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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

It’s been a busy week in Alexandria with City Council coming back into session for the first time in 2022.

With a majority of the Council being new, there are fresh names and perspectives stories about city decision-making. Highlights from this week’s City Council meeting included a first look at plans for the city to — kind of — invest in a luxury hotel and bids to develop broadband internet access citywide.

The city was also hit with a few particularly notable crimes, like a man who attacked several people with a hammer near Mark Center and a woman shot near a West End 7-Eleven.

Top stories

  1. Woman shot during suspected shootout near South Reynolds Street 7-Eleven
  2. With hotel market in freefall, Alexandria considers financing luxury hotel in Old Town
  3. Man with hammer attacks several victims in The Shops at Mark Center
  4. JUST IN: Three arrested after bystander shot outside West End 7-Eleven
  5. JUST IN: Alexandria man charged with December murder of woman in West End
  6. Traffic Alert: Woodrow Wilson Bridge openings planned Tuesday night and Wednesday morning
  7. Amid declining enrollment, ACPS proposes employee raises in new budget proposal
  8. The Institute for Defense Analysis to open new Potomac Yard headquarters later this month
  9. Redevelopment plans announced for Community and Human Services office in Del Ray
  10. JUST IN: Juvenile arrested for alleged hit-and-run that injured Alexandria firefighters

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To read my story, please see the attached letter.

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