Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph. At night: Widespread haze before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
🚨 You need to know
If you’ve seen a bunch of flashing lights around the 3800 block of Braddock Road: it’s alright, it’s a training exercise.
The Alexandria Police Department said earlier this week that a training exercise involving various Alexandria public safety agencies will be ongoing from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today near Episcopal High School.
“Please be sure to remain calm and do not be alarmed,” the notification said. “Public safety agencies of the City of Alexandria organized this exercise to test the emergency response and enhance preparedness in our community.”
Notification:: There is a moderate police presence in the 200 block of North Breckinridge Place, this is in response to a shooting. One victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries. APD is on the scene and investigating. pic.twitter.com/5pUXB20Qp6
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) June 4, 2023
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jun 6, 2023.
- BREAKING: 17-year-old found guilty of murder at Bradlee Shopping Center (2905 views)
- Poll: Have safety issues at the Bradlee Shopping Center affected whether or not you shop there? (999 views)
- Bradlee Shopping Center stabbing suspect implicated by videos on his phone (931 views)
- Notes: Tall Ship Providence returns to Old Town (204 views)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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There are some exciting changes underway this week, from new businesses to new infrastructure improvements. While Astro Beer Hall (4001 Campbell Avenue) is outside of Alexandria in the Shirlington neighborhood,…
At a town hall meeting last Sunday, most City Council members said — in no uncertain terms — that they are opposed to a ward system in Alexandra. Currently, all…
Alexandria is bracing for a federal government shutdown at midnight on Sunday (Oct. 1). The city is preparing a package of services for impacted city residents, should Congress not come…
Shuttles are running between the Potomac Yard Metro station and National Airport Metro station after a derailment this morning. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) said there were no injuries…
If you had a chance to enhance a child’s future with a time commitment of less than 2 hours a week, how would you respond? You have that opportunity right now to join over 200 Alexandrians as a reading tutor volunteer with the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC).
ATC tutors work with one child in kindergarten, first, or second grade in Alexandria public schools who need extra help with reading. Tutors meet with their Book Buddy 1-2 times each week for 30 minutes October-May at school, during school hours. Many struggling readers only receive one-on-one instruction through this program, and it makes all the difference. Last year, ATC served 195 children, of whom 82% ended the year reading on grade level and 96% made substantial reading gains. But the need is great, and we are still seeing learning lags from the pandemic.
This year, ATC plans to significantly increase the size of the program to reach over 250 students and to serve every elementary school in Alexandria. This is very exciting news, but we will only succeed if we can recruit more tutors. ATC trains you, matches you with a child, and provides ongoing lesson materials and support.
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
Mark your calendars and join us for the Family Fun Fall Fest on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11am – 2pm!
This FREE in-person event will be held at the Shoppes at Foxchase, located at 4641 Duke St, Alexandria, VA