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Zoning for Housing, explained: What to know ahead of the November...

By Mark Eaton and Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] The city’s “Zoning for Housing/Housing for All” proposal is approaching a planned vote from City Council on...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Staggering forward

By Mark Eaton Since the 1960’s, the Alexandria School Board’s relationship to the electorate has been restructured about every 30 years. In July 1964, the General...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Using a sledgehammer to swat a...

By Mark Eaton Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) was exasperated when, on Feb. 2, a Virginia Senate committee blocked House Bill 2426, which would...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: 2022’s Hits and Misses

By Mark Eaton “About Alexandria” was one year old as of last month. Education experts say there is no improvement without assessment, so it is...

About Alexandria: The development test

Infrastructure decisions in Alexandria, particularly those related to new development, are topics of continuing and vigorous debate. A former City Councilor defined a test...

About Alexandria: Communicating about schools

By Mark Eaton  The first day of school is a kind of New Year’s Day for families and for Alexandria City Public Schools teachers and...

About Alexandria: Public sector hiring myths

By Mark Eaton Alexandria’s city government and ACPS are the products of hiring decisions. Voters make hiring decisions in elections and administrators make hiring decisions...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: The mystery of Chinquapin Pool

Alexandria’s urban legends are fascinating. They include the various answers to this question: How, in 1985, was the Chinquapin Recreation Center opened next to...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Stormwater utility fee credit suggestions

Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services is consistently in the spotlight because part of its mission is to solve the city’s persistent flooding...

Your Views: Times columnists need viewpoint diversity

To the editor: I ask that you seek a greater diversity of views among those you feature in the yellow-background columns on the weekly opinion...