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Former ACPS Chief Executive Officer Decries School System Leadership — “Some ACPS leadership and staff recognized a downward shift in my influence about a year ago. I remained focused. Then, this past December, after a disagreement about how to de-escalate transportation employee complaints, my position of chief operating officer, among other positions, was eliminated by the school board as part of what came off as a hastily generated restructuring plan by Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings Jr., Ed.D.” [Alex Times]

City Buys 10K Face Masks for Local Nonprofits — “This week, Griffin, Jenelle, and Caroline helped bag some of the 10,000 masks purchased by the City of Alexandria for distribution to local nonprofits!” [Facebook]

Sears at Landmark Mall Closing — “For many decades Sears has been a fixture of Landmark Mall. When the mall closed in 2017 for eventual redevelopment and stores closed inside one by one, somehow Sears remained.” [Zebra]

Hookah Lounge Opening in West End — “The Double Apple Lounge will be opening this coming Tuesday, July 7 in Alexandria’s West End. The restaurant, lounge and hookah bar is at 5101 Seminary Road, just west of the intersection at North Beauregard Street with indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of parking.” [Alexandria Living]

New Job: Pantry Team Member — “This position directly supports the food operations for United Community. The food operations consists of; A Monday-Friday Pantry where the area’s under served population, if registered, can come in and pick up food for themselves and their family, both shelf stable and fresh products.” [Indeed]

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