On behalf of Fairfax County, and especially Lee District, I welcome you to our community.
Many nonprofits in the city and nearby need your help to continue to rise to the need during the dual health and economic crisis of the pandemic.
Opportunities abound to help community
As Alexandrians continue facing challenging times during the pandemic, individuals have rallied in their spirit of giving, whether it be in time, talents or resources with no shortage of opportunities to get involved.
Guide to navigating the ABCs of Alexandria, for newcomers and the rest of us
With Alexandrians living in the shadow of the nation’s capital, acronyms such as DoD, NSA and DHS are a part of the daily vernacular.
City adapts in changing times
Alexandria has for centuries been known primarily as the hometown of George Washington, attracting history aficionados from across the globe to its cobblestone streets and lively waterfront.
Any quest to talk about the issues in Northern Virginia right now seems to lead to talk about the pandemic, and the economic crisis that follows in its wake.
About the Connection in 2020
Del Ray forced a ward system on Old Town. It didn’t end well.
Del Ray was furious. The Alexandria City Council was dominated by members from Old Town, and they took action in the interest of Old Town. People in Del Ray felt neglected and unheard. The elected members of council did not include one single solitary member from their neighborhood, and so people there were demanding the city abandon its at-large system of representation on the City Council and adopt a ward system similar to the one the city had before adopting the city manager form of government.
On the ballot in the City of Alexandria, Nov. 5, 2019
Dining out or volunteering, opportunities abound to help the community.
Navigating the ABCs.
From the waterfront to the West End.
Uncovering the secret past in the Town of Potomac.
Gambling. Corruption, Racism. Greed. These are all part of a little-known narrative from the Del Ray's long-ago past, a time when progressive leaders closed a corrupt racetrack and formed the Town of Potomac, only to see an unwanted attempt by Alexandria City Hall to steal the land in a controversial annexation.
A bird’s eye view of the city’s religious congregations.
An abiding sense of community.