Letter: Appoint Ombudsman

Letter to the Editor

The mayor’s Ad-Hoc Monitoring Group for Waterfront Construction continues to identify the many adverse things that might happen to property near one of the six future construction sites on the waterfront. Ironically, they are doing all this without the assistance or advice of the City Attorney’s Office, which refuses to assist committees not appointed by the City Council. In other words, they refuse to speak to the very citizens who pay their salaries .... a sad commentary, at best.

Letter: Protect Parkway

Letter to the Editor

The City of Alexandria is about to choose their preferred alternative for a new Metro stop.

Letter: A Call For Justice

Letter to the Editor

I am Barrie Masters, a retired Army Colonel and father of David Alan Masters who was killed by a Fairfax County police officer on a rainy afternoon, Nov. 13, 2009, while sitting in his Chevrolet Blazer stopped at a traffic light on Route 1 and Fort Hunt Road in Fairfax County.

Letter: Offers New Solutions

Letter to the Editor

I’m voting for Jack Dobbyn for Mount Vernon District supervisor because thus far Mr. Dobbyn has been the only candidate offering ideals and ideas.

Letter: A Fresh Voice

Letter to the Editor

As a resident and parent of Lorton, I have closely followed the candidates campaigning for Mt. Vernon County supervisor. I must admit, I have not been satisfied with the candidates with the exception of Candice Bennett.

Column: Celebrating Older Americans

“Get in the Act” at the Annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair.

Each May, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living celebrates “Older Americans Month” to recognize older Americans for their contributions to the nation.

Column: It’s Virginia Hospital Week


As a cornerstone of the Alexandria community for more than 140 years, Inova Alexandria Hospital is a beloved and trusted institution to our region and its residents.

Column: Trying Out Alexandria’s Bus


After 23 years of living in Alexandria, I had never taken the bus. Until now.

Letter: Disappointing Vote

Letter to the Editor

On May 7 the Fairfax County School Board added “gender identity” to their nondiscrimination policy. The vote was 11 to 1 with Ms. Elizabeth Schultz being the only vote against this motion.

Letter: Rush to Misjudgment

Letter to the Editor

Since being elected Sheriff of Fairfax County, Stacey A. Kincaid has been actively working to transform her Office into one of positive pro-active engagement throughout the county.

Column: Learning from My Own Education

My high school alma mater, Shenandoah High School, is no longer a high school. The building with an addition is now Shenandoah Elementary School. Children who would have attended the high school now attend the consolidated Page County High School.

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Opinion: Stream Clean-Up at McLean High Park

For the weekend of Earth Day, on Saturday, April 25, local residents and students met at McLean High Park to stage a clean-up.

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Cartoon: Geller

"Yes, Mz. Geller...we even support YOUR freedom of expression."

Letter: Shared Values

Letter to the Editor

The American public is still reeling from the aftershocks of the shooting in Garland, Texas last week.

Letter: Many To Thank

Letter to the Editor

On Saturday, April 25, the 5th annual Centreville International Showcase was held at the Centreville United Methodist Church to celebrate the diversity and share the many cultures that make up of our unique community.