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Springfield: Having Each Other’s Back

Robert E. Lee High School Class of 2016 celebrates graduation.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: New Store, New Design

2nd Avenue Value Stores has opened a new store at 8750 Richmond Highway. The store’s design, a prototype for future 2nd Avenue stores, organizes and segments each department.

Mount Vernon Letter: County’s Gain Would be Others’ Loss

Letter to the Editor

The June 16 edition of the Gazette had two letters related to the Fairfax County's Board of Supervisors proposed action for a "meals tax."

Alexandria Column: Gig Economy Hits Home


You may hear a lot about the “gig economy,” which is a term for the growing number of people who use web-based companies like Uber, Lyft, or AirBnB just to name a few to make extra income.

Fairfax: Integrating Computer Science and Biology

Prathik Naidu, a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, organized the first Youth Bioinformatics Symposium at George Mason University in collaboration with the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Alexandria: Puppy Boat

Animal Welfare League celebrates 70 years.

It was all paws on deck Sunday, June 12, as staff and supporters of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria were joined by dogs and a kitten for a trip up the Potomac on the Potomac Riverboat Company’s “Cherry Blossom.”

Fairfax: A Wily Look at Relationships

“Redder Blood” at Hub Theatre.

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Alexandria: Cutting Out City Council?

Backlash follows proposed changes to city’s charter.

In the span of one docket item, City Council voted to yield more approval powers to city staff, but were more wary of a proposal that would give final approval powers to the Planning Commission.

Fairfax: Uniting for a Good Cause

Community comes together to pack meals for hungry, local children.

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Alexandria: King Street-Beauregard Street Improvement Begins

Project seeks to increase pedestrian safety and reduce commute time.

The Alexandria City Council met at the intersection of King Street and North Beauregard Street to hold a groundbreaking ceremony, signaling the start of improvements to be made at the crossroads.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Bike Safety

Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee held a bike rodeo on Friday, June 10, at Polk Elementary School in conjunction with the school’s ice cream social.

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Fairfax: ‘Find Your Own Meaning’

More than 600 students graduate from Fairfax High.

Alexandria Letter: City Fails Its Citizens

Letter to the Editor

Over the years, I have corresponded with almost all departments within the City of Alexandria’s government.

Alexandria Letter: Thoughtful Decision-Making?

Letter to the Editor

Now you see it, now you don't. Our School Board has the ability to make decisions disappear almost overnight. Their recent magic was visible on our very first school tear down, Patrick Henry, when in fact all but the vote was necessary to pass option C1 — an option which was structurally compatible with the neighborhood, contained adequate green space and most importantly was neighborhood friendly with no bus privileges on Latham Street.

Alexandria Letter: Who Pays For Free Rides?

Letter to the Editor

Why is our city planning to provide free and expanded bus transportation to some commuters during the July surges when some Metro lines will be shut down?

Alexandria Letter: Another Reason Supporting Pool

Letter to the Editor

Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics mentioned several compelling reasons for spending a lot of city money for a 50 meter swimming pool at the Chinquapin Recreation Center adjacent to T.C. Williams’ High School, but missed the most compelling, even if slightly troubling one.

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Fairfax: Encouraged to ‘Make the World Smile’

W.T. Woodson High School Class of 2016 celebrates graduation.

Alexandria Letter: Looking at Local Taxes

Letter to the Editor

As I paid my first half property taxes this week, I was shocked to realize they have gone up 36 percent since 2010.

Alexandria: Supporting Life With Cancer Center

Fraternal Order of the Eagles ALVA #871 secretary Jean Oliver, left, presents a check in the amount of $5,000 to Amy Richards, development director of the Life With Cancer Center.

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Alexandria: Market Square Hosts Vigil for Orlando

Community calls for action.

Moms Demand Action of Northern Virginia in collaboration with Northern Virginia Pride gathered a little over a hundred supporters in Market Square in Old Town Alexandria on June 15 to raise tea lights and remember the victims of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.