The opinions of the Times’ editorial board on the latest news and events in Alexandria.

Our View: New Times initiatives for 2020

We’re excited to announce two noteworthy initiatives at the Alexandria Times, which we believe will significantly contribute to civic understanding in our city. The first,...

Our View: Thanks to the unseen, essential workers

When readers get their copy of the Alexandria Times each week, their first impression is our front page – particularly the photos, stories and...

Our View: New year, new decade

2020. The year we have just entered sounds futuristic and hip. Mathematicians must be overjoyed, numerologists ecstatic. The last double number year was 1919, right after...

Our View: ALIVE! embodies our best

When members from a handful of churches in Alexandria gathered in May 1969 to discuss how they might work together to help low-income city...

Our View: Responsiveness on parking

Saturday’s public hearing is an example of the city heeding the wishes of residents on an issue important to them. After city staff proposed limiting...

Our View: Is approval the only option?

The language in dockets prepared by city staff for council to consider is strange. The dockets say that all items being discussed at a...