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Editorial: America in Black & White

Growing up in America in the 1950s and 1960s, many children watched television only in black and white. Some children believed that the world beyond where they could see was only black and white, devoid of color even though their homes, their neighborhoods, their schools, their crayon boxes were filled with colors.

Letter to the Editor: Protesting Vote Suppression

I am fed up with gerrymandering and other tactics politicians use to stack the votes in their favor!

Letter to the Editor: Stopping Gerrymandering in Virginia

As the new legislative year begins in Richmond, I hope more voters will join the effort to stop gerrymandering in Virginia.

Opinion: Counting on Our Reps in Congress

Sound the call to action; resist changes that are against the values and beliefs of most Virginia voters.

While most voters in the United States did not vote for Donald Trump for president, it was all the more so here in Northern Virginia.

Nominations Sought for Scholar-Athlete Honors

The National Capital Region Chapter of the National Football Foundation is accepting nominations for their 2017 Scholar-Athlete banquet.

Yuri Sklad of Fairfax Earns Play Therapy Credential

Yuri Sklad, LMFT, of Fairfax, earned the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy (APT), according to its CEO Kathryn Lebby.

Springfield and Braddock Community Meeting on Biking Improvements Set for Jan. 24

Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host a community meeting to discuss two proposed bicycle improvements in Springfield and Braddock Districts on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, 6:30 - 8 p.m., in the cafeteria of Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield.

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Fairfax City Council Mulls Location of Community Center

Three or more sites are under consideration.

For more than a year, a committee has been researching potential sites for a community center in the City of Fairfax.

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Giving Back to the Community: Volunteers spruce up Fairfax group home on MLK Day.

On a day dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory, people throughout the country honored his legacy Monday by doing various projects to help others.

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Route 123 Road Closure, Detour Set to Begin Jan. 24

As part of the ongoing Northfax project, northbound Route 123/Chain Bridge Road is scheduled to be closed between Fairfax Boulevard (Route 29/50) and Eaton Place beginning Jan. 24.

Commentary: Initiatives Moving in the Legislature

Several of my bills are moving quickly in the General Assembly’s “short,” 45-day.

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Mentor of The Month in Alexandria

Reaching for Excellence

The Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria (CCNA) created the "Reach and Rise for Excellence" (RARE) after-school mentoring and tutoring program for Hammond Middle School students.

Commentary: Growing the State's Economy

Last week, the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session began with a call from Governor McAuliffe for us to work across partisan divides in order to help nurture the New Virginia Economy and make the Commonwealth a place that we all want to live in.

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Letter to the Editor: Time Limits for All in Alexandria

Regarding City Council's recent vote to limit the number of speakers to 12 during the "open mic" comment period, (Gazette Packet, “Talking about Talking,” Jan. 12) with Mayor Silberberg voting "no," this major policy change deserves a public hearing and extending this matter to a broader group.

Letter to the Editor: T.C. Williams Lights Wouldn’t Disturb Neighbors

I believe that the fighting over the lighting over T.C Williams High School’s football field is ridiculous.

Letter to the Editor: Valuable Addition to Alexandria

The proposed Alexandria Veterans Commission will be a valuable means of coordinating the many contributions veterans are making to our city.

Letter to the Editor: Deplorable Decision by Rep. Don Beyer

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer’s rather deplorable decision to boycott the U.S. tradition of the peaceful transfer of power is disappointing.

Letter to the Editor: Mayoral Accomplishments in Alexandria

A year ago, my friend, Allison Silberberg, was sworn in as Alexandria’s new mayor. As I reflect on Allison’s first year as Mayor of Alexandria, it is remarkable what she has accomplished in 12 months.

Letter to the Editor: More Glass For Old Town Alexandria?

Several years ago, I advised the Alexandria City Council that the all-glass building at the Edmonson Plaza was totally out of place in the Old and Historic District, and that it served as a signal to use glass elsewhere in this district, specifically at the North and South Robinson Terminals.