Good Monday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Increasing clouds, with a high near 64. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph and scattered showers tonight. On Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
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In the wake of a fatal stabbing and several other violent incidents, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) and local police have been cracking down on truancy and bad behavior at the Bradlee Shopping Center. Local businesses told WTOP: it’s working.
Superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt said she and other ACPS staff members, along with Alexandria Police Department officers, occasionally go to Bradlee Shopping Center to direct students there back to school. Meanwhile, the Alexandria Police Department has been increasing its presence at the shopping center after school hours.
Businesses in the shopping center told WTOP that the changes have been having a positive effect.
WTOP reported that an assistant manager at Batteries Plus Bulbs said the number of students in the shopping center declined over the last year since police started escorting them away, and that fights in the area have gone down. Another manager at a shoe repair shop Best Foot Forward said there have been more police in the shopping center recently and sometimes they check in on stores.
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Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
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