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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Turbulent week in Alexandria, with tropical storms battering the city and locals struggling with a dangerous heat wave.

It was a big week for city politics, with the City Council meeting in-person for the first time in over a year. At the meeting, the Council approved some development plans for Landmark Mall and cut funding away for school resource officers.

In the world of local development, the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation unveiled new plans for their Chirilagua-Arlandria affordable housing development and on the flip-side a new development on Eisenhower Avenue will have none.

Top Stories

  1. Alexandria looks closer at Virginia building safety regulations after Florida condo collapse
  2. Update: Suspect arrested in Wednesday morning bank robbery in Old Town
  3. Mayor ‘dismayed’ by Council relationship with School Board after reallocation of school resource officer funding
  4. Alexandria high-jumper Tynita Butts-Townsend qualifies for U.S. Olympic Team
  5. City Council to specify when local dogs are allowed to bark
  6. Long-awaited Landmark Mall redevelopment clears City Council approval
  7. City Council approves massive high-rise project without affordable housing near Eisenhower Metro station
  8. New mixed-use development headed to the heart of Chirilagua
  9. Tropical Storm Elsa’s dregs tear through southern Alexandria
  10. West End office building could become new Alexandria school

Recent Stories

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Halloween is fast approaching and the time-honored tradition of trick-or-treating will be back in full swing. Last year, the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) had discouraged the practice for fear of…

At an upcoming Alexandria City Council meeting on Tuesday (Oct. 26), City Manager Mark Jinks is scheduled to present a planned mid-year pay increase for city employees, though local unions…

Just Listed in Alexandria

Open this Sunday from 1-3 p.m. and included in the latest Just Listed is a 4 BD/3 BA home with a gas fireplace, deck and breakfast nook.

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