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Your Views: What’s the point?

To the editor: Paige Pollard of the Commonwealth Preservation Group writes in the May 9 Alexandria Times, “Black house is in compliance with easement” that...

Hugo Black house renovation advances, council affirms BAR decision

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Hugo Black house controversy came to a peak in the crowded city council chambers on Tuesday evening, when council...

Your Views: Black House is in compliance with easement

To the editor: A great deal has been said about the easement governing 619 S. Lee St. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has provided...

Your Views: Saving the Justice Hugo Black home

To the editor: The recent story of 619 S. Lee St., the Justice Hugo Black house, is truly a case of truth being stranger than...

Your Views: Please protect the Justice Black house

To the editor: The future of the Vowell-Snowden-Black house at 619 S. Lee St. is in jeopardy. Not only will proposed plans for additions and modifications...

A civil fight over an Old Town landmark

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com It’s not often that Alexandria’s various historic preservation organizations band together to oppose a project, but one family’s home improvement...

Parker-Gray and Old and Historic BARs to be consolidated

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council voted unanimously at its public hearing on Saturday to consolidate Alexandria’s two locally regulated boards of architectural review, putting...

Snackbar closes to make way for new restaurant

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com After less than a year in service, Del Ray’s Snackbar is closing. Owner Scott Mitchell isn’t leaving the restaurant’s Mount...

Our View: One BAR for all

It’s much easier to grow government than to shrink it. Functions, staff positions, committees and departments are all added over time and are seldom eliminated....

Letter to the Editor: Think carefully before combining BARs

To the editor: At the April city council legislative session, Vice Mayor Justin Wilson and Councilor Paul Smedberg submitted a proposal to consolidate the Old...