Alexandria, VA

Crime, hazardous weather, debates over city transportation policy: it’s another week down in Alexandria.

With courts being back in session, news coverage of trials and convictions is back in full swing with the sentencing of a local teen who murdered a young couple that gave him a ride to southern Virginia and a pastor’s wife who had money laundering added to earlier fraud convictions.

It’s also been a busy week for transit policy in Alexandria, with new projects moving forward on the east end of Eisenhower Avenue all the way to prioritizing a transit hub in the West End.

What stories impacted you this week? Let us know in the comments.

Here are our top stories this week in Alexandria.

  1. Eisenhower’s ‘Too Expensive to Cancel’ Project Moves Forward This Month
  2. Francesca’s Permanently Closed in Old Town
  3. Alexandria Pastor’s Wife Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Scheme
  4. Landmark Transit Hub Tops List of Alexandria’s Transportation Priorities
  5. City Council and Developers Clash Over Last Minute Changes to Affordable Housing Requirement
  6. New Oakville Triangle Plan Sails Through City Council Approval
  7. Southern Towers Residents Protest Eviction Amid Pandemic
  8. Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Duke Street Tuesday Night
  9. Man Hospitalized After Fall at Eisenhower Rock Climbing Gym Sportrock
  10. Winter Weather Advisory Issued Ahead of Expected Snowfall Tomorrow
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Two conflicts last week involving outbursts against locals remained the top stories this week.

From this week, stories about robberies and shots fired were among the most read, as were a few changes in Old Town: from a local favorite shop closing to a facelift to restore and old Alexandria building to its former glory.

Here are some of the top stories in Alexandria this week:

  1. Customer Spits on Old Town Coffee Shop Owner and Vandalizes Store After Being Asked to Wear a Mask
  2. Muay Thai Champ Gets Racist Threats at Jones Point Park
  3. Suspect Arrested After More Shots Fired in Braddock Neighborhood
  4. King Street Buildings from Early 1800s to Get Modern Touchup with Redevelopment
  5. Alexandria Police Investigate Shots Fired in Old Town
  6. Person Struck by Chair and Robbed in West End Store
  7. Alexandria Now Has 2,456 Cases of COVID-19, No New Deaths This Month
  8. Listing of the Day: 2207 Windsor Road
  9. Coronavirus Claims Longtime Irish Gift Shop in Old Town
  10. Alexandria Residents Ask Governor to Postpone Impending Evictions

Staff photo by Jay Westcott

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