ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Milkshakes at The Crazy Mason (image via The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar Old Town Alexandria/Facebook)

It’s been an interesting week in Alexandria, with a preview of new Alexandria City Public Schools’ leadership and an announcement earlier today of another principal’s departure.

Two candidates are squaring off to fill the sizable shoes left in Alexandria City High School by the departing Principal Peter Balas. Alexander Duncan III, the Minnie Howard Campus administrator, and Marcia Rice, principal at Meadowbrook High School, answered a variety of questions Monday night in a Zoom meet-and-greet moderated by former ACHS principal John Porter.

Earlier today, Mount Vernon Community School Principal Liza Burrell-Aldana announced she would be resigning at the end of the month. The resignation comes just months after Burrell-Aldana was named Principal of the Year by the Washington Post.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Maryland man accused of placing peephole camera in bathroom of Alexandria restaurant
  2. Notes: Milkshake bar opening next month in Old Town, possibly bringing boys to the yard
  3. Here are the two Alexandria City High School executive principal finalists
  4. Prank call leads Alexandria Police into Old Town home with ballistic shields
  5. Alexandria ranked in top 20 places for families
  6. Here’s your guide to this weekend’s Portside in Old Town Summer Festival
  7. New maritime center at Waterfront Park opens this Saturday
  8. TONIGHT: Meet the two Alexandria City High School Executive Principal finalists on Zoom
  9. Covid funding could help restore ‘Green Book’ lodging in Parker Gray
  10. Alexandria leaders boiling mad over watered down stream restoration projects

Image via The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar/Facebook