Tag: old town

Massive infrastructure project RiverRenew breaks ground

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] AlexRenew broke ground on the largest infrastructure project in Alexandria’s history on Sept. 30: the $454.4 million Old Town RiverRenew...

Council OKs townhouses on Duke Street, residents push back

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council approved a development special use permit for the construction of six townhouses on Duke Street during a public hearing...

Shots fired in Old Town

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Alexandria police responded to a shots fired incident in the area of 900 S. Alfred St., near Gibbon Street, in...

Home profile: A storied past

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] When the holiday season swings around, John and Gwen Mullen’s Old Town home becomes a beacon for the entire neighborhood....

Your Views: Keep Lee Street

To the editor: Keep the name Lee Street and use the conundrum to promote the city. Perhaps the intent of long-ago city officials, who...

Your Views: Battle over Lee Street

To the editor: How fortunate we are to have vigilant citizens like Alex Sprague to awaken the oblivious among us to the historical implications...

Your Views: Don’t rename Lee Street

To the editor: The campaign to change the name of Lee Street ignores a great deal of history. As a long-time resident of South...

Our View: A chance to support local businesses

The second half of August is a time like no other, the proverbial lull before the storm that is September when school begins, and...

The Other Alexandria: A 150-year history of the Contee-Gibson Family

By Char McCargo Bah Few African American families in Alexandria have lived on one block for almost 150 years like the Contee-Gibson family. Myron Contee is...

Residents divided over petition to rename Lee Street

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Residents of Lee Street were surprised to hear a knock on their doors a few weeks ago. Upon opening their...