Alexandria has put another summer work week to rest.
As the City Council enjoys a legislative break, the School Board conducted a virtual meeting to discuss the renaming process for T.C. Williams High School. Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr., and the board advocate a public engagement process that could result in the board voting to change the name this December, followed by a vote on a specific name next spring. A group of community activists, however, believe that the name should be taken off immediately, since ACPS acknowledged Williams was an avowed racist and segregationist.
This week, readers also responded to stories about public safety, local businesses, entertainment, real estate listings and an update on absentee ballot requests.
Not included in this week’s list is Friday’s story about an increased police presence in Old Town after an uptick in violent crime.
What stories impacted you this week? Let us know in the comments.
Here are our top stories this week in Alexandria.
- Fire Department Says $1 Million in Damages and 21 People Displaced in West End Fire
- Lena’s in Del Ray Applies for Large Second-Floor Expansion and To-Go Alcohol Sales
- New Convenience Store ‘Old Town Mini Mart’ Coming to King Street
- Police Investigating ‘Shots Fired’ Report in West End
- Man Arrested for Forging Over $10,000 in Checks from Alexandria Dentist
- Del Ray Shell Station Robbed on Saturday
- ACPS Still Cutting Down 150-Year-Old Tree, Preparing for Parker-Gray Stadium Renovation
- Drive-In Movies Coming to Alexandria on August 29
- Truck Lit on Fire, Stripped of Identification at City Impound Lot
- Listing of the Day: 428 N Washington Street
- Alexandria Sees Record High Absentee Ballot Requests
Have a safe weekend!
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