Tag: government

Your Views: Thoughtless bureaucrats need oversight

To the editor: The city is putting up new parking direction signs in Old Town. Have you seen the new one on Queen Street? If...

Your Views: City should challenge federal overreach

To the editor: The issue of the halal slaughterhouse was a real test of how committed city hall is to the previous city council’s Nov....

Justin Wilson steps into mayoral office

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Justin Wilson took Alexandria’s oath of office for the fourth time at the city council initiation ceremony on Wednesday night....

Marian Van Landingham serves city in arts, politics for more than...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Marian Van Landingham always returns to painting and politics. Van Landingham, who led the effort to establish the Torpedo Factory Art...

Letter to the Editor: Election Day must be our Independents Day

To the editor: I fully support Independent candidate Mark Shiffer for city council. Shiffer deserves your vote. Take an extra two seconds to scan to...

Chief Fed economist, longtime Alexandria resident David Wilcox to retire

By Duncan Agnew | [email protected] When David Wilcox took his seat in an intermediate economics class as a sophomore at Williams College, he never thought...

Letter to the Editor: Only dire circumstances justify promise-breaking

To the editor: I write in strong support of your editorial of Aug. 16, “Our View: Serial promise-breaking erodes trust.” If we cannot trust that...

Letter to the Editor: Press has unique role in exposing wrongdoing

To the editor: Your Aug. 16 editorial, “Serial promise-breaking erodes trust” does more to counter the “fake news” hyperbole than the Boston Globe-led editorializing campaign...

Our View: Serial promise-breaking erodes trust

Increasingly in Alexandria, it seems that promises are made to be broken. It’s particularly disturbing when this breach of trust comes from those we...

Letter to the Editor: Who hijacked our government?

To the editor: At every turn it seems, malfeasance and abuse of public trust is shown to be commonplace in Alexandria’s staff and council. How...