Letter: Remembering WW II Planes

Letter to the Editor

Many of us who are "of a certain age" were indulged in some nostalgic reminiscences on May 8, shortly after noon, by the fly-by of 20 or more types of airplanes of World War II vintage over the Potomac River and the National Mall.

Column: Beyer, Ebbin Address Nauck Civic Meeting


U.S. Rep. Don Beyer and state Sen. Adam Ebbin attended the Nauck Civic Association monthly meeting at Drew Model School in Arlington on Monday, May 4.

Letter: Taking a Look at Scientology

Letter to the Editor

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Column: Thanking Our Teachers Today … and Everyday


Throughout Alexandria City Public Schools, there are heroes who welcome children everyday into their classrooms and make sure that each student’s unique academic, emotional and social needs are met. These heroes don’t let their students give up, no matter how hard the work becomes.

Letter: One-Party Rule

Letter to the Editor

It is hard to fathom the differences between the candidates in the Gazette's account of the recent debate between mayoral candidates William Euille, Kerry Donley and Allison Silberberg (Gazette Packet, April 30, 2015, p. 1).

Letter: Importance of Development

Letter to the Editor

Bill Euille has been an excellent mayor. I have not agreed with him on all issues, especially his vote approving the move of the Bergerie Restaurant into my residential neighborhood.

Letter: Potential Cost Overrun

Letter to the Editor

At the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA or Metro) hearing on the proposed Potomac Yard Metro Station, there was no public consensus around city hall’s preferred Option B.

Letter: Heart Sisters

Letter to the Editor

As a board member of WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, we are issuing a call to action to improve awareness, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the number one killer of women, heart disease.

Column: Helping Police Help Community


It all started with the dogs.

Column: Marking National Drinking Water Week


About 51 weeks out of the year people tend to forget the value and convenience of having access to clean, safe drinking water at the simple turn of the tap.

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Cartoon: Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Alexandria: Feedback on Potomac Yard Metro

WMATA hosts public forum near proposed Metro station.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) took the Potomac Yard Metro Station discussion outside of City Hall and into the affected neighborhood for the April 30 public hearing at the Corra Kelly Recreation Center. The project had as many detractors in the crowd of local citizens as it did supporters.

Letter: Bike Share Evolves

Letter to the Editor

The extraordinary success of Bike Share is a testament to the foresight of the Department of Transportation, which seeded the program by offering cities funding for both capital expenses (bikes and stations) as well as operating costs (maintenance, software, trucking etc). This full coverage funding was gradually cut back to include only capital expenses and balanced up by increasing funds for bike lanes. Wise and effective.

Letter: Concerns over Site Plans

Letter to the Editor

The following open letter was addressed to the Alexandria City Council, School Board, and the Patrick Henry Team.

Column: Why I Am Running for the 36th District Senate Seat


We need a senator in Richmond who will work with both parties to solve problems.