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City considers adding affordable housing to Douglas MacArthur

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Members of the MacArthur Advisory Committee and the community were left scrambling last week after the city indicated it would...

Your Views: Our city manager is not overpaid

To the editor: Recently you have printed several letters accusing the City of Alexandria of overpaying its top professional staff. Comparisons have been made with...

Your Views: Is our city manager overpaid?

To the editor: I’m responding to the letter from Townsend “Van” Van Fleet – “Be more prudent with city resources” – in the Dec. 12...

Your Views: Be more prudent with city resources

To the editor: Recently, various local newspapers printed the munificent salaries of City of Alexandria employees. I was aghast that the city manager is drawing...

Your Views: Building Metro on wetlands will cause more flooding

To the editor: Our local government just announced that it has won a great victory by at last obtaining the necessary federal permit to destroy...

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus design advances

By Luke Anderson | aluke1992@gmail.com With construction slated to begin by the end of 2020, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is giving Potomac Yard a...

Your Views: Density quest is not egalitarian

To the editor: I’m all in favor of affordable housing. But don’t be tricked – it’s a feel-good phrase. It shrouds the intent to make...

Wegmans breaks ground off of Eisenhower Avenue

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com Carlyle Crossing, the new town center off of Eisenhower Avenue to be anchored by Wegmans Food Market, broke ground on Mandeville...

After flooding, council declares local emergency

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com In the wake of the July 8 storm that dumped a month’s worth of rain on the region in little...

Smedberg named WMATA board of directors chairman

By Arya Hodjat | ahodjat@alextimes.com The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Board of Directors elected former Alexandria City Councilor Paul Smedberg as its next chairman Thursday...