Anthony Suggs Sr.
October 26, 2017
Courtesy photo by Jeff Ray
Alexandria boxer weaves story of stardom, addiction, loss and recovery
A crack cocaine addiction that had started on the streets of the Port City spiraled larger, the raging drive that had propelled him in the ring petered out and time in the Alexandria jail consumed what could have been his best boxing years.

Now though, while speaking to a crowd of about 40 at the Alexandria Black History Museum, Anthony Suggs Sr. said he doesn’t have any regrets.
August 31, 2017
College Park's Applebee's shuts down weekly Thursday night karaoke
If you were looking to sing along with the hits of yesterday and today at College Park's Applebee's, you'll have to look somewhere else from now on.
August 14, 2017
Local high schooler charts course to recognition in rap
Now working with a producer who graduated from T.C. Williams High School in 2016, the rising senior at Bishop Ireton has planned his first tour, partnered with a former “American Idol” contestant and begun navigating the music world as he seeks to hit it big.
Gary Eyler
August 3, 2017
Photo by Evan Berkowitz/Alexandria Times
How Gary Eyler became a custodian for Alexandria's history
Since opening his shop in 1989, Eyler has seen just about everything come through his downstairs Dutch door. That variety, coupled with Eyler’s effortless looking expertise born from an autodidactic history education, makes the Old Colony shop special.
Model ship
July 30, 2017
Courtesy photo
Lyceum exhibit features WWI sub-chaser model
The model ship is part of “Alexandrians Fight The Great War,” which opened June 30 at the Lyceum and runs through Nov. 11, 2019 — 101 years after the armistice and a century after President Woodrow Wilson declared what is now Veterans Day.
July 28, 2017
String of flag burnings engulfs Westridge
Alexandria police and fire officials are investigating eight instances of flag vandalism that put some residents in the West End neighborhood of Westridge on edge from early May through mid-July.
July 27, 2017
Three injured in Howell Avenue shooting; suspect arrested, charged
Three people were hospitalized in stable but serious condition after a 17-year-old suspect known to them allegedly opened fire on the 400 block of East Howell Avenue in Del Ray Thursday afternoon, police said.
Unearthed rails
July 20, 2017
Courtesy photo
Construction unearths 20th-century railroad tracks
Archaeologists with the Office of Historic Alexandria had hoped that when city developers began work on Windmill Hill Park on the Potomac waterfront, they would find remnants of a 19th-century ship buried long ago.

Instead, when construction workers called to report they had unearthed something near the 500 block of Union Street, it was a pair of 20th-century railroad tracks that could help tell the story of Alexandria’s industrial past.
July 20, 2017
Potomac Nationals consider move to Alexandria
City leaders have mixed views on the possibility of a minor league baseball team’s return to the Port City, with Mayor Allison Silberberg preaching caution while Vice Mayor Justin Wilson expressed excitement at the prospect.
July 19, 2017
Updated: Arrest made in Eisenhower Avenue 'road rage' shooting
An arrest has been made following the shooting that left one woman seriously injured Wednesday morning in an incident the Alexandria Police Department described as a case of road rage.
June 26, 2017
City council defers action on BID until Tuesday
The Alexandria City Council voted unanimously at a public hearing on Saturday to allot further time at Tuesday’s legislative meeting to discuss and vote on the proposed Old Town business improvement district.
Eugene Simpson Stadium Park
June 23, 2017
Photo by Louise Krafft/Alexandria Times
Reclaiming Eugene Simpson Stadium Park
A sign above the left field wall of Eugene Simpson Stadium Park’s large baseball diamond reads, “Our youth is our future.”

Now, as Alexandria prepares to move past the shooting on June 14 that critically wounded a congressman, and injured two police officers and others, the grandson of the diamond’s namesake said he finds himself reflecting on that motto.
June 22, 2017
Double byline with Alexa Epitropoulos
A shooter in our midst: How James T. Hodgkinson spent his time in Alexandria
As city residents continue processing the June 14 shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, Alexandria Times reporters walked through the surrounding Del Ray neighborhood in an attempt to retrace the footsteps of gunman James T. Hodgkinson.
June 16, 2017
Following Alexandria shooting, lawmakers come together for Congressional Baseball Game for Charity
One day after a shooting at Eugene Simpson Field in Del Ray that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and four others, a record crowd watched at Nationals Park in Washington as nearly 60 members of Congress gathered to show the world, per President Donald Trump’s video message, that “the game will go on.”
Press conference
May 20, 2017
Double byline with Jessie Campisi
Photo by Evan Berkowitz/For The Diamondback
UMD student charged in connection with stabbing near Montgomery Hall
Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, faces first- and second-degree murder charges, as well as a first-degree assault charge, in a stabbing that killed Richard Collins III, who was set to graduate from Bowie State on Tuesday. He is being held without bond.
Chalking outside Stamp Student Union
April 18, 2017
Photo by Evan Berkowitz/For The Diamondback
Terps for Trump chalking outside Stamp advocated building a wall and deporting DREAMers
"It's hate speech," junior government and politics major Ashli Taylor, a counter-chalker, said. "I'm not going to condone hate speech on my campus."

"I don't necessarily think it's hateful," former Terps for Trump President Matt Morris said. "I think it's thought-provoking."
Car fire
April 11, 2017
Photo by Evan Berkowitz/For The Diamondback
Prince George's County Fire Department responds to car fire on Fraternity Row
Driver Rich West, 71, of Newark, Delaware, said he was unable to put out the fire on his own and, by the time firefighters arrived, the flames had become "very robust."
March 29, 2017
Double byline with Jack Paciotti
As Trump touts regulation rollbacks, CNS analysis shows Maryland coal jobs didn't evaporate under Obama
A CNS analysis of coal mining employment and production shows that the number of coal jobs fell sharply in Maryland well before President Obama got to office, and stayed relatively constant during Obama’s first term.
January 29, 2017
There was literally a garbage fire at Commons 5
After an alarm prompted evacuation of the building, College Park volunteer firefighters were seen hosing out and extracting garbage from a dumpster they'd removed from a maintenance door in the northeast corner of the building's ground floor.
Governor Larry Hogan speaking
January 10, 2017
Photo by Jay Reed/The Diamondback
Gov. Larry Hogan wants to cap tuition increases at University System of Maryland schools
"Our administration's top priority has been and will continue to be education, including higher [education]," Hogan said.
October 4, 2016
'Thursday was much more ... lit': Applebee's karaoke on Route 1 returns to original time
"On Tuesdays, no one that usually goes was really available anymore," junior English major Ashling O'Connell said. "I enjoyed going because on Thursdays there's typically not too much going on that's really for people who aren't freshmen."
October 13, 2016
'Breaking Bread' event aims to familiarize UMD students and University Police
"This is not the end, it's the end of the beginning," University Police Chief David Mitchell said in his closing remarks. "I certainly enjoyed … being able to dialogue with students at my table and hear what they would like to see more of from UMPD [and] what they'd like to see less of."
October 4, 2016
Clowns at the University of Maryland? Seems like a hoax, police say.
University of Maryland Police cautioned students against perpetuating a nationwide "hoax" involving clown sightings in an alert Tuesday night after multiple local sightings were discussed on social media.
September 27, 2016
UMD SGA discusses seven proposed student fee increases at town hall
Full time undergraduates could pay $40 more to the Division of Information Technology next year if a proposed fee increase unveiled at a town hall Tuesday night is approved.
September 8, 2016
Thursday Applebee's karaoke was a College Park tradition. Now, it'll be two days earlier.
If you wanted to sing your heart out at the College Park Applebee's on Thursday nights this football season, you're out of luck.
September 2, 2016
UMD President Wallace Loh hints at new arts addition to Route 1
Two senior university communications officials further confirmed that the potential gallery is part of the university's nearly year-old partnership with The Phillips Collection, a Washington, D.C. private modern art museum.
September 2016
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Innovators and Disruptors: Action made social
Jeb Ory and Ximena Hartsock founded Phone2Action to solve a problem. They may just have started a movement as well.
August 20, 2016
Double byline with Catherine Trifiletti
Around Town: World-renowned firm illuminates Southwest Waterfront bridge
Bowser flips switch on 'grand work of public art' at Francis Case Memorial Bridge.
July 25, 2016
Double byline with Sabrina Pinkney
Around Town: Events DC's Olympic Day
"When you have the opportunity to bring the community together and showcase ... what the Olympics mean, then we're happy to do that," Events DC CEO Gregory O'Dell said.
Bob Caret
June 15, 2016
Photo by Evan Berkowitz/Washington Life
Around Town: Vernon Davis's district homecoming
Born and bred in the District, Vernon Davis talks art, changes and jerky as he returns to play for his hometown team.
Bob Caret
June 15, 2016
Photo by Tom Hausman/The Diamondback
University System of Maryland gives Chancellor Bob Caret a raise in a closed meeting
"I think the change in his raise really does have an impact … on the public and on students, so I don't understand why it wouldn't be a publicly conducted meeting," Student Body President Katherine Swanson said.
May 2016
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Special Feature: The Power 100
A list of 100 non-governmental movers and shakers. Wrote blurbs based on list compiled by editors. Pages 37 through 56, not including sidebars.
Bob Caret
April 15, 2016
Photo by Evan Berkowitz/Washington Life
Around Town: Huckabee, O'Malley speak at 'Turn' unveiling
Former presidential hopefuls meet for first time onstage to discuss political polarity, season three of AMC show 'Turn' at GWU.
July 18, 2013
Climate change threatens N.E. coastal birds
“Because so many of the terns live on Ram and Bird Islands, they’re particularly susceptible to climate change,” says Molly Sperduto of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New England Field Office. As sea level rises “those islands will become over-washed,” she said.

This article and two others were originally published by The Boston Globe's Green Blog, which is now defunct and no longer accessible. This article specifically was republished by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, whose version this site links to.