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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

A power outage on Saturday set off a week of concerns about city infrastructure, even as the city was ranked one of the best small cities in the country.

The power outage that derailed the Art on the Avenue celebration is just the latest in a long chain of outages that have hit Alexandria over the last year, giving the lie to Dominion Energy’s claim that a large outage almost exactly a year ago was a fluke. Mayor Justin Wilson has previously called the state of frequent outages unacceptable and urged Dominion to do more to upgrade its infrastructure.

Power outages are just one of the infrastructure issues Alexandria is grappling with. This week the state also announced it would be funding some flooding mitigation work in Alexandria, while some in city leadership are hesitant about the price tag for some specific waterfront flood prevention plans.

Top stories

  1. Alexandria considers options after local businesses crushed by ‘Art On The Avenue’ power outage
  2. BREAKING: A bunch of student fights were recorded at George Washington Middle School and put on Instagram
  3. Alexandria ranked third-best small city in America in Condé Nast survey
  4. Updated: Alexandria City High School no longer on lockdown after student arrested with gun outside school
  5. Art On The Avenue festival continues despite Del Ray power outage
  6. JUST IN: Principal at Alexandria City High School addresses in-school violence and re-socialization pressure
  7. Four more COVID-related deaths in Alexandria, City preps vaccine rollout for kids under 12
  8. Planning Commission endorses King Street closure despite concerns Prince Street could inherit trouble
  9. Convicted felon arrested for gun possession after claiming to be shot in head in West End
  10. Former doctor’s office aide accused of computer trespassing after getting fired in Alexandria

Photo via Dominion Energy/Facebook

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