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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Just as the school resource officer debate started to cool down, things have started heating up between the City Council local first responder unions and city leadership over pay issues.

At the same time, city officials are entering the final stretch before election day on Tuesday, Nov. 2., which among other statewide elections will see candidates competing for the City Council, mayoral and School Board seats in Alexandria.

On the bright side, the local woman who was looking for help to pay for surgery earlier this week met her GoFundMe goal.

Top stories

  1. Bonchon Chicken coming to Bradlee Shopping Center in December
  2. City to host historical discussion about Confederate statue removal
  3. Yates Pizza Palace plans go cold, but could reheat as food-prep space
  4. Poll: Are you planning on getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot?
  5. First responder unions say underfunding is a crisis in Alexandria, but city officials say it’s a false alarm
  6. Alexandria community champion and pastor Matthew Ian Gillette dies unexpectedly
  7. Alexandria surpasses 14,000 cases of COVID-19, numbers of unvaccinated sick kids ‘unexpectedly’ high
  8. Local woman seeks help to pay for tumor removal surgery
  9. Two Metro Yellow Line shutdowns scheduled for 2022
  10. Alexandria Police say quarrels over music may account for some school violence

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Think BIG! About the Future of Movement

Join the City of Alexandria and Arlington County’s Initiative to Rethink Energy at our first ever electric vehicle (EV) and sustainable technologies showcase! Get inspired by seeing a variety of electric cars, scooters, bikes, motorcycles, police cars, buses, trucks and

Between Home and the Front: Book Talk and Signing

Join the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum on Zoom or in person at the museum for a special book talk with the curators behind Between Home and the Front: Civil War Letters of the Walters Family. A book signing will be

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