Alexandria Local

Alexandria Local


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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Oct. 9-18

Events in Alexandria, Va.

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Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Honors Athletes of the Month

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club continued its decades-long tradition of opening the year with High School Coaches Night Sept. 22 as the organization presented the Athlete of the Month Awards to three high school student-athletes.

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Alexandria Celebrates Banned Book Weeks

Athenaeum Read Out celebrates the right to read.

The Athenaeum hosted a Read Out Sept. 29 as part of Banned Books Week 2015, an annual event designed to celebrate the freedom to read.

Alexandria: Mayoral Showdown

Democratic candidate Allison Silberberg faces write-in challenge from Mayor William Euille.

Once a month, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg hosts a coffee meetup where she talks informally with any members of the public who arrive.

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Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Celebrates Collaboration

Mayor announces free health clinic to be held Nov. 16.

At Alexandria’s Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria, many volunteers from many backgrounds gave their time and joined forces to solve problems some Alexandrians did not even know they had.

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Raise the Roof: RTA Hosts Fundraiser

RTA hosts annual fundraiser.

A competitive cornhole tournament helped “raise the roof” as Rebuilding Together Alexandria held its annual fundraiser Sept. 24 at Port City Brewing.

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Alexandria: New Heights Approved for Oakville Triangle

Building height restrictions along Route 1 traded for affordable housing and park renovations.

For visitors to Alexandria from Arlington or D.C., Route 1 serves as the first gateway into the city.

Severance Trial Begins in Alexandria

The six week trial of Charles Severance, accused of three homicides in Alexandria, began in Fairfax County on Oct. 5.

Alexandria: What’s in a Write-in Name?

City’s Electoral Board to determine “intent of the vote.”

Despite being dead for 10 years now, Rosa Parks is virtually uncontested on the Democratic ticket for mayor of Alexandria.

Alexandria: Keep Moving Forward

Euille: Keep moving forward.

William Euille has a legacy.

Letter: Need Ward System for Council

Letter to the Editor

A frequent question that I get is about the City of Alexandria's convoluted voting process, which is the only jurisdiction in Virginia that has its City Council members elected "at large" rather than by wards.

Letter: Understanding Sewer Rates

Letter to the Editor

My neighbors sometimes tell me that their monthly wastewater treatment bills seem to be taking a bigger bite out of their family budget.

Letter: Contribution Disclosures

Letter to the Editor

After writing about the new “Developer Party” in Alexandria I found the Virginia State Board of Elections website where all candidates must periodically file reports of all contributions over $100.

Letter: A Disappointing Turn-around

Letter to the Editor

As resident of the West Taylor Run neighborhood, John Chapman and his neighborhood constituents had a vested interest in the outcome of the Woodbine Care Center located off King Street.

Letter: Stance on Immigration?

Letter to the Editor

Decades ago, the Republican Party welcomed immigrants to our shores. In 1988, the Republican platform stated clearly “We welcome those from other lands who bring to America their ideals and industry.”