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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

What a week in Alexandria. Here’s the rundown.

Our top story this week is about Ricardo Roberts, a District B candidate for the Alexandria School Board. Roberts, who intends to sue the school system, wants cameras in classrooms and “examples” made of unruly kids.

On Tuesday, Governor Ralph Northam joined dignitaries in Alexandria for the groundbreaking of the first of Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus buildings. Virginia Tech plans on opening the first of three academic buildings in 2024, paving the way for a tech-centric campus next door to Amazon’s HQ2 development in Crystal City.

Also on Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to extend the state of emergency to January 31, 2022.

On Thursday, parts of the city were flooded during a brief thunderstorm. Thanks to Kerrin Nishimura for sending us flooding photos of the Braddock area.

In this week’s poll, we asked about a potential Metro line crossing over to National Harbor. Of the nearly 700 responses, 62% of respondents think it’s a great idea, 23% need to hear more about it, and 15% think it’s a bad idea.

Important stories

Top stories

  1. Alexandria School Board candidate wants cameras in classrooms and ‘examples’ made of misbehaving kids
  2. West End trail project derailed by stalled development
  3. With high hopes and small class sizes, The Linder Academy opens in Old Town
  4. Alexandria City Council to likely extend state of emergency to next year
  5. Poll: What do you think of Metro’s proposed Blue Line crossing to National Harbor?
  6. Multiple violent charges dropped against Fairfax County man held without bond for assaulting police during arrest
  7. Landmark redevelopment’s community management up for review at City Council tonight
  8. Alexandria seeking state-funding to make fare-free buses long-term
  9. West End apartment complex looks to replace parking with barking
  10. BREAKING: Video shows brawl at Alexandria City High School cafeteria just two days after school starts
  11. Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus breaks ground in Potomac Yard

Have a safe weekend!

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