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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Another week down in Alexandria

The boss man said “between Good Friday, Passover, Emancipation Day and spring break, it feels like it should be a holiday” so we’re signing out a little early today, but we wanted to leave you with a look back at some of the top stories from this week.

While there weren’t any City Council meetings, there were still some major policy discussions around zoning in Del Ray, an expansion of the height-for-affordable-housing trade and a look at some city services coming to the West End sometime this year.

Also: Goosepigs.

  1. Alexandria’s uptick in new Covid cases could reach February levels
  2. Driver charged with hit-and-run, drugs charges after allegedly crashing into pole on Janneys Lane
  3. JUST IN: Man indicted for murder of neighbor in West End apartment
  4. ACPS Superintendent Hutchings defends critical race theory, says schools should abolish policing
  5. New ordinance could take Arlandria and Old Town developments to new heights
  6. Woman robbed on Lynhaven Drive near Potomac Yard
  7. Alexandria Mayor says city services to begin West End expansion within the year
  8. Historic ship re-sinking to start next month at Ben Brenman Park
  9. Alexandria looking to improve Eisenhower Metro station pedestrian crossings
  10. Maryland man indicted on involuntary manslaughters for November pedestrian death

Recent Stories

While it’s been a busy week in Alexandria, what’s likely the biggest story of the week dropped this afternoon as WMATA announced that the Potomac Yard Metro station has been…

(Updated 2:15 p.m.) The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced that the Potomac Yard Metro station’s opening will be delayed yet again. WMATA said in a statement that the…

Open houses in Alexandria this weekend

Open Houses includes a 3 BD/2.5 BA home with a wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcases and heart pine wood floors.

Just Listed in Alexandria

A 2 BD/3 BA brick townhome with 4 levels, wood burning fireplace and private patio is included in Just Listed.

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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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