Alexandria Opinion

Alexandria Opinion


Alexandria Letter: Preserving History, More than a Month

Letter to the Editor

May is Historic Preservation month, and I want to make it a meaningful month for Preservation in Alexandria.

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Alexandria Letter: Patrick Henry – Auditorium Matters

Letter to the Editor

Alexandria is about to make a multi-million dollar, much-needed investment in the West End to build the new Patrick Henry K-8 School and Recreation Center.

Alexandria Letter: Recipe for Disaster?

Letter to the Editor

It seems that incidents on the Metro System are on the rise, and most of them can be attributed to little to no dedicated maintenance and a poorly funded operation over the past 40 years.

Alexandria Letter: Food Trucks Not the Problem

Letter to the Editor

I am eager to see food trucks in Old Town and I think the concerns by the local businesses are two separate problems.

Alexandria Column: May Is Older Americans Month

Commentary–Senior Services of Alexandria

May is a month of fresh beginnings with flowers in bloom, blazing a trail of color around the city. May is also when we celebrate Older Americans Month by acknowledging older adults as a growing and increasingly vital part of our country.

Column: Mother’s Day in Alexandria

From Old Town Boutique District

France, India, Ethiopia, Peru, the United States — Mother’s Day is universal.

Alexandria Letter: Rebuilding Patrick Henry

Letter to the Editor

I am a West End resident living near Patrick Henry School who strongly supports arts education in our schools because it has such a high value, both in terms of helping children enjoy school and because, as the research shows, arts education stimulates creativity, helps children learn new skills and improve their academic performance.

Editorial: More Voters Might Not Mean Much More Voting

Governor’s action brings Virginia in line with 39 other states.

Last week, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) restored the voting and civil rights of more than 200,000 Virginians who were convicted of felonies, served their time and completed any supervised release, parole or probation requirements.

Alexandria Letter: Rational Spending

Letter to the Editor

I want to thank Mayor Allison Silberberg for her April 21 reflection [“Decision Time on City Budget Deliberations”] on the city's upcoming budget decisions. She continues to live up to her reputation as "A Voice of Reason" as her campaign claimed.

Alexandria Letter: Airport Noise – City Approved?

Letter to the Editor

My wife and I just returned after four months in Arizona. We live in Old Town just two blocks from the river.

Alexandria Letter: Rental Rates Cheat Taxpayers

Letter to the Editor

The article in the Gazette Packet last week [“Battle at Torpedo Factory”] fails to highlight the problem that the City of Alexandria has been giving the Art League an extraordinary deal on the rent of the building over the past 40 years.

Alexandria Letter: Correct History

Letter to the Editor

I am writing to comment on the article about the latest meeting of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names (“Civil War Still Reverberates,” April 14). There were some misinterpretations of history in the article that need to be corrected.

Alexandria Letter: Making Mockery of Historic Easement

Letter to the Editor

I have fond memories of growing up in an historic home with a lovely garden on South Lee Street. My mother loved the large garden with its beautiful magnolia tree and the birds that frequented her feeders.

Alexandria Letter: What’s the Plan For Torpedo Factory?

Letter to the Editor

Are we seeing only the tip of the iceberg in news accounts about the long-festering friction over the Torpedo Factory’s future? Does behind what we see lurk some ulterior agenda, albeit disguised in consultants’ reports and other smoke screens? The Torpedo Factory controversy is not just about artists versus accountants, but really about Alexandria’s soul.

Alexandria Column: Taking Steps To End Gun Violence


On April 7, I was pleased to be back in Alexandria, the city I love, to stand with Governor McAuliffe at City Hall as he vetoed three bills that will prevent gun violence and protect victims and survivors of domestic violence in the Commonwealth.