Fans eagerly await the Nationals’ first home game of the 2019 fall classic Friday night...

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2019 Alexandria Film Festival brings 53 films to the screen

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Every year, thousands of film lovers flock to Venice, Manhattan and Park City to catch a glimpse of the latest crop of films from legendary and unknown directors alike. Buoyed by...

Pets: Add years to your life and life to your years by owning an...

By Kim Gilliam Owning a dog is associated with an increased likelihood of living longer, especially among people who have previously had a heart attack or stroke, according to two new studies by the American...

Pets: Protect your furry friend from freezing weather

By Gina Hardter Winter is right around the corner, and when you’re considering getting out your warmest coat, don’t forget about your furry friend as temperatures begin to drop. All animals react differently to the cold....

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Seek advice and ask questions

One of the common characteristics of highly successful business owners is their tendency to ask really good questions – and lots of them. Even...

Your Views: Those elusive mystery residents

To the editor: At the Sept. 14 public hearing on Seminary Road repaving, Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker criticized single-family residents and civic associations, claiming to...

Your Views: Why pick the most damaging Metro location?

To the editor: The City of Alexandria, WMATA and Coalition for Smarter Growth, among others, are risking public safety in their push to build the...

Your Views: A solution to idling tour buses

To the editor: The Alexandria Old and Historic District is experiencing a tour bus crisis on its old and narrow streets. These massive 45- to...

Your Views: City staffers do council’s bidding

To the editor: Letter writers may try to blame staff for city hall's egregious policy decisions, but staff is only recommending what it has been...

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...