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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Old Town residents and business owners are up in arms for not being officially notified of a route change for the George Washington Birthday Parade on Feb. 20 (President’s Day)….
As rainfall travels down the hills of the Parkfairfax neighborhood, the momentum sweeps it past the slim gutters meant to catch the water, propelling it further downhill to devastating effect….
Cloud is a 10-year-old black and brown medium-haired cat searching for her forever home. Currently up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, she has a decade of…
A 23-year-old Lorton man was charged with driving while intoxicated after allegedly crashing into four cars in Old Town. The crash occurred near the intersection of S. Patrick Street and…
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]
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