Tag: northern virginia

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...

RAFT volunteers work around the clock to support Afghan refugees

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] In late July 2021, a friend strongly urged Arafat Safi to flee his home in Afghanistan. Rumblings of a Taliban takeover...

Virginia Tech advisory board to include national industry leaders

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Virginia Tech is forming an advisory board composed of business and industry leaders from around the country to provide direction...

Analysis: Northern Virginia experiencing slight spike in COVID-19

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] The seven-day, moving-average positivity rate for COVID-19 has become a relied-on indicator nationwide for how states, regions and cities are...

Your Views: Time to open parks, collect trash

To the editor: I write in response to your editorial “Patience remains a virtue” in the May 14 issue of the Alexandria Times. No doubt...

Our View: Patience remains a virtue

While the process wasn’t pretty, we think Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) and Northern Virginia’s leaders made the right call to delay phase one reopening...

Virginia Tech announces larger site for Innovation Campus

By Missy Schrott | [email protected]  The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus coming to Alexandria will be located on a much larger site than the one announced...

Your Views: Slaughterhouse would harm city’s image

To the editor: I wholeheartedly object to having a business that allows customers to pick a chicken and have it weighed and then slaughtered within...

City extends lease to manage Cameron Run Park with NOVA Parks

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] City council extended a lease with NOVA Parks at its Saturday public hearing for the use of the Cameron Run...

Small Business Spotlight: Threadleaf owner moves from White House to retail

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Nicole McGrew didn’t envision opening a boutique of her own when she left her job at the White House in January...