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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

The Potomac Yard Metro station (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

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 weekend, Sen. Louise Lucas took Metro funding out of the State Senate’s proposed budget. Lucas had previously also removed the Potomac Yard arena proposals from the docket at the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee.

There were signs that Metro funding could still move forward, like Metro GM Randy Clarke tweeting positively about a meeting with Lucas.

In a poll, 57% of respondents (495 votes) said they supported fully funding Metro but not the arena.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Alexandria husband and wife real estate team launch website to find lucrative assumable mortgages (9088 views)
  2. Alexandrians sound off with great spots around the city outside of Old Town (5738 views)
  3. Alexandria Police investigating sexual assault in Del Ray last night (4852 views)
  4. Notes: Call Your Mother opens in Old Town (4268 views)
  5. GMU study says new Potomac Yard arena development could bolster workforce housing supply (2451 views)
  6. Alexandria middle schoolers outpace high schoolers in student arrests (2257 views)
  7. Alexandria City Council candidate Charlotte Scherer is against the Potomac Yard arena deal (2088 views)

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