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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Renaming Maury School?

The Sept. 24 issue of the Gazette Packett demonstrates the illogical dichotomy between the Alexandria Public School System, the Economic Development Agency, and some of our unusual community activists.

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Warner, Restaurateurs Meet in Alexandria

Questions abound on stalled pending relief

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) met with area restaurateurs Oct. 5 for a discussion on how Congress can support the industry and its workforce during the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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McArthur Myers: Preserving Alexandria’s African American History

What is right? Actively serving your community in any capacity you see fit.

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School Stimulus Money: Private Versus Public in Alexandria

Private schools received up to $3 million more in stimulus than public schools.

Private schools in Alexandria received significantly more federal stimulus money than public schools, according to data from the agencies that doled out the cash.

Opinion: Column: An Update About Some Down Time

Not that I want to give you a blow-by-blow concerning my treatment switch over to thyroid cancer from lung cancer, but the last two columns were written four weeks ago in the same week in expectation of a weekend away, so these observations will be new-ish in that they will be hot off the press, so to speak.

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Creating a Spooky and Safe Halloween in the Age of COVID-19

Ideas for frightful revelry abound even amid coronavirus concerns.

Cartoon character Marshall from Paw Patrol will be searching for chocolate while a tiny pop star tracks down toys as Arlington mother and teacher Becky Beach and her family celebrate the spookiest day of the year.

Behavioral Health Teams to Join Police on Mental Health Calls in Virginia

Marcus alert bill passes House and Senate, moves to Northam’s desk

Marcus alert bill passes House and Senate, moves to Northam’s desk

Opinion: Commentary: We Need a Better Redistricting Amendment

Along with eliminating the Electoral College and reversing corporate contributions green-lighted by the Citizens United case, I consider the drawing of elected officials’ district lines to be one of the most significant, fundamental problems in American Democracy today.

Alexandria Police Department Makes Arrest in Sept. 30 Homicide

On Oct. 4, the Alexandria Police Department arrested Tavon Marquis Lanier, a 19-year-old resident of Alexandria, for the September 30 homicide of John Pope.

Alexandria Police Investigate Fatal Crash

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the 900 block of N. Washington Street.

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Limiting Neck Restraints

Lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors on how to curb police use of chokeholds.

When lawmakers began their special session on criminal justice reform in August, hopes were high that the General Assembly would send the governor a bill that banned police from using chokeholds. But now that the protesters have gone home and the lawmakers have moved behind closed doors to negotiate in a secret closed-door conference committee, advocates for criminal-justice reform are worried about what will emerge in the conference report that will be presented to the House and Senate.

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Opinion: Commentary: Lee District Welcomes You

On behalf of Fairfax County, and especially Lee District, I welcome you to our community.

Alexandria/Mount Vernon Nonprofits

Many nonprofits in the city and nearby need your help to continue to rise to the need during the dual health and economic crisis of the pandemic.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Show Up and Vote Early; No Excuse Required

I was one of the many people who flocked to Alexandria’s Election office on Royal Street on Sept. 18, when it kicked off 45 days of no-excuse voting for the first time.

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Getting Out, Giving Back in Alexandria

Opportunities abound to help community

As Alexandrians continue facing challenging times during the pandemic, individuals have rallied in their spirit of giving, whether it be in time, talents or resources with no shortage of opportunities to get involved.