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An Avian Drama Is Underway

Most likely, Fort Hunt Softball League players at Whitman Middle School and youngsters romping on the Martin Luther King Park playground nearby don’t notice the romance going on overhead.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Supporting Allison Silberberg

Allison Silberberg is our City’s best choice for mayor.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Who Should Pay Reparations?

In attempting to advance a case for reparations, Elisabeth Vodola blurs what should be a bright line between the U.S. and Britain.

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Fairfax County’s Streams Are in Trouble

82 percent of Fairfax County’s streams were in very poor, poor or fair condition biologically in 2020.

Five volunteers spent Friday morning jabbing a long-handled mesh net into a stream bottom, scraping the streambanks, scooping up submerged woody debris and rubbing smooth round rocks in the stream’s riffles.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Wrong Solution on Parkway

U.S. Park Service proposal to improve safety along the southern stretch of George Washington Parkway as described in April 8 Gazette is the wrong solution and will make the Parkway less safe.

Departmental Progressive Club to Host Candidate Forum April 20

The Departmental Progressive Club will host a mayoral and city council candidates’ forum April 20th at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Opinion: Commentary: Update on Veto Session

Marijuana in small amounts to be legal in July; more ...

This past week, we returned to Richmond for Reconvened Session or Veto Session to consider Governor Northam’s amendments to the state budget and legislation passed during the session.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Mayor Wilson Doesn’t Deserve Attacks

We served on City Council with both Mayor Justin Wilson and former Mayor Allison Silberberg, who issued a statement on March 25, announcing her candidacy for Mayor.

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T.C., Maury Schools Renamed

ACPS opens student contest to design new Titan logo

The Alexandria City Public School board voted unanimously April 8 to change the name of T.C. Williams High School to Alexandria City High School.

Opinion: Commentary: Road Diet, Mumble Strips, Speed Enforcement

Proposed safety fixes for GW Parkway, which can be incredibly dangerous for motorists and pedestrians alike.

The George Washington Parkway is a scenic and vital thoroughfare running through the 30th District.

The Other Alexandria: He Had Their Backs: Harold Bell ‘Inside Sports’

Harold Bell was the first African American to host and produce his own Sports Talk Radio show, “Inside Sports,” in Washington, D.C. from 1972 through the 1990s.

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Board Approves Historic Zoning for River Farm in Mount Vernon

Annenberg Foundation reasserts intent on restrictions, requirements of grant.

Signs have been posted in front of American Horticultural Society headquarters that say the property is closed to the public, said Katherine Ward, of the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations.

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Giving Alexandria’s Wildlife a Second Chance

This is National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week.

It’s the time of year when Alexandria’s wildlife comes to life — foraging, making nests and raising their young.

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Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Opens Community Market Season

The Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, kicked off its seasonal Community Market on April 10.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Spiritual, Societal and Medical Benefits of Fasting

It is a month of Ramadan and all healthy Muslims will be fasting from dawn to Sunset.

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Live Outdoor Family-friendly Performance Arriving at Center for the Arts in Fairfax

The past year, with the health and safety of audiences and performers at the forefront because of the pandemic, the Center for the Arts has reimagined what was to be its 30th anniversary season of great entertainment.

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‘Good Way to Recognize His Contributions to the City’ in Fairfax

Trail named after former Fairfax mayor, John Mason

A future trail to be built in the City of Fairfax was originally expected to be called the Comstock Trail.

Fairfax City Restores More FY 21 Budget Cuts

With a potential shortfall of nearly $18 million in its FY 21 budget looming because of the pandemic, in January, the Fairfax City Council cut its capital and operating budgets.

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A Lasting Legacy: Former Fort Ward Museum director Wanda Dowell dies at 91

It was in 1965 that Wanda Dowell filled out an application to work for the City of Alexandria.

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Chantilly Chargers Beat South Lakes Seahawks in Region Semifinals

The Chantilly Chargers marched to Reston to take on the South Lakes Seahawks in a region semifinal game.

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