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Alexandria Times The Alexandria Times is a weekly newspaper founded in 2005. The print and online editions are the go-to source for news and advertising in the City of Alexandria.

The Alexandria Times newspaper provides our print and online readers with the most comprehensive and localized coverage possible in the City of Alexandria, with a political tint that being in the shadow of the nation's capital makes inevitable. Whether it's a shake-up at City Hall or a new milkshake at Dairy Godmother, our attention is focused on Alexandria, allowing us to bring you a unique mesh of city and community news that our fair and historic city on the Potomac deserves. Don't worry Alexandria — we've got you covered.

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City Council approved a permit allowing local classical music tour company Classical Movements to continue putting on it...
03/18/2021
Classical Movements permit approved | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

City Council approved a permit allowing local classical music tour company Classical Movements to continue putting on its outdoor concerts in Old Town – with some restrictions.

By Will Schick | [email protected] City Council unanimously approved a special use permit allowing local concert tour company Classical Movements to resume hosting live outdoor concerts at its hea

There's always something happening in Alexandria, and the Alexandria Times wants your help in capturing it! Every week, ...
03/16/2021

There's always something happening in Alexandria, and the Alexandria Times wants your help in capturing it! Every week, the Times runs a photo of the week submission from a member of the community. Whether you're chronicling the news of the day or photographing the beauty of Alexandria, we want to see what you see. Submit your photos to [email protected] for a chance to be featured in this week's edition of the Times.

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The historic River Farm property will remain closed this spring, as the American Horticultural Society continues to look...
03/12/2021
River Farm to remain closed this spring | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

The historic River Farm property will remain closed this spring, as the American Horticultural Society continues to look for buyers – much to the disappointment of community members and volunteers.

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Since 1973, historic River Farm, which was once owned by George Washington, has provided the public with views of the Potomac River and access to its fl

The conversation around the city's collective bargaining ordinance continued this week, as members of City Council and l...
03/11/2021
Collective bargaining discussion continues | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

The conversation around the city's collective bargaining ordinance continued this week, as members of City Council and local unions expressed concern about the limited scope of what the city is proposing.

By Will Schick | [email protected] City Council, staff and the community engaged in another prolonged discussion about a proposed draft ordinance on collective bargaining during Tuesday's leg

Alexandria City Public Schools began the first phase of its transition to hybrid learning on Tuesday. Parents, principal...
03/04/2021
Hybrid learning begins at ACPS | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

Alexandria City Public Schools began the first phase of its transition to hybrid learning on Tuesday. Parents, principals and students spoke to the Times about expectations leading up to the return to school and their experience on the first day back.

By Allison Hageman | [email protected] Alexandria City Public Schools welcomed back its first group of students for in-person hybrid learning on Tuesday after almost a year of virtual learning. T

The Alexandria Times wants you to protect yourself and your community. We highly encourage all residents to get the COVI...
02/16/2021

The Alexandria Times wants you to protect yourself and your community. We highly encourage all residents to get the COVID-19 Vaccine when available. #VaxAlx #AlexandriaVa #AlexandriaTimes

Councilor Mo Seifeldein announced he will be running for mayor in the upcoming local election, in which he will face off...
02/04/2021
Mo Seifeldein to run for mayor | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

Councilor Mo Seifeldein announced he will be running for mayor in the upcoming local election, in which he will face off against incumbent Mayor Justin Wilson.

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Councilor Mo Seifeldein announced that he is running for mayor in the upcoming local election, in which he will face off against incumbent Mayor Justin

Have you been enjoying the snow? We'd love to hear about the ways you are celebrating the first proper snow of the seaso...
02/02/2021

Have you been enjoying the snow? We'd love to hear about the ways you are celebrating the first proper snow of the season in Alexandria. Tell us about your favorite moments from the past few days and share your snow day pictures with us!

City Council took the first step toward approving an accessory dwelling unit policy on Saturday. While the zoning amendm...
01/28/2021
Council approves accessory dwelling unit policy | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

City Council took the first step toward approving an accessory dwelling unit policy on Saturday. While the zoning amendment includes some restrictions on short-term rentals and owner occupancy, the policy does not address concerns around parking.

