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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

(L-R) Alexandria Vice Mayor Amy Jackson, Council member Alyia Gaskins and acting Police Chief Don Hayes at a retirement ceremony for former Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, April 5, 2022. (staff photo by James Cullum)

It was another busy week in Alexandria.

The fallout of Wilson’s announcement that he would not run for reelection continues, with two City Council members — Vice Mayor Amy Jackson and Council member Alyia Gaskins — announcing their campaigns for mayor.

Meanwhile, former Teamster leader and substitute teacher Tim Beaty is squaring off with managing broker and former Parks and Recreation Commissioner Gina Baum for School Board District A, running to replace Willie Bailey, who abruptly resigned earlier this year.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Alexandria’s Natural Resources Manager ‘retires early in frustration’ after battles within city government (9895 views)
  2. Alexandria City High School evacuated due to bomb threat (6388 views)
  3. JUST IN: Two City Council members vie to replace Alexandria Mayor (5936 views)
  4. Notes: Alexandria resident becomes president of Silver Diner (4384 views)
  5. Alexandria investing in thousands of mussels to help clean the Potomac River (3308 views)
  6. Notes: Alexandria police chief apologizes for earlier letter saying department will arrest people wearing ski masks (2699 views)
  7. Notes: Home explodes in Arlington neighborhood last night amid police incident (2288 views)
  8. Old Town development sparks Planning Commission debate over Alexandria’s broader planning process (2021 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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