Council makes Old Town parking pilot permanent

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council voted unanimously to make a pay-by-phone parking pilot permanent at its public hearing on Saturday. The pilot program, which has...

Court clerk steps down after 40 years

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com When Ed Semonian first ran for the circuit court clerk’s office in 1979, he did so reluctantly. He had retired...

Alexandria family raises organic grain in Westmoreland County

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com In the early 1990s, longtime Alexandria residents Fred and Cathy Sachs went searching for a weekend home they could enjoy...

Saints capture first state hoops title in 29 years

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes boys’ varsity basketball team hit a historic high on March 2, ending its impressive...

Proposed halal poultry butchery goes to public hearing amid controversy

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com City council will vote on a proposed special use permit for a halal poultry market and live butcher shop at...

Seniors: Nominations are open for Excellence in Aging Awards

By Barbara Waters Since 1990, the Alexandria Commission on Aging’s Excellence in Aging Awards have honored individuals and organizations that have made superior contributions in...

Unveiled: Altering tradition with bridesmen and groomswomen

By Aleksandra Kochurova | graphics@alextimes.com Undoubtedly the best part about a wedding is celebrating with the people you love. After Devin, my fiancé, and I...

Your Views: Strokes can strike seemingly healthy people

To the editor: In response to the letter, “Learn to spot a stroke and save a life,” I wanted to share our family’s story so...

Your Views: A vote for bike lanes throughout the city

To the editor: As someone who bikes from Old Town to Chinquapin Pool and back twice a week, I am thankful for the bike lanes...

Your Views: E-scooters are not safe, especially in the City of Alexandria

To the editor: Anyone walking around Alexandria cannot help but notice all the electric scooters scattered hither and yon. How cute and harmless they look,...

Saints capture first state hoops title in 29 years

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes boys’ varsity basketball team hit a historic high on March 2, ending its impressive 27-3 season with a 67-58 win against crosstown rival Episcopal...

T.C. narrowly misses repeating as hockey champs

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com With a successful 8-2 conference record heading into the Capital Scholastic Hockey League championship game, the T.C. Williams High School hockey team’s third season ended on March 1 with a...

SSSAS boys’ varsity basketball team goes for gold

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com At the beginning of the 2018-2019 season, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes varsity boys’ basketball coach Mike Jones and his team wrote down their goals for the season. The list was...

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Seniors: Nominations are open for Excellence in Aging Awards

By Barbara Waters Since 1990, the Alexandria Commission on Aging’s Excellence in Aging Awards have honored individuals and organizations that have made superior contributions in advancing issues and projects that make a favorable impact on...

Unveiled: Altering tradition with bridesmen and groomswomen

By Aleksandra Kochurova | graphics@alextimes.com Undoubtedly the best part about a wedding is celebrating with the people you love. After Devin, my fiancé, and I got engaged, the first thing I did was call my...

Tying the Knot: Flowing through life together

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Julie and Eric Black’s love story began in summer 2016 at a yoga studio. Julie, a seasoned instructor who has been teaching yoga for about 10 years, was the substitute teacher...

Your Views: Strokes can strike seemingly healthy people

To the editor: In response to the letter, “Learn to spot a stroke and save a life,” I wanted to share our family’s story so...

Your Views: A vote for bike lanes throughout the city

To the editor: As someone who bikes from Old Town to Chinquapin Pool and back twice a week, I am thankful for the bike lanes...

Your Views: E-scooters are not safe, especially in the City of Alexandria

To the editor: Anyone walking around Alexandria cannot help but notice all the electric scooters scattered hither and yon. How cute and harmless they look,...

Your Views: Remembering Alexandria’s Contrabands

To the editor: I am writing in response to the Feb. 28 Alexandria Times story “Contrabands in Alexandria” that details the talk given by Black...

Your Views: Slaughterhouse would harm city’s image

To the editor: I wholeheartedly object to having a business that allows customers to pick a chicken and have it weighed and then slaughtered within...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: The benefits of our new treatment court

Our city has not escaped the ravages of the national opioid crisis. Heroin and related narcotics have made a huge and unfortunate comeback over...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Continuing the work started by...

When we think of fighting for equity and the integration of schools, names like Melvin Miller and Ferdinand T. Day spring to mind. As...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Strengthen banking ties before Metro shutdown

Savvy business owners are planning now for potential effects from the shutdown of all Alexandria Metro stations this summer. There are many considerations, including...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Mental health initiative helps all stakeholders

In January 2018, my office implemented our new Mental Health Initiative, a collaboration with a number of city agencies that aims to provide treatment...

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