Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
⛅ Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 66 and low of 41.
☔ Tomorrow: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 41. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 5:01 pm.
🚨 You need to know
The Alexandria Recurring Income for Success and Equity program (ARISE) will give the 170 participants $500 per month over a 24-month period. Participants must be City of Alexandria residents over 18 and must be at or below 50% of the area median income — for a single-family household, that means an annual income of $49,850.
Applicants selected for the program should start receiving checks by February, according to the city website.
“To gauge the result of this effort, the City will provide case management and engage a research partner,” Mayor Justin Wilson wrote in a newsletter. “Ultimately, the goal of the effort is to improve the economic stability of lower-income families. I am hopeful that the City can also glean lessons from this experiment to better guide how we administer other programs designed to alleviate poverty in the future.”
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 4, 2023.
- Police: Man with knife commits West End robbery (738 views)
- Alexandria City Council to consider resolution outlining which flags can be flown and when (567 views)
- Birchmere brushes up against city zoning ordinance in switch to electric signage (454 views)
- Shots fired on Lincolnia Road, no injuries | ALXnow (106 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Modern Elements Visible In 1880 Victorian Home In Alexandria
Patch (Wednesday @ 5:01 pm)
- Guaranteed Income Program Recipients Chosen In Alexandria
Patch (Wednesday @ 4:24 pm)
- Winter at Mount Vernon: Tea with Martha and More!
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 4:07 pm)
- Garden Lectures Set for January, February
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 3:04 pm)
- ‘Sister Act’ Debuts at The Little Theatre of Alexandria Jan. 14
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 2:56 pm)
- The Art League Opens New Exhibit Tuesday, Jan. 10
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 2:43 pm)
- Cameron Run Ice Rink Open Weekends ’til Feb. 26
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 2:29 pm)
- Del Ray Artisans Art Exhibit Opens Friday, Jan. 6
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 2:24 pm)
- Concerts Coming Up at the Birchmere
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 2:16 pm)
- New Lighting Store Offers Celebration with $150 Raffles and Live Music January 18
Zebra (Wednesday @ 11:29 am)
- Samuel Madden Housing Redevelopment Heads To Planning Commission
Patch (Wednesday @ 11:05 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
The Commission holds its monthly meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. and we want to hear from you! Read the meeting materials here: https://t.co/ePH8lu1aYK and comment here: https://t.co/VWJgeA8Smi Deadline: 3 p.m. Thursday, January 5 pic.twitter.com/MiWErxfUrK
— NVTC (@NoVaTransit) January 4, 2023
— Metro (@wmata) January 4, 2023
— DrainALX (@DrainALX) January 4, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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A look at the most and least expensive townhouses sold in Alexandria last month, August 2023.
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The Made in ALX Fall Makers’ Market at Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandria is set for Sunday, Sept. 24!
This is the fall’s most fun sip-and-shop, featuring craft beer from the award-winning Port City Brewing Co. along with food,