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Editorial: Why Does Alexandria Celebrate Birthday of George Washington?

Generations of Americans from every corner of this country revere George Washington as the Father of his Country.

Letter to the Editor: Overseeing Construction

At the behest of its citizens, Alexandria decided to appoint an “Ad-Hoc Monitoring Group for Waterfront Construction.”

Letter to the Editor: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is acting to improve safety across the city, with a recent focus in Old Town.

Letter to the Editor: Sports over Scholarship?

Who wouldn’t like to look around at their finances and find a loose $545,000 floating around? The Alexandria School Board did recently and was delighted to spend it right away — not on children’s education — but on tennis courts. I am not sure the taxpayers of Alexandria should be so happy about this “lucky find.

Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Thanksgiving

Virginians can rightly claim our forebears first celebrated and established the custom of celebrating Thanksgiving on these shores.

Letter to the Editor: More Cost To Businesses

The city continues to unearth new sources of revenue on the back of its citizens.

Letter to the Editor: Protect Proffers

On Nov. 15, Alexandria's City Council will consider a development application for 100 S. Pickett Street where a bowling alley is currently located.

Opinion: Thanksgiving Help for Those in Need

Roll up those sleeves and help.

This week is the week to jump in to help the many organizations that will help needy families through the holidays. Here are a few ideas of how to help, but the opportunities are limitless.

Senior Services:Preparing for Important Conversations can Make all the Difference

As young adults, my brothers and I would always groan when our mother insisted on talking about her end-of-life plans.

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Commentary: It’s the Simple Things for Many Seniors

One of the best parts of my job is meeting so many interesting, nice people in our great city.

Commentary:Blame Local Governance for Police Secrecy

Police shootings where civilians are killed (or wounded) are assumed to occur while protecting the public-at-large, as well as the officer(s) involved. When the public seeks to learn the circumstances of such shootings, police officials lock up the files and send out their spokesperson to say they can reveal nothing, forever.

Commentary:A New Chapter: Goodbyes Are Never Easy

Since coming to Inova Alexandria Hospital as chief executive officer nearly 7 years ago, I have been privileged to lead our dedicated physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers in providing the best quality care to this community.

Editorial: Thanksgiving Help for Those in Need

Roll up those sleeves and help.

This week is the week to jump in to help the many organizations that will help needy families through the holidays. Here are a few ideas of how to help, but the opportunities are limitless. More than 236,000 people living in the area do not have access to enough food to sustain an active, healthy life for all members of their households, according to Catholic Charities. That is to say, more than a quarter of a million people, including many children, go hungry on a regular basis.

Letter: Waterfront Success

A recent letter to the editor claims that this City Council got it wrong, and that the “waterfront is about to be turned into one egregious redevelopment disaster.”

Letter: Let Sun Shine In

Many Citizens of the City of Alexandria are not fully aware of what the "Sunshine Act" actually delineates.

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