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Our Growing Family

January 20, 2017

In January of 2008 a number of us who had been involved in local news decided that Alexandria needed an online newspaper devoted to high standards of professional journalism that would publish local news and features.

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Hope Is Not A Plan

December 27, 2016

alexandrianews.org Editorial – On Saturday, Dec. 17 the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the School Board’s plan for replacing the existing Patrick Henry Elementary School with a new larger pre-K through eighth grade facility and a larger City recreation center.

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A Fiscal And Capital Planning Failure

December 19, 2016

alexandrianews.org Editorial – At the early December public hearing on the School Board’s Capital Improvement Program budget, the current president of the PTA Council said that the PTAC wished to let City Council “know that they can no longer ignore the needs of our public school students”. We would respectfully disagree that the City Council has done so.

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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.org 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.org 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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