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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Alexandria Police outside the Exxon gas station at Mount Vernone and E. Monroe Avenues, where the suspect in a stabbing death was arrested, Nov. 12, 2022 (staff photo by James Cullum)

It’s been a busy week in Alexandria.

Alexandria’s Zoning for Housing/Housing for All discussion is coming to a head, with the policy proposal entering the home stretch before final review at a City Council meeting later this month.

The city also grappled with several crimes this week, most notably the city’s seventh homicide. Emmanuel Negatu, 38, of Centreville, was fatally stabbed in a Del Ray church on Sunday. One suspect, Bisrat Shaga, was arrested and will head to court on Dec. 19.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. BREAKING: Man stabbed to death in Del Ray, suspect arrested (32571 views)
  2. BREAKING: Suspect identified in fatal Del Ray church stabbing on Sunday (10256 views)
  3. Police investigating robbery at the Bradlee Shopping Center (8797 views)
  4. Alexandria City Public Schools accidentally shares private student information in newsletter (7494 views)
  5. Royal Restaurant in Old Town North converting parking to outdoor seating (6524 views)
  6. New code change could allow Alexandria to crack down on crosswalk infractions (6118 views)
  7. Alexandria hosting community meeting tonight on plans to reshape the West End (4756 views)
  8. Alexandria School Board member Willie Bailey resigns (4200 views)
  9. Police: Suspects in stolen car elude police by driving into Maryland (4161 views)
  10. Man suffers life-threatening injuries in West End fistfight (4054 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.

Recent Stories

The YMCA in Del Ray (420 E Monroe Avenue) is temporarily closed after a medical incident. Alexandria Fire-EMS are on the scene assisting a woman who went into cardiac arrest…

Alexandria Congressman split his votes on security funding bills for U.S. allies over the weekend. Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) voted for bills to aid the defense of Ukraine, which is under Russian invasion,…

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of luxury handbags stolen from two consignment shops in the city. On Jan. 26, the owner of…

A little over two years after it opened, Foxtrot in Old Town is closed — swept up in a series of closures affecting all locations in the Washington D.C. area….

For many remote workers, a messy home is distracting.

You’re getting pulled into meetings, and your unread emails keep ticking up. But you can’t focus because pet hair tumbleweeds keep floating across the floor, your desk has a fine layer of dust and you keep your video off in meetings so no one sees the chaos behind you.

It’s no secret a dirty home is distracting and even adds stress to your life. And who has the energy to clean after work? That’s why it’s smart to enlist the help of professionals, like Well-Paid Maids.

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Monarch Montessori School is now enrolling infants, toddlers and three year-olds for its full-time Montessori program. We offer a seamless enrollment process which involves submitting an application for review, paying the enrollment fee and submitting the remaining enrollment materials before your proposed start date.

At Monarch Montessori School, we aim to provide an authentic Montessori learning experience. At our Alexandria location, we currently have 8 openings in our Primary classroom (ages 3-6), and 6 openings in our Toddler classroom. Additionally, there are 3 infant openings at this time.

Our first floor space is an open concept. Infants and toddlers share the same large classroom. Children ages 3-6 are in two classrooms on our second floor. Each classroom has one lead and assistant guide. We offer a year-round program, with intermittent breaks for Spring Break and Winter Break.

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Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Annual Gala & Auction

Do good while having a good time at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s 38th Annual Gala and Auction at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The fun begins with a 2-hour open bar reception while mingling with 499 other Alexandrians who


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