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Robertson Convicted

Manslaughter verdict for 2017 killing.

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On the Street in Alexandria

Old Town complex to seek removal of parking restrictions.

Merging Alexandria BARs?

City considers combining boards.

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‘A Caring, Loving Guy’ of Alexandria

Friends remember local man murdered in King Street business.

Meet the New Boss in Alexandria

Hutchings takes reins of city public schools.

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Carlyle Kids in Alexandria

Libraries and Carlyle House collaborate for educational and fun summer programming.

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Kittenpalooza

Herding baby cats into new homes.

For a couple hours, a back room of the Potomac Yard PetSmart on July 1 was turned into heaven. Dozens of kittens looking for prospective homes crawled and meowed and played with human friends and prospective owners.

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‘This Little Church on the Corner’

Third Baptist Church celebrates historical marker unveiling.

On Saturday, June 23, a new generation of congregants came together on the same corner to celebrate the legacy of those forebearers with the installation of an official state historical marker.

No Funds For Potomac Yard South

At the June 26 City Council meeting, staff announced the city is hoping to gain $60 million in funds for the West End Transitway Corridor, and another $10 million for transit improvements around Landmark Mall.

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Mother of Light

Homeless assistance center faces unwelcome reception.

The social services with ties to a religious community in Falls Church was opening a center in Del Ray aimed at providing basic necessities for homeless Alexandrians. But the new center came into conflict with its Del Ray neighbors over a variety of issues, some of which were practical concerns shared by members of the City Council.

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Alexandria Highway Renamed

Jefferson Davis loses Alexandria again.

At the City Council meeting on June 23, the long discussed renaming of Route 1 in Alexandria was finally passed. Today, the street is called Jefferson Davis Highway where it isn’t split up into Patrick and Henry streets through Old Town.

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Failure to Communicate in Alexandria

City backtracks on confidentiality claims.

Fully Funded in Alexandria?

School Board approves final budget.

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12 Shades of Blue in Alexandria

City Council debate factionalizes Democratic primary.

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Cutting Back in Alexandria

School Board considers reducing numbers and staggering elections.

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The Little School That Could in Alexandria

Jefferson-Houston on track for accreditation.

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Reach and Rise in Alexandria

After-school program at Hammond Middle School celebrates graduates.

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City of Alexandria Elections 2018: In the Race for Mayor and City Council

Democrats face off for June 12 primary; Republicans and Independent look to November.

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Into Arlandria

Council candidates head to Arlandria to tackle immigration and affordable housing.

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From Refugee to Restaurateur in Alexandria

Old House Cosmopolitan opens on Route 1.

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High Pressure Buildup in Alexandria

Mayoral candidates weather storm.

On the Tab in Alexandria

Affordable Housing advocates celebrate meals tax increase while restaurateurs lament.

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Off the Rails in Alexandria

Citizens express outrage over Potomac Yard Metro changes.

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Rumble in Del Ray

Silberberg and Wilson square off in first mayoral debate.

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End of Watch in Alexandria

Wreath laying for fallen Alexandria officers.

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Nonpartisan PAC Endorses Silberberg

And three non-incumbent City Council candidates.

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Splitting the Bill in Alexandria

Meals tax debate divides council.

Tuberculosis Found at Patrick Henry Elementary School

Helping those who may be at risk of exposure.

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Townhouse Plan Advances for Old Colony Inn Site in Alexandria

Commission approves hotel redevelopment into townhouses.

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MWAA’s New Chief: Huchler

Former Alexandria police deputy chief lands at airport.

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The Old Town Alexandria Armada

Three new ships uncovered under Robinson Terminal South.

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Planning for Mission Impossible in Alexandria

City’s sewer control plan nears approval.

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Goodbye, Mr. Porter in Alexandria

Council honors retiring Living Legend John Porter.

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Permission Granted in Alexandria

Police and Fire Departments pursue grants to fill city needs.

Old Town, New Art in Alexandria

Commission approves developer contributions for Arts and Cultural District.

Uhler Terrace in Alexandria

Cramped housing development approved.

Alexandria Sheriff on ICE

Lawhorne addresses criticisms for cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Alexandria: Quiero Taco Bell

New Tex-Mex fast food chain in the heart of Old Town.

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Patsy Ticer Remembered

Former Mayor honored by friends and family.

Alexandria Legislators Come Home

Council receives update on 2018 legislative session.

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