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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 another busy week in Alexandria. This week’s top stories focused on development projects all over the city, from Old Town North to Carlyle and in the West End….

All of Bishop Ireton High School skipped classes today for a good cause. More than 700 students, teachers and administrators participated in a cleanup of 30 sites in and around…

The Truist bank at 2809 Mount Vernon Avenue is temporarily closed today (Friday) after an alleged altercation with a former employee. A former employee who had been terminated allegedly told…

Just Listed in Alexandria

Just Listed includes a 6 BD/4.5 BA home with 10ft ceilings, a gas fireplace and a private balcony.

Il Porto Ristorante is thrilled to announce that a new executive chef has joined our team! Hailing from Sicily, Italy, Chef Giuseppe’s culinary journey began at home, where he was immersed in the rich aromas and flavors of homemade Italian cuisine from a young age. His culinary skills flourished further in Piedmont, Italy, where he had the privilege of learning from esteemed chefs renowned worldwide. Under their mentorship, he refined his craft and developed a unique culinary style that marries classic Italian traditions with contemporary flair. Now, Chef Giuseppe proudly brings his exceptional talents to Il Porto, infusing each dish with his distinct blend of tradition and innovation. Chef Giuseppe is introducing brand new dinner specials and entrees, so make a reservation to enjoy his culinary excellence, today!

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Pro Coro Alexandria – To the Sea

Join Pro Coro Alexandria, the chamber choir of the Alexandria Choral Society, this Saturday for our concert, “To the Sea.” Experience a variety of songs from beloved choral classics like “Shenandoah” and “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?”

Del Ray Kitchen Confidential Design Tour

Please join us for Del Ray Kitchen Confidential – a walking tour of recently renovated kitchens in Del Ray with the experts who make the magic happen! FA Design Build owner Rob Menefee and Design Consultant Melissa Fielding walk us

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