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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Anh Phan at Alexandria City Hall, June 28, 2022. (staff photo by James Cullum)

ALXnow is heading into another long weekend with Fourth of July on Monday.

The big stories this week involved back-and-forths over city policy, from a new conditional height increase to arguments over abortion that briefly derailed a City Council meeting.

Top stories

  1. Wave of Del Ray protestors prompts Planning Commission to defer affordable housing height increase
  2. Motorcyclist dies after crashing and falling off Eisenhower Avenue exit ramp
  3. After hit-and-runs, Alexandria Police capture suspect on foot on Interstate 95
  4. Tenant and worker groups voice opposition to power plant plans ahead of City Council review
  5. I-395 lane closures in Alexandria start tonight
  6. Alexandria City Council meeting disrupted by anti-abortion activists
  7. Falls Church restaurant Thompson Italian to take over former Hank’s Oyster Bar spot in Old Town
  8. Fairfax County man charged with vehicular manslaughter and DWI for fatal Duke Street crash
  9. City Council to adopt resolution to protect abortion access in Alexandria
  10. Alexandria getting first-ever speed cameras in five school zones early next year

Recent Stories

The 367-unit residential development The Rutherford is headed to Planning Commission review tomorrow and makes use of a relatively recent new policy that codified an older trade. The project is…

New French restaurant Josephine is opening at 109 St Asaph Street in Old Town this week and folks are already losing their heads over it. According to the website, the…

This reporter’s already noted that Alexandria bears a passing resemblance to the province of Skyrim* and that Nordic connection is only getting stronger: the Landmark neighborhood is getting a new…

Last week, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) was blasted by parents and teachers at a School Board meeting over a decision to spread specialist teachers across multiple schools. Music, art…

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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information:, 770.789.3534.

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Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School

Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on


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