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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

It’s been a busy week as the city announced progress on a few new policies that could give a financial boost to some Alexandrians in need.

One of the most notable is a pilot project testing out a Universal Basic Income pilot with $500 a month for local residents making less than half of the area median income. Local residents can apply for Alexandria’s Recurring Income for Success and Equity (ARISE) online.

Another funding request under consideration is $500,000 to a program that offers grants to minority-owned businesses. Minority-owned businesses were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and the program aims to offer support for those that may have been missed from earlier recovery programs.

  1. Alexandria seeking qualified locals to receive $500 a month for two years
  2. Pedestrian critically injured in Landmark crash
  3. No injuries after shots fired on Duke Street Sunday night
  4. Townsend Van Fleet, Alexandria City Council candidate and community leader, dies
  5. Jersey Mike’s to open in Alexandria Commons tomorrow
  6. Alexandria Hyundai gets approval to run in Del Ray until 2045
  7. Two crashes with serious injuries bookend Monday
  8. Meet the couple behind one of Old Town’s best Halloween displays
  9. Alexandria opens up about progress on Holmes Run Trail fix and Mount Vernon Trail widening
  10. City Manager Jim Parajon to discuss exchanging building heights for more affordable housing

Recent Stories

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Discover the festive events taking place during the month of December across various neighborhoods in Alexandria.

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Brassy Jazzy Christmas

Don’t miss this toe tapping celebration!

The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) presents “Brassy Jazzy Christmas,” a strong lineup of Christmas and holiday favorites. Inspired by Stan Keton’s album “A Merry Christmas!,” SONOVA has created a jazz band–substituting french

Alexandria’s 47th Annual Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race

Join in Alexandria’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition- the 47th Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race. Alexandria’s favorite Thanksgiving morning tradition, the Alexandria Turkey Trot, returns to the streets of Del Ray on Thursday, November 24 at 9 a.m. In the spirit of

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