Archives: ‘Editorials’

What Price For Lights?

October 1st, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

When the school was constructed in 1965 and again when it was rebuilt in 2005, the City and School Board promised that the stadium field would not have lights. Now things might change.

Vincent F. Callahan, Jr.

September 24th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

Vince Callahan, long serving member of the Virginia House of Delegates who retired in 2008, died last Saturday from complications arising from West Nile virus. Delegate Callahan represented his McLean district for 40 years.

Violence, Women, Children And The NFL

September 17th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

It’s Professional Football Season and this fall it has arrived with a bang and not the kind that the NFL wanted to see. Ray Rice, a heavy hitting fullback for the Baltimore Ravens, was arrested for slugging his fiancé in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the spring.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

September 10th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

The Police and Commonwealth’s Attorney in Alexandria announced this week that Charles S. Severance, a former Alexandria resident and sometime candidate for political office, had been charged with the murders of Nancy Dunning, Ronald Kirby, and Ruthann Lodato. These hideous offenses which took place over the past 11 years deeply disturbed our community.

The Times They Are A Changing?

September 3rd, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

The Virginia Department of Education released the Standards of Learning test scores for Virginia Public School Districts last week. Once again Alexandria improved in some areas and slipped in others. While overall scores were up in some subjects, few gains were dramatic.

Moving People

August 27th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

This past Saturday Alexandria and Arlington officials opened the new Transitway on Route 1. Dedicated lanes will allow new buses to take people to the Braddock Road or Crystal City metro stations more quickly than by using the regular street system.

The Price Of Freedom

August 20th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

One of the most important acts in a democracy is the simple act of voting, which just got a bit more complicated in Virginia. Starting now Virginians arriving at the polls must produce a valid identification card with their photo on it to cast a ballot.

ARHA Forward

August 12th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

We have become accustomed to seeing the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) making major innovations as they move to rebuild their aging stock of public housing and adapt it to the needs and resource availability of the 21st century.

A Good Death

August 6th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

One of the legacies of former Governor Bob McDonnell was a new Virginia organization known as the Opportunity Educational Institution.

Transit Troubles

July 30th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

The new Silver Line, which will eventually serve Dulles Airport in Virginia, opened for testing about ten days ago. The Silver Line, which follows the Orange Line for much of its route, seems to be doing okay on its test. The Blue Line, which serves Alexandria, south Arlington and southeastern Fairfax County not so much. That is the story being put out by Blue Line riders who object to continued cuts in service.