It was another week full of news in Alexandria. Here are the top headlines of the week.
Our top story was on the 34-year-old Arlington man charged with distributing methamphetamine after reporting to police that he was the victim of an armed robbery in his fifth floor room at the Embassy Suites in Old Town. The investigating officer asked if there was anything illegal in the man’s room, and he reportedly said, “There is some meth in the room, but it’s for personal use.”
In local restaurant news, two pizza businesses filed special use permits to operate in the city. Stracci Pizza wants to operate at former Nectar Coffee & Wine Bistro in Del Ray and &pizza wants to open near the Hoffman Town Center in Alexandria’s Carlyle neighborhood.
This week, we asked residents about a proposal for a new Waterfront Museum. Out of 207 votes, 37% think it would be great; 35% don’t think the city should go through with it; and 28% like the idea of the museum but that now is the wrong time to do it.
- Alexandria officials react to guilty verdict in George Floyd murder trial
- Chief says April 6 chase investigation ongoing, discusses 2020 crime wave
- Update: Four arrested, suspect’s mother among wounded in West End shootout
- Alexandria honors lynching victim 124 years after death in Old Town
- New Alexandria museum shifts focus away from slavers to the lives of their victims
- ‘Lineage’ affordable apartment complex unveiled at former Ramsey Homes site in Old Town
- Canek Aguirre says experience matters, cites racial equity work in race for reelection
- Alexandria City Council candidates focus on racial equity, affordable housing and flooding in DPC forum
- Election: Wilson, McPike top fundraising leaderboard in run up to June 8 Democratic primary
- Alexandria Police find meth, thousands in cash in hotel robbery investigation
- Alexandria City Council unanimously adopts collective bargaining ordinance
- Mayor Justin Wilson says 2021 Democratic primary is about the future, not a rerun of 2018
- D.C. man arrested for pharmacy burglaries in Del Ray and West End
- Southern Towers residents nervous as landlord steps up eviction proceedings
- Stracci Pizza files special use permit to operate at former Nectar Coffee & Wine Bistro in Del Ray
- JUST IN: Alexandria Police investigate suspicious package in Carlyle
- Alexandria City Council approves creation of Community Policing Review Board
- Recently reduced properties in Alexandria
- Here’s the order that City Council candidates will appear on the ballot for the June 8 democratic primary
- ‘Dogs Of Del Ray’ mural to be finished next month
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.