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
Alexandria police confirmed that the victim in last week’s sudden death incident was 21-year-old Nabel Chávez.
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.
Volunteer at an upcoming event: https://t.co/h4sn9LtQJL
Donate: https://t.co/gjFDOHYMUC pic.twitter.com/YTBeL2SX80
— 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.
Read more:: https://t.co/WCbzQmAYOO pic.twitter.com/QgCX7Z2RxD
— 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.
This past week saw 30 homes sold in Alexandria. The least expensive condo, single-family home or townhouse sale over the past seven days was $190,000 while the most expensive was…
One year after a plan to open at 128 N. Pitt Street seemingly fell through, hyper-popular D.C. bagel shop Call Your Mother Deli says an Alexandria location in Old Town…
No one was injured or arrested after a report of gunfire in Old Town on Tuesday. The incident occurred at around 5:25 p.m. in the 600 block of S. Fayette…
(Updated 12:35 p.m.) Virginia Railway Express (VRE) trains were stopped last night after a vehicle struck the bridge over King Street — again. The delay is the latest in a…
Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.
Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.
Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts.
You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.
EDBS Dental Billing Solutions is pleased to announce that it has achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard® compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.
The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard, Compliancy Group’s proprietary compliance tracking solution.
Clients and patients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance and how the regulation protects their personal information. Forward-thinking providers like EDBS Dental Billing Solutions choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.
Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.