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ALXnow’s Top Stories this Week in Alexandria

Big things are in the works in the city. The proposed police review panel is coming back to the City Council in January, but discussions still rage in the community over what authority it should have. New plans are also moving forward for Potomac Yard, while the question of whether or not the Virginia Tech initials will be added to the name remains up in the air.

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Here are our top stories this week in Alexandria.

  1. Police: Three Children Safe After Being Found in ‘Deplorable’ Conditions in West End Home
  2. Mayor: Household Contact Primary Source of COVID Transmission in Alexandria
  3. Restaurants and Other Businesses for Sale in Alexandria
  4. Poll: Should the Police Review Board Have Subpoena and Disciplinary Power?
  5. Carpenter’s Shelter Plans Virtual Ribbon-Cutting for New Braddock Shelter This Week
  6. Planning Commission Approves Potomac Yard Park Expansion
  7. Women’s Clothing Store LOFT Closes in Old Town
  8. ACPS Faces Reopening With Around Half of Staff Still Unwilling to Return
  9. After CARES: City Plans for Looming Collapse of Food Security and Housing Funding
  10. Southern Towers Residents Protest Eviction Amid Pandemic

Staff photo by Jay Westcott

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Potomac Yard’s microbrewery Hops Grill and Brewery didn’t live to see the new Potomac Yard Metro station open, but the Washington Business Journal reported the location at 3625 Richmond Highway…

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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.

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Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School

Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on

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