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Taking on Beyer

Five Republican candidates seek nomination in convention to challenge incumbent congressman.

Usually Republicans have to recruit candidates to run against four-term U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8). Not this year. Five Republicans are seeking the Republican nomination for the 8th Congressional District in a convention later this month.

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Out With the Old

Demolition begins at Landmark Mall

The demolition of Landmark Mall began May 12 as redevelopment of the 52-acre in the city’s West End site gets underway.

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Portside in Old Town Summer Festival

Expanding to two days and returning to the Old Town Alexandria waterfront for the first time since 2019, the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival kicks off...

City of Alexandria Recognizes First Annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day, May 10, On Heels of Recent Overdose Spike

Join the City of Alexandria and communities around the nation in support of the first annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day on May 10 to raise awareness about fentanyl-laced illicit drugs, ways that residents can prevent substance misuse, and treatment resources to manage substance use disorders.

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Over the Edge

Rappellers raise funds for New Hope Housing.

Excitement was mixed with tinges of fear as more than 80 volunteers rappelled down the 14-story Crystal City Hilton as part of the Over the Edge fundraiser for New Hope Housing.

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The Things that Keep Me Up at Night

A wife, mother, and small business owner makes a difference with just one call.

In celebration of its five-year anniversary of partnering with schools to fight teen hunger, Food For Neighbors recognized key volunteers and school administrators. Food For Neighbors began just over five years ago by helping hungry students in two schools. Now the all-volunteer nonprofit is serving approximately 1,700 students weekly in 29 schools in Fairfax County and Loudoun County.

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Christening the New Shell, Lisa Zickar

The Alexandria City High School Rowing program christened its new shell, the Lisa Zickar, Saturday, April 23 at the Dee Campbell Boathouse in Old Town.

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Managing the City

Alexandria created the job of city manager 100 years ago in the midst of a crisis.

City Manager

Free Halloween Lyft Rides

Halloween rides

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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.

AlexRenew Proposes Second Rate Increase to Fund Alexandria’s Clean Waterways Future

Alexandria Renew Enterprises, the wastewater authority serving Alexandria, is proposing a two-year sewer rate increase to help fund its RiverRenew program that will minimize combined sewer overflows into the City’s waterways, and ongoing upgrades at its wastewater treatment facility.

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Owners of The River Farm Are Looking to Sell

The American Horticultural Society needs the funds; the surrounding community needs the farm.

River Farm For Sale

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Wealthy Homeowners, Poor Renters

Income disparity is highest in Arlandria, which trails the city in median household income.

Taylor Run is about three miles from Arlandria. But it might as well be on the other side of the planet in terms of median household income. Census records show that the leafy suburban Taylor Run neighborhood, which is just behind the George Washington Masonic Memorial, has the highest median household income in Alexandria, more than $180,000 a year. The low-income neighborhood of Latino residents near the border with Arlington, on the other hand, has the lowest, less than $55,000 a year.

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Nice Work If You Can Get It

Eight Alexandria city officials pull in more than $200,000 a year.

.Alexandria does not have the top-paid government officials in the region. But it certainly doesn’t have the poorest, either. According to information received in a Freedom of Information Act request, Alexandria’s City Manager, Mark Jinks, pulls in a cool $288,000 a year. That’s at the top end of the range for local government chief appointed managers and administrators who oversee governments with a population of 100,000 or more, according to an annual survey conducted by the International City/County Management Association.

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Demand Curve in Alexandria

Labor shortage and housing shortfall lead to affordability crisis.

The number of jobs in the region is on the rise, a trend that will only be exacerbated when Amazon brings 25,000 new jobs to town. Meanwhile, unemployment in Alexandria is at about 2 percent, so low that it’s essentially full employment.

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