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Alexandria Working Against a Slowdown

Alexandria developments hope to reverse job loss trends.

When asked how Alexandria’s doing, interim City Manager Mark Jinks’ reaction is tepid. The good news is that income is high, as is hotel occupancy, but it basically stops there.

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Supporting Music in Alexandria Schools

Award-winning violinist helps Alexandria Public Schools play its biggest concert.

Every elementary, middle, and high school in Alexandria, 18 schools in total, came together on Janu. 7 for the biggest concert in the school system’s history: 370 students, 200 of them from local elementary schools, 170 from middle and high schools, participated in Electrify Your Strings (EYS).

Alexandria Real Estate: 2014 Top Sales

Alexandria Real Estate: 2014 Top Sales

Alexandria Home Sales: December, 2014

In December 2014, 182 Alexandria homes sold between $3,495,000-$145,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: December, 2014

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Alexandria Budget Looms Over 2015 Plans

Alexandria city officials discuss goals and funding for 2015.

For Alexandria City Council, 2015 kicks off with a continuing discussion of the budget and the city’s priorities. With an anticipated decrease in federal spending, city officials are preparing for a difficult budget process.

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Alexandria's Year of the Manhunt

Local law enforcement looks back on pursuing a killer and plans ahead for 2015’s goals.

For much of Alexandria’s law enforcement, 2014 was defined by a manhunt across state boundaries to catch a suspect in killings that haunted the city’s streets for 10 years. In 2015, the most immediate concern for the police and sheriff’s office is the no less complicated task of finding a way to maintain their efficiency with the prospect of a tightening budget from the city.

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Sharing Struggle Against Addiction in Alexandria Detention

Sober Living Unit Celebrates 26th Anniversary

A recurring theme of loss and hope for recovery weaved through the songs, poems, and presentations at the Sober Living Unit’s 26th anniversary. Inmates and alumni of the program shared their stories of addiction and the long road to recovery.

Alexandria Home Sales: November, 2014

In November 2014, 133 Alexandria homes sold between $1,445,000-$122,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: November, 2014

Alexandria: Decorate Those Doors

Members of the Old Town Walled Garden Club will be strolling down the streets of the Old and Historic District of Alexandria the week of Dec. 7, identifying the most striking door decorations in town, and choosing the winners of the 47th Annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest.

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TC Hosts Holiday Craft Show in Alexandria

Girls from the TC varsity softball team greeted shoppers to the annual school craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 22. More than 40 artists and craftsmen set up booths in the school cafeteria offering a selection of home and gift ideas.

Alexandria Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 186 Alexandria homes sold between $2,700,000-$118,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: October, 2014

Alexandria: Union Soldier Revisits Fort

Local historian takes on role of civil war veteran for a tour.

Fort Ward doesn’t do as good a job holding out Southerners as it used to.

Alexandria Honors Veterans Week

U.S. Rep-elect Don Beyer joined city officials in kicking off the Alexandria Honors Veterans week at a reception Nov. 10 at the Lyceum.

Alexandria Home Sales: September, 2014

In September 2014, 167 Alexandria homes sold between $2,662,500-$105,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: September, 2014

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Oronoco Condos Almost Sold Out

Size matters in 60-unit residences with panoramic views.

The Oronoco Waterfront Residences, condominiums at 601 N. Fairfax St., are almost completely sold out. Only six units are left and sales began in May. Panoramic views of Oronoco Park, Old Town and the Potomac River as well as expansive city skyline views, are at least part of the reason. Then there is sheer size.

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