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council approved a preliminary version of a zoning text amendment that would define accessory dwelling units in code with restrictions around their

Van Dorn Pharmacy opened a few months ago and has been distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to residents, but the story beh...
01/22/2021
The watch, the vaccine and the pharmacist | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

Van Dorn Pharmacy opened a few months ago and has been distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to residents, but the story behind the pharmacy goes back decades, to the Korean War, a lost inheritance and young woman's quest to fulfill her father's legacy.

By Will Schick | [email protected] At around 9 a.m. on Jan. 15, Yodit Gulelat, the owner of Van Dorn Pharmacy, found herself facing down a growing line of elderly patients eager to get their COVID

City Council passed an update to Alexandria's affordable housing contribution policy last week, making developer contrib...
12/17/2020
Council updates affordable housing policy | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

City Council passed an update to Alexandria's affordable housing contribution policy last week, making developer contributions of affordable living units mandatory if they wish to pursue additional density.

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council unanimously approved an update to the city's affordable housing contribution policy at the Dec. 12 public hearing. Additional affordab

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NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER EARNING 5-STAR REVIEWS Award-winning physician-author Bernard Leo Remakus’ latest publication is a psychological thriller, titled The Paraclete. The novel’s main character is Father Paul Thielemans, a renowned Catholic theologian. Several days after Thielemans meets a parish priest and 13-year-old altar boy at a church in San Diego, the altar boy dresses in the vestments he wears while serving Mass and jumps to his death from the top of the Coronado Bridge. When Thielemans learns about the su***de and discovers the boy killed himself to avoid any further sexual abuse by his parish priest, the theologian blames himself for not having recognized their pedophilic relationship. Distraught, Thielemans seeks the advice of an expert on pe******ia, an elderly priest who has spent his entire life working as a paraclete, or advocate of impaired priests. Aided by a better understanding of sexual predators in the priesthood and the accidental discovery of a naturally-occurring seed that contains a poison more lethal than ricin, the theologian returns to San Diego and visits the parish priest. Thielemans’ visit sets off a veritable epidemic of unexplained deaths among pedophilic priests in America. Discovering a pattern to the unexpected deaths and suspecting the theologian is a serial killer, a veteran FBI special agent, whose husband was sexually abused by a priest as a child, finds herself in the middle of a moral dilemma. Watching from the sideline is a beautiful nun who is having a love affair with the theologian. To date, The Paraclete has received five-star reviews from prominent authors. Julie Davey, Professor Emeritus of Journalism at Fullerton College and Author, writes: “In his latest, most powerful and timely book, The Paraclete, Bernard Leo Remakus completely captures, transports and educates the reader both psychologically and globally into the Catholic Church's leadership and history. Masterfully written, this is Dr. Remakus’ greatest novel, EVER! It is a true masterpiece.” Author Tammy Ruggles states: “The Paraclete by Bernard Leo Remakus is a chilling, engrossing psychological thriller that won't let you go once you start reading. The writing is deliberate, convincing, and quite an immersive read, with a few surprises thrown in. The treatment of the provocative subject matter is scathing without being exploitative or maudlin. Fans of Primal Fear, Doubt, and Spotlight will love this unnerving but satisfying page-burner.” Author Romauld Dzemo adds: “The Paraclete by Bernard Leo Remakus is a spellbinding psychological thriller with strong and well-developed religious themes. Remakus is a gifted storyteller and the author has the gift of creating characters that instantly capture the sympathy of readers, putting them in dilemmas that make the story even more captivating. This novel is a page-turner.” The Paraclete is Dr. Remakus’ fifth novel. His earlier medical novel, The Lame Duck, won a bronze medal in the 2019 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. Dr. Remakus has also published three medical books and one screenplay, and has authored over 200 articles that have been published in medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Medical Economics. From 1999 to 2012, he was the featured columnist and member of the editorial advisory board of Internal Medicine World Report. His column in that publication was one of the longest-running and most widely-read physician-written columns in America. The Paraclete is now available as a hardcover, paperback, and ebook on the amazon.com and Barnes and Noble websites: https://www.amazon.com/Paraclete-Bernard-Leo-Remakus/dp/B08XX7Q9GX/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=remakus&qid=1615449198&s=books&sr=1-1.
