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The Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Old Town, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 (staff photo by James Cullum)

DC follows Alexandria’s bus example — “The District will become the nation’s most populous city to offer free public transit after the D.C. Council voted Tuesday to waive fares for Metrobus rides.” [Washington Post]

It’s Wednesday — Possible drizzle in the morning. High of 59 and low of 50. Sunrise at 7:15 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. [Weather.gov]

Alexandria reconsidering right-on-red — “More ‘No Right on Red’ signs may appear across the city in the coming years.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

No injuries in Hybla Valley fire — “An unoccupied commercial space was the site of a fire Monday night in Hybla Valley, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.” [Patch]

Virginia reevaluating fees and fines for inmates — “Lawmakers take a look at fines and fees charged to inmates at jails across Virginia.” [Alexandria Gazette]

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The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office and Alexandria Police Department are investigating an in-custody death at the jail. Ahntais Lucas, 39, from Fairfax County, was found unresponsive and alone in his cell…

Good Monday morning, Alexandria! 🌥️ Today’s weather: Mostly sunny with a high near 65. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 46. 🚨 You need to know An economic analysis said that…

A bit of a slower news week in Alexandria. The fight over the Potomac Yard arena was still ongoing and Metro funding got tied up into the mix. Over the…

A new pilot program to step up parking enforcement in Old Town netted 4,000 citations in its first month. A staff memo (page 8) to the Traffic and Parking Board…

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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM

Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.

Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.

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2nd Annual Pysanky Party This Sunday

Again this year, The Critical Mass, LLC, the Made in ALX store and local Ukrainian-American artists are throwing a Pysanky Party — and partnering on a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Razom for Ukraine.

The free event, from 5 –

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