Alexandria Times

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.

Mission: Our mission is to use the power of the press to provide insightful, accurate reporting that promotes civic engagement, holds government accountable, entertains readers and generally informs the 140,000 residents of Alexandria. The Alexandria Times also provides a forum of public thought and discussion.

In the wake of George Floyd's murder, a crowd gathered in Old Town to march along King Street.
06/05/2020

In the wake of George Floyd's murder, a crowd gathered in Old Town to march along King Street.

In the wake of George Floyd's murder, a crowd gathered in Old Town to march along King Street.

Betsy Stephenson's garden is the defining feature of her home. Read about it at the link below. We're looking for homes ...
06/05/2020
Home profile: Hidden oasis | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

Betsy Stephenson's garden is the defining feature of her home. Read about it at the link below.

We're looking for homes to feature in this month's "Close to Home" section. If you're interested in being featured, email editor Missy Schrott at [email protected].

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The time, energy and care that Betsy Stephenson puts into her garden is evident the moment you approach her home on Oakland Terrace. What's not apparent

05/29/2020

Celebrate your student’s graduation with an ad in the Alexandria Times Schools and Graduation sections on June 4, 11 and 18!

Print ads are 50% off and start at $50. To reserve a space, call 703-739-0001 or email [email protected].

We're looking for artwork from Alexandria kids to feature in our ALX KIDS section next week! Have your kids been paintin...
05/27/2020

We're looking for artwork from Alexandria kids to feature in our ALX KIDS section next week! Have your kids been painting, crafting or coloring while distance learning? Send us a picture, and it could end up in print.

This turtle drawing by Julia Diehl, a fifth grader at Matthew Maury, was published in our last kids' section. Email your artwork to [email protected] and you could be featured next!

Get ready for a new episode of Speak Easy tomorrow, featuring Alexandria Symphony Orchestra's James Ross! The ASO's musi...
05/26/2020

Get ready for a new episode of Speak Easy tomorrow, featuring Alexandria Symphony Orchestra's James Ross! The ASO's music director talks his musical upbringing, playing music in East Germany, coming to Alexandria and what his job looks like during the pandemic.

Listen on the Apple Podcast app, Google Play and Spotify.

It started with a headache and a little bit of a sore throat. It was late March and Silsa Ortiz de Catalan thought her a...
05/22/2020
COVID-19 hits Chirilagua hard | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

It started with a headache and a little bit of a sore throat. It was late March and Silsa Ortiz de Catalan thought her allergies were kicking in. Within a week or so, de Catalan, a Chirilagua resident, had tested positive for COVID-19 - and she's far from the only one. Chirilagua is getting hit harder than most parts of the city and the state.

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] It started with a headache and a little bit of a sore throat. It was late March and Silsa Ortiz de Catalan thought her allergies were kicking in. Three

Free community testing for COVID-19 will be available at two sites - Landmark Mall and Cora Kelly School - on Memorial D...
05/21/2020
Free community testing available on Memorial Day | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

Free community testing for COVID-19 will be available at two sites - Landmark Mall and Cora Kelly School - on Memorial Day, with support from the Alexandria Health Department and City of Alexandria.

https://alextimes.com/2020/05/community-testing-free/

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Health Department and City of Alexandria are supporting free COVID-19 testing at two sites on Memorial Day, May 25, according to a city n

With only 16 juveniles currently incarcerated at the facility and no reported cases of COVID-19, leadership at the North...
05/12/2020
NOVA Juvenile Detention Center adapts to COVID-19 | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

With only 16 juveniles currently incarcerated at the facility and no reported cases of COVID-19, leadership at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center has strived to maintain normalcy as much as possible.

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Any congregant living facility has heightened potential for a COVID-19 outbreak. Prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers nationwide – where inmate

The delayed reopening of Northern Virginia could occur as soon as two weeks after the rest of the state reopens on May 1...
05/12/2020
Northern Virginia localities tell Gov. Northam they are not ready to reopen | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

The delayed reopening of Northern Virginia could occur as soon as two weeks after the rest of the state reopens on May 15, but conversations are still ongoing, according to City Manager Mark Jinks.

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Local officials in five Northern Virginia jurisdictions wrote an open letter to Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) on Sunday stating that Friday is far too soon

While COVID-19 is more likely to cause serious complications or death in older adults, most of the positive cases of COV...
05/07/2020
COVID-19 in Alexandria by the numbers | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

While COVID-19 is more likely to cause serious complications or death in older adults, most of the positive cases of COVID-19, both locally and statewide, have been reported in younger to middle-aged adults.

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Note: The data reported in this story and accompanying charts are from May 5. Demographic data, as well as the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in

“It’s the latest little fashion statement. ... I mean, if you’re going to [wear] them, may as well make them cute, you k...
05/05/2020
Residents organize homemade mask-making efforts | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

“It’s the latest little fashion statement. ... I mean, if you’re going to [wear] them, may as well make them cute, you know. I won’t be wearing lipstick for some time, so this is it.” - Cele Garrett, At Home in Alexandria

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] Alexandria residents are dusting off their sewing machines to create homemade face masks, the must-have fashion – and safety – trend this spring. Earlier thi

05/04/2020

Have you lost your job as a result of the coronavirus? We'd love to hear about your experience. Please contact reporter Cody Mello-Klein at [email protected].

As small businesses are forced to close their doors and lay off employees because of the novel coronavirus, one couple i...
05/04/2020
Sustainable grocer Mason & Greens opens mid-pandemic | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA

As small businesses are forced to close their doors and lay off employees because of the novel coronavirus, one couple is braving the impossible – opening a new business in the midst of a global pandemic.

