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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

The Potomac Yard Metro station (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The biggest news out of Alexandria this week is undoubtedly the opening of the new Potomac Yard Metro station.

The station opened today after years of planning and over a year of delays. But the opening was a grand celebration, with workers who built the structure, elected officials who lobbied for funding, and staffers who planned it mingling and taking a ride to King Street.

But the opening hasn’t cracked ALXnow’s top ten most read for this week yet.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Alexandria teen robbed of his Nike Air Jordans finds alleged suspect wearing them on Instagram
  2. JUST IN: One person injured in shooting near the Braddock Road Metro station
  3. Office of Historic Alexandria provides guide to city’s Confederate street names ahead of renaming
  4. Alexandria City Council unanimously endorses energy plan for former power plant in Old Town North
  5. Notes: Police investigating dead body found at Landmark storage facility
  6. No arrest after gun displayed during argument at Potomac Yard Shopping Center
  7. Notes: Real estate sales declining across Northern Virginia
  8. ACPS says long lines at high school are part of adjustments to new security measures
  9. Maryland man busted for allegedly stealing $1,500 in products from Target in Potomac Yard
  10. City Council approves modifications to Old Town home with strange architectural history

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