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Alexandria Letter to the Editor: Enough Arch-O-Speak

If you have ever suffered through a hearing before the Board of Architectural Review (BAR), whether it be for the Old and Historic District or the Parker Gray District, you may have been surprised at the strange rhetoric used by many of the board members, especially the architects.

Alexandria Letters to the Editor: Schools Need Independent Audit

To the Editor: Your Nov. 13, 2014, article on the costs of the tennis courts at T.C. Williams understated the scope of the problem.

Letter to the Editor: Help Shape Eisenhower West in Alexandria

The exciting improvements in store for the Potomac River waterfront are grabbing headlines, but other significant planning efforts are also underway in Alexandria. Eisenhower West was identified by City Council in 2013 as our city’s next significant planning opportunity. Geographically, Eisenhower West is the part of our city west of Holmes Run and south of Pickett Street.

Alexandria Editorial: Be Part of Children's Gazette Packet 2014

Annual edition showcases youth art and writing.

During the last week of each year, The Gazette Packet devotes its entire issue to the creativity of local students and children. The results are always remarkable. It is a keepsake edition for many families.

Alexandria Commentary: Improving Academic Achievement

Academic achievement is not accidental but rather the result of a sustained focus on rigor, relevance, engagement and coherence. At its best, academic achievement reflects a relentless determination to reach and teach all students.

Letter to the Editor: Fairy Tale on Medicare Money

To the Editor: Virginia voters are not stupid. However, Delegate Ken Plum continues to espouse the Jonathan Gruber, purported architect of the Affordable Care Act (ObamamCare), fairy tale that Virginia is somehow losing money (“Protracted Legislative Session,” Reston Connection, November 19-25, 2014).

Letter to the Editor: A New Kind of Candidate

To the Editor: Craig Parisot is a new kind of candidate running to succeed Barbara Comstock in the upcoming special election for the 34th Virginia House of Delegates District.

Shine Your Light

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, recalls the victory—more than 2100 years ago—of a militarily weak but spiritually strong Jewish people over the mighty forces of a ruthless enemy that had overrun the Holy Land and threatened to engulf the land and its people in darkness.

Commentary: The “T” Word

Governor Terry McAuliffe will address the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on Dec. 17 in a statutorily required report on the state’s finances. The news will not be good nor will it be surprising. For the last two years the state has seen a steady erosion of its revenue base.

Letter: Two Ideas to Address Rape

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: As many of us recoil from the recent UVA sexual assault article in Rolling Stone, tremendous accusations are being thrown at the university and others like it across the country. While UVA is not innocent and its infamous privileged “party culture” is partly to blame, there are two clear pieces of the story that no one seems to be addressing.

Letter to the Editor: Two Ideas to Address Rape

To the Editor: As many of us recoil from the recent UVA sexual assault article in Rolling Stone, tremendous accusations are being thrown at the university and others like it across the country. While UVA is not innocent and its infamous privileged “party culture” is partly to blame, there are two clear pieces of the story that no one seems to be addressing.

Editorial: Be Part of Children's Connection 2014

Annual edition showcases youth art and writing.

During the last week of each year, The Connection devotes its entire issue to the creativity of local students and children. The results are always remarkable. It is a keepsake edition for many families.

Potomac Opinion: Be Part of Children's Almanac 2014

Annual edition showcases youth art and writing.

During the last week of each year, the Potomac Almanac devotes its entire issue to the creativity of local students and children.

Arlington: Bravo for Opera NOVA

Sean E. Waxman, Arlington

I was an attendee and volunteer at Opera NOVA’s production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” as described in as described in the article in The Connection: “A New Audience for a Beloved Tale,” a Nov. 19 article by Amber Healy.

Arlington Opinion: On Fracking

The U.S. Forest Service has reversed course and paved the way for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the George Washington Forest.