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Alexandria Letter: Importance of Neighborhoods

Letter to the Editor

At present Alexandria is going through a process to develop a set of “Strategic Plan Goals” for 2016-2022.

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Alexandria Letter: Planting Trees Too Closely?

Letter to the Editor

There has been much new construction around the city in the past few years.

Alexandria Letter: Evaluate Each Felon

Letter to the Editor

I am disappointed in the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s editorial stance [“Voting for Former Felons and Others,” July 21], joining our current governor’s campaign to restore voting rights to 206,000 convicted felons.

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Alexandria Letter: Attend Irish Festival

Letter to the Editor

The Ballyshaners are thrilled to be hosting the Irish Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Waterfront Park.

Alexandria Letter: Another Hotel?

Letter to the Editor

A proposed 6- or 7- story 124-room hotel Plan 1 has been submitted to Planning and Zoning on June of this year by developers to be built at 1617 and 1711 King Street in the Upper King street area, a few blocks from the King Street Metro station.

Alexandria Letter: Support Local Police

Letter to the Editor

Recently an Alexandria Police Department (APD) officer was denied service at a local restaurant in Alexandria solely because she was in uniform and the restaurant’s chef took umbrage with that fact and refused to cook her order.

Alexandria Letter: Council Needs Discipline

Letter to the Editor

Each time I pick up the newspaper I become more depressed. This city is poorly managed. Council is hugely committed to the affordable housing cause.

Alexandria Letter: Abuse of Power

Letter to the Editor

I commend the Alexandria Gazette Packet for drawing so cogent a nexus between tax and rent increases, complete with charts which scare off many a local weekly.

Alexandria Poetry Conversations: ‘The Peace of Wild Things’

Hello Alexandria! I am thrilled to have been appointed as the Poet Laureate of Alexandria.

Reston Column: Clinging to the Past

Commentary

At the same time that the Nation is moving forward with a major political party nominating a woman as candidate for the presidency of the United States, Virginia institutions are clinging to past traditions that should have been abandoned decades ago.

Potomac Column: A Plea to the Next President of the United States

Commentary

County Executive Ike Leggett joined national city leaders in call for immigration reform on July 26.

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What We Did on V-J Day

Vienna resident’s memories of the end of the war.

Memories of WW ll in an American child's mind are a distinct set of curiosities -- special activities removed from the ordinary day to day routine of growing up.

Great Falls Letter: Gas Leaking Detectors Needed

Letter to the Editor

My name is Michael, a 13-year old resident in Great Falls and I want to express my concerns over a well known public health issue.

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Alexandria Column: Youth Education — Keeping Kids Motivated

Commentary-Community Lodgings

Summer is often anything but a vacation for low-income students, according to the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA).

Alexandria Letter: Change Name of Jefferson Davis Highway

Letter to the Editor

Over the last several months of testimony given before the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street names, many chose “history” as their primary community value for the preservation of the memorials and street signs just as they are.