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.
I am fed up with gerrymandering and other tactics politicians use to stack the votes in their favor!
As the new legislative year begins in Richmond, I hope more voters will join the effort to stop gerrymandering in Virginia.
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.
The National Capital Region Chapter of the National Football Foundation is accepting nominations for their 2017 Scholar-Athlete banquet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several of my bills are moving quickly in the General Assembly’s “short,” 45-day.
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.
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.
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.
I believe that the fighting over the lighting over T.C Williams High School’s football field is ridiculous.
The proposed Alexandria Veterans Commission will be a valuable means of coordinating the many contributions veterans are making to our city.
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer’s rather deplorable decision to boycott the U.S. tradition of the peaceful transfer of power is disappointing.
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.
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.