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‘Flags for Heroes’ in Mount Vernon

Hundreds of flags on display through July 11.

A lone bagpiper stood among hundreds of American flags as the strains of Amazing Grace wafted through the air during the opening ceremony of the 3rd annual Flags for Heroes display June 28 at Cedar Knoll Restaurant along the George Washington Parkway.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Failing to Stem Impact of Covid-19 on Vulnerable

Even as many of our leaders emphasize reopening the economy, covid-19 cases in Virginia have fallen only by 50 percent, and Alexandria has more Covid-19 cases than most other jurisdictions in Virginia.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Missing the Obvious?

Michael Lee Pope's article on income gaps misses some obvious explanations. Many minorities are recent immigrants. Do we really expect them to step into jobs with incomes commensurate with Alexandria's 80% college-educated whites?

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Statues for Benedict Arnold

I'm a history buff and have read many books about the Civil War in order to understand events surrounding that tragedy.

Mount Vernon High School Hires Basketball Coach

Mount Vernon High School hired a new head boys basketball coach, Dennis Murphy.

Senior Services of Alexandria Welcomes New Board Members

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) welcomed 5 new board members at its virtual Annual Meeting on June 23, 2020.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Not Above the Law

I applaud the effort of the 12 local state politicians to put the United States Park Police (USPP) on notice that they are not above the law.

Opinion: Commentary: Preventing the Callous in Young Black America

Growing up in Birmingham, AL, I recall playing in the basement of 16th Street Baptist Church. The same church that was bombed in 1963 by the KKK, killing four young Black girls and injuring dozens.

Opinion: Commentary: Virginia State Legislature Will Vote on Policing Reforms

The events of the last 60 days have been troubling for America and our community.

Opinion: Commentary: New Laws Coming This Week

This week, on July 1st, the Commonwealth will see a host of new legislative changes, over 1000 new laws, as a majority of the bills that the General Assembly passed during the historic 2020 legislative session go into effect for the first time.

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T.C. Williams: What’s in a Name?

Efforts intensify to change name of T.C. Williams High School.

When the Disney movie “Remember the Titans” was released in 2000, it brought national attention to T.C. Williams High school. Starring Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, the movie shone a spotlight on the integration of Alexandria’s public high school and the 1971 undefeated season of its football team.

Alexandria Police Officer Charged with Assault and Battery for Unjustified Use of Force

Alexandria Police Officer Jonathan B. Griffin was arrested on the evening of June 30 and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, for the unjustified use of force while on duty.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Old Town Alexandria Traffic

Although we are gradually returning to normal, I regret to say that some “normal” things are still not acceptable, since the Alexandria City Council and the Police Department continue to ignore enforcing traffic and bicycle laws.

GOP Women of Alexandria Host Douglass Leadership Institute Chairman and State GOP Party Candidates

The Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club (CRWC) of Alexandria met via Zoom to discuss state party candidacies and the recent US Senate primary, and to hear a special guest speaker on African American conservatism.

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Reconsidering Police in Schools in Alexandria

School resource officers face new scrutiny during Black Lives Matter movement.

Earlier this year, rising senior Fina Osei-Owusu encountered a yelling crowd while walking the second floor B wing of T.C. Williams High School.