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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

A sign opposing Zoning for Housing/Housing for All (staff photo by Vernon Miles)

It’s been a busy week in Alexandria.

Just days after Alexandria’s City Council voted unanimously to ditch single-family-only zoning, Mayor Justin Wilson announced that he would not be running for reelection next year. Though no candidates have officially thrown their hat into the ring to replace Wilson, a fight for the spot is inevitable ahead of the Democratic primary next year and the general election next November.

Meanwhile, Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk is this weekend. ALXnow has your back if you’re looking for a guide to this weekend’s festivities.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. JUST IN: Alexandria City Council ends single-family-only-zoning (18773 views)
  2. Plans unveiled for new ‘Kings Row’ development near King Street Metro station (8170 views)
  3. Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority warns low-income residents of felony arrest for wearing ski masks (7637 views)
  4. Alexandria police investigating dead woman found in car at West End gas station (7342 views)
  5. Alexandria resident robbed at gunpoint and beaten in D.C. this weekend (6294 views)
  6. Here’s your guide to Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk this weekend (4997 views)
  7. City celebrates new dawn for a hidden gem of the West End (4521 views)
  8. Man robbed by gang in broad daylight on Yoakum Parkway in Alexandria’s West End (4276 views)
  9. New residential development near Founders Park headed to Planning Commission review next week (3009 views)
  10. French and Italian boutique opening on King Street in March (2908 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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