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] As small businesses are forced to close their doors and lay off employees because of the novel coronavirus, one couple is braving the impossible – opening a n

Recognize these masked faces? Submit your best guesses to mschrott@alextimes.com for a chance to win a $50 gift card to ...
04/30/2020

Recognize these masked faces? Submit your best guesses to [email protected] for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Fontaine Caffe & Creperie.

For our first episode of Speak Easy in quarantine, Times reporter Cody Mello-Klein sat down (remotely) with Dr. Stephen ...
04/27/2020

For our first episode of Speak Easy in quarantine, Times reporter Cody Mello-Klein sat down (remotely) with Dr. Stephen Haering, director of the Alexandria Health Department, to discuss the COVID-19 crisis and what it means to work in public health.

Catch the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play on April 29!

04/27/2020

We're looking to talk to Alexandrians who have tested positive for COVID-19. If you or someone you know are willing to share your experience, please email Times Editor Missy Schrott at [email protected].

---CONTEST TIME---We're giving a $50 Chadwicks gift card to whoever can name these masked Alexandrians! To enter the con...
04/21/2020

---CONTEST TIME---

We're giving a $50 Chadwicks gift card to whoever can name these masked Alexandrians! To enter the contest, send your best guesses to [email protected]. Hint: You don't have to know all 12!

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First snowman of the decade?!
ronald gochenour Alexandria va CITY COUNCIL NO HOPE HELP THE KIDS PUT THE SIDEWALK IN. this is heartbreaking Sent: Thu, Dec 5, 2019 3:28 pm Subject: alexandria va CITY COUNCIL NO HOPE ALEXANDRIA, VA — Commuters are voicing complaints about the newly-reconfigured Seminary Road after Alexandria City Council voted 4-3 to implement a "road diet" in September. Council's decision reduced Seminary Road between North Quaker Lane and North Howard Street to one through lane in each direction with a center turn lane and added a new bike lane in each direction. The roadway previously had two through lanes in each direction. YOU ON CITY COUNCIL VOTED FOR BIKE LANES ON SEMINARY RD ( JUSTIN WILSON MAYOR,ELIZABETH VICE MAYOR,REDELLA PEPPER COUNCILWOMAN,AND CANEK COUNCILMEMBER A CAR LANE A BIKE LANE AND KIDS LANE.AND YOU ON CITY COUNCIL THINK IT IS SAFE HELP THE KIDS .Most potential abductors grab their victims on the street or try to lure them into their vehicles. IN THE STREET KIDS AND BICYCLE SHARED SPACE .WILL YOU ON CITY COUNCIL PUT YOUR KIDS IN THE STREET? near 3630 seminary road, WHY. RONALD GOCHENOUR 3011 HICKORY ST Messages for City Council may be left at Office of City Clerk/City Council: 703-746-4550 or 703-746-4500 Facsimile: 703-838-6433 City Web Site: www.alexandriava.gov
Subject: Anthropogenic climate change has been falsified Recently, on June 28, 2019, a scholarly journal that is maintained by the top-ranked journal Nature published a scientific research paper, titled "Intensified East Asian Winter Monsoon During the Last Geomagnetic Reversal Transition" by a group of Japanese scientists which found according to its lead investigator that "The umbrella effect caused by galactic cosmic rays is important when thinking about current global warming, as well as, the warm period of the medieval era." When the journal Nature is willing to print such a contradictory piece of research it is clear that the science is in a state of flux. This remarkable finding confirmed the result found by Profs. Kauppinen & Malmi, both from Finland, in a paper titled "No Experimental Evidence For Significant Anthropogenic Climate Change" (June 29, 2019) that "... the (IPCC) models fail to derive the influence of low cloud cover fraction on global temperature. A too-small natural component results in a too-large portion for the contribution of greenhouse gases like CO2. The IPCC represents the climate sensitivity more than one order of magnitude larger than our sensitivity 0.24 degrees C. Because the anthropogenic portion in the increased CO2 is less than 10%, we have practically no anthropogenic climate change. The low clouds control mainly the global temperature." The South China Morning Post on Aug. 11, 2019, next reported that "A new study has found winters in Northern China have been warming since 4000 BC -- regardless of human activity -- ". This research was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres and concluded that human activity "... appears to have little to due with increased greenhouse gases." The "driving forces include the Sun, the atmosphere, and its interaction with the ocean" but "We have detected no evidence of human influence." This study's findings confirm an earlier study that was published in Scientific Reports in 2014. Most importantly, the lead investigator for the Kobe University research paper insisted that "... she is now more worried about cooling than warming." Compellingly, on Sept. 23, 2019, over 500 climate experts delivered a letter to UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, which states (in bold) that "THERE IS NO CLIMATE EMERGENCY" and that "The general-circulation models of climate on which international policy is at present founded are unfit for their purpose." Amazingly, no mainstream news organization has reported any of these facts.
Loved your perspective piece in today’s newspaper, Ms. Dunbar. “As long as I’m publisher of the Times, this newspaper will remain a place where if we err, it will be on the side of free expression.” Excellent!
Hey Alexandria! Just wanted to let you know we're doing our part to keep the streets of Old Town safe for traffic!
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Why is it impossible to create an account, sign in, or recover a password on your website? Impossible.
What is the major police activity at Eisenhower Ave and South Van Dorn St? #AlexandriaVA