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The Other Alexandria: Highlighting 2020

The Other Alexandria’s column has covered many heartwarming articles during this most difficult year and the end of another decade.

Opinion: Commentary: Arlington Prepares for Presidential Inauguration

Don’t Go To D.C. for the Inauguration

Arlington County is taking all necessary steps to ensure public safety in the run-up to the Jan. 20, 2021 Presidential Inauguration, County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti said today.

Opinion: Column: In Effect, a Trade

Incurable but treatable non small cell lung cancer, stage IV for incurable but treatable papillary thyroid cancer stage IV.

Opinion: Commentary: Virginia Virtual Session Begins!

Here’s how to see more of what’s happening in the General Assembly

This week on Wednesday, Jan. 13, we embark on yet another historic legislative session, our first regular session in 402 years that will be totally virtual (using our computers to go on-line).

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Northam: ‘Time to Legalize Marijuana’

Virginia looking to be the first state in the South with legalized marijuana.

Marijuana Legalization is a Goal of the Governor

Opinion: Commentary: Insurrection

Last Thursday’s one-word headline in the Richmond Times Dispatch was in such a large font that it extended across the entire width of the newspaper: INSURRECTION.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Are You Concerned About Pedestrian Safety?

Alexandria Families For Safe Streets (AFSS) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization.

Make It or Break It: What is Your New Year’s Resolution, Alexandria?

A New Year's resolution is a tradition in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life at the start of the New Year.

Opinion: Column: New Year, Old Problem: Cancer

As I sit and write here, with too much time on my hands, I can't help but consider my lot in life.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Virginia Progressive Prosecutors Call for Criminal Justice Reforms

Reforms advocated for by the group include expungement of criminal records, an end to mandatory minimum sentences, an end to cash bail, abolition of the death penalty, and an end to “three strikes” felony enhancement for larceny offenses.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Heroes of Our Time

In 1940, when the British Royal Air Force (RAF) was fighting the air war in the skies over England, Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister at the time made the following statement referring to the RAF pilots:

Opinion: Independent Progressive: Lunasa Performance—a Holiday Success at RCC

Finally! 2020 is gone, barely visible in my rearview mirror.

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Opinion: Commentary: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Here is wishing you a happy New Year and hoping that 2021 brings an end to this terrible pandemic.

Opinion: Commentary: A Push in the Right Direction

I can remember every word of the conversation as if it took place yesterday, but it happened in 1959.

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Opinion: Commentary: Oh, What A Night! in McLean Neighborhood

Saturday evening, Dec, 19, Chesterbrook Woods was set ablaze with lights, music and happiness.