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Alexandria Home Sales: August, 2015

In August, 2015, 235 Alexandria homes sold between $3,875,000-$109,900.

Alexandria Home Sales: August, 2015

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First Round in the Fight for Alexandria's City Council

The long table at the front of the Departmental Progressive Club in Old Town was packed with candidates...

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Tear Downs in Alexandria

Council approves demolition of 226 The Strand, overturns decision to preserve Ramsey Homes.

Despite two different and controversial discussions in City Council: Ramsey Homes and 226 The Strand are coming down.

In the Kitchen

Jones Makes Biscuits with Own Personalities

Two women stood with noses pressed to the window at Stomping Ground on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. "Oh, no," one of them said. "I didn't know it was closed on Monday. I've eaten here three times since they opened in May. I love their salads; they are so fresh." Disappointed, they head down the street looking for a second choice.

Alexandria Home Sales: July, 2015

In July, 2015, 236 Alexandria homes sold between $2,495,000-$120,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: July, 2015

Alexandria Neighborhood Outlook: Redeveloping and Reshaping Old Town

Some residents continue to harbor resentment.

As Alexandria moves forward with development plans that will reshape the waterfront, the last year in Old Town has been defined largely by a deep conflict between many residents of the historic district and local government.

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Alexandria: Backpacks, School Supplies and More

‘My Brother’s Keeper’ ministry hosts annual event.

The Alfred Street Baptist Church frequently steps in to meet community needs that can go unnoticed, and the thousands of youth returning to school without the supplies they need is no exception. In two weeks’ time, volunteers at the church filled more than a thousand backpacks for elementary, middle and high school students attending Alexandria City Public Schools.

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Alexandria: Frontlines Falter

... in city’s affordable housing war.

While the city prepares to gain a little over 100 affordable housing units at Potomac Yard and The Filmore, one of the city’s bastions of affordable housing is in the process of pricing out residents, formerly protected by a rent freeze, who can’t keep up with rapidly rising rent costs.

Alexandria: Summer Tips for Pet Lovers

From the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Be sure your pets have access to fresh water and shelter from the sun. Fair-skinned dogs or those with light coats and exposed skin should wear sunscreen or be kept inside during peak hours of sun exposure.

Alexandria Home Sales: June, 2015

In June, 2015, 269 Alexandria homes sold between $2,675,000-$104,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: June, 2015

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Observing Ramadan in Alexandria

Holy month strengthens spiritual core.

Visit any area mosque these days and it’ll be abuzz.

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Alexandria Appetite: A Taste of Ethiopia Near Home

Alexandria boasts several Ethiopian restaurants well worth your time and money.

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Alexandria: City Celebrates 266th Birthday

ASO, fireworks highlight festivities.

The City of Alexandria celebrated its 266th birthday July 11 as more than 15,000 people enjoyed food, music and fireworks at Oronoco Bay Park.

Alexandria: Helping a Model Citizen

Eve’s a homeowner who lives in a historic, beautiful home that was built in 1893. This fits Eve, a former model and caterer who is gracious, poised, and looks 20 years younger than her 77 years. Originally from Michigan, Eve came to visit D.C. in the 1960s and was taken with its charm. She finally moved in to Old Town in 1996. She loves the compliments the city receives. She worked at Mt. Vernon for 11 years, and often heard visitors from around the country say: “This town is so great I want to live here!” Even her son in law who lives in Connecticut regularly comments: “You live in the most charming city in the United States.” And she agrees.

Alexandria: Petroleum Spill in Four Mile Run

Cause and extent of petroleum spill remain unknown

Four Mile Run is normally a scenic stream that divides Arlington and Alexandria, but on July 1, the public was told to stay away from the area due to contamination from a petroleum discharge.