Tag: potomac river

Hazel tunnels across the finish line

By Mark Eaton Her job is to bore, but Hazel is anything but boring. Hazel, AlexRenew’s 380-ton tunnel boring machine, recently completed a 2.2-mile precast concrete...

Better late than never

A cleanup of toxic material that takes place 80 years later is better than no cleanup at all. But it does beg the question:...

Lawsuit settled between city, Potomac Riverkeepers

By Wafer Salih | [email protected] The Potomac River is slated for a transformative cleanup. The city of Alexandria unveiled a comprehensive $11.8 million plan on...

Arrival of the Golden Rule

By Leslie Golden | [email protected] In 1958, a crew of anti-nuclear weapons activists set sail aboard a 34-foot wooden two- masted sailboat named the Golden...

Fall into family fun at Mount Vernon

Autumn is a fantastic time to plan a family outing to George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The views of the colorful banks of the Potomac...

Our View: The power of water

With the advent of summer this week, more Alexandrians will be taking to the water for fun and relief from the heat. People of all...

Your View: Put the fourth ship in a museum

To the editor: I have followed the saga of the four colonial era merchant ships intentionally buried carefully in damp earth on the Potomac River...

Holiday Boat Parade winners announced

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The 21st annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights took place on Saturday, with more than 50 illuminated boats taking...

Our View: The city taketh away, and the city sort of...

No one was surprised when City Council approved a six-townhome redevelopment project at the corner of Duke and South Union streets at Saturday’s public...

Our View: Spending a flood of money

It’s OK to excuse city leaders if they’re a bit like kids in a candy store following the announcement that Alexandria will receive almost...