Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Rain in the evening and overnight. High of 63 and low of 51.
☔ Tomorrow: Light rain in the morning. High of 63 and low of 40. Sunrise at 7:27 am and sunset at 5:08 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Thousands of households around Alexandria will lose access to food assistance and Medicaid starting next month.
SNAP food assistance was temporarily increased during the Covid pandemic, and anyone without health insurance could receive Medicaid. But in February many of those benefits are set to expire.
The Department of Community and Human Services said around 3,845 households will see a decrease in their SNAP benefits starting in March.
An estimated 6,549 households receiving Medicaid will lose coverage when all Medicaid recipients undergo reevaluation of their coverage to see if they still meet eligibility criteria.
“Beneficiaries with questions about their benefits may call 855.635.4370 or visit the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) at 2525 Mount Vernon Avenue or at the new DCHS location at 4850 Mark Center after February 3,” the Department of Community and Human Services said in a release.
Feb 2023 will be the last payment of the emergency food benefits. As a result, in Mar 2023, approximately 3,845 Alexandria households will see their SNAP benefits decrease. Beneficiaries with questions about their benefits may call 855.635.4370. More: https://t.co/59zD46KSi6 pic.twitter.com/v9swD9YCWz
— DCHS Alexandria, VA (@DCHS_AlexVA) January 11, 2023
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 11, 2023.
- Alexandria aims to rename three Confederate-honoring streets per year (606 views)
- Arlington’s suspected air bag thieves accused of 11 incidents in Alexandria (375 views)
- Notes: Alexandria Animal Hospital warns canine influenza is on the rise | ALXnow (240 views)
- Alexandria launches grant program for BIPOC business owners (57 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Chef Jacques Pepin Event Set at Inn at Little Washington
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 9:36 pm)
- January 2023
Alexandria Times (Wednesday @ 5:42 pm)
- Alexandria Launches Grant Program To Support BIPOC Business Owners
Zebra (Wednesday @ 4:15 pm)
- City Council Proclaims 2023 as ‘The Twig Year’ for 90 Years of Service
Zebra (Wednesday @ 3:59 pm)
- Mandatory Virtual Learning On Snow Days Proposed In Virginia Bill
Patch (Wednesday @ 11:46 am)
- New Skincare Pop-Up Opening in Alexandria February 3 – 26
Zebra (Wednesday @ 10:50 am)
- Minority-Owned Small Business Grant Program Launched In Alexandria
Patch (Wednesday @ 9:56 am)
- Alexandria Auction House to Hold ‘Appraisal Day’
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 8:42 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
At tonight’s Alexandria City Council meeting, @justindotnet proposed a plan to speed up the renaming of the 41+ streets in town named after Confederate leaders.
It would direct a cmte. to rename 3 of those a year, drawing from a list of new honorees emphasizing women & POC pic.twitter.com/nLZ1w6p7qI
— Teo Armus (@teoarmus) January 11, 2023
— Does Alexandria Have a Rainbow Crosswalk Yet? (@alxrainbow) January 10, 2023
Opening Season Four of @pod_virginia with one of our most popular guests, the assistant city manager & legislative director for @AlexandriaVAGov who explains what we can expect from #valeg 2023 https://t.co/TXynZazf5x
— Michael Pope (@MichaelLeePope) January 11, 2023
A great session where members discussed the continued importance of racial equity work both personally, organizationally, and systemically. https://t.co/OAUhHJzHVd
— ACT for Alexandria (@ACTforAlex) January 11, 2023
We kicked off in-season Futsal Ball Mastery on Saturday for several hundred kids! What a beautiful day at the Brenman Futsal Complex. The kids had a blast and got a thousand touches on the ball during LOTS of skills activities and small games. Seeya next Saturday! pic.twitter.com/nVJOI8hIJv
— Alexandria Soccer (@AlexandriaSoc) January 10, 2023
Power Plant Redevelopment Meeting on January 30th https://t.co/jniPhlZcR7
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) January 11, 2023
We love your pets as much as you, but please remember, No Poop in the Blue–container that is. Animal waste will contaminate recyclable materials requiring us to take them as trash. Learn tips on how to recycle right >> https://t.co/k913jORqMm pic.twitter.com/jgoVb8KvRH
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) January 11, 2023
5th grade artists created posters inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 20 of our talented artists will have their work exhibited in City Hall later this month. pic.twitter.com/5n3NRefaNJ
— JamesKPolkElementary (@JKPolkACPS) January 11, 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…
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