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New council holds first legislative meeting

The new city council, which was sworn in on Jan. 2, gathered for its first legislative session of 2019 on Tuesday evening. It was also...

City takes permanent control of Torpedo Factory

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council voted unanimously at its public hearing on Saturday to give the city permanent control of the Torpedo Factory. The art...

Our View: One BAR for all

It’s much easier to grow government than to shrink it. Functions, staff positions, committees and departments are all added over time and are seldom eliminated....

Vice Mayor Justin Wilson wins Democratic nomination for mayor

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott Change was the story of Tuesday night’s Democratic primary. Vice Mayor Justin Wilson unseated incumbent Allison Silberberg when he won...

Election 2018: All you need to know before heading to the...

By Mae Hunt | mhunt@alextimes.com After months of campaigning from mayoral candidates and council hopefuls, Alexandria voters will decide the Democratic nominees for mayor and...

Facing final countdown, council candidates brawl

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Exactly one week before the Democratic primary, the dozen candidates vying for six seats gathered for a final debate on...

Our View: BRAC to the future

"… Nearby residents shouted in anger that they weren’t consulted during the … decision process, while officials from all parties involved passed the buck....

Council signs off on FY2019 budget, sets stage to approve meals...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council voted on May 3 to endorse a $748.4 million operating budget for Fiscal Year 2019 and tentatively approved...

Council discusses affordable housing tax

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At Tuesday’s budget work session and legislative meeting, city council held a preliminary add/delete session and made a final vote...

New candidate announces run for council

Shortly before the deadline to run for council as a Democrat arrived, Old Town resident Chris Hubbard threw his hat in the ring.  Hubbard officially...