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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.

What stories impacted you this week? Let us know in the comments.

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

Recent Stories

Alexandria City Public Schools is has a “crew” problem — organized groups of kids that are participating in criminal behavior, according to Police Chief Don Hayes. If the description sounds…

A new report, prepared for a City Council meeting tomorrow (Wednesday), looks back at the progress made on several priorities adopted earlier this year, from pandemic recovery to housing. The…

(Updated 3:45 p.m.) After all the fuss over its creation, the Alexandria Independent Community Policing Review Board has seemingly had a pretty quiet first full year since its creation. The…

Inova has major plans for the former Lanadmark Mall site, and will conduct its second virtual community meeting on Monday, October 17. The timeline for the project is still subject…

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Think BIG! About the Future of Movement

Join the City of Alexandria and Arlington County’s Initiative to Rethink Energy at our first ever electric vehicle (EV) and sustainable technologies showcase! Get inspired by seeing a variety of electric cars, scooters, bikes, motorcycles, police cars, buses, trucks and

Between Home and the Front: Book Talk and Signing

Join the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum on Zoom or in person at the museum for a special book talk with the curators behind Between Home and the Front: Civil War Letters of the Walters Family. A book signing will be

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