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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

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