Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Rain in the morning. High of 53 and low of 49.
🌬 Tomorrow: Windy in the morning. High of 75 and low of 57. Sunrise at 6:51 am and sunset at 5:55 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Scanner traffic indicated that a gunshot was reported, and police said in the release that the medical examiner has officially ruled the incident as a gun-related homicide.
Junior Espinal-Calix, a 19-year-old Alexandria resident, has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter. He is being held without bond. A preliminary hearing for the case is scheduled for March 31.
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Feb 21, 2023.
- Alexandria teen charged with involuntary manslaughter after ‘sudden death’ last Friday (3880 views)
- Notes: Suspect charged in alleged attempted dog poisoning in Del Ray | ALXnow (1150 views)
- Live Alexandria: We want you! (321 views)
- Alexandria implementing new ‘slow zone’ for scooters in Old Town’s Robinson Landing neighborhood (280 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Second Open Call Set for Artists at the Torpedo Factory
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 6:58 pm)
- 🌱 Tax On Business Initiative + E-Scooter Pilot Program
Patch (Tuesday @ 6:19 pm)
- ‘Slow Zone’ For E-Scooters, E-Bikes Tested In Alexandria Neigborhood
Patch (Tuesday @ 4:55 pm)
- Slow Down: 8 MPH Speed Limit Proposed for Scooters in Parts of Old Town Alexabdria
Zebra (Tuesday @ 3:28 pm)
- New Restaurants to Try in Alexandria in 2023
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 2:05 pm)
- Eddie’s Little Shop and Deli Opens On Alexandria’s King Street
Patch (Tuesday @ 12:52 pm)
- A Night of Music and Poetry: Alexandria Choral Society Performing March 11 at Masonic Memorial
Zebra (Tuesday @ 11:46 am)
- George Washington Birthday Parade 2023: See Photos
Patch (Tuesday @ 11:23 am)
- Attempted Dog Poisoning In Del Ray Draws Call For Prosecution
Patch (Tuesday @ 9:29 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Today we honor one of APD's pioneers, Officer Albert Augustine Beverly. Ofc. Beverly became the first African-American police officer for the City of Alexandria in 1965. Officer Beverly passed away on February 21, 2020. Today we honor his legacy. #BlackHistorymonth pic.twitter.com/EgErKoosLE
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) February 21, 2023
This tree was so overgrown with vines you couldn't even walk underneath it. Thankfully we had a team of 20+ volunteers to help clear out the overgrowth so the tree can thrive.
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) February 21, 2023
There is one week left to complete the feedback form regarding safety improvements at the intersections of Duke Street & South Henry Street, and Duke Street & South Patrick Street. Find the feedback form here >> https://t.co/gNyeQLdRkP pic.twitter.com/B75D0Aluu0
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) February 20, 2023
News Release:: Friday's sudden death incident was ruled a gun-related homicide by the Medical Examiner.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) February 21, 2023
Beginning February 21 and running through May 21, the City will institute a slow zone that limits the speed of dockless scooters and e-bikes used in the Robinson Landing neighborhood of Old Town. Let us know your feedback on this new pilot program >> https://t.co/MsuH395xME. pic.twitter.com/qmDq96EAIp
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) February 21, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
It was another busy week in Alexandria. The fallout of Wilson’s announcement that he would not run for reelection continues, with two City Council members — Vice Mayor Amy Jackson…
A small but dedicated team of volunteers spent last Saturday clearing trash from Holmes Run near the Charles Beatley Library. The City of Alexandria celebrated twelve volunteers who helped in…
With the advent of virtual learning in public schools during the Covid pandemic, it seemed like snow days would become a thing of the past. In late 2021, Alexandria said…
A 4 BD/4.5 BA brick townhome with four finished levels, multiple fireplaces and a brick patio is included in Just Listed.
About Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT): Latinas Leading Tomorrow is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young Latina women through education, mentorship, and leadership development. We are committed to fostering a community of future leaders who will make a significant impact to the community.
Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Part-time Executive Director to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can oversee day-to-day operations, drive fundraising efforts, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders. This is a 1099 position; Remote position with ability to attend DMV events; 8-10 hours a week; $35-40/per hour.
Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.