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New Blood

June 15, 2018

alexnadrianews.org Editorial - The Democratic Primary for Mayor and City Council was held on Tuesday. Current Council Vice Mayor Justin Wilson defeated incumbent Mayor Allison Silberberg by a little over 1200 votes out of over 21,000 cast. On the Council side there were 12 candidates vying for six nominations. Four of the candidates were incumbents.

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Let’s Have Our Cake And Eat It Too

June 6, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – During the past month, City Council made in several important decisions regarding major projects in the Potomac Yard area.  The first was the acceptance of the Potomac Avenue alignment for the new 230kV electrical distribution line that Dominion Energy needs to bring into the City to meet the projected needs for electricity in the coming decade.

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Springing Higher And Higher

June 1, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – The Alexandria Community Trust held its annual Spring2Action, one day of giving to support nonprofit organizations in Alexandria, on April 25. This week ACT released the final report on this year’s event which indicated it was even better than the preliminary results released a month ago.

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Ay, There’s The Rub

May 8, 2018

alexandrianews Editorial – Last Thursday evening, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget of $748.4 million and a $2.2 billion ten-year Capital Improvement Program budget. There were few surprises from those items that were already in the budget proposed by the City Manager a few months ago.

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Alexandria Cleans Up Its Act

April 26, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – The Potomac River waterfront is key to the beauty and desirability of living in Alexandria. It is the reason Alexandria came to exist in the first place, a conduit for thriving colonial trade. Yet that river was once a trash-filled, odorous eyesore and a major purveyor of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and on to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Out of Mayhem – Hope

April 4, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited…nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms…

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Fiery Alexandria Icon

April 2, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Pat Troy was proud of being an American, an Alexandrian, an Irishman, a Catholic, and a businessman.  He was never shy about letting people know his opinions on those issues which mattered most to him. 

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Budget Platitudes

February 21, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Kudos yet again to City Manager Mark Jinks and City staff for coming up with another budget that is responsible given the political realities under which the Manager operates.

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No Limits

February 17, 2018

alexandrianews Editorial – Two weeks ago the Alexandria School Board adopted its FY2019-28 Ten Year Capital Budget. After considerable discussion they discarded the budget that the superintendent presented and adopted one with a price tag of some $16 million more.

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Pro Bono?

February 14, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of the October, 2017, decision of a three-judge panel of the same court, which unanimously refused to hear an appeal of a lower court decision which had ruled in favor of the City of Alexandria in the La Bergerie land-use case.

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