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Lee Street

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Contaminated Legacy

From slave plantation to industrial pollution, a hidden history of North Old Town.

The shuttered power plant dominating the landscape in North Old Town has layers of industrial pollution, a hidden history buried under the contaminated soil of the Potomac River Generating Station. Even before the coal-fired power plant was constructed in 1949, the property was home to the American Chlorophyll Company and Potomac River Clay Works. That means the long and complicated task known as "remediating" the property could mean removing everything from coal ash and mercury to industrial fertilizer and hazardous metals.

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Let the Games Begin

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics competitions are going on around the region.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics competitions are going on around the region.

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24th Annual Virginia Showcase of Bands

24th Annual Virginia Showcase of Bands

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‘Fill the Boot’

Firefighters raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy.

Firefighters raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy.

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Casting a Ballot

Recent changes to voting make casting a ballot easier than ever.

Recent changes to voting make casting a ballot easier than ever.

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Transforming Potomac Yard

Virginia Tech breaks ground for Innovation Campus in Alexandria.

Potomac Yard Groundbreaking

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‘Respond. Resolve. Results.’

City remembers 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks.

9/11 Anniversary

Register Now for the Fall ‘Virtual’ Senior Academy

Sessions begin Wednesday, Sept. 22

Register Now for the Fall ‘Virtual’ Senior Academy

ACPS Athletic Hall of Fame

Class of 2021 honorees to be inducted Sept. 18.

ACPS Athletic Hall of Fame

‘An Officer and a Gentleman’

Ben Kellom, Democratic party stalwart, dies at 90.

Ben Kellom, Democratic party stalwart, dies at 90.

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Reform Is in the Bag

City Council to consider new five-cent tax for each plastic bag.

Alexandria started pressing for a plastic bag tax when George W. Bush was in the White House and Virginia was a red state. Now the years of advocacy have finally paid off, and state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30) has been able to pass a bill giving City Hall authority to impose a five-cent tax on each and every plastic bag that's used in grocery stores and convenience stores.

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Outpouring of Local Help for Afghan Refugees

The need is great for volunteers, monetary donations and more.

Thousands of Afghan refugees have landed at Dulles Airport in recent days.

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