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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Alexandria City Council Primary Despair

You threw your hands up in despair when it came to presenting the Alexandria city council primary results.

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‘Notorious RBG’

Vigil held to honor Justice Ginsburg

Generations of Alexandrians turned out Sept. 24 to participate in a candlelight vigil and walk in memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 after a battle with cancer.

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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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Alexandria Celebrates the U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution will be celebrated in Alexandria City Public Schools during the week of Sept. 17-23, 2020.

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Garden Club Hosts Fashion Show

Fashions from Jones N.Y. and Lord & Taylor take center stage.

Garden Club Hosts Fashion Show

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East All-Stars Beat West in Suburban Classic

West Springfield’s Berglund wins 3-point shootout.

West Springfield senior Amy Berglund won the 3-point shootout at the Suburban Classic.

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Bright Futures in Alexandria

Campagna Center raises close to $300,000.

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Offering Special Needs Training

Christ Presbyterian Church holds autism workshops for lay people on Oct. 18-19.

Christ Presbyterian Church is offering a free Special Needs Ministry Training Workshop Oct. 18-19, for Sunday School teachers, lay people, and volunteers who minister to children and youth with autism and other conditions. It features presentations from local ministry leaders, DVDs by experts, and training in classroom management. The workshops are at 12410 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. “The goal is to bring awareness to the unique opportunity people have in ministering to families of special needs,” said Pastor Geoff McLean, 40. “We’re looking to build a cadre of folks to support each other in this kind of ministry.” McLean said a lot of people come to church and they find it an unwelcoming place if they have special needs. And because most folks are going through their own individual struggles, he wants to bring them together to be resources for each other. “So if they have an issue, they can talk to others and find ways to connect,” he said.

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Celebrating Women

ACW presents 2023 awards.

“We are so proud to showcase these young future leaders.” — Alexandria Celebrates Women chair Pat Miller

Spartan Girls End Season in State Semifinals

Battle suffers injuries to both ankles

Spartan Girls End Season in State Semifinals

Spartan Girls End Season in State Semifinals

Battle suffers injuries to both ankles

Spartan Girls End Season in State Semifinals

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