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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.