Editor Drew Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org
2:13 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
While you have made a good point, it's gracious of Mr. Wahlberg to take time out of his schedule to come speak with Alexandria's students. There's far more well-educated and "famous" people who can't be bothered to take the time to encourage youth and help others.
2:23 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2013
My comment was not intended to indicate a high murder rate in Alexandria. Folks in Del Ray have sometimes mentioned the word "triangle" in reference to a cluster of incidents and tragedies that have occurred in the area. There are more than I have listed here.
April 2000 – 8 yearold Kevin Shifflett was murdered in front of his grandmother’s home on E. Custis. The case was solved 6 months later.
December 2003 - Nancy Dunning, the wife of then-Alexandria Sheriff Jim Dunning was murdered in her home on W. Mt. Ida. The case has not been solved.
April 2005 - Police shoot Lewis W. Barber, 48, outside his home after a 20-hour standoff in which Barber abducted his 9-year-old son at gunpoint and holed up in his West Wyatt home.
October 2006 - Bethlehem Ayele, 34 was shot and killed while waiting in her car at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues. To my knowledge this case remains unsolved.
December 2009 - 19-year Kossi Djossou was shot and killed at the Gold Crust Baking Company located in the 500 block of East Monroe. The case was solved.
10:29 pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Yet another murder in what has sometimes been referend to as the Del Ray Triangle.
4:55 pm on Monday, December 31, 2012
I heartily suport ticketing of cylcists and motorists alike for poor driving. Running red lights would at the top of the list. For both. Ever since a cyclist mowed down an elderly friend on the bike path, breaking her collarbone, I haven't viewed cyclists in quite the same light. Oh, and the speeding cyclist didn't stop to see if she was okay. Hit and run cyclist? As bad as behind the wheel. And this is not an isolated example of one bad apple, I see them all the time. Bring on the ticket book for ALL miscreants! 'Nuf said.
4:53 pm on Monday, December 31, 2012
Whatever is planned for pedestrians and cycle lanes - hopefully the planners will AVOID using bollards, or at the very least, carefully choose the type to be used. If you don't know what bollards are, this will illuminate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bollard The type of bollards used recently in our neighborhood are a horrible eyesore, an inconvenience and have added little additional safety vs. the claim of providing more safety for those in cycle and ped lanes. Furthermore, the installation of these 3' tall, neon orange "bounce back" monsters have squeezed the 2-way lanes to the point that there are on-going driving near-misses and the installation eliminated dozens of much-needed on-street and front-of-homes parking spaces. A fine example of not-so-smart urban planning.
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