Tag: amazon

Your Views: City must protect renters

To the editor: While Amazon booms, our neighbors are in danger of going bust. Many hard-working Alexandria residents find themselves with no income and have...

Your Views: Alexandria is too densely populated

To the editor: Do we really need more density? Alexandria is already the most densely populated jurisdiction in Virginia and the D.C. metro area. The...

City council adopts new housing goals

By Luke Anderson | landerson@alextimes.com With Amazon’s HQ2 and Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus coming to the region, the city is proposing new housing goals to...

Amazon donates $200,000 to ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Amazon announced that it will donate $200,000 to the ACT Now Fund, an ACT for Alexandria emergency fund that will...

Cornell engineering dean selected to lead Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Virginia Tech selected Lance Collins, the dean of engineering at Cornell University, as the inaugural vice president and executive director...

Your Views: Prioritize home ownership over renting

To the editor: Earlier this month, the first-ever housing summit was held in Alexandria. The focus of the summit was affordability. Unfortunately, home ownership, a...

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...

Chamber holds State of Business meeting

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of Business meeting at the Alexandria Hilton Mark Center on Tuesday...

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus design advances

By Luke Anderson | aluke1992@gmail.com With construction slated to begin by the end of 2020, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is giving Potomac Yard a...

Amazon gift helps Carpenter’s Shelter reach fundraising goal

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Carpenter’s Shelter hit the $2 million fundraising goal for its New Heights Campaign on Monday courtesy of a $300,000 cash...