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Our View: Alexandria’s endangered species: our golden goose

“Vision” is a fascinating word. Literally, it means to see, but true vision is the ability to see broadly, as is the cliché of...

Letter to the Editor: We must save the Potomac Yard wetlands

To the editor: Alexandria and Arlington are losing natural habitats to so-called smart growth development at an alarming rate. Elected officials say that such density and...

Chatham Square residents seek parking revision

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Old Town residents are pushing back against a request by the Chatham Square homeowners’ association to reverse DSUP conditions that restrict...

Mayoral candidates set for final showdown

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott With less than a week left until the Democratic primary, the already-heated clashes between mayoral opponents, incumbent Allison Silberberg...

Letter to the Editor: People’s mayor versus developers’ mayor

To the editor: The June 12 primary offers a stark choice for all voters as to how far the Democratic Party in Alexandria has drifted...

Don Simpson Sr. dies at 87

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Donald F. Simpson Sr., prominent city businessman and benefactor, died on May 14. He was 87. Simpson is known throughout the...

Our View: BRAC to the future

"… Nearby residents shouted in anger that they weren’t consulted during the … decision process, while officials from all parties involved passed the buck....

Alexandria Chamber “outraged” at Potomac Yard Metro changes

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has issued a fiery response to recently announced changes to the Potomac Yard Metro station. The statement comes shortly after...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Redevelopment will exacerbate displacement

To the editor: Whole blocks of Old Town are to be torn down and redeveloped, likely with greater density. The planned Route 1 south redevelopment...
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