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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Inova at Landmark construction, January 2023 (staff photo by James Cullum)

This week saw several longtime topics of discussion around Alexandria get new updates.

Designs emerged for the planned Inova hospital at the former Landmark Mall development. Demolition on the mall started last May and the project is expected to wrap up in 2028. Plans show development coming into place around the former Landmark site over a few phases.

The week also started with — what else — more trouble with the Metro. WMATA had initially announced that Metro trains would be running every 25 minutes, but walked that back later after the safety advisory group Washington Metrorail Safety Commission granted Metro a stay until Jan. 24 to address issues in a safety directive.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. JUST IN: Duke Street shooting suspect was released from jail last year
  2. New renderings of massive Landmark redevelopment show Inova’s vision for glassy new hospital
  3. Police investigating ‘person of interest’ after man shot near Holmes Run on Sunday night
  4. Alexandria leaders watching marijuana retail legislation ‘grow’ with interest
  5. Alexandria’s COVID-19 Community Level goes back to ‘high’
  6. Tatte Bakery & Cafe files permit for new King Street location
  7. Thicker Cloudz smoke shop opens on King Street in Old Town
  8. Most and least expensive townhouses sold in Alexandria
  9. Alexandria seeking funding to preserve the oral history of historic black cemetery in Old Town
  10. New trail highlights Black history across southern Old Town

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By the time this story is published, candidates will have just an hour-and-a-half to file the necessary paperwork to run in the Jan. 9 special election to fill the vacant seat on the Alexandria School Board.

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The Alexandria Police Department says that an arrest was made after a man was injured in an attempted robbery in the Landmark area of Alexandria’s West End last week. APD…

Eat Fish, Be Healthy — even at home! Opening their storefront in November 2020, owners Michael and Katy set out to supply top quality fresh and frozen seafood to Alexandria…

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Christmas Through The Ages

Christmas Through The Ages – Join the Washington Men’s Camerata, and Guest Director Scott Tucker for a program of Christmas and holiday music spanning the centuries through today, featuring the music of Bach, Lauridsen, Abbie Betinis, and many others.


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