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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Former Mayor Allison Silberberg at a Coalition to Stop the Potomac Yard Arena rally (staff photo by James Cullum)

After a quiet week on the Potomac Yard arena front, it took center stage again this week as battles in Richmond reached fever pitch.

The $2 billion to fund the construction of the new arena was notably absent from the Virginia General Assembly’s final state budget.

The deal isn’t dead, but resuscitating it in this budget could require an amendment to the budget bill

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Alexandria Director of Elections apologizes for Israeli flag behind voting machine (7106 views)
  2. Notes: Monumental posts, then deletes, false claims about Potomac Yard arena project (4111 views)
  3. Gov. Youngkin ‘befuddled’ as Potomac Yard arena plan is in death throes in Richmond (2720 views)
  4. Potomac Yard arena boils down to four issues, says Alexandria mayoral candidate Alyia Gaskins (2491 views)
  5. Fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant La’Baik opening soon in Del Ray (2164 views)
  6. Rep. Beyer secures federal funding for four projects in Alexandria (2130 views)
  7. D.C. teen arrested for murder of former interpreter who fled Taliban to Alexandria (1745 views)
  8. Potomac Yard Pizza Place Permutating to ‘Pita & Platters’ (1739 views)

Recent Stories

It’s going to be windy today in and around Alexandria. The National Weather Service says that conditions will be clear, with wind gusts this afternoon up to 50 miles per…

(Updated at 8 p.m.) More than 2,200 West End residents are without power after a transformer fire in the area of Seminary Road and N. Beauregard Street, according to Dominion Energy….

It was quite a week in Alexandria. It seems that nearly all of Monday’s news was overshadowed by the eclipse. Hundreds of bespectacled residents turned out at Ben Brenaman Park…

The Planning Commission didn’t have much by way of criticism for the proposed redevelopment of Vulcan Materials, but it opened the floodgates for Commissioners to dunk on the state of…

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Del Ray Kitchen Confidential Design Tour

Please join us for Del Ray Kitchen Confidential – a walking tour of recently renovated kitchens in Del Ray with the experts who make the magic happen! FA Design Build owner Rob Menefee and Design Consultant Melissa Fielding walk us

Celtic Corridor in Concert at the Lyceum

Billy McComiskey, on button accordion, National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Award winner, All-Ireland Award winner, who has played with the Irish groups The Irish Tradition, Trian, and Green Fields of America. Billy’s playing is highly regarded as are his


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