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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

(via Operation Deploy Your Dress/Facebook)

It was another busy week in Alexandria, with a near disaster for Alexandria City High School students attending prom averted by local parents and a non-profit called Operation Deploy Your Dress.

There was also a fairly lighthearted interaction between local restaurant Hard Times and the Board of Architectural Review.

It was also a week for interactive maps helping to visualize both the city’s past and future: with one showing where neighborhoods were build on racially restrictive covenants and another showing the impact sea level rise will have on the city.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Last-minute prom dress fiasco averted at Alexandria City High School (10383 views)
  2. Hard Times Cafe sails through zoning hearing with one city request: don’t change the chili (7337 views)
  3. Helicopter and K9s called in for early morning police pursuit of wanted suspect in Braddock neighborhood (6180 views)
  4. City taking feedback on plans to overhaul King Street near Bradlee Shopping Center (5055 views)
  5. New map shows how sea level rise would impact Alexandria (4806 views)
  6. ‘Kings Row’ redevelopment on King Street in Old Town headed to Planning Commission (4380 views)
  7. Check out the mayor’s pictures of Alexandria City High School’s new Minnie Howard Campus (2364 views)