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Living Legends of Alexandria: Rosa Landeros

Rosa Landeros is the parent liaison at Mount Vernon Community School, but she says her real calling is to welcome families to the community and act as the cultural broker between the students, teachers, parents and the community.

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Obituary: James Breeding

Al’s Steakhouse owner dies at 52.

Like many Alexandrians, James Breeding was a frequent visitor to Al’s Steakhouse in Del Ray.

Arrest Made in First Homicide of the Year

Suspect found after pursuit with gunshot wound, police say.

Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, who was wanted for the July 29 murder of Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez, has been taken into custody.

Say Their Names:

In Remembrance: Benjamin Thomas, August 8, 1899

During the early morning of August 8th in 1899, at the corner of King and Fairfax streets, just across from Market Square, a 16-year-old boy named Benjamin Thomas was lynched by a mob of thousands.

Appetite: Thai Signature Wants to Leave Its Mark on King Street in Alexandria

Nestled in the heart of King Street, there’s a new Thai flavor coming to town.

Helping Meet Food Needs During Covid-19 Pandemic

Assistance League of Northern Virginia reports that its Weekend Food for Kids program, which was modified because of COVID-19, is still helping food-insecure elementary school children and their families this summer.

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‘We Don’t Have a Project Similar to This’ in Fairfax City

Fairfax City Council approves 50 new townhouses.

Courtesy of a Comprehensive Plan amendment and a rezoning, 50 townhouses will eventually be built on the site of a church moving from its current site in Fairfax City.

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Ellie’s Hats Reaches $100,000 Donation Milestone

The money goes to families of children with cancer.

Founded in 2014, Ellie’s Hats makes life a little brighter for children with cancer and their families.

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Lake Braddock Students Launch ‘STEM to Inspire’

STEM to Inspire is a student-run nonprofit aimed to bridge the income gap in the STEM field.

‘To Cripple an Airport, Allow Homes to Encroach’ near Dulles

Debate over residential use under airport flight paths rages on.

Poised to approve the construction of 853 new homes directly underneath Dulles International Airport flight paths, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors finally considered the updated, aircraft-noise contours data for that area.

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Private Schools Face See-Saw on Opening in Montgomery County

Governor overrules Montgomery County health officer after he says private schools must not hold in-person classes.

School always includes tests. Educators, administrators, parents and students are being tested this week concerning how and when their schools might open.

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‘We’ve Seen an Awakening’ in Montgomery County

Council passes use of force policy that prohibits a police officer from using deadly force unless as a last resort.

Craig Rice beamed and Will Jawando teared as a unanimous roll call of Montgomery County’s Council effected change and policy hundreds of years in the making.

Help: Collecting Food on August 11 and Every Day in Arlington

The Arlington County Police Department’s Community Resources Section is conducting a food drive in support of the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).

Arlington Embraces Vertical Prosecution Model

Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti announced a major initiative in restructuring the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in furtherance of its mission to ensure both public safety and justice.

Arlington Seeks to Enforce Physical Distancing, Limit Congregating on Posted Sidewalks, Streets

The Arlington County Board last week adopted an emergency ordinance prohibiting groups of more than three people from congregating on streets and sidewalks posted with the restrictions, and requiring pedestrians to maintain at least six feet of physical separation from others on the posted streets and sidewalks.