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Our View: September storms in Alexandria

Hurricane Florence’s menacing approach toward the coast in South and North Carolina is a reminder that we are never as in control as we...

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....

Council discusses salary increases, affordable housing at legislative meeting

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council passed the ordinance on first reading to increase annual compensation for mayor to $41,600 and for other members of...

Potomac Yard Metro station scaled back, Dominion transmission line revisited at...

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project will be scaled back to lower costs to an affordable range, City Manager Mark...

Council discusses affordable housing tax

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At Tuesday’s budget work session and legislative meeting, city council held a preliminary add/delete session and made a final vote...

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker runs for council

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, co-leader of the nonprofit Together We Bake, announced her run for Alexandria City Council at the Alexandria Democratic...

City manager to unveil proposed budget

City Manager Mark Jinks is set to formally present his proposed FY2019 budget to members of city council on Tuesday night. The formal unveiling...

Allison Silberberg prepares to launch reelection bid

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Incumbent Mayor Allison Silberberg announced in early January she will run for reelection this year to continue fighting for a...

Controversial topics slated for council hearing

By Denise Dunbar and Missy Schrott Although at 14 items the docket is fairly slim, Saturday’s city council public hearing is shaping up to be...

Patsy Ticer: Alexandrians remember legacy of service-oriented former mayor, state senator

By Denise Dunbar and Alexa Epitropoulos Patsy Ticer, Alexandria’s long-serving, iconic former mayor and state senator, died early Monday at age 82 of complications from...
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