Archives: ‘Editorials’

Christmas Gifts

December 26th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

For the past seven years or so the United States has been working through one of the worst recessions in its history. There has been little to cheer about at Christmas or any other time.

Getting It Right Again

December 17th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

Our City Manager may be moving on but he is still hard at work here. He and his staff have brought forth another significant idea in the budget debate. He has proposed capping the City’s direct contributions from the General Fund for capital projects to 12% annually.

Rocket Man

December 10th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

Rashad Young, Alexandria’s City Manager, tendered his resignation this week after three years on the job. He has accepted the position of City Administrator for the District of Columbia in the new administration of Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser.

Thanksgiving Bonus

November 26th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

In general, Alexandrians have a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.

Practical Or Profligate

November 20th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

On Tuesday, Nov.11, City Council held a major debate on guidance and process for adoption this spring of the FY 2016 City Operating Budget and the FY 2016-25 Capital Improvement Program.

Choice 2014: Virginia Speaks

November 11th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

Virginia, along with much of the nation, went to the polls last week to select a Senator and Members of Congress.

Behind The Numbers

November 5th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

Alexandria City Public Schools released its fall membership statistics last week. The number of students attending in the district grew by 594 over last year’s actual numbers. The growth was evident across all grade levels.

Election Choices

October 30th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

This coming Tuesday is Election Day in Virginia. Voters will decide on a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Congressman and vote on a constitutional amendment.

Better Or Just Different?

October 23rd, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

City Manager Rashad Young presented City Council with several proposals for altering the budget process.

Congratulations T. C. Williams

October 8th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

The College Board released the SAT scores for the spring of 2014 this week and they contained some good news for Alexandria City Public Schools. SAT participation and scores are at a five year high and the gaps between Alexandria and the state and nation have begun to narrow. This progress reflects much hard work […]