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Hundreds Rally in Alexandria to End Racism

Peaceful demonstration held at police headquarters.

A group of more than 500 demonstrators gathered outside Police Headquarters June 2 as part of a vigil to “End White Silence in Alexandria” in the wake of the May 25 killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Historic Moment in Alexandria

Controversial statue relocated to an undisclosed location.

For 131 years, the lone figure stood at the intersection of Washington and Prince streets in Old Town.

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Departmental Progressive Club Making a Difference in Alexandria

Gift cards presented to Carpenter’s Shelter, ARHA.

Members of the Departmental Progressive Club joined forces to raise more than $1,600 to donate to Carpenter’s Shelter and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

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City of Alexandria Tests 3,000 for COVID-19

Free sites held in areas hardest hit by coronavirus.

The Alexandria Health Department collected more than 3,000 samples from local residents during two free COVID-19 community testing events held May 25 in areas hardest hit by the coronavirus.

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Remembering the Fallen in Alexandria

Memorial Day ceremonies scale back during COVID-19.

The ceremonies were unofficial and scaled back. But on Memorial Day, the gatherings were just as somber and determined that the sacrifice of America’s fallen veterans would not be forgotten.

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Sunny Skies Bring Out Holiday Crowds in Alexandria

Stay-at-home restrictions to be lifted May 29.

The skies were too sunny, the weather too tempting as scores of people flocked to Old Town over the Memorial Day weekend despite the city’s stay-at-home order that is technically still in effect amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘We Will Never Forget’ in Alexandria

Amid COVID-19 restrictions, fallen officers remembered.

A tribute to Alexandria’s fallen law enforcement officers was held May 15 at Waterfront Park and Alexandria Police Department headquarters as part of a scaled down National Police Week due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Breaking Tradition in Alexandria

Drive-by celebration for new graduate.

When Juliana Mitchell entered the College of William and Mary four years ago, she envisioned a traditional graduation day taking place in historic Williamsburg.

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Surviving COVID-19 in Alexandria

Life after the coronavirus.

In early March, 18-year-old Ana Murphy came down with a sinus infection. But as her symptoms persisted, her parents, Gregg and Monica Murphy, both became ill. It was then that the family began to suspect that this was not a normal seasonal virus.

Good. Works. Alexandria.

Local businesses unite to aid nonprofits.

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