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It’s been a busy week in Alexandria, starting off with Halloween on Monday and continuing through to major changes for Potomac Yard and the former Landmark Mall site.

The city had not one, but two big Halloween celebrations: a parade in Del Ray on Sunday and trick-or-treating along Lee Street in Old Town on Monday.

At least one person may have gotten a little too carried away, however: a 61-year-old woman was arrested on Halloween for being a felon in possession of a stun gun and driving an unlicensed vehice.

  1. Man robbed while painting exterior of home in Old Town
  2. New city report says that the Seminary Road Diet is working
  3. Pentagon police officer accused of drug dealing is an Alexandria resident
  4. Major pieces of Landmark Mall redevelopment head to Planning Commission next month
  5. Metro’s Blue Line trains reopening in Alexandria on Sunday
  6. Old Town street closure planned ahead of trick-or-treating
  7. Two gunfire incidents in the West End over the weekend
  8. After decades of complaints, a new rail authority could be the key to fixing Alexandria’s railroad bridges
  9. PHOTOS: Thousands marched in the Del Ray Halloween Parade
  10. Construction of two apartment buildings in Potomac Yard put on hold

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Three West End neighborhood associations say that a proposed residential development at 1900 N. Beauregard Street will create too much density. The Seminary West Civic Association (SWCA), Seminary Heights Condominium…

Good Monday morning, Alexandria! 🌤 Today’s weather: Clear throughout the day. High of 51 and low of 35. ⛅ Tomorrow: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 59 and low…

It was a busy week for the Alexandria Fire Department. Today, AFD responded to a two-car crash on Seminary Road, which temporarily shut down westbound traffic on the street. On…

(Updated 2:50 p.m.) The westbound lanes of Seminary Road between the 4600 and 4700 blocks — near Francies C. Hammond Middle School — have reopened following a two-vehicle car crash that…

Alexandria Women for Good donated $6,720 to Alexandria’s Community Lodgings from their first donation cycle! They toured one of the learning centers, met some of the staff and kids, and handed over a big check.

Alexandria Women for Good is a newly formed local Grapevine Giving Circle composed of local Alexandria women who make the commitment to give back to the local community regularly and intentionally. Each quarter they raise money to give to local nonprofits making a difference.

For more information visit: circle/3y6h4Ay/Alexandria-Women-for-Good

Pictured left to right: Laura Herron, Laura Turner, Kate Wiley from Community Lodgings, and Laura Bloodgood

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Hi, my name is Moneim Z., and I am a blind male with chronic kidney disease, who needs a living kidney donor for a transplant. My blood type is B+, and I can accept a kidney from individuals who have blood types B and O.

To read my story, please see the attached letter.

To contact me directly, please email me at [email protected] or call at 571-428-5065. My living donor coordinator at INOVA Hospital, Amileen Cruz can be reached at (703) 776-8370 , or via email at [email protected]

Thank you!

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Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour

The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.

SONOVA presents: Scheherezade and Gala

The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia presents their Anniversary Gala Celebration and Concert on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 6:30pm at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

The gala (including light refreshments and a silent auction) will begin at 6:30pm at the


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