Good Monday morning, Alexandria!
🌤 Today’s weather: Clear throughout the day. High of 48 and low of 31.
⛅ Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 32. Sunrise at 7:10 am and sunset at 5:36 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Workers at the shopping center told ABC7 that around 2:30 p.m., after students get out of school, the shopping center is frequently packed with students littering, yelling, and fighting.
Police have been called out to the Bradlee Shopping Center multiple times to handle issues with teens on the shopping center grounds, from an arrest last month to a teen beaten and robbed by another group of teens last May.
Meanwhile, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is moving forward with new safety measures at schools, including new metal detectors. Separately, a group of teens surveyed by the city put together a list of suggestions to help local students, which included offering more creative, inclusive, and flexible after-school youth programs.
📈 Friday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Feb 3, 2023.
- ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria (885 views)
- Pilot for metal detectors in schools approved by Alexandria School Board (505 views)
- Where to get Girl Scout cookies around Alexandria (378 views)
- Just Listed in Alexandria (273 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- The Art League’s Patrons’ Show Returns In Person
Zebra (Monday @ 12:00 am)
- Browne Academy’s 8th Graders Take Second in ‘We the People’ Competition
Zebra (Sunday @ 3:16 pm)
- Look What’s Coming Your Alexandria Neighborhood
Zebra (Sunday @ 10:49 am)
- Alexandria Pet Of The Week: Chloe Is Looking For A Quiet Home
Patch (Friday @ 5:09 pm)
- Girl Scout Cookie Mania: Where To Find Stands Around Alexandria
Patch (Friday @ 4:24 pm)
- School Threats, Figure Skating Champ, Retail Closures: Top VA News
Patch (Friday @ 2:18 pm)
- ALIVE Food Hub Planned At Proposed Samuel Madden Redevelopment
Patch (Friday @ 12:46 pm)
- Never a Bad Hare Day for Ruby
Alexandria Living (Friday @ 7:45 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
📅 Upcoming events
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At a town hall meeting last Sunday, most City Council members said — in no uncertain terms — that they are opposed to a ward system in Alexandra. Currently, all…
Alexandria is bracing for a federal government shutdown at midnight on Sunday (Oct. 1). The city is preparing a package of services for impacted city residents, should Congress not come…
Shuttles are running between the Potomac Yard Metro station and National Airport Metro station after a derailment this morning. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) said there were no injuries…
Just Listed includes a 1 BD/1 BA freshly painted condo with an in-unit washer/dryer, hardwood floors and built-in cabinetry.
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.