Alexandria Opinion

Alexandria Opinion


Alexandria Letter: Unwise Move

Letter to the Editor

Several weeks ago, I mentioned some of the most pressing reasons why a new Metro Station should not be built in Potomac Yard.

Alexandria Letter: Diminishing Discourse

Letter to the Editor

Alexandria civic discourse is not well, and appears to be growing worse over time. Increasingly, people are comparing public meetings to an orchestra recital that consists of a cacophony of screeching tuning noises, followed by a brief minute of rehearsed music.

Alexandria Letter: In Memory, In Tribute

Letter to the Editor

As often as I have written of Memorial Day, I think of those who do not understand the importance of those who have stood in the line of duty for their country.

Alexandria Letter: Fundamental Problem

Letter to the Editor

Soon you will notice a large, uninspiring hotel sprout at the north entrance to the City of Alexandria.

Editorial: Remembering on Memorial Day 2016

Observe a moment of silence.

On Memorial Day, we remember all of those who have died in military service, more than 400,000 in World War II, more than 30,000 in Korea, more than 50,000 in Vietnam.

Column: Packing for a Picnic in Alexandria

From The Old Town Boutique District

Yes, Virginia, there will be picnics in your life.

Commentary: Mosquitos, Zika and a Healthy Summer

Zika virus spreads through the bite of infected Aedes mosquito, a type present in Virginia in summer.

As warm weather returns and the last days of school draw near, I’m sure that, like me, you’re looking forward to spending a lot of time outdoors this summer.

Alexandria Letter: Lower Speed Limit?

Letter to the Editor

I admit it ... I have speed limit envy.

Alexandria Letter: Addressing Airplane Noise

Letter to the Editor

The City of Alexandria shares the frustration expressed by Mr. Spar in his letter to the editor of April 29 regarding increased aircraft noise from flights out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). I hope the following facts will clarify the city’s role in dealing with aircraft noise.

Alexandria Letter: Value of Bike Lanes

Letter to the Editor

As someone who bikes between Old Town and Chinquapin several times a week, I like having the bike lanes on King Street, and hope that they can be extended further West on King Street (and the road re-surfaced for a smoother ride).

Alexandria Letter: Irregularities Affect Trust

Letter to the Editor

As residents of Canal Way and Pitt Street Station followed, in good faith, the city process for participating in the Old Colony renovation decision, a series of irregularities occurred.

Alexandria Letter: Focus on Safety Appreciated

Letter to the Editor

Patrick Henry Project decisions in April raised serious questions about the Alexandria City School Board’s decision-making priorities.

Alexandria Letter: Preventable Child Deaths

Letter to the Editor

On Mother’s Day this year, I was once again reminded how lucky I am to have a healthy daughter who was able to overcome a scary battle with pneumonia when she was only a few weeks old.

Alexandria Letter: Citizens’ Role In Ethics

Letter to the Editor

Since the Alexandria City Council chooses not to engage in discourse concerning a Citizen’s Ethics Commission, an inspector general, or an ombudsman, how is Alexandria planning to handle its ethics infractions? Other jurisdictions have faced up to this challenge, yet Alexandria remains mired in timidity and hesitation where the oversight of ethics is concerned.

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Alexandria Column: Giving Children Roots

Commentary–Rebuilding Together Alexandria

Despite the housing meltdown, homeownership remains an important investment tool for families and a source of long-term wealth.