ALXnow’s Top Stories This Week in Alexandria

It’s the end of a busy week in Alexandria.

This week, our top story was City Council’s decision to extend the state of emergency in the city until March 31, 2021. That means that by the spring the city will have been under a state of emergency for more than a year.

Council also approved a proposal adding Virginia Tech’s initials to the Potomac Yard Metro station. Now the name “Potomac Yard – VT” goes before the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for final approval.

Evenings have been busy on the crime front, as there were calls for shots fired on Monday nightTuesday morning and Wednesday night.

Alexandria City Public Schools, on Friday, also sent out surveys to families regarding a phased reentry for in-person instruction, while reporting that 93% of students have checked into their online classes. Parents of younger students are complaining about too much screen time, and ACPS staff will present the School Board with an update on how the VirtualPLUS+ model is going in mid-October.

On Thursday, hundreds of residents honored late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a candlelight vigil.

Here are our top stories this week in Alexandria.

  1. UPDATE: Alexandria City Council Extends State of Emergency to March 2021
  2. ‘Landmark Overlook’ Would Completely Transform 8 Acres Across from Landmark Mall
  3. Alexandria Commuters to be Impacted by Arlington National Cemetery Metro Station Improvements
  4. Alexandria Restauranteur Participates in COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
  5. ‘Lipstick On A Pig’: BAR Rejects Heritage Old Town Proposal
  6. Did You Know: There’s An Old Bell in the Alexandria City Hall Clock Tower
  7. Just Listed in Alexandria
  8. West End Assisted Living Facility Going to Alexandria Planning Commission
  9. Police Investigate Shots Fired in Landmark Area
  10. ‘why ALEXANDRIA’ Podcast Launches in Del Ray
  11. Restaurants and Other Businesses for Sale in Alexandria

Have a safe weekend!

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