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Outfall Fallout

November 28, 2016

alexandrianews.org Editorial – City Council has been discussing sewers for months now in light of new Federal and State standards that require more stringent limits on discharges into the Potomac River.

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The Brave New World Of Budget Guidance

November 21, 2016

alexandrianews Editorial – Budget discussion figured prominently in City Council’s annual fall retreat recently. At a subsequent meeting, Council adopted its Budget Process and Guidance resolution for the FY 2018 Budget. From the look of it, Alexandria’s citizens may be in for an expensive 2017 and 2018.

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VOTE November 8, 2016

November 7, 2016

alexandrianews Editorial – Finally, Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8 is just around the corner. The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. in Alexandria. Anyone in line to vote at a poll by 7 p.m. may do so. All voters must present a valid photo ID.

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This One’s For Alexandria

September 2, 2016

alexandrianews.org Editorial – This week Governor Terry McAuliffe came to Alexandria to announce an award of a state grant of $250,000 to Port City Brewing Company.

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Seeking Justice

June 20, 2016

alexandrianews.org Editorial – For many decades there has been a serious discussion of discipline in public schools. The early 20th century situation was simple. There was a code of conduct and if a student did not follow it he or she got kicked out of school.

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Schools Celebrate Spring With Strawberries And Greens From School Gardens

June 13, 2016

Elementary school students enjoyed strawberries and greens grown in their own school gardens in celebration of Strawberries and Greens Day.

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If The Shoehorn Fits, Use It

May 31, 2016

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Over the past year and a half we have followed with some interest the process of replacing Patrick Henry School with a new preK-8 facility. This process took another step forward last week when the School Board adopted the concept A1 which pretty much looks like what they and their consultants wanted to do all along.

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Dealing With The Married Sewers

May 23, 2016

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Earlier this week, City Council approved the revised Combined Sewer Systems Longterm Control Plan. This matter is more esoteric than most that reach Council. It is of the utmost importance to the improvement of water quality in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

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Some Pain Some Gain

May 9, 2016

alexandrianews.org Editorial – City Council adopted the City Budget for the coming fiscal year 2017 last Thursday evening by a 6-0 vote. The budget raises the real estate tax rate by three cents. Despite that large increase, Alexandria remains the jurisdiction in Northern Virginia with the second lowest rate.

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Three Salutes

April 28, 2016

alexandrianews.org Editorial – There were a number of notable events in the past week in our city to which we would like to call your attention.

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