Tag: politics

City expands virtual historic offerings

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Historic Alexandria has had to pivot to largely virtual offerings. At City Council’s...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: Toleration and political disagreements

The word toleration is often misunderstood. Often the word is applied to people who “enjoy hanging out with different types of people.” In truth,...

DASH goes green with six electric buses

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Alexandria’s DASH buses just got a lot quieter. DASH unveiled six zero-emission electric buses on Monday, a move toward 100% green...

City opens additional in-person absentee voting locations

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The City of Alexandria is making three new locations available for early voting, according to a news release. Residents will be...

Council moves forward with demolition of Heritage buildings

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council unanimously affirmed the decision of the Board of Architectural Review to approve demolition of The Heritage, a 244-unit...

Your Views: Bennett-Parker’s inadequate reaction

To the editor: The arrest of a legislative aide to Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker should be a matter of serious concern. While youthful exuberance is...

Your Views: Developers should have to play by the rules

To the editor: Recently the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation, on whose board sit some of the major developers in Northern Virginia, proposed demolishing two homes...

Your Views: ‘Don’t let the sun go down on me’

To the editor: Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that none of us who lived through it will ever forget. In Washington D.C., that Tuesday...

Early voting begins in Alexandria

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] When the door to the Alexandria Office of Voter Registration opened promptly at 8 a.m. on Sept. 18, 56 people...

City Council approves loan for Seminary Road affordable housing project

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Several affordable housing development projects received preliminary approval from City Council at Tuesday's legislative meeting. The most controversial site received...