Good Friday morning, Alexandria!
🌤️ Today’s weather: The weather will transition from mostly cloudy to sunny, reaching a high near 46 with a light southeast wind at 6 mph in the afternoon. Friday night will be partly cloudy with a low around 33 and a southeast wind at 3 to 5 mph.
🚨 You need to know
The Alexandria Times reported that a City Council vote on a controversial development was postponed due to absences on the dais.
With a petition gathering 900 signatures in opposition to the development, the Alexandria Times reported that city zoning ordinance Section 11-808 requires a three-fourths vote from the Council to be approved.
City Council member Alyia Gaskins had a personal conflict, the Alexandria Times reported, and was not present at the meeting.
Chapman told the Alexandria Times he planned to vote against the project. With Gaskins absent, that would mean a rejection of the application.
The project will come back to the City Council for review on Saturday, Jan. 20.
📈 Thursday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Dec 21, 2023.
- Notes: Electric scooter company Bird files for bankruptcy (4140 views)
- Man gets five years probation for accidental fatal shooting of best friend in Lynhaven home (1360 views)
- Bond denied for juvenile after victim paralyzed from Holmes Run Parkway shooting (1332 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Confederate Statue Out | Temple Bomb Threat | Serial Burglar: VA News
Patch (Thursday @ 6:37 pm)
- Alexandria Pet Of The Week: A Bunny For The Holidays
Patch (Thursday @ 2:57 pm)
- City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: Contempt for the longtime resident
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 11:55 am)
- Waterskiing Santa Returns In 2023 To Make Splash In Alexandria
Patch (Thursday @ 11:53 am)
- Don’t abandon Ukraine now
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 11:53 am)
- Ever more in the hands of God
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 11:50 am)
- The treasure that is Christ Church
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 11:48 am)
- Holiday Gift Guide: Waited till the last minute?
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 10:49 am)
- Housing Alexandria Announces Updates for Affordable Housing Program
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 9:13 am)
- A La Lucia to Stay Open until Spring 2024
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 7:56 am)
- New Distillery Opens in Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 7:43 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today and this weekend in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
A bit of a slower news week in Alexandria. The fight over the Potomac Yard arena was still ongoing and Metro funding got tied up into the mix. Over the…
A new pilot program to step up parking enforcement in Old Town netted 4,000 citations in its first month. A staff memo (page 8) to the Traffic and Parking Board…
The Alexandria School Board approved its fiscal year 2025 $384.4 million combined funds budget on Thursday night and it is asking City Council for $21 million more than the previous…
A 4 BD/3 BA brick townhome with a gas fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and a 2 car garage is featured in Just Listed.
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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM
Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.
Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.
Again this year, The Critical Mass, LLC, the Made in ALX store and local Ukrainian-American artists are throwing a Pysanky Party — and partnering on a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Razom for Ukraine.
The free event, from 5 –