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City sells $5.3 million worth of Old Town public property
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City sells $5.3 million worth of Old Town public property

By Arya Hodjat | ahodjat@alextimes.com Council voted to sell four plots of city property to a private investment firm for $5.3 million at its July...

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Updated Green Building Policy sets stricter standards for new developments
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Updated Green Building Policy sets stricter standards for new developments

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At its public hearing Saturday, city council approved an update to the city’s Green Building Policy that...

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Carlyle neighborhood strives for vitality, sense of community
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Carlyle neighborhood strives for vitality, sense of community

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com In recent years, the Carlyle neighborhood in Alexandria has been growing, from the development of new...

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Virginia Tech Innovation Campus relocates to 65-acre site near Potomac Yard Metro
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Virginia Tech Innovation Campus relocates to 65-acre site near Potomac Yard Metro

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus coming to Alexandria will be located on a much larger site than the...

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Your Views: Development agenda threatens open space, affordable housing
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Your Views: Development agenda threatens open space, affordable housing

To the editor: Your editorial from June 6 asks, “Is development a net positive?” For those of us saddled with the tax burden higher density brings,...

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Friends of Guest House expands to South Payne Street
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Friends of Guest House expands to South Payne Street

By Arya Hodjat | ahodjat@alextimes.com CORRECTION: In the original version of this article, the Times incorrectly stated that there are 10 beds in...

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AHDC secures loan for affordable housing complex
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AHDC secures loan for affordable housing complex

By Arya Hodjat | ahodjat@alextimes.com City council voted unanimously Tuesday night to loan $1.8 million to the Alexandria Housing Development...

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Our View: Is development a net positive?
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Our View: Is development a net positive?

We all make tradeoffs every day. Some are deliberate, while others are almost subconscious. We prioritize work tasks, with some items getting done...

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New businesses set to bounce into the city
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New businesses set to bounce into the city

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com City council approved special use permits for a variety of new businesses ranging from an indoor...

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Chop Shop Taco opens in former auto shop
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Chop Shop Taco opens in former auto shop

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Since opening Wednesday after nearly two years of anticipation, Chop Shop Taco is quickly on its way to...

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The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Celebrating small businesses
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The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Celebrating small businesses

The week of May 6 is being celebrated across the country as Small Business Week, highlighting the importance of small businesses to the U. S....

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Your Views: Patrick Henry treatment is unfair
News 2 months ago
Your Views: Patrick Henry treatment is unfair

To the editor: This is in response to your April 11 editorial, "Space for a swing," in support of the Alexandria School Board's decision to use the...

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FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike
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FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2020 operating budget on May 1, maintaining the real estate...

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Seniors: Combatting loneliness in older adults
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Seniors: Combatting loneliness in older adults

In January 2018, the British government announced the creation of its first Minister of Loneliness. Many people wondered if that was a joke, but...

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Seniors: City housing resources for older adults
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Seniors: City housing resources for older adults

Are you an older adult wishing to downsize and stay in the community, but not sure where to begin? The Alexandria Commission on Aging collaborated...

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Donley did vote for BRAC density
News 3 months ago
Donley did vote for BRAC density

To the editor: In the March 28 Alexandria Times, Bill Goff wrote a letter, "The solution to a residential nightmare," highlighting why the enormous...

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Angel Park has a lengthy past, soggy present
News 3 months ago
Angel Park has a lengthy past, soggy present

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com Angel Park has been a gathering ground for Alexandrians for around 70 years. By 1955, it was in use as a...

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The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Finding balance in our community

Our incredible city has so much going for it, and with the spotlight on Amazon HQ2 and the Innovation Campus, the whole world has become more aware...

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Council approves live poultry butchery
News 4 months ago
Council approves live poultry butchery

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com City council approved the controversial permit for a live poultry butcher shop on Colvin Street at...

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Alexandria in Action with Heather Peeler: Take a stand for Alexandria
News 4 months ago
Alexandria in Action with Heather Peeler: Take a stand for Alexandria

“So often we forget that the people we are serving alongside are people with gifts to give and they have capacity for service too.” This beautiful...

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Your Views: The solution to a residential nightmare
News 4 months ago
Your Views: The solution to a residential nightmare

To the editor: The construction of the BRAC and the technology of Google have combined to place the City of Alexandria at the mercy of automobile...

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Proposed halal poultry butchery goes to public hearing amid controversy
News 4 months ago
Proposed halal poultry butchery goes to public hearing amid controversy

City council will vote on a proposed special use permit for a halal poultry market and live butcher shop at Saturday's public hearing, and the...

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Your Views: Planning commission ignores neighbors' concerns
News 4 months ago
Your Views: Planning commission ignores neighbors' concerns

To the editor: Our Alexandria Planning Commission professes to be engaged in a competition with the D.C. and National Harbor waterfronts. The Old...

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Council defers vote on live poultry butcher shop
News 4 months ago
Council defers vote on live poultry butcher shop

City council deferred a decision on whether to approve a live poultry butcher shop on Colvin Street to its next legislative session, despite it...

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Two restaurants proposed for former Robinson Terminal South site
News 4 months ago
Two restaurants proposed for former Robinson Terminal South site

Proposed changes to a development at the former Robinson Terminal South site on the waterfront would add a second restaurant to the plans, bringing...

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Our View: Something stinks along the waterfront
News 4 months ago
Our View: Something stinks along the waterfront

The stench rising from Alexandria's waterfront is not the D. C. wastewater treatment plant on a day when the wind is blowing east to west. Instead,...

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City council defers action on pay-by-phone parking pilot
News 5 months ago
City council defers action on pay-by-phone parking pilot

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The city’s controversial pay-by-phone parking pilot was docketed for possible permanent passage at...

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Your Views: Build a bridge to Van Dorn station
News 5 months ago
Your Views: Build a bridge to Van Dorn station

To the editor: Alexandria should prioritize building a bridge across Backlick Run and Norfolk Southern to Van Dorn Station, expanding the amount of...

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Parking pilot sparks tensions
News 5 months ago
Parking pilot sparks tensions

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The pay-to-park pilot program currently operating in Old Town, which is slated for possible...

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Old Town Books creates a cozy community nook on the waterfront
News 5 months ago
Old Town Books creates a cozy community nook on the waterfront

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Old Town has long been known as a small business hub, featuring countless restaurants, boutiques and gift...

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