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Government shutdown hits Alexandria

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Carolyn Bednarek sits at a table, her hands making small, sometimes stumbling movements with a ball of yarn and knitting...

Foodie: Eat your way around Alexandria in August

By Alexa Epitropoulos The face of Alexandria is changing, and nowhere is that more evident than its quickly evolving restaurant scene. August presents the perfect opportunity to...

Updated: Amidst opposition, council approves meals tax increase

City council increased the restaurant meals tax from four to five percent at its public hearing Saturday. Council approved the increase, which will go toward...

Council approves FY2019 budget, tentatively approves 1 percent meals tax increase

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council approved a $748.4 million FY2019 budget on Thursday, including a tentative 1 percent increase in the restaurant meals...

Neighborhood restaurateurs presented with ‘Heart of Del Ray award’

The owners of popular Del Ray eateries Pork Barrel BBQ, Holy Cow and the Sushi Bar received the Del Ray Business Association's 'Heart of...

Chamber of Commerce ‘Best in Business’ awardees talk about victory

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honored organizations throughout the city at its annual Best in Business awards ceremony on Oct. 18. At...

A shooter in our midst: How James T. Hodgkinson spent his...

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Evan Berkowitz As city residents continue processing the June 14 shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, Alexandria Times reporters walked through...
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