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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: First Homicide of the Year

This article is most notable for what it omitted.

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Senior Services of Alexandria ‘Shout Out’ to its Volunteers

Senior Services of Alexandria would like to give a special “shout out” to its volunteers who have delivered Meals on Wheels, Frozen Meals, Groceries to Go, and served as Friendly Visitors to isolated seniors during the last several months.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Witnessing Worship, Converging Paths

My husband and I had a wonderful experience recently at Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum here in Old Town Alexandria.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: If Not Now, When? Rename Alexandria’s High School

On behalf of the membership of the Departmental Progressive Club which includes many T.C. Williams High School alumni, we strongly and urgently request that the Alexandria School Board adopt and unanimously pass a resolution to remove the name of T.C. Williams from Alexandria’s public high school effective immediately.

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Blood-Stained Hands in Alexandria

City marks 1899 lynching of Benjamin Thomas, who was 16.

It happened just after midnight. On Aug. 8, 1899, 16-year-old Benjamin Thomas was attacked at the city jail on Saint Asaph Street and dragged half a mile by an angry mob of white citizens in what would become the second lynching of an African American man in two years.

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Obituary: Bob Calhoun

Former vice mayor, state senator dies at 83.

Bob Calhoun, a political statesman who represented Alexandria in elected office for 20 years, died Aug. 6 at his country wildlife preserve in Berryville, Va., following a battle with prostate cancer. He was 83 years old.

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Appetite: The Chewish Deli Almost Ready to Open in Alexandria

Bagel lovers, rejoice. Soon, a new bagel shop will be opening its doors in Old Town Alexandria, providing a bit more chew to the morning meal.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium Launches Fundraiser to Purchase Books For Elementary Virtual Tutoring Program

The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium is launching a $22,000 fundraising campaign to purchase books for its virtual literacy tutoring program this school year.

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The Other Alexandria: From Firefighter to Poet: Kendall Thompson

After graduating from T. C. Williams in the Class of 1984, Kendall Thompson embarked on a career as a firefighter in 1986.

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Night Court

Lawmakers to consider eliminating no-knock warrants, new hurdles for nighttime search warrants.

Lawmakers in Virginia are about to consider banning no-knock warrants and creating a new requirement that judges — not magistrates — sign off on search warrants executed at night.

EagleForce Warrior Foundation Donates $30K

Funds launch Capital Caring Health's ‘So No One Dies Alone Program.’

The local nonprofit provider of elder health, hospice and advanced illness care, Capital Caring Health, received a $30K donation from EagleForce Warrior Foundation to launch the provider's 'So No One Dies Alone Program' for Veterans from Northern Virginia and nearby areas and their families.

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Black Interior Designers on Industry’s Lack of Inclusion and Diversity

Local tastemakers speak honestly about racial barriers within the profession.

As recent racial injustice protests have brought issues of diversity and inclusion to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness, local interior designers of color are voicing concerns about equity and underrepresentation within the industry.

OrthoVirginia Moves to New Offices in Northern Virginia

OrthoVirginia has relocated offices in Northern Virginia.

Airplane Noise Virtual Community Conversation and Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study Kickoff Meeting

Members of the Arlington County and Montgomery County, Md. and adjacent communities impacted by aircraft noise from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA):

Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale Returns August 15 and 16

Stroll outdoors for deals from 50+ boutiques.

One of the longest-running seasonal summer shopping events for independent boutiques returns with the annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale happening Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15 - 16, 2020, throughout Old Town and Del Ray.