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Lawsuit filed over chicken slaughterhouse

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The drama over the halal poultry butcher shop coming to Alexandria did not end when city council approved the business’...

Our View: Public input reflects healthy governance

Saturday’s city council public hearing on how to redesign Seminary Road was an example of democracy in action. A controversial issue that both divided and...

Council approves Seminary Road lane reduction

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council voted 4-3 to reduce a portion of Seminary Road from four to three lanes and add bike lanes...

City council newcomers reflect on eight months in office

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council’s first public hearing of the fall is shaping up to be epic in length and community engagement, with...

New murals add color to Old Town businesses

By Arya Hodjat and Missy Schrott | [email protected]  Instagram-savvy Alexandrians have more places than ever to boost their social media aesthetic. Three murals have been painted...

Metro shutdown hits one-month mark

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] A month into the three-month-long summer Metro shutdown, Alexandria’s commuters, residents and business owners are feeling the effects. After the announcement...

Council approves resolution in support of gun safety

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] At its June 25 legislative session, city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the passage of gun safety...

Council considers 2040 Environmental Action Plan

By Arya Hodjat | [email protected] Council discussed the city’s updated Environmental Action Plan, which includes a targeted 50 percent reduction of city greenhouse gas emissions by...

Hugo Black house renovation advances, council affirms BAR decision

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Hugo Black house controversy came to a peak in the crowded city council chambers on Tuesday evening, when council...

FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2020 operating budget on May 1, maintaining the real estate tax rate for the...