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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Let’s Have an Ombudsman in Alexandria

Former Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg tried during her one term in office to establish a permanent ethics commission. However her “cohorts” on the City Council, refused to support her initiative.

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Public Art Installation Opens in Waterfront Park in Alexandria

New exhibit frames 300 years of African American history.

Following delays of several months due to COVID-19 restrictions, the city has formally opened its newest public art installation at the Alexandria waterfront.

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All Aboard! The Tall Ship Providence in Alexandria

ALL ABOARD! The Tall Ship Providence, a 110-foot, 12-gun sloop of war, is a replica of the first ship authorized to serve in the Continental Navy and John Paul Jones' first American command.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Racism Must Force Us as Individuals to Act

Over a century ago African-American educator and activist, W.E.B DuBois argued the dilemma, "Am I an American or am I a Negro ... does my black blood place upon me any more obligation to assert my nationality than German, Irish or Italian blood would."

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Racial Justice Applied to Traffic Enforcement

An open letter to Alexandria’s City Council Members, the City’s Manager and Alexandria’s Chief of Police: Subject: AFSS statement on racial justice applied to traffic enforcement