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Alexandria: Class of 2016 Bids Farewell to T.C. Williams

Class of 2016 Graduation marks the school’s 50th anniversary and the end of Principal Dingle’s first year.

According to Principal Dr. Jesse Dingle, life at T.C. Williams High School is a kaleidoscope. It’s constantly moving and shifting, full of every imaginable form of diversity.

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Alexandria: Cutting Out City Council?

Backlash follows proposed changes to city’s charter.

In the span of one docket item, City Council voted to yield more approval powers to city staff, but were more wary of a proposal that would give final approval powers to the Planning Commission.

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Alexandria: King Street-Beauregard Street Improvement Begins

Project seeks to increase pedestrian safety and reduce commute time.

The Alexandria City Council met at the intersection of King Street and North Beauregard Street to hold a groundbreaking ceremony, signaling the start of improvements to be made at the crossroads.

Alexandria: Supporting Life With Cancer Center

Fraternal Order of the Eagles ALVA #871 secretary Jean Oliver, left, presents a check in the amount of $5,000 to Amy Richards, development director of the Life With Cancer Center.

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Alexandria: Market Square Hosts Vigil for Orlando

Community calls for action.

Moms Demand Action of Northern Virginia in collaboration with Northern Virginia Pride gathered a little over a hundred supporters in Market Square in Old Town Alexandria on June 15 to raise tea lights and remember the victims of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Alexandria Brief: Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

The Alexandria Police Department has made an arrest in a robbery that occurred at the SunTrust Bank located at 2809 Mount Vernon Ave.

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Alexandria is Hemorrhaging Affordable Housing

Alexandria continues to lose affordable housing.

Living in Alexandria isn’t cheap and for many locals who need affordable housing, it seems to be getting more expensive by the day.

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Alexandria: WWII Veteran Dies at 95

Bill McNamara survived Normandy invasion.

At 15 years old, Bill McNamara was determined to join the U.S. Cavalry. But when he walked into the local armory one Friday night, he was told he was too young. Not to be dissuaded, he walked around the block, stepped back inside and this time gave his age as 18 to the recruiter. The year was 1936 and McNamara had joined what would become America’s Greatest Generation, one of thousands who left for battlefields half a world away never knowing if they would ever see home again.

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Alexandria: Police Investigate Murder of Pierre Clark

A father reforming his life was killed less than one month after jail release.

The idea was to live big and double the stakes.

Alexandria: A Peace Plan

Confederate Memorials and Street Names Advisory Group completes recommendations.

The Civil War is over. The bitter, year-long argument over what to do about the Confederacy’s legacy in Alexandria seems to have ended with a report from the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Playing Catch

Blue plays Frisbee with Abby Desjardins at the dog park by the Windmill Hill Park area.

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Potomac Yard Metro Project Moves Forward

Lingering doubts around parking surround Potomac Yard approval.

After years of planning, Potomac Yard Metro is starting to come together. But for many local residents, the arrival of the new Metro station comes with some remaining hurdles.

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Alexandria: Boat Club Hosts Luncheon for Children with Special Needs

The Old Dominion Boat Club held its annual spring cruise and luncheon for children with special needs in the city’s public schools.

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City Takes Control of Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory

Temporary measure met with cautious optimism by artists.

On the surface of Alexandria’s arts community, but in the depths of city bureaucracy, major changes are underway at the Torpedo Factory, the arts facility right at the heart of Alexandria’s waterfront.

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Alexandria Veterans Honor Fallen Comrades and Retiring Commander

Lost but not forgotten.

There’s some laughter and chatting around the American Legion headquarters under Gatsby’s Tavern, but a heavy mood still weighs over the room.