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Letter to the Editor: Alexandria, Don't Break This Promise

A hot issue for the past several years has been centered on T.C. Williams High School — specifically, placing lights on the Parker Gray Stadium which the Seminary Civic Association vehemently opposes.

Letter to the Editor: Alexandria Schools Need Accountability Audit

At a recent City Council hearing, we explained to Council the serious management and integrity issues of ACPS and the School Board specifically relating to budget matters, community relations, and compliance with legal requirements.

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Letter to the Editor: Alexandria's Road Priorities

My wife and I have resided on South Pitt Street in Old Town Alexandria for almost 20 years. Over the past decade, we have seen the condition of the street in front of our house deteriorate steadily.

Letter to the Editor: Alexandria's Spending Priorities?

Several weeks ago, the Alexandria city manager was reminded during a Federation of Civic Associations meeting that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) was in a state of flux, and that Alexandria should stop or postpone any construction of the planned $268 million Metro Station in Potomac Yard. His reply was that Metro was beginning to turn around.

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Letter to the Editor: Appreciates Crossing Light

On behalf of residents, I would like to thank the city Department of Transportation for the crossing light at the intersection of Gibbon and South Columbus streets which was greatly needed.

Letter to the Editor: Join In Women’s March

The Women’s March on Washington will take place on Jan. 21.

Letter to the Editor: No Conciliation, then Litigation in Alexandria

Citizens of Alexandria make no mistake; your participation and community discussion with any and all projects related to our schools is truly a waste of time.

Commentary: Republican Repeal Plan Promises Health Care Chaos

Over the course of a normal week, my office receives thousands of letters, emails, phone calls, and tweets from Northern Virginians.

Commentary: Alexandria’s Four Seasons of Giving

Alexandria is an amazingly generous community, not just during the holiday season.

Art and Poetry Live in Alexandria

As we wind up 2016 and launch into a new year, I think of the poetry and art that many Alexandrians have shared with us.

Letter to the Editor: Progress at Jefferson-Houston

I am a parent of a kindergartner and first grader at Jefferson-Houston School.

Letter to the Editor: Let's Talk to Each Other

It is 2017 and time for new year’s resolutions, or to think about what we resolve to do in the next year.

Letter to the Editor: Focusing on Veterans in Alexandria

Alexandria is home to a large active duty military, retired, and veteran population along with their families.

Letter to the Editor: Consider Source of Taxes

Wealth creation, the font from which all tax revenue flows, was conspicuously missing from the script capably crafted by Kathleen Burns in the Dec. 15 edition of the Gazette-Packet.