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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

It’s been a busy week of highs and lows in Alexandria, with some big bureaucratic decisions and fundraising paired with some crimes and a fatal car crash.

After a long search, Alexandria picked a new city manager this week: James F. Parajon from Arlington, Texas.

In other big news, the Scottish Christmas Walk and other holiday weekend activities like the boat show are scheduled for tomorrow in Old Town. A majority of poll respondents said they plan to attend, so we’ll see you there!

Top stories

  1. Maryland woman allegedly drove on sidewalk while fleeing Potomac Yard shoplifting investigation
  2. Alexandria man identified after Sunday’s crash at Duke Street overpass on Interstate 395
  3. Multiple car break-ins reported in parking lot of Arlandria apartment building
  4. JUST IN: James F. Parajon hired as Alexandria city manager
  5. Alexandria Commons holiday festival scheduled next week
  6. Alexandria heads into Scottish Christmas Walk weekend with declining COVID numbers
  7. JUST IN: Police announce charges for suspect in Woods Place barricade situation
  8. Carlyle neighborhood could change School Board districts
  9. Alexandria VRE project in final design ahead of construction next year
  10. Old Town salon announces grand reopening with huge expansion

Recent Stories

Carpenter’s Shelter has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund, and plans to use the money to rapidly re-house homeless Alexandrians. The $2.5 million…

Alexandria is planning for a transit-oriented overhaul of Duke Street, and city staff connected to the project told an advisory group earlier this month that rumors about eminent domain being…

Got your kilt ready? Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk weekend is back. Former City Councilwoman Del Pepper will take center stage as the grand Marshal of the 51st Alexandria Scottish Christmas…

A new seven-townhouse development could be coming to a West End lot between I-395 and Stevenson Park. The development, though much smaller than other nearby proposals, is part of a…

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Monarch Montessori School, located in the education center at 218 East Monroe Avenue, is currently enrolling infants and toddlers for the 2022-2023 school year. We’re an authentic Montessori preschool with a STEM emphasis!

We Offer: Arts & Crafts, Yoga & Pottery, Language & Early Literacy, Botany & Culinary Arts, Music Appreciation, Chorus & Language Immersion, Mathematics, Geography & Science, Practical Life & Culture.

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Brassy Jazzy Christmas

Don’t miss this toe tapping celebration!

The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) presents “Brassy Jazzy Christmas,” a strong lineup of Christmas and holiday favorites. Inspired by Stan Keton’s album “A Merry Christmas!,” SONOVA has created a jazz band–substituting french

Alexandria’s 47th Annual Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race

Join in Alexandria’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition- the 47th Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race. Alexandria’s favorite Thanksgiving morning tradition, the Alexandria Turkey Trot, returns to the streets of Del Ray on Thursday, November 24 at 9 a.m. In the spirit of

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