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Beyer Praises House Passage of George Floyd Justice In Policing Act — “The House just passed the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, the most ambitious federal reform of law enforcement powers in decades. A big moment!” [Twitter]

ALX Community Coworking Spaces Now Have Plexiglass Screens — “It’s a strange new world, but we’re so happy to see some member faces back in the space & taking care of each other by social distancing and by helping keep everything extra clean.” [Facebook]

The People’s Drug Launches Private Parties — “Starting now, the restaurant is offering private cocktail parties, dinner and brunch events for small groups. The cost per person is $50 plus $10 gratuity and includes food and two cocktails from the creative cocktail party menu. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.” [Alexandria Living]

ACPS Announces STEM Partnership with Virginia Tech — “ACPS students will be able to use the campus for educational growth and to discover opportunities that can help place them in high-demand careers. Virginia Tech expects to have a ground-breaking ceremony for the building next year. The first students will be welcomed into the campus by the fall of 2024.” [Zebra]

New Job: Bartender — “Come help us ROCK the WATERFRONT this season at Vola’s Dockside, The Hi-Tide Lounge and Riverside Taco Company. Candidates must be passionate (and compassionate) about genuine service to others and be able to work humbly and proudly in a team environment to achieve 100% guest satisfaction every night.” [Indeed]

Recent Stories

While the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is working through plans to make September fare-free for all riders, that could be extended into October for Alexandria riders dealing with the Metro…

Updated 4:30 p.m. — A spokesperson representing Hilco Redevelopment Partners shared an email with WMWAA indicating that the Airports Authority “is comfortable that the City of Alexandria does not need…

The Alexandria City Council is poised to approve an amended plan to build a 473-unit affordable housing complex in Arlandria, now that St. Rita Catholic Church has signed off on…

Alexandria will be hiring more police officers, but Mayor Justin Wilson warned the fix to staffing challenges won’t be quick. The Alexandria Police Department is facing a chronic short-staffing issue…

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