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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

It was another busy week in Alexandria.

For the second week in a row, our top story was on T.C. Williams High School teacher Gregory Elliott, whose D.C.-based go-go band Experience Unlimited was featured at the Oscars.

There are less than three weeks before the June 8 democratic primary, which will determine the candidates for lieutenant governor, the 45th District in the House of Delegates, Alexandria Mayor and City Council.

Speaking of elections, this week we covered two election forums hosted by the Seminary Ridge Civic Association. Much of the conversations were focused on community engagement, colocating affordable housing on school grounds and the Seminary Road diet. Thursday night’s forum also introduced candidate Darryl Nirenberg, who is a lone Republican contender facing off against a mostly Democrat slate of candidates in November.

In our weekly poll, we tried to settle the appropriate name for the Parker-Gray/Braddock neighborhood. What should it be called? Of the 339 votes tallied, 53% (180 votes) favor Braddock, 32% (110 votes) call it Parker-Gray and 14% (49 votes) use both interchangeably.

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Top stories

  1. Go-go music star-turned Alexandria teacher ‘Sugar Bear’ in the spotlight after Oscars shoutout
  2. Inova wants to convert Alexandria Hospital into residential properties
  3. Racism, sexism and favoritism reported within the Alexandria Fire Department
  4. Here’s how expensive it is to rebrand Alexandria City High School and Naomi L. Brooks Elementary School
  5. PHOTOS: King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project nears completion
  6. Amazon Fresh supermarket planned for former Shopper’s Food Warehouse in Potomac Yard
  7. Local diner franchise pinches former crab shack in Old Town, crawling toward fall opening
  8. Officials find Cameron Run Regional Park at fault for chlorine spill in Lake Cook
  9. Catholic Charities hopes to turn vacant Carlyle restaurant into workforce training kitchen
  10. Here’s the order that City Council candidates will appear on the ballot for the June 8 democratic primary
  11. ARHA aims to convert Old Town public housing properties to resemble the mixed-use ‘Lineage’ development

Have a safe weekend!

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