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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

A car meetup in the parking lot at W. Glebe Road and Mount Vernon Avenue on Feb. 23, 2023 (staff photo by James Cullum)

The “Top Stories” post has to start with an apology and correction for the lead story.

As was noted on Twitter: the top story about a new milkshake bar in Old Town did not have a joke about the 2003 hit song by Kelis “Milkshake.” This was an oversight on the part of the site editors.

The Crazy Mason will, surely, bring all the boys to the yard.

That aside, it was a big week for development in Alexandria. A West End office was recently converted into an apartment tower and a long-awaited affordable housing development in the Braddock neighborhood cleared City Council.

Inova also announced that it hopes for a 250-foot height allowance for the upcoming hospital project at Landmark.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. New milkshake bar coming to Old Town this summer
  2. Car meetups are happening at night in parking lots in Arlandria and Potomac Yard
  3. JUST IN: Alexandria man arrested after alleged carjacking of DASH bus in the West End
  4. High-rise West End office building converted into 212-unit apartment tower
  5. No arrests after shots fired near Alexandria Commons Shopping Center Thursday night
  6. Notes: Massive Braddock affordable housing project gets City Council approval
  7. Notes: Family of nuclear physicist who died by suicide in Alexandria jail sues government
  8. Alexandria’s School Board and City Council butt heads over school safety
  9. Notes: Bronx-style bodega opens on King Street
  10. Notes: Deputy Chief Brian Hricik dies after battle with cancer

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You’re getting pulled into meetings, and your unread emails keep ticking up. But you can’t focus because pet hair tumbleweeds keep floating across the floor, your desk has a fine layer of dust and you keep your video off in meetings so no one sees the chaos behind you.

It’s no secret a dirty home is distracting and even adds stress to your life. And who has the energy to clean after work? That’s why it’s smart to enlist the help of professionals, like Well-Paid Maids.

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Monarch Montessori School is now enrolling infants, toddlers and three year-olds for its full-time Montessori program. We offer a seamless enrollment process which involves submitting an application for review, paying the enrollment fee and submitting the remaining enrollment materials before your proposed start date.

At Monarch Montessori School, we aim to provide an authentic Montessori learning experience. At our Alexandria location, we currently have 8 openings in our Primary classroom (ages 3-6), and 6 openings in our Toddler classroom. Additionally, there are 3 infant openings at this time.

Our first floor space is an open concept. Infants and toddlers share the same large classroom. Children ages 3-6 are in two classrooms on our second floor. Each classroom has one lead and assistant guide. We offer a year-round program, with intermittent breaks for Spring Break and Winter Break.

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Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Annual Gala & Auction

Do good while having a good time at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s 38th Annual Gala and Auction at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The fun begins with a 2-hour open bar reception while mingling with 499 other Alexandrians who


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