It was a short, but news-filled week in Alexandria.
With Monday off in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we started the week running with a COVID-19 update. Cases of COVID-19 in the city now stand at 8,975 and fatalities are at 99. That’s an increase of three deaths and 165 cases since Tuesday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
Our top story this week was a story that was published before election day in November, when residents with Joe Biden for president signs in their yards received anonymous letters stating that Biden is a pedophile.
Our second most-read story was the widely reported plans to close Atlantis Pizzeria and Family Restaurant.
Wednesday, Jan. 20, brought worldwide attention to Alexandria’s neighboring jurisdiction of Washington D.C. for Biden’s inauguration, and while there were calls from members of the community for a 6 p.m. curfew, there were no reported incidents from protestors in Alexandria.
In fact, Alexandria Sheriff’s deputies and police officers helped during the inauguration by working with regional partners to shut down the 14th Street Bridge to traffic.
In case you missed them, here are a few important posts:
- BREAKING: Body Found in the Water Near Cameron Station
- Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson Announces Reelection Bid
- Winter Restaurant Week Starts This Friday
- City Council Endorses Police Review Board Option, Plan Going Out for Community Review
- Initial Unemployment Claims Surge in Alexandria
Here are our top stories of the week:
- Alexandrians with Joe Biden Yard Signs Get Anonymous Letters Saying Biden is a Pedophile
- Atlantis Pizzeria and Family Restaurant Closing on Jan. 24
- New Boarding House Planned Over Old Town Barber Shop
- Man Charged With DWI After Horrific Crash in West End Parking Lot
- Contested Parker-Gray Townhouse Returns to City Tomorrow
- Police Chief: Many Recent Shootings in Alexandria Are Related
- Curfew Not Likely for Alexandria on Inauguration Day, No Known Threats Detected
- BREAKING: Woman Gets Arm Amputated, Police Investigate if She Was Thrown From Car in West End
- Vice Mayor Bennett-Parker Asks Alexandria Hotels to Cancel ‘Proud Boy’ Reservations
- Local Business in Hot Water with City Architects After Unauthorized Paint Job
- COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expanded, City Says Aggressive Calls to COVID-19 Hotline Not Tolerated
Have a safe weekend!
Photo via Atlantis Restaurant/Facebook