Tag: mark jinks

City manager to propose that Torpedo Factory remain under city management

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] City Manager Mark Jinks is proposing that the city's Office of the Arts continue to be the managing body responsible...

City leaders discuss public-private partnerships at Chamber panel

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning hosted a panel discussion at Holiday Inn Carlyle to discuss the importance of public-private partnerships...

Tourism spending increases in Alexandria year-over-year

Tourism spending increased by just under 5 percent year-over-year to $826 million, Visit Alexandria announced at its annual meeting on Monday night.  The figure represents...

Contractor named for controversial Potomac Yard Metro

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] WMATA and the City of Alexandria have named Potomac Yard Constructors, a dual venture from Halmar International and Schiavone Construction Co., as...

City Attorney James Banks steps down

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] James Banks will resign after nine years as Alexandria City Attorney effective Sept. 7, the city announced on Wednesday afternoon. Banks...

City receives 2.89 percent rate of sale for bonds

After recently having its bond ratings reaffirmed in July, the city announced on Monday that it has secured low interest rates on the sale...

New ACPS superintendent plans to spearhead school capacity issues

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Gregory C. Hutchings Jr., Ed.D., Alexandria City Public Schools’ fourth superintendent in five years, said he’s here to stay. The Alexandria...

Lois Berlin reflects on year as superintendent

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Dr. Lois Berlin didn’t let an interim title and one-year tenure get in the way of moving Alexandria City Public...

Letter to the Editor: Times story was investigative journalism at its...

To the editor: As we sort through the upheavals of the June 12 election, let us not focus only on the results but on some...

Letter to the Editor: City manager, attorney should hit the road

To the editor: Something’s rotten in our local government. We are not being served well by some of our senior public servants. City Manager Mark...