Tag: politics

Our View: A good budget

With apologies to J.K. Rowling, we are tempted to say, “You’re a wizard, Mark.” How else to view Alexandria’s fiscal year 2020 budget, passed...

Our View: A scooter invasion

There’s an old tale, likely an urban legend, that in 1895, when the first two automobiles arrived in an Ohio town, they promptly drove...

Scooters in Alexandria Part 1: Electric scooters bolt into Alexandria, spark...

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] With spring in full bloom, the birds are out and chirping in Alexandria, and joining the flock, to the dismay...

Your Views: Scooters running amok

To the editor: The more I look at the city’s Vision Zero web page with all the sanctimonious pledges by all the city officials, the...

DASH operators request higher wages

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Drivers for Alexandria’s bus company, DASH, filled city council chambers with red shirts and passionate words to ask for additional...

Council approves revised Landmark Mall master plan

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Landmark Mall, Alexandria’s major West End development project, took a significant step forward, as city council approved a revised master...

Council approves Del Ray Gardens

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council approved a special use permit for a combination of 100 indoor and outdoor seats at the Del Ray...

Tying the Knot: Mayor Justin Wilson and wife Alex weather the...

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] It likely comes as no surprise that Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson met his wife, Alex Crawford-Batt, at a state Democratic...

Your Views: City should challenge federal overreach

To the editor: The issue of the halal slaughterhouse was a real test of how committed city hall is to the previous city council’s Nov....

Donley did vote for BRAC density

To the editor: In the March 28 Alexandria Times, Bill Goff wrote a letter, “The solution to a residential nightmare,” highlighting why the enormous BRAC...