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About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Being heard

Voting has begun in the Democratic primary for mayor and City Council that will be held on June 18. Being heard, or the importance...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Fretting about the fate of Potomac...

To live in Alexandria in 2024 is to fret. Fretting opportunities include the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, climate change and national politics....

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Ted and Glenn, we hardly knew...

By Mark Eaton The dramatic March 27 demise of the proposed sports and entertainment complex at Potomac Yard was a one-two information punch. The announcement...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Checks and balances

By Mark Eaton The detailed reporting by the Alexandria Journalism Project that was released by the Alexandria Times on February 13 about former Alexandria Mayor...

City’s legislative director assesses priorities as General Assembly draws to close

By Mark Eaton The Virginia General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn on Saturday. If a budget is adopted, legislators will return to Richmond on April...

Analysis: Why election reform is elusive

By Mark Eaton City elections are inevitable and intermittent. Improving Alexandria’s election process offers none of the satisfactions of infrastructure enhancements such as plaques, ribbon-cutting ceremonies...

Learning disruptions hurt all

To the editor:  Thank you to Mark Eaton for his keen insights on the need for a quality alternative education program in Alexandria’s schools. As...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Inflection point or ‘rinse and repeat?’

By Mark Eaton On January 11, the Alexandria Times reported on Alexandria City High School teacher Matthew Henry’s distressing letter to the School Board. Henry’s...

City leaders send ‘wish list’ legislative package to General Assembly

By Mark Eaton Alexandria’s Legislative Director Sarah Graham Taylor and members of City Council are unsure how much of the city’s “wish list” has a...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Zoning for Housing: An afterword

By Mark Eaton There are important takeaways from the Zoning for Housing debate that should not be lost in the collective exhale of relief, or...