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 night, Tuesday 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.
- UPDATE: Alexandria City Council Extends State of Emergency to March 2021
- ‘Landmark Overlook’ Would Completely Transform 8 Acres Across from Landmark Mall
- Alexandria Commuters to be Impacted by Arlington National Cemetery Metro Station Improvements
- Alexandria Restauranteur Participates in COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
- ‘Lipstick On A Pig’: BAR Rejects Heritage Old Town Proposal
- Did You Know: There’s An Old Bell in the Alexandria City Hall Clock Tower
- Just Listed in Alexandria
- West End Assisted Living Facility Going to Alexandria Planning Commission
- Police Investigate Shots Fired in Landmark Area
- ‘why ALEXANDRIA’ Podcast Launches in Del Ray
- Restaurants and Other Businesses for Sale in Alexandria
Have a safe weekend!
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Alexandria Women for Good donated $6,720 to Alexandria’s Community Lodgings from their first donation cycle! They toured one of the learning centers, met some of the staff and kids, and handed over a big check.
Alexandria Women for Good is a newly formed local Grapevine Giving Circle composed of local Alexandria women who make the commitment to give back to the local community regularly and intentionally. Each quarter they raise money to give to local nonprofits making a difference.
For more information visit: https://www.grapevine.org/giving- circle/3y6h4Ay/Alexandria-Women-for-Good
Pictured left to right: Laura Herron, Laura Turner, Kate Wiley from Community Lodgings, and Laura Bloodgood
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Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.