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Thank you for the Our View opinion: Mental Health bell tolls for all. Alexandrians can receive services through the City's Mental Health Department. Two numbers that may be helpful for services are 703 746 3400 and 703 746 3446. I appreciate your concern for this community.
From VNPS Potowmack Chapter vice president Mark Murphy: Watch the video recording of Rod Simmons' presentation "Native Biodiversity Conservation and Restoration Challenges in Urbanized Areas" to the VNPS Pocahontas Chapter on February 4.
Special thanks to all of you who supported Hawwi Ethiopian Restaurant last week through Open Kitchen DC's takeout experience. This week we're exploring the rich history, delicious food and personal stories from Nepal through a takeout experience hosted with Royal Nepal Restaurant. Nepali food reflects the influences of both China and India and is a go-to restaurant for my family of five. The founders drew upon their humble beginnings, hard work, and talent to position Royal Nepal among those restaurants serving some of the best food in our area as recognized by the likes of The Washington Post, Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine. Each At Home order includes: -- Curated feast featuring a selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes (take-out and delivery available) -- Portion sizes that serve groups of 2-6 people (and discounted family meals) -- Off-menu gift from the restaurant -- Access to a behind the scenes video introducing guests to the owner and exploring what makes their food so special -- Custom recipe sure to inspire guests to prepare global food at home Register today-- https://www.exploretock.com/openkitchendc
God is not going to allow The Deep State, aka NWO, to reduce the population down to 500,000,000. The agenda of the Biden and Harris Presidency. God is going to teach the New World Order gang, the Democrats, and the media a lesson that will last an eternity.
Please make yourself available on 11 Dec to testify in the incumbent judicial interview. Please email [email protected] or call 804-698-1831 to register. Survivors of Kemler's #judicialabuse (18th district) are most encouraged.
Heads-up! Saturday night we had six car break-ins within Marlboro Estates, off Braddock Road, adjacent to Fort Ward Park.
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For immediate release: Departmental Progressive Club, Inc. 411 Gibbon Street Alexandria, VA 22314 August 7, 2020 The Honorable Cindy M. Anderson, Chairperson Members of the Alexandria City Public Schools Board Alexandria City Public Schools 1340 Braddock Place Alexandria, VA 22314 Dear Chairperson Anderson and School Board Members: On behalf of the membership of the Departmental Progressive Club (DPC) which includes many T.C. Williams High School alumni, we strongly and urgently request that the Alexandria School Board adopt and unanimously pass a resolution at its AUGUST 10, 2020 meeting TO REMOVE the name of T.C. Williams from Alexandria’s public high school effective IMMEDIATELY. It is insulting and hurtful that the Alexandria School Board would require the students of one of the most culturally diverse schools in the nation to spend another day in a building named in honor of a blatant racist and segregationist. The DPC was founded in 1927 in response to a government sponsored discriminatory law mandating racial segregation in all places of public entertainment and assembly effectively barring African Americans from all public facilities which also included the LIBRARY! Among the many things our institution provided was safe harbor for African American parents and children of Alexandria to read and to study. During the course of its 93 years, our membership has witnessed and participated in the transformation of the City. Our members have been trailblazers in the fight for equality and civil rights. It includes current and past members of Alexandria’s City Council and School Board. Our building sits in a community that was once home to the families of the majority of our membership. Alexandria has made progress since 1927. It is time for the School Board to join in this change and progress. Unfortunately, the renaming of Alexandria’s only high school is not a new issue. For nearly twenty years, the Alexandria NAACP under the leadership of Howard Woodson and other organizations tried to right this wrong. Those organizations pleaded with the City and the School Board to find a more suitable name for our high school that properly reflected the diversity of the Alexandria community and respected the sensibilities of our students of Color. The excuses offered now are reminiscent of those offered for the past two decades. Now is the time to step away from all such excuses and correct the injustice. IF NOT NOW, WHEN? When speaking about the proposed civil rights bill during the historic March on Washington in 1963, the late Congressman John Lewis said “we do not want our freedom gradually we want to be free now …. We are tired of being patient. We want our freedom and we want it now.” Similarly, we are tired of being patient about this issue. We have waited for decades for this matter to be addressed and the time is now for the School Board to act upon the clearly stated desires of the community and to do the right thing by abandoning the name of an acknowledged racist for this community’s only high school. The School Board has the power NOW to right an injustice and insult to Alexandria’s diverse population. The DPC implores the School Board to use its power. Sincerely Merrick T. Malone, President Departmental Progressive Club 411 Gibbons Street Alexandria, Virginia