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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

It’s been a busy week of meetings in Alexandria.

First, parents met with Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) leadership in a forum addressing safety in schools, a major talking point in schools after the murder of a student this summer and issues involving violent “crews” in ACPS.

In an Agenda Alexandria meeting, City Manager James Parajon said adding density to the city is vital to meeting affordable housing needs, though some in the audience expressed concerns that added density could harm the “historic nature” of Alexandria.

Lastly, the Chamber ALX held its Best in Business awards last night. Land use attorney Cathy Puskar was named the 2022 Business Leader of the Year and restaurant Chadwicks (203 Strand Street) was named Overall Business of the Year.

Top stories

  1. New Duke Street development replacing car dealership with affordable housing
  2. Tenant arrested for allegedly pointing handgun at landlord in West End apartment
  3. City Manager: Trading height for affordable housing means ‘unlikely’ impact on historic districts
  4. Alexandria mayor to present multi-year plan to rename streets named after Confederate soldiers
  5. Potomac Yard Metro station hits major milestone after earlier plans derailed by delays
  6. Alexandria lowers speed limits on major West End streets
  7. Falafel Inc. opening on Halloween on King Street in Old Town
  8. Nine more COVID deaths in Alexandria within the last month
  9. Public comment period closing on three Duke Street Transitway options
  10. Alexandria City Council hires auditor to review allegations of police misconduct

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