What a hot week in Alexandria. Here is the rundown.
Our top story this week was on the five men arrested after shots were fired in Old Town last month. There were quite a few crime incidents to report on, in fact, including a man who was arrested in the Landmark area after shooting his cat and a man arrested for selling marijuana and illegally possessing a gun.
Weather-wise, temperatures were in the high 90s this week, as the city once again offered cooling centers for residents needing shelter from the elements.
On Friday, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge visited The Spire affordable housing complex in the West End. Fudge briefly met Mayor Justin Wilson and Congressman Don Beyer (D-8th) for a tour of the facility, as she later touted the Biden Administration’s Built Back Better agenda.
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- City considering starting over on zoning ordinance guidelines
- Institute for Defense Analyses announces Potomac Yard move-in later this year
- The Four Mile Run Bridge in Arlandria will not fully reopen until fall 2025
- Alexandria Fire Department struggling with staffing shortage and forced overtime
- Alexandria historians compiling stories of 2020 protests and pandemic
- Del Ray CrossFit gym owner says exercise keeps clients focused amid pandemic
- Alexandria poised to receive opioid settlement funding
- ACPS wants more community input on Minnie Howard redesign
- Virginia offers grants for small businesses bringing in new hires
- Five arrested after shots fired in Old Town North
- Alexandria updates COVID-19 guidance as cases increase
- Alexandria Police say drug debt was behind West End murder
- Child neglect suspect arrested after evading Alexandria police for six months
- Alexandria opens up on details for new guaranteed basic income program
- Amy DuVall quit her career as an environmental lawyer in D.C. to bake Italian cookies in Alexandria
- Former ACPS administrator Tammy Ignacio says experience matters in School Board bid
- Poll: Have you gotten the infamous mite bite in Alexandria?
- Development on West End lot could signal the start of Mark Center overhaul
- Parker-Gray development asks for more density and less parking
- ACPS is not requiring staff to get vaccinated before school starts systemwide August 24
Have a safe weekend!
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