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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Eisenhower Avenue and Mill Road intersection (staff photo by James Cullum)

It’s been a busy week in Alexandria.

Alexandria City Public Schools is facing a staffing crisis, with the school division struggling to fill basic instructional positions. The city is working on a solution that could help streamline the onboarding process.

Meanwhile, Alexandria’s Mayor lamented the waste of $1.8 million in Taylor and Strawberry Run projects.

“That’s $1.8 million that we spent on these two projects and we essentially have nothing for that,” Wilson said at a City Council meeting. “We had a lot of planning, a lot of meetings, a lot of discussion with the community, and that’s great, but we don’t have a lot else.”

Similarly, city staff are trying to make the best of a bad situation with Eisenhower Avenue and Mill Road, where the city recently completed a project that’s at least a decade out of touch with current city transportation planning — but was too expensive to cancel.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Parents decry ‘staffing crisis’ in Alexandria City Public Schools (8451 views)
  2. Alexandria looking for state help to fix its dangerous T-intersections (6672 views)
  3. BREAKING: Foot pursuit ends with arrest in Del Ray apartment building (5605 views)
  4. Marijuana is now a banned substance in Alexandria City Public Schools (5256 views)
  5. Port City brings back ale celebrating Alexandria’s most iconic mystery (4740 views)
  6. City staff reflect on one of Alexandria’s most bizarre and troubled transportation projects (3869 views)
  7. Tour d’Alexandria bike ride rolling into town later this month (3697 views)
  8. Del Ray hardware store owner wants to sell by the end of the year (3004 views)
  9. Notes: Schools and business owners say unrest at Bradlee Shopping Center has settled in recent months (2983 views)
  10. Convicted felon arrested in Del Ray for alleged weapon, drug possession and wearing a mask (2913 views)

On the ALXnow podcast this week, Jo DeVoe, James Cullum and Vernon Miles discussed some of the stories above. Subscribe on AppleAmazonSpotify or iHeart.

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