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Learning About Burke History

Burke Historical Society discusses jazz scene, marks Burke History Day on Oct. 10.

How many people know that Burke is named after the 19th-century farmer, merchant and local politician, Silas Burke?

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Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Celebrates Collaboration

Mayor announces free health clinic to be held Nov. 16.

At Alexandria’s Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria, many volunteers from many backgrounds gave their time and joined forces to solve problems some Alexandrians did not even know they had.

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Raise the Roof: RTA Hosts Fundraiser

RTA hosts annual fundraiser.

A competitive cornhole tournament helped “raise the roof” as Rebuilding Together Alexandria held its annual fundraiser Sept. 24 at Port City Brewing.

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Alexandria: New Heights Approved for Oakville Triangle

Building height restrictions along Route 1 traded for affordable housing and park renovations.

For visitors to Alexandria from Arlington or D.C., Route 1 serves as the first gateway into the city.

Severance Trial Begins in Alexandria

The six week trial of Charles Severance, accused of three homicides in Alexandria, began in Fairfax County on Oct. 5.

Alexandria: What’s in a Write-in Name?

City’s Electoral Board to determine “intent of the vote.”

Despite being dead for 10 years now, Rosa Parks is virtually uncontested on the Democratic ticket for mayor of Alexandria.

Alexandria: Keep Moving Forward

Euille: Keep moving forward.

William Euille has a legacy.

Letter: Need Ward System for Council

Letter to the Editor

A frequent question that I get is about the City of Alexandria's convoluted voting process, which is the only jurisdiction in Virginia that has its City Council members elected "at large" rather than by wards.

Letter: Understanding Sewer Rates

Letter to the Editor

My neighbors sometimes tell me that their monthly wastewater treatment bills seem to be taking a bigger bite out of their family budget.

Letter: Contribution Disclosures

Letter to the Editor

After writing about the new “Developer Party” in Alexandria I found the Virginia State Board of Elections website where all candidates must periodically file reports of all contributions over $100.

Letter: A Disappointing Turn-around

Letter to the Editor

As resident of the West Taylor Run neighborhood, John Chapman and his neighborhood constituents had a vested interest in the outcome of the Woodbine Care Center located off King Street.

Letter: Stance on Immigration?

Letter to the Editor

Decades ago, the Republican Party welcomed immigrants to our shores. In 1988, the Republican platform stated clearly “We welcome those from other lands who bring to America their ideals and industry.”

Letter: No Longer Impartial?

Letter to the Editor

City Code of Ordinances, Title 2, Chapter 4, Article A, Section 2-4-7 states that every person appointed by the City Council to any committee shall take an oath to “… impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent on me …”

Letter: ‘Our Acres Of Diamonds’

Letter to the Editor

The quality of our lives is most affected by local government.

Letter: 24 Skills And Reasons

Letter to the Editor

I am, Lynnwood Campbell, a long-time resident of Alexandria and former nine-year member of the Alexandria City Public School Board.

Letter: Chart a New Course

Letter to the Editor

We are just one month away from an important mayoral election in which we have the chance to chart a new course for Alexandria.

Letter: What’s the Problem?

Letter to the Editor

I read with interest “Cycling through Solutions” in the Oct. 1 edition. It is so typical of this city to have to devise a “Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan” to “fix” what you call a “problem” with the Mount Vernon Trail running through Old Town.

Letter: A Safer City

Letter to the Editor

I am glad that the Alexandria Gazette Packet is covering the city’s update to its Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.

Letter: Pause, Re-think

Letter to the Editor

Neal Learner [Letter, “Need Smart Development,” Oct. 1-7] points out that he forewarned that something like a car crashing into the first Potomac Yard building near Monroe Avenue Bridge would happen and now it has.

Letter: The Experience Argument

Recently, the cadre of hard-edged political supporters of current Mayor Euille have attempted to use the argument of “lack of experience” to disqualify Democratic Primary winner Allison Silberberg.