Column: Reforming Liquor Control in Montgomery County


Today [July 28] the County Council unanimously passed a resolution that asks our state delegation to reform a significant part of the county’s antiquated liquor control system.

Letter: Lift U.S. Ban On Oil Exports

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Forty years ago, at the height of the 1970s energy crisis, Congress passed a law banning exports of oil from the lower 48 states. The law was intended to limit America’s dependence on imported oil by keeping domestic oil from leaving the country. It was not successful – oil imports continued to climb for decades. But the law stayed on the books.

Letter: Virginia Hospital Center ‘Rocks’

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In my mind, there is no uncertainty as to why Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) is one of the top 100 hospitals in the country.

Letter: Silence from Morrogh?

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On Feb. 3, 2015, Natasha McKenna, a mentally ill woman, was shot four times with a taser by a guard at the Fairfax County jail.

Letter: Violate 5th Amendment?

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I have appreciated the opportunity to share my opinions with Gazette readers in hundreds of letters to the editor. Out of respect for Gazette readers, I make best efforts to ensure that the factual underpinnings of my opinions are accurate, complete and documented. If the Gazette held other frequent contributors to the same standard, perhaps I wouldn’t find it necessary to submit so many letters and articles for publication.

Column: By Right Development: Does It Work for Chesapeake Bay?

Time to reconsider public policy in the area of land use controls.

Our system of federal, state and local governance all have roles in providing public services for the citizenry.

Letter: Empty Rhetoric

Letter to the Editor

Having recently questioned the Gazette for its silence on the ongoing saga of Hunting Point aka The Bridgeyard, I was happy to see the coverage on the Planning Commission’s approval of the proposed clubhouse there.

Letter: City’s Wise Investments

Letter to the Editor

The City of Alexandria just received a bond rating upgrade — to AAA stable. You cannot get any better than this!

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Alexandria: ‘Listening’ to Vesey Folk Opera

At Black History Museum

"It was a much-needed break from technopoly," said one theatregoer at a recent Wednesday evening at The Black History Museum in Alexandria. Technopoly is a term often used today to describe how technology monopolizes our daily lives.

Letter: Reminders of Oppression

Letter to the Editor

The recent controversy over Confederate memories has really made me to start thinking about our memories that are preserved. Then I realized that here in the USA, especially the East we have so many reminders of an old regime of which we are no longer apart.

Letter: Rules for The Road

Letter to the Editor

When will Alexandria take a cue from Arlington County with the portable "State Law" pedestrian crosswalk signs. From eastbound Braddock Road at the crosswalk/train tracks, to Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray/Arlandria and elsewhere, they are constantly moved into lanes of traffic presumably by pedestrians and I'm guessing transit bus drivers.

Letter: Ignoble Cause

Letter to the Editor

The flying and subsequent removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds in Columbia, S.C., has focused attention on symbols of the Confederacy elsewhere.

Editorial: What’s Special about Alexandria?

Share tips in upcoming Newcomers and Community Guide.

The Gazette Packet’s annual Newcomers and Community Guide will publish Aug. 26. A bevy of interns, plus staff writers and editors, are preparing this year’s editions, but we need help from our readers.

Letter: Issues over Improving I-66

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The following was approved by the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations’ Executive Committee as its June 30, 2015 meeting.

Opinion: After One Year, Silver Line is Changing the Face of Northern Virginia

If you were among the thousands descending upon Tysons Corner Center this summer for the grand opening of the new Hyatt Hotel, which included a concert and fireworks, you experienced firsthand the transformation taking place there and throughout the Dulles Corridor thanks to the arrival of Metro’s Silver Line.