Here are some of the week's important, interesting and fun stories concerning Alexandria and its people.
From Alexandria Patch sites:
King Street Bike Lane Plan Will Be Subject to Additional Hearings — By Drew Hansen
Alexandria announced Wednesday it will hold two more public hearings concerning its plan for bike lanes on a segment of King Street after receiving citizen requests to appeal a decision from the city’s transportation director to implement the controversial traffic-calming strategy.
The announcement comes about a month after Rich Baier, director of the city’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, sent a letter to residents along King Street between West Cedar Street and Janney’s Lane stating that the project adequately addresses safety concerns and that it was time to move forward.
In the month that’s followed, residents along the busy stretch have written to members of City Council and posted signs in their front yards proclaiming the roadway “unsafe” for bike lanes.
- Alexandria Council Approves Waterfront Hotel
- Royal Street Bus Barn Redevelopment Gets Rolling
- Alexandria Fire Chief Adam Thiel Accepts McAuliffe Appointment
- Chatham Square Fire Causes Estimated $100K in Damage
- Injured Alexandria Police Officer Receives Surprise Birthday Party
- Alexandria Police Make Arrest in Connection to Robbery of Postal Carrier
- Infant Death Case: Mother Reaches Plea Agreement With State
- Longtime Alexandria Pediatrician Dr. Thomas Sullivan Killed While Walking to Church
- Charniele Herring Enters Race for Congress
- Patrick Hope Launches Congressional Campaign
- After Jim Moran: Awaiting a Swