Good Friday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Expect sunshine and a high temperature near 56 during the day, accompanied by a west wind blowing at 6 to 9 mph. The night will be mostly clear with the temperature dropping to around 34, and a west wind at a slightly lower speed of 3 to 5 mph.
🚨 You need to know
Like Wilson, Clarke acknowledged that the current station is wholly inadequate to handle the kind of crowds expected for a Potomac Yard arena with the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards. The current station has only one escalator and staircase on each platform.
“There’s no way the current station can accommodate this use as is,” Wilson told the Del Ray Citizens Association. “A significant chunk of transportation investments will require improvements to the station.”
Whether the station even remains open is currently open for discussion, as Potomac Yard is currently on a list of ten stations that could close if Metro is unable to close its $750 million budget gap.
📈 Thursday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Dec 14, 2023.
- Alexandria Mayor: Potomac Yard arena will have minimal parking, but Metro station currently inadequate (12440 views)
- Northern Virginia Association of Realtors says Amy Jackson’s mayoral endorsement never happened (2060 views)
- Decades-long theater collaboration at Alexandria City High School coming to an end (1220 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Fentanyl Gummy Bears | School Bathroom Swastika | NoVA Arena: VA News
Patch (Thursday @ 5:12 pm)
- Restaurants Open Christmas Eve, Day 2023 In Old Town Alexandria
Patch (Thursday @ 3:17 pm)
- Arena’s “Swept Away” is a Dark Tale on the High Seas with Music by Grammy Winners The Avett Brothers
Zebra (Thursday @ 11:58 am)
- Patch Survey: Do You Support Capitals, Wizards Arena In Alexandria
Patch (Thursday @ 10:07 am)
- A Monumental announcement
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 9:57 am)
- Filling in the Blanks with Melanie Kay-Wyatt: Redefining the high school experience
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 9:51 am)
- City’s biodiversity faces uncertain future
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 9:48 am)
- Ireton boys’ hoops squad bests ACHS
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 9:45 am)
- Holiday Gift Guide: Giving the gift of activity
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 9:32 am)
- Sheriff’s Dept. Seeks Donations for Operation Elf
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 7:46 am)
- Romano’s Macaroni Grill May Close in Kingstowne
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 7:27 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today and this weekend in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
ALXnow will be running a series of City Council candidate interviews through the local election filing deadline on April 4. City Councilman John Taylor Chapman says that he wants small…
As Alexandria’s City Council and School Board work to reconcile their budgets, Mayor Justin Wilson scolded School Board leadership for not taking a longer view of budgets and planning. Alexandria’s…
It’s a big (green) weekend in Alexandria! The Ballyshaners 41st Alexandria Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will step off from the corner of King Street and St. Asaph Street at 12:15…
Washington D.C. resident Dykwon Perry Davis has been indicted by a multi-jurisdictional jury on two felony charges: abduction with intent to defile and attempted rape. Davis is charged with the…
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