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Celebrating Mother’s Day in Alexandria

Spreading the joy of celebrating our mothers

Anna Jarvis was a well-known social activist and community organizer in Northern Virginia during the Civil War.

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Alexandria City Council Approves Police Review Board

Civilian oversight group to begin July 1

At its public hearing on April 17, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance establishing a Community Policing Review Board, which will go into effect July 1.

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‘A Long-Awaited Journey’ in Alexandria

Demolition begins at MacArthur Elementary.

After years of planning, demolition began April 26 at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in preparation for a new school to open sometime in 2023.

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‘Hanged by a Mob’

City remembers 1897 lynching victim Joseph McCoy

It was April 23, 1897, and the front page of newspapers across the region carried the news of the latest lynching in the area – the slaying of 18-year-old Joseph McCoy, who had been accused of assaulting the 9-year-old daughter of his employer.

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Got Drugs?

City holds Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Alexandria held its National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 24 with members of the Alexandria Police Department and Alexandria Sheriff’s Office staffing special collection sites across the city.

The Final Countdown in Alexandria

Spring2Action online giving day set for April 28

Spring2Action, Alexandria’s annual online day of giving, officially begins April 28 and will run for 24 hours to raise funds for nonprofits across the city.

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The Great Outdoors in Alexandria

Warm weather attracts outdoor diners.

April showers are bringing out more than spring flowers.

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The Heat is On

Candidates for governor make Alexandria campaign stops.

Candidates vying for both the Democratic and Republican nominations for Virginia governor have made Alexandria a stop on the campaign trail, signifying the influence of Northern Virginia in statewide politics.

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Journey to Freedom

Holocaust survivor recalls flight from ‘Warsaw Ghetto’ and occupied Poland

Sam Ponczak was just shy of two years old when Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939.

Departmental Progressive Club to Host Candidate Forum April 20

The Departmental Progressive Club will host a mayoral and city council candidates’ forum April 20th at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

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