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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Kids playing “Musical Cakes” at Pat Miller Square on First Thursday in Del Ray, July 7, 2022. (staff photo by James Cullum)

ALXnow had another slightly shortened week thanks to Fourth of July celebrations.

The big news this week is the GenOn Power Plant redevelopment plans moving forward despite pushback from local tenants and worker unions and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).

Top stories

  1. Arlington and Alexandria residents asked to be on the lookout for the invasive spotted lanternfly
  2. City Council wants to sell this tiny property on the Alexandria waterfront
  3. Alexandria man sentenced 20 years for West End murder
  4. St. Rita Catholic Church comes to agreement on construction of Arlandria affordable housing project
  5. Airports Authority says power plant redevelopment plans threaten DCA safety
  6. Alexandria’s massive RiverRenew Tunnel Project to be dedicated/unveiled next week
  7. Alexandria man charged in Richmond murder and I-95 police chase
  8. Alexandria Mayor warns fix for police short-staffing won’t be quick
  9. City Council approves major step in waterfront power plant redevelopment
  10. Police: One victim injured after Braddock neighborhood shooting

Recent Stories

It was a big week for getting a glimpse at Alexandria’s future. At a meeting this week, Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Environmental Quality Bill Skrabak offered an in-depth look…

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has unveiled the bluebell and cherry blossom-inspired art that will wrap around the exterior of the new Potomac Yard Metro station. Artist Rob…

Just Listed in Alexandria

A 2 BD/2 BA renovated townhome with an open floor plan, patio and fenced backyard in featured in Just Listed.

Alexandria transportation officials say that a pilot program to ease evening congestion on and around Duke Street is working and they want to make the changes permanent. City staff announced…

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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