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Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale Returns August 15 and 16

Stroll outdoors for deals from 50+ boutiques.

One of the longest-running seasonal summer shopping events for independent boutiques returns with the annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale happening Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15 - 16, 2020, throughout Old Town and Del Ray.

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Alexandria Schools Stay Virtual

Division to open fall semester online, then reevaluate in November.

Students will not return to school this fall.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Lobbying for Leniency?

The three prosecutors in the ultra-liberal dense urban core consisting of Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax have broken with their Commonwealth-wide association which includes prosecutors from less liberal places.

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Electrical Event Cause of Fort Hunt House Fire

Saturday, Aug. 1, at approximately 11:25 a.m., units from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the City of Alexandria Fire Department were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 2100 block of Rampart Drive in the Fort Hunt area of Fairfax County.

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Republican Women Honor the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment Ratification

The Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club (CRWC) met briefly – with masks and social distancing – to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in August of 1920.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: On the ‘First Principal of Parker-Gray School’

I would like to express my gratitude to one of your editors Char Bah.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Thankful

I want to let you know how thankful I am for Mrs. Char McCargo Bah and the many articles she has written for the Alexandria Gazette.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Tapestry of Experiences that Make Alexandria Special

It is always a pleasure to shout praises to you for covering and to Char Bah for writing stories so illustrative of the Black experience in Alexandria!

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Restore Our Parks Act Could Create 10,340 Jobs

The president signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law this week, a bill championed by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA).

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Making Dreams Come True – Spirit Week in Alexandria

The City of Alexandria, Department of Recreation is truly focused on working hard to safeguard our city and communities.

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Living Legends of Alexandria: Rosa Landeros

Rosa Landeros is the parent liaison at Mount Vernon Community School, but she says her real calling is to welcome families to the community and act as the cultural broker between the students, teachers, parents and the community.

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Obituary: James Breeding

Al’s Steakhouse owner dies at 52.

Like many Alexandrians, James Breeding was a frequent visitor to Al’s Steakhouse in Del Ray.

Arrest Made in First Homicide of the Year

Suspect found after pursuit with gunshot wound, police say.

Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, who was wanted for the July 29 murder of Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez, has been taken into custody.

Say Their Names:

In Remembrance: Benjamin Thomas, August 8, 1899

During the early morning of August 8th in 1899, at the corner of King and Fairfax streets, just across from Market Square, a 16-year-old boy named Benjamin Thomas was lynched by a mob of thousands.

Appetite: Thai Signature Wants to Leave Its Mark on King Street in Alexandria

Nestled in the heart of King Street, there’s a new Thai flavor coming to town.