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Report Shows Geographic Disparities in Health in Virginia

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The Hidden History of Del Ray

Uncovering the secret past in the Town of Potomac.

Gambling. Corruption, Racism. Greed. These are all part of a little-known narrative from the Del Ray's long-ago past, a time when progressive leaders closed a corrupt racetrack and formed the Town of Potomac, only to see an unwanted attempt by Alexandria City Hall to steal the land in a controversial annexation.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria: Helping Homeowners Stay Warm This Winter

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Day of Service Spreads to Mount Vernon Trail

The trail “Friends” group dressed for the frigid temperatures on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The trail “Friends” group dressed for the frigid temperatures on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Potholes Beware, City Has New Weapon for Patching

Longer lasting hot patches will be made in the field.

Pothole patching in Alexandria

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Backpacking the World Landed Couple in Alexandria

House-sitting and laptop computer jobs became their way of life

House-sitting and laptop computer jobs became the way of life for one couple

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A New Era for Affordable Housing in Alexandria

City moves from rehabilitating old apartment buildings to developing new affordable units.

Alexandria is falling behind its affordable housing goal, creating or preserving about half of the units that were anticipated five years ago. But now that that restaurant diners will be chipping in an extra $5 million a year, city officials are poised to move forward with an aggressive new slate of affordable housing development. Gone are the days when city officials could get their hands on a few 1940s garden apartments here and there to rehabilitate. These days the thinking at City Hall is developing new units as part of a grand strategy to build their way out of an affordable housing crisis.

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Kittenpalooza

Herding baby cats into new homes.

For a couple hours, a back room of the Potomac Yard PetSmart on July 1 was turned into heaven. Dozens of kittens looking for prospective homes crawled and meowed and played with human friends and prospective owners.

Alexandria Home Sales: March, 2018

In March, 2018, 254 Alexandria homes sold between $1,950,000-$85,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: March, 2018

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‘A Real Joint Effort’ in Alexandria

Collaboration yields 93 affordable apartments in West End.

Alexandria Home Sales: February, 2018

In February, 2018, 167 Alexandria homes sold between $1,950,000-$120,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: February, 2018

Alexandria Home Sales: January, 2018

In January, 2018, 143 Alexandria homes sold between $3,125,000-$107,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: January, 2018

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