Alexandria News

Connection Newspapers managing editor Kemal Kurspahic dies

Kemal Kurspahic, managing editor of Alexandria-based The Connection Newspapers and acclaimed former editor-in-chief of Oslobodjenje, Sarajevo’s daily newspaper, died last week after a stroke, Connection Newspapers reported. Kurspahic, born Dec.…

Goodwin House launches new Alzheimer’s awareness program

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Goodwin House, a senior living and health care organization, celebrated World Alzheimer’s Month and launched a public service announcement program during an event held for…

City warns of fentanyl-laced cocaine

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com After six people overdosed in Fairfax County on Tuesday morning, the city issued a warning of what is believed to be a deadly batch of…

Alexandria Celebrates Women: The art of protest

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Two hundred years ago, an American woman’s creative expression had to be pretty and practical. Restricted by society, women possessed few materials, little formal…

Common kitchen design myths and blunders

By Rory Callaghan Everyone has a basic understanding of kitchen design because we each know how we use our kitchens. But usually when we move into a house, we just…

Home profile: The house that music built

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Nestled at the end of a cul de sac, on a quiet street branching off of Taney Avenue in the West End is one of…

Council passes plastic bag tax

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com City Council unanimously approved a proposed plastic bag tax during its public hearing on Saturday. Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the 5-cent tax will be added to…

Virginia Tech breaks ground on Innovation Campus

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Virginia Tech broke ground on the first of three academic buildings for its Innovation Campus in North Potomac Yard on Sept. 14. Although the groundbreaking…

Hotel Indigo to open parking garage to public

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com Residents will now be able to use the Hotel Indigo garage for public parking after City Council approved a development special use permit on Saturday that…

Ride for the Missing arrives in Alexandria

By Brenna O’Donnell | bcodonnell32@gmail.com Alexandria’s John Carlyle Square erupted in cheers on the muggy morning of Sept. 16. The crowd had gathered to welcome the Ride for the Missing,…

Council OKs townhouses on Duke Street, residents push back

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com City Council approved a development special use permit for the construction of six townhouses on Duke Street during a public hearing on Saturday, over strenuous objections…

MacArthur Elementary shut down by water damage

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School, photo via Google Maps Douglas MacArthur Elementary School has been closed for today at least as crews work to clean water damage in the building. The…

Casting a Ballot

Recent changes to voting make casting a ballot easier than ever.