Tag: Alexandria

Local small businesses receive $3.5 million in grants for pandemic relief

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership announced on July 2 that 309 local small businesses will receive part of the $3.5...

Governor announces schools reopening plan

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Virginia schools will begin reopening and offering in-person instruction in the fall, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) announced at a press...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: Adventures on the Potomac River

A funny thing happened at work today: On a call, Dr. Phil could be heard dispensing sex advice before I could mute. On a Zoom call,...

Our View: Arlandria hit doubly by COVID-19

The worst devastation from COVID-19 – in Alexandria, statewide and nationwide – has been in long-term care facilities. A difficult conversation and drastic changes...

Northern Virginia reopening delayed to May 28

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com After conversations with local officials in five Northern Virginia jurisdictions, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) has delayed the reopening of the...

Former Registrar of Voters Thomas Parkins dies at 70

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Thomas “Tom” Parkins, of Millville, Delaware, who served as Alexandria’s registrar of voters for more than a decade, died on...

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...

ALIVE! celebrates 50 years

By Luke Anderson | landerson@alextimes.com There were few resources for Alexandrians living in poverty in the 1960s. At the time, there were no local institutions...

Ultrarunner Stephanie Lasure runs every street in Alexandria

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com It’s been said that there’s no better way to discover a city than to explore it by foot. Alexandria resident...

City considers closing Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center, a 70-bed youth correctional facility located near Landmark Mall, could potentially close. The center serves...