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Editorial: Good, Bad and Ugly

A look at recently ended session of the Virginia General Assembly.

The 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly came to an end last week, and some of the biggest news was about what it did not do.

Letter: Too Much Talk of Lawsuits

Letter to the Editor

Can you believe it? Mayor Euille has declared another legal war.

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Column: Alexandria Recreation Center, Twist to St. Paddy’s Day

Commentary

The City of Alexandria’s Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center rocked the green on St. Patrick’s Day. From little leprechauns in tutus, green eggs and nuggets, not ham, marshmallows dripped in green chocolate and green popcorn, participants from Youth Achieving Greatness put a twist into St. Paddy’s Day.

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Letter: Next Journey for Seaport Foundation

Letter to the Editor

Tucked away in Robinson Terminal Warehouse, where they have been building boats and changing lives, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation has been part of lower Duke Street’s landscape for over 10 years. Graham Holdings Company, landlord to ASF, has been helping the Foundation prepare financially for the move over the past year. ASF will relocate at the end of March to the James McIlhenny Seaport Center, its handcrafted timber frame perched along the Potomac River, adjacent to Founders Park.

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Letter: Still Much To Be Done

Letter to the Editor

On behalf of Virginia Fair Share, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the City Council of Alexandria.

Letter: Thanks from The Ballyshaners

Letter to the Editor

The Ballyshaners enjoyed hosting our 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria on March 7.

Letter: Is Safety A Priority?

Letter to the Editor

As most of us know, the three basic tenants of local government are the health, welfare and safety of its residents.

Column: Working Together for the Alexandria Community

Commentary

On Wednesday, March 25, the Alexandria Council of Human Service Organizations (ACHSO) released its recently completed report “Meeting Needs Today: A Needs Assessment of the Alexandria Human Services System” — an update of the last needs assessment in 2008. This is the second in a series of studies commissioned by ACHSO following last year’s “Return on Investment: Alexandria Nonprofit Impact Report.” Both studies can be downloaded at: www.achsova.org.

Column: Mentor of The Month

Commentary

“I hate it. I don’t want to read it anymore.” That was Arianna’s first reaction to “Runny Babbit” by Shel Silverstein.

Letter: A Cornerstone in Danger

Letter to the Editor:

We are a community that values education. We’re known nationwide for our world-class education system. And for good reason: with outstanding teachers, motivated students, and active leadership, we have every right to take pride in the top-tier education that our community has asked for.

Column: Family Matters, Prevent Colon Cancer for Self and Loved Ones

Commentary

It may never feel like a “good time” to have a colonoscopy. You might have already used the excuse that the preparation day before a colonoscopy is unpleasant and cuts into your busy schedule — and then you put it off another year. But momentary discomfort or inconvenience is a small price to pay for saving your life.

Column: The Buck Stops with Us

Commentary

Earlier this month, I was one of a group of teachers who met with senators on the Hill to weigh-in on the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

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Column: Young at Heart, Rebuilding Together Alexandria

Commentary

We spend a lot of our time helping limited income elderly and disabled residents remain homeowners. By making repairs and upgrades to their homes, we are able to keep homes safer, healthier and more affordable for aging seniors so they can remain in them.

Letter: Leadership Suggestion

Letter to the Editor

I am somewhat elated and thankful for the letter printed Feb. 5, "Don't Complain, Help Fix," responding to an earlier letter printed Jan. 29, "Vision for the City" regarding our acting city manager Mark Jinks.

Letter: Thank You, Mr. McLean

Letter to the Editor

The following letter is addressed to Alexandria resident Scott McLean.

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