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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

A woman was assaulted outside the Firehook Bakery at 430 S. Washington Street, Sept. 1, 2023 (staff photo by James Cullum)

Big news week in Alexandria.

A possible robbery with minor injuries turned into the sixth murder of the year in the city. Police are also investigating an alleged attempted abduction and robbery in Old Town. So far, police have been playing their cards close to the chest with details on both cases.

Meanwhile, a Del Ray Italian restaurant that closed to Covid is reopening and something might be stirring in the long “opening soon” Yates Pizza Palace… again.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Notes: Amazon kills off grocery store plans, one will be replaced with a golfing range (21697 views)
  2. New apartment development in Old Town riles up nearby residents (15448 views)
  3. BREAKING: One suspect charged with murder after victim from altercation dies (5656 views)
  4. Notes: Italian restaurant reopens in Del Ray after pandemic closure (5557 views)
  5. Alexandria considering bike lanes for Mount Vernon Trail route into Old Town (4676 views)
  6. Alexandria and Arlington celebrating joint bridge building effort at Arlandria Pizza Hut (3344 views)
  7. Alexandria teachers raise nearly $1 million in crowdfunding (2602 views)
  8. Carlyle neighborhood street shutting down for four months due to stormwater improvements (2559 views)
  9. UPDATE: Official says bizarre Covid-related Halloween party cancelation notice wasn’t from city (2508 views)
  10. Notes: Outlandish new ‘Milkshake Bar’ opens in Old Town

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