Tag: city council

City Hall Watch: Whose priorities are these?

By Bill Rossello After their spring retreat, City Council announced its six priorities for their current term. Why is it not surprising that the list doesn’t...

City Council approves athletic field lights

By Olivia Anderson During its public hearing on Saturday, City Council approved the installation of lights on several athletic fields: Francis C. Hammond Middle School,...

Restaurants adjust to permanent parklets

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Earlier this month, the City of Alexandria made permanent the parklet system that was installed during the COVID-19 pandemic as...

Community leader Townsend Van Fleet dies

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Townsend Van Fleet, a retired U.S. Army colonel and outspoken city advocate, died at his Alexandria home in his sleep...

Your Views: More to the story

To the editor: Your column, “Resident appeal denied,” misses much of what went on “beneath the surface.” Like the Traffic & Parking Board chair and several...

City Council holds legislative meeting

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] City Council held a legislative meeting on Tuesday evening to present a number of awards and proclamations, discuss the concept of...

Your Views: Lets be loud about climate change

To the editor: Recently our local government sent out an email announcing the creation of an office on climate change. When I read the first...

City Council proceeds with Polk Avenue sidewalk, parking elimination

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council held its first public hearing of the 2022- 2023 year on Saturday, with a large portion of the...

Mayor discusses fall legislative priorities

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council held its first 2022-2023 legislative meeting on Tuesday evening, in which a discussion took place about the General...

City hosts second annual centenarian celebration

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] As a young boy, Walter Hammersley delivered newspapers across the City of Alexandria. He would ride his bike up and...