Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
🌤 Today’s weather: Clear throughout the day. High of 42 and low of 29.
🌤 Tomorrow: Clear throughout the day. High of 46 and low of 30. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 4:55 pm.
🚨 You need to know
The victim of a fatal shooting in D.C. on Christmas Eve has been identified as Alexandria resident Richard Antonio Joseph, the Washington Post reported.
Joseph, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting in the 3600 block of Georgia Avenue NW, just south of the George Avenue-Petworth Metro station.
The shooting occurred just before 1 a.m. Another man was shot and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Several cars and local businesses were also struck by gunfire.
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Dec 27, 2022.
- Alexandria mayor praises Youngkin’s new affordable housing plan (1458 views)
- Suspect in targeted attack on Arlandria cars arrested on unrelated charges (1059 views)
- Hawaiian coffee chain sets late January opening for new Carlyle location | ALXnow (331 views)
- Rep. Beyer secures millions in funding for Alexandria affordable housing and police body-worn cameras (171 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- How To Get Rid Of Christmas Trees In Alexandria 2023
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🐦 Tweets of note
— DrainALX (@DrainALX) December 27, 2022
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— Port City Brewing Co (@PortCityBrew) December 27, 2022
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— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) December 27, 2022
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— AWLA Alexandria (@AlexAnimals) December 27, 2022
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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A 34-year-old Alexandria man has been charged with allegedly attempting to abduct a woman in Old Town earlier this month. At around 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, a 30-year-old…
Is the Alexandria School Board too big? Should their elections be staggered and three-year terms increased? The entire structure of the Alexandria School Board could soon be upended, as these…
The Little Theatre of Alexandria (600 Wolfe Street) is hosting a pair of staged reading events over the next two weeks to commemorate the murder of Matthew Shepard and raise…
Alexandria Police are investigating a robbery outside a Bank of America ATM in the West End. The incident occurred at around 7 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 30) in the 500…
If you had a chance to enhance a child’s future with a time commitment of less than 2 hours a week, how would you respond? You have that opportunity right now to join over 200 Alexandrians as a reading tutor volunteer with the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC).
ATC tutors work with one child in kindergarten, first, or second grade in Alexandria public schools who need extra help with reading. Tutors meet with their Book Buddy 1-2 times each week for 30 minutes October-May at school, during school hours. Many struggling readers only receive one-on-one instruction through this program, and it makes all the difference. Last year, ATC served 195 children, of whom 82% ended the year reading on grade level and 96% made substantial reading gains. But the need is great, and we are still seeing learning lags from the pandemic.
This year, ATC plans to significantly increase the size of the program to reach over 250 students and to serve every elementary school in Alexandria. This is very exciting news, but we will only succeed if we can recruit more tutors. ATC trains you, matches you with a child, and provides ongoing lesson materials and support.
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
Mark your calendars and join us for the Family Fun Fall Fest on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11am – 2pm!
This FREE in-person event will be held at the Shoppes at Foxchase, located at 4641 Duke St, Alexandria, VA