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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

This was a rough week to be on the roads in Alexandria, with at least two road rage incidents escalating into a pepper spray attack and someone brandishing a firearm.

ACT for Alexandria met its goal by raising $2.5 million for 172 Alexandria charities and nonprofits in its 12th annual Spring2ACTion fundraiser on Wednesday. The fundraiser is the largest single day of giving in Alexandria, and donors can give on the Spring2ACTion website until May 1.

“I’m almost speechless in terms of thinking about how to describe just the care and love that people show for our community,” ACT for Alexandria CEO Heather Peeler told ALXnow.

While Old Town can seem a little static at times, there were at least two major announcements this week for changes along King Street — one office building being converted to residential use and another being purchased for $12 million with future upgrades being planned.

One story about a slaughterhouse this week was changed after the city acknowledge it erroneously claimed no complaints had been filed against the slaughterhouse. After the story’s original publication, users on the Bring Integrity Back to Alexandria showed that a complaint had indeed been filed in December.

Top stories

  1. Owner wants prime Old Town property converted to residential use
  2. DASH changes for Potomac Yard Metro create concerns for Old Town North residents
  3. JUST IN: West Glebe Road bridge to completely close in two weeks
  4. APD: Woman used pepper spray in road rage incident in Alexandria
  5. No arrests after woman assaulted on S. Van Dorn Street
  6. Slaughterhouse mostly avoids ruffling feathers, but at least one violation reported
  7. Police investigating sudden death in Arlandria neighborhood
  8. Police: Gun pulled on woman during road rage incident in Old Town
  9. Alexandria Mayor proposes trash collection fee increase for new pilot program
  10. Big changes to historic Alexandria housing type headed to Planning Commission

Recent Stories

Alexandria Police have released the identities of the two men killed on Insterstate 495 near Telegraph Road on May 12. Abdellah Bougrine, 54, of Alexandria, and Driss Bougrine, 59, of…

Morning Notes

Mother of teen killed in attempted carjacking speaks out — “A mother is mourning the death of her 18-year-old son, who was fatally shot Friday in Alexandria, Virginia, after police say…

(Updated 5:30 p.m.) Alexandria law enforcement is investigating the death of Anthony Mouf, a 25-year-old Fairfax County man in Alexandria’s William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center According to a city…

Alexandria parents should consider breastfeeding and using cow’s milk for short periods during the nationwide baby formula shortage, according to the Alexandria Health Department (AHD). Those were just a couple…

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