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Top stories this week in Alexandria

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This week’s top story was our poll on Alexandria’s new speed cameras. About 54% (406 voters) responded that adding speed cameras to school zones is a good idea, while 38% (289 voters) are against them and 8% (57 voters) are indifferent.

On Monday (October 10), Alexandria’s Noah and Josephus Lyles were presented with the key to the city by Mayor Justin Wilson at a small event at City Hall. Noah won the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics and has been praised for discussing his battles with mental health.

Mayor Justin Wilson presents springers Noah Lyles (middle) and brother Josephus with a commendation and the key to the City of Alexandria, October 10, 2022. (staff photo by James Cullum)

On Tuesday (October 11), ALXnow reported on the significant redesign of the controversial Samuel Madden redevelopment in the north end of the Braddock neighborhood.

On Wednesday (October 12), city leaders reported to City Council that amateur treasure hunting is hindering historic preservation efforts.

On Thursday (October 13), we reported that Virginia Attorney General Miyares will soon discuss school safety with Alexandria leaders.

Pipkin from a local privy (image via AlexArchaeology/Twitter)

Today (Friday, October 14), ALXnow reported on the need for increased middle school space in the city.

On Saturday (October 15), there will be a Chalk Walk in Old Town North, the Tons of Trucks event for kids at Chinquapin Park, and The Little Theatre of Alexandria will premier their latest show, “Design For Murder.

This Sunday (October 16), pet lovers should remember that Paws In The Park, Alexandria’s biggest pet adoption event, will completely take over Oronoco Bay Park. The StepALIVE! Walkathon is also on Sunday in Old Town.

Top stories

  1. Poll: How do you feel about Alexandria’s new speed cameras?
  2. Massachusetts-based bakery coming to Old Town
  3. Community meeting planned for controversial Braddock redevelopment
  4. Planning Commission conditionally approves special use permits to keep Alexandria Hyundai in business
  5. Acclaimed local chain Andy’s Pizza opens in Old Town
  6. Alexandria School Board hires search firm, wants new superintendent to start work this spring
  7. NVTC meeting tomorrow tackles Falls Church connection for new West End bus rapid transit
  8. Alexandria Vice Mayor credits Lorde with reigniting Potomac River swimming discussion
  9. Halloween bar ‘Nightmare On The Avenue’ opens in Del Ray
  10. Alexandria School Board asks City Council to reduce speed limits to 15 mph in school zones

Have a safe weekend!

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This week, we are thrilled to welcome Jane Lowery to our women’s therapy practice. Jane specializes in grief+loss therapy and she’s forming a support group for young adults who have lost a parent.

Grief work is personal for Jane. She’s a host with The Dinner Party, a national non-profit reducing the isolation & stigma for grieving 20 & 30-something’s with live and virtual sit-down dinners.

Jane is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Prior to becoming a therapist, she worked for over 10 years in technology philanthropy. Jane obtained her bachelor’s in American Studies from George Washington University.

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Made in Alexandria Fall Makers’ Market

The Made in ALX Fall Makers’ Market at Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandria is set for Sunday, Sept. 24!

This is the fall’s most fun sip-and-shop, featuring craft beer from the award-winning Port City Brewing Co. along with food,

2023 Alexandria Fall Festival

Food trucks, bounce houses, pony rides, magic shows and more at the 2023 Alexandria Fall Festival, an Alexandria Living event presented by The Patterson Group. Join us at River Farm on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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