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.
- Police dispatched three times for fighting at Alexandria City Public Schools in less than a month
- ACPS laying the groundwork for in-school vaccination
- 20 health experts are writing in the Del Ray Wellness District’s new blog
- Eisenhower Partnership hosting Oktoberfest to support local urban planning scholarship
- Police: Old Town bank robbery suspect spent two years in jail for robbing another bank
- No injuries after shots fired at cars and apartments in Landmark area
- New Old Town townhouses headed to architectural review process
- Update: Missing Alexandria toddlers returned home to their mother
- Alexandria Police report double-digit rise in burglary and drunk driving arrests
- As selection deadline nears, Alexandria wants community input on incoming city manager
- Visit Alexandria attracting Black visitors with new ‘Drop-in’ campaign
- Alexandria School Board candidate wants cameras in classrooms and ‘examples’ made of misbehaving kids
- West End trail project derailed by stalled development
- With high hopes and small class sizes, The Linder Academy opens in Old Town
- Alexandria City Council to likely extend state of emergency to next year
- Poll: What do you think of Metro’s proposed Blue Line crossing to National Harbor?
- Multiple violent charges dropped against Fairfax County man held without bond for assaulting police during arrest
- Landmark redevelopment’s community management up for review at City Council tonight
- Alexandria seeking state-funding to make fare-free buses long-term
- West End apartment complex looks to replace parking with barking
- BREAKING: Video shows brawl at Alexandria City High School cafeteria just two days after school starts
- Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus breaks ground in Potomac Yard
Have a safe weekend!
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