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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 Alexandria Police Department said in a release that a handgun was confiscated from a student at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy (530 S St Asaph Street) today. According to the release:…

It’s been a busy news week in Alexandria. On the positive site: one of the bigger stories is that the city achieved zero traffic fatalities in 2023. It’s a significant…

If you’re looking for something to do tonight (Friday), Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is hosting a 21-and-over “Tavern Games Night“. The event is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum…

The Alexandria Police Department (APD) arrested Robert Walker, a 34-year-old D.C. resident, for a carjacking just a few blocks away from APD headquarters and striking a police vehicle. Police said…

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Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Annual Gala & Auction

Do good while having a good time at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s 38th Annual Gala and Auction at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The fun begins with a 2-hour open bar reception while mingling with 499 other Alexandrians who

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