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

Our View: Juvenile Detention Center study needs a child-focused solution

It’s good governance for cities to turn a critical eye to where they spend money and why. The budget as a whole is examined each...

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...

Our View: A special celebration of Halloween

Some events are quintessentially Alexandria. Two that come quickly to mind are the Scottish Christmas Walk in December that celebrates the heritage of many of...

Our View: Supporting smart development on the West End

Vibrancy. The elusive word is carefully woven into special use permit applications, crops up on countless city staff reports and is repeated at various...

Our View: Flooding in our parched city

Were we the only ones shocked to see flooding on lower King Street this week after weeks with no appreciable rain? Lawns are brown,...

Our View: Congratulations to St. Mary School

It’s easy to take a local fixture like the Basilica School of St. Mary for granted. After all, when something’s been around for 150...