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Alexandria: TSA Move’s Insecurity

In the middle of a year of ups, the latest down came as a bit of a shock to the Eisenhower Partnership.

Alexandria Brief: Redistricting Pushed Back

The redistricting of Alexandria’s Public Schools, originally slated to go into effect for the 2016-2017 school year, may be delayed until the 2017-2018 school year.

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Alexandria: The Gospel of the Berg

Neighborhood gathers in prayer for victims of violence.

The courtyards of the Berg neighborhood were busy late on Nov. 20 with chants of “Victory is Mine.” More than 50 residents and visitors came together to honor the local victims of violence, with more filtering in as the night went on.

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Alexandria: Legacy of Euille

A celebration of accomplishments.

Over the last 12 years in office, Mayor William Euille has won a fair share of friends, and they nearly all showed up to the Mayor’s Legacy Reception at the Carlyle Club on Nov. 23.

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Alexandria: IMParting Hope For Veterans

Art therapy helps veterans recover from PTSD.

“I was messed up,” said Tor Peery. “I still am. I have some bad days, but this helped me to use another medium to express myself without having to use words. It’s amazing what art can do.”

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Alexandria People at Work: Owens Found His Passion

It was the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Justin Owens, butcher and one of the managers at Society Fair, said, "Today starts the crazy four days. People woke up this morning and realized Thursday is Thanksgiving and we have been getting panicked phone calls asking if it is too late to order their Thanksgiving dinners."

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Alexandria Snapshot: Turkeys

Turkeys on King Street at Janney Lane last winter.

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Alexandria: ‘La Dolce Vita’

AHA honors senior advocate Sultane.

Senior advocate Amber Nightingale Sultane, state associate director for AARP Virginia, was presented with the Community Spirit award by At Home in Alexandria at the organization’s fourth annual benefit Nov. 8 at Laporta’s Restaurant.

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Thanksgiving in Alexandria

Please pass the Jollof Rice, injera, shiro,and turkey.

Kadijatu “Katie” Sesay has been in the U.S. for 12 years. She is a nursing student at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Arlington and lives in Alexandria.

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Alexandria: Eisenhower’s Latest Battle

Transportation, development, and questions of authority precede approval of Eisenhower West Small Area Plan.

Eisenhower East is a experiencing a bit of a renaissance. The AMC Hoffman is one of the city’s most popular theaters and hosted the premier of “Mercy Street.”

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Lewis: Civil Rights Fight Not Over

Civil Rights icon addresses students for TC’s 50th anniversary.

In the middle of Civil Rights movement, young Americans turned towards civil rights leaders like John Lewis for leadership and advice.

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Alexandria: St. Joseph Catholic Church Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

The Rev. Michael Thompson had a problem. Sunday, Nov. 15, was the 100-year anniversary of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alexandria.

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Alexandria/Arlington: Neighborhood Health Offers Health Care Safety Net

Community health center provides comprehensive primary care, dental care, and behavioral health services.

Dr. Basim Khan walks toward the door of the Casey Clinic of Neighborhood Health in Alexandria’s West End, stopping to greet two of his patients by name: “Hey, how is your foot?”

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Alexandria Brief: Gateway to Affordable Housing

Currently a strip mall, the 5.3 acre site at the corner of Beauregard and King streets could soon become part of Alexandria’s push to regain affordable housing units.

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Alexandria: Residents Oppose Plans To Truck Contaminated Soil

Plans to truck contaminated soil face pushback from citizens.

There is no Alexandria gas manufacturing facility at the corner of N. Lee and Oronoco Street anymore.