Post Content

ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

The first day at school at George Mason Elementary School, August 21, 2023 (staff photo by James Cullum)

It was a busy first week back at school in Alexandria.

The biggest tasks facing Alexandria City Public Schools leadership are combating absenteeism, closing the academic achievement gap, and addressing concerns about school safety. A new report to the School Board last night indicated that most students in Alexandria’s middle and high schools feel unsafe.

Alexandria City High School also had an unpleasant surprise on Monday when a fire alarm forced students to evacuate.

Meanwhile, Jack Browand, division chief of Parks and Cultural Activities, shed some light on questions about a light pole at Hammond Middle School. Despite earlier public concerns that the pole is positioned on the track, Browand said the pole isn’t in a usable lane of the track and is where it was located in plans approved by Alexandria’s City Council.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Matt and Tony’s manager Mya Hall killed in Baltimore crash (17793 views)
  2. Late night robberies prompt an Alexandria convenience store to adjusts its hours (7656 views)
  3. Dollar Tree coming to former CVS in Arlandria (4824 views)
  4. Alexandria’s ‘Classic Car Show’ rolls into town next month (4304 views)
  5. Alexandria rolls out timeline for massive housing reform project (3793 views)
  6. Alexandria Police: No arrests after multiple shots fired incidents this weekend (3024 views)
  7. First day of school at Alexandria City High School briefly derailed by fire alarm (3001 views)
  8. El Salvadoran restaurant moves to Del Ray North shopping center (2993 views)
  9. Notes: Old Town museum celebrates its illicit boozy history (1618 views)
  10. Alexandria’s speedster Noah Lyles wins 100m at World Championships (1597 views)

Recent Stories

A look at the smallest and largest homes sold in Alexandria last month, August 2023.

With emergency medical incidents taking up nearly 75% of calls for service, the Alexandria Fire Department (AFD) is planning to redeploy some of its resources, Fire Chief Corey Smedley tells…

From the 21st Annual Alexandria Old Town Art Festival to Oysterfest 2023, there’s something for everyone this weekend in Alexandria. Here’s a look at what’s happening for events, live music,…

The Alexandria Police Department (APD) said one man was injured in a robbery near the Mark Center. APD said the victim sustained minor injuries. Two male suspects reportedly attacked the…

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.

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

Our local therapy practice is delighted to welcome Stacey Cali, Resident in Counseling, who has openings now for new clients. Stacey specializes in therapy for women, couples, teens and families. A graduate of George Mason University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program, Stacey is also passionate about working with people with addiction.

Stacey’s approach: “Therapy’s a powerful combination of reflection, support and action. You’ll find sessions are filled with empowerment, compassion, goal setting and a metaphorical shovel to dig deep to find the root of your difficulties and how to move past them.”

Adds Stacey, “As a therapist who works with women, teens, couples and families, I use a personalized style of counseling, tailored to you as an individual. You’re the expert in your life, I’m just here to guide you towards transformation and healing.”

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

2023 Alexandria Fall Festival

Food trucks, bounce houses, pony rides, magic shows and more at the 2023 Alexandria Fall Festival, an Alexandria Living event presented by The Patterson Group. Join us at River Farm on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Subscribe to our mailing list