Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Light rain. Cloudy. Mild. High of 67 and low of 49.
☔ Tomorrow: Heavy rain. Overcast. Cool. High of 56 and low of 54. Sunrise at 6:14 am and sunset at 7:56 pm.
🚨 You need to know
The final structural beam was put in place for the expanded Alexandria City High School Minnie Howard Campus earlier this week.
The laying of the last beam represents a milestone in the construction of the expansion project, which will increase the school’s capacity to 1,600 students and change the school from just 9th-grade students to all high school grades.
The project broke ground last March and is scheduled to open in the 2024-2025 school year.
This morning we held a topping out ceremony to celebrate a major milestone in the construction of the new Minnie Howard campus. pic.twitter.com/GizY9gQv8p
— Canek Aguirre (@CanekForCouncil) April 26, 2023
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Apr 26, 2023.
- Alexandria Police unveil strategy to combat crime surge (1078 views)
- Alexandria officials say some property owners discriminating over eviction assistance (741 views)
- No bond for Fairfax County man arrested for West End shooting and allegedly eluding police (736 views)
- Detroit-style pizza chain coming to Lynhaven (477 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
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- Alexandria Ranked Third Best City For Local Food In U.S.
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- ALX Dog Walk, More Spring Events Coming Up in Alexandria
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- Helicopter Noise In Northern Virginia Tackled Through New Measures
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- Quieter Nights: Helicopter Noise Mitigation Measures Start
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 7:13 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
In some ways, it wasn’t a great week for shops around Alexandria. Three Alexandria stores had drivers crash into them this week. At the Bradlee Shopping Center, a driver was…
Westbound drivers may want to avoid Duke Street near Landmark next week as construction will shut down part of the road. The closures will affect the westbound lanes on Duke…
Parents and teachers at a School Board meeting last night said the rollout of a new plan to split specialist teachers across schools has been an unmitigated disaster. The change…
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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.
Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School
Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on