It’s simply The BEST

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] There’s a new crew of employees in town, and they promise to be The BEST. The BEST, short for Building Employment...

Hutchings presents ACPS FY2021 budget

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] At its first meeting of 2020, the Alexandria City School Board considered an overview of the proposed fiscal year 2021...

Mysterious lead cache found by waterfront

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Research for the Combined Sewer Overflow remediation project uncovered a mysterious cache of lead along the waterfront. Alexandria’s combined sewer system...

Council updated on legislative priorities for General Assembly session

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] During the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session, which commenced on Jan. 8, the city plans to staunchly support state legislation...

SSSAS boys’ basketball shoots for playoffs

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] Last year, the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes boys’ varsity basketball team won the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state...

My View | Justin Wilson: We need a cleaner economy in Virginia

As the General Assembly began its 2020 session, I, like many Virginians, was excited to see history unfold. I was especially proud to watch...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: Only in Alexandria

Some things could only happen in Alexandria. For example, only here does the water company make the return slip in your bill upside down....

My View | Frank Putzu: ‘Hold to that talking point’

As revealed last week, FOIA documents indicate that the Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services officials confused the position of the Alexandria Fire...

My View | Corey Smedley: Fire Department provided input on Seminary

On Jan. 20, the Alexandria Times published a summary it prepared of selected emails between city transportation and fire officials. This summary does not...

Your Views: A proposed solution to Old Town parking woes

To the editor: As a 20-plus year resident of Old Town Alexandria, it is obvious to everyone, with the possible exception of the anti-car crowd,...

T.C. Williams Signing Day comes early

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] An early signing day event took place at T.C. Williams High School last month. Titans Luke Wilson, Robert Longerbeam, Madeline Toaso and Shane Tucker celebrated years of hard work by formally...

SSSAS boys’ basketball shoots for playoffs

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] Last year, the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes boys’ varsity basketball team won the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament for the first time since 1990. This year, they’re...

Local hockey player joins National Blind Hockey Team

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Charlie Mitchell first noticed something was happening to his vision during his freshman year of high school. An athlete since he was a kid, Charlie started to find sports a little...

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Celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” -...

Foodie: Embrace “healthy-ish” eating with Spike Mendelsohn’s açaí bowls

By Spike Mendelsohn From burgers to beets to everything in between, my culinary journey has been focused on simple, fresh ingredients. As plant-based eating continues to gain momentum, I often say that eating “healthy-ish” is a...

Find health and happiness through intuitive eating

By Elizabeth M. Holm Healthy eating has become America’s obsession. Paleo, keto, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, clean eating and intermittent fasting currently are all the rage. No one can deny that being healthy is a good thing,...

My View | Justin Wilson: We need a cleaner economy in Virginia

As the General Assembly began its 2020 session, I, like many Virginians, was excited to see history unfold. I was especially proud to watch...

My View | Frank Putzu: ‘Hold to that talking point’

As revealed last week, FOIA documents indicate that the Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services officials confused the position of the Alexandria Fire...

My View | Corey Smedley: Fire Department provided input on Seminary

On Jan. 20, the Alexandria Times published a summary it prepared of selected emails between city transportation and fire officials. This summary does not...

Your Views: A proposed solution to Old Town parking woes

To the editor: As a 20-plus year resident of Old Town Alexandria, it is obvious to everyone, with the possible exception of the anti-car crowd,...

My View | Michael Maibach: How to make city hall more responsive

Did you know Alexandria’s first city council – elected in 1780 – was bicameral? That in 1804 we established our first council wards? That...

My View | Frank Putzu: ‘Hold to that talking point’

By Frank Putzu As revealed last week, FOIA documents indicate that the Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services officials confused the position of the...

My View | Frank Putzu: Fire Department lacked input on Seminary Road

By Frank Putzu This is the first of three My Views that will examine the role of the Alexandria Fire Department in planning prior to...

The Business Plan with Bill Regan: Great expectations

Our region is humming. You can’t walk or ride down a street without noticing cranes and dodging construction crews. These are, for better or...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: English common law in Virginia’s code

One of my favorite sections of the Virginia Code is §1-200, which states in pertinent part, that “the common law of England, insofar that...