Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
🌧️ Today’s weather: Expect showers and patchy fog with a high near 57 and an east wind of 7 to 10 mph. Precipitation chance is 100%, with amounts ranging between half and three-quarters of an inch. Wednesday night, showers are likely mainly before 1am, along with patchy fog, mostly cloudy skies, and a low around 48. Light and variable wind will become northwest at 6 mph after midnight. Precipitation chance is 70%, with new amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible.
🚨 You need to know
The Alexandria Police Department has hired a contractor to help crack down on parking enforcement in Old Town.
The contractor, Reimagine Parking, will target enforcement primarily along King Street, the city said in a release.
The additional enforcement is scheduled to start today (Wednesday) and will run from 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday-Friday.
According to the release:
A third-party vendor has been hired to supplement the City’s existing parking enforcement officers. The contractors are authorized to issue citations only and will not handle issues of towing, vehicle relocation, or booting. Personnel will be visible and uniformly dressed, including reflective vests noting they are contractors for the City of Alexandria. The contractors, Reimagine Parking, will also display company-issued identification and a company-branded shirt.
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Dec 26, 2023.
- Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ in Old Town rebranding (6470 views)
- Notes: Seminary Road homes with ‘affordable homeownership program’ starting construction in May (3797 views)
- New report says Potomac Yard arena would jump start economic development in the neighborhood (2945 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Arena In Alexandria’s Potomac Yard Could Create 29K+ Jobs: Report
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- When, How To Get Rid Of Live Christmas Trees In Alexandria 2024
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- Parking Enforcement Ramps Up With New Pilot Program In Old Town
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📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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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…
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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 –