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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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Alexandria’s revenue tax is growing, but too sluggishly to keep pace with the expenditures — leading to a $17 million shortfall as the city heads into budget season. That estimate,…

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