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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

It’s been a busy week in Alexandria.

Just two weeks after an Alexandria City High School student was killed during a brawl at the Bradlee Shopping Center, there was another murder in the City’s West End. Enoc Cruz Villafuerte, 22, was arrested at the scene of a shooting in a West End apartment complex and was later charged with the murder of his brother, Jonathan Cruz Villafuerte.

This week also saw Superintendent Gregory Hutchings Jr. announce his resignation effective at the end of the summer. Hutchings has served as Alexandria City Public Schools superintendent since 2018. The announcement came just days after the School Board discussed new rules that would require Board members to send their media responses to their colleagues and limit conversations with school staff.

Top stories

  1. Behind closed doors, Alexandria School Board proposes ‘peer pressure’ procedure when talking to media
  2. Man in serious condition after being shot in Braddock Area Thursday morning
  3. Man charged with brother’s murder in West End shooting
  4. BREAKING: Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr. resigns
  5. Three-year-old Alexandria child revived by Narcan after drinking from wrong cup
  6. Alexandria man arrested for stealing car parts, eluding police in Fairfax County
  7. JUST IN: Short-staffed Alexandria Police Department to reduce service to public
  8. Alexandria needs volunteers for Torpedo Factory task force
  9. Slain Alexandria City High School senior given posthumous diploma
  10. Pair of new affordable housing developments headed to city review

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No one was injured or arrested after a report of gunfire in Old Town on Tuesday. The incident occurred at around 5:25 p.m. in the 600 block of S. Fayette…

(Updated 12:35 p.m.) Virginia Railway Express (VRE) trains were stopped last night after a vehicle struck the bridge over King Street — again. The delay is the latest in a…

Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.

Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM  to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.  

Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts. 

You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.

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Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour

The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.


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