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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

It’s been a busy week at ALXnow with lots of community discussion on issues like single-family zoning and new bus routes through North Old Town.

Alexandria also got a new permanent police chief when acting Police Chief Don Hayes, a longtime Alexandria police officer, got the job.

There were also a few new openings this week: like Taco Bamba opening near not-Landmark and boutique Yellow Jacket opening in Old Town.

Top stories

  1. APD: Pregnant woman went on drug binge near Alexandria waterfront after argument
  2. Alexandria City High School goes to ‘secure the building’ status after threat
  3. Multiple injuries reported in police-involved Seminary Road crash
  4. UPDATE: New Covid cases steadily increasing, another death reported in Alexandria
  5. Robber wielding butcher knife breaks into Arlandria apartment
  6. City Council priorities spark discussion over future of housing in Alexandria
  7. Gravel lot off Duke Street could become motorcycle repair shop
  8. Man faces multiple charges after woman strangled in North Ridge
  9. Alexandria hosting memorial ceremony for lynching victim this weekend
  10. City Council to set real estate tax rate, 5% stormwater utility fee hike

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