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Cartoon: Charleston

“Now, where th’devil y’spose that came from?”

Letter: Not Easy Jobs

Letter to the Editor

A while ago, a city councilor expressed concern as to whether we could be the next jurisdiction to suffer a black riot over "an overzealous (white) cop." Two weeks ago, while walking three goldens and a yellow lab through Founders Park, I saw three (white) police officers, with two hovering over a (black) man on the ground. Apparently they were waiting for paramedics. I found myself wondering why there was no one video taping. From personal observation, if you're committing a crime in this city the police are going to come after you regardless of your skin color.

Letter: Council Punts on Clover-College Park

Letter to the Editor

As a resident of the Clover-College Park neighborhood I am dismayed and bemused by the latest contentious development issue before the City Council.

Editorial: Safe Planning for Independence

Talking and planning about celebrating July 4, and throughout the summer months.

Independence Day is a national celebration, and for many, that celebration includes alcohol. The summer overall and July 4 in particular are times of greater risk for drinking and driving.

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Alexandria Appetite: Good Restaurants Make Good Neighbors

Once bereft of eateries, Carlyle community now boasts embarrassment of riches.

For years, the Carlyle community has been more than a nine-to-five business district. While condos and apartments have been full for more than half a decade, the restaurant population has been slow to catch up. In a neighborhood that was once dominated primarily by sandwich shops and other lunchtime eateries, some more substantial dining spots have emerged, and they’re certainly worth a visit.

Letter: Interesting Times Ahead

Letter to the Editor

During the campaign in the Democratic primary for mayor, candidate Allison Silberberg said: “If I’m lucky enough to be elected mayor

Letter: A New Beginning

Letter to the Editor

Alexandria citizens have made a most emphatic statement by electing Allison Silberberg as the Democratic mayoral primary last Tuesday.

Letter: Address Current Needs

Letter to the Editor

A new city manager, a new director of transportation and environmental service recently took office and yet I wonder what it is these people do. You all must live in Fairfax County, if not, you obviously drive and walk around the city limits with blinders on.

Letter: No Space for Mobile Vendors

Letter to the Editor

In response to the article “Food Truck Showdown” [June 11-17, Alexandria Gazette Packet], I first must state that I am a long-time, devoted resident of Alexandria.

Letter: Clarify Priorities

Letter to the Editor

Because our top city officials favor building a new metro station at Potomac Yard, claiming it will attract needed businesses and their tax revenues, although there is much long vacant commercial space at nearby stations (Eisenhower, Crystal City, Rosslyn and a glut of empty office space even near D.C. metro stations), I suspect the mayor and council are relying on city staff desperate to provide solutions to our revenue problems.

Letter: Term Limits

Letter to the Editor

Mayor Euille's petulant reaction to being defeated in the Democratic mayoral primary for a fifth term — by musing about a "write in" campaign — highlights the need for term limiting the offices of mayor and City Council.

Letter: Write-In Bill Euille for Mayor

Letter to the Editor

I have never met Bill Euille but for the last 20 years I have lived in the city that he has served for over 40 years. I've lived in Landmark, Old Town, and now in Rosemont. I came to Alexandria young and single and now I'm middle-aged, married, and have children. From these various perspectives I've seen Alexandria steadily getting better over the years.

Letter: Clear Enough Message

Letter to the Editor

On June 9, election day in Alexandria’s Democratic mayoralty primary, several messages were sent. The second runner-up, the former mayor, had proposed speeding up the pace of development. He got a message that many Alexandrians think the current pace not only is fast enough but probably too fast.

Letter: Someone Who ‘Walks the Walk’

Letter to the Editor

This year Mount Vernon is fortunate to have an accomplished candidate for supervisor who provides an attractive alternative to the “same-old, same-old” politics that has dominated our area for so long.

Letter: Creating A Legacy

Letter to the Editor

As I write this, I have no idea who will win the Democratic mayoral primary.

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