Thursday, November 24, 2011

Euille, Wash Post Company, Chamber of Commerce, Local Media Push Alexandria Mega-Development

Hello, Yupette,

Latest news from Alexandria is the Mayor-Developer Bill Euille, the Washington Post Company, the local media (Alexandria Times, Gazette-Packet), and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce are pushing for massive redevelopment of Alexandria's waterfront over the increasingly vocal objections of the Citizens for An Alternative Alexandria (CAAW). Battle is between pro-megadevelopment corporations like the Post Company and citizens who are looking to keep Old Town Alexandria a liveable community (waterfront parks, museums, citizen access to the Po5omac River). The Post Company is pushing for megadevelopment to compensate for lagging revenue from its media operations. Local weekly newspapers, like the Times and Gazette-Packet, are recovering from years of depressed advertising revenues and concur with the Post. As usual, there is no philanthropy or any sense of noblesse oblige evidenced by any of the corporate waterfront property owners.

Alex.

12 Comments:

At 24 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Euille is worse than Zimmerman, if that's possible.

 
At 24 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, who do you think the Post will endorse for Mayor if the race is between Bill Euille and Andy McDonald?

 
At 24 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Arlington County, the Washington Post Company is a bloated bureaucracy that only cares about obtaining more revenue to keep the party going.

 
At 25 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the Post turning Robinson Terminal Warehouses into Katherine Graham Park?

 
At 25 November, 2011 , Anonymous 15th Street said...

Post has plenty of advertising, check out yesterday's Post. Editors and staff writers are on-the-job retirees.

 
At 25 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post staff writers get paid $100,000 a year plus a laundry list of expensive benefits for writing about the status quo and trashing anyone who's a threat to the status quo.

 
At 25 November, 2011 , Anonymous 22314 said...

Alex Times went after CAAW this week for trying to preserve something resembling a suburban quality of life in Alexandria.

 
At 25 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to Annie Gowan?

 
At 25 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I heard Annie Gowen was on special assignment investigating why the homeless are homeless. One surprising conclusion -- because they don't have homes.

 
At 25 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh c'mon, Kathy Weymouth closed 'Party Central' the Post's Northern Virginia Bureau on King Street.

 
At 27 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday the Post blamed the Republicans and Democrats because incumbents were unopposed or faced unknown and underfunded opponents in gerrymandered districts.

 
At 28 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Post's Metro Section is high school journalism at its worst.

 

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