ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Beyond Hello’s Fairfax location (image courtesy Jushi)

One of the big stories of this week broke last night: ACPS has chosen a new interim superintendent, Melanie Kay-Wyatt, after the departure Superintendent Gregory Hutchings announced his resignation in June.

The top story of the week, though, was just outside the city borders. A new canabis dispensary, Beyond Hello, is opening just south of the city’s border at 5902 Richmond Highway in Fairfax. The site is, as some commentators humorously noted, formerly the location of Great American Buffet.

  1. New cannabis dispensary opening this week just south of Alexandria
  2. Era of deregulated sidewalk dining on King Street ending this fall
  3. Arlington man allegedly abducts and robs disabled ex-girlfriend in West End apartment
  4. Poll: Should Duke Street traffic changes become permanent?
  5. Peter Laboy ‘justified’ after man who shot him sentenced to life for arson
  6. Suspect allegedly broke into same West End apartment complex three weeks before double murder
  7. ‘Tiki Bar Del Ray’ pop-up is running longer than expected
  8. Where the Polk Avenue sidewalk ends, neighbor concerns about parking and park stability begins
  9. Alexandria is giving the monkeypox vaccine to high-risk residents
  10. Parents create list of safety recommendations for Alexandria City Public Schools

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It barely got more than a blip in the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s (NOVA Parks) new strategic plan, but the regional park organization said one of its near-term goals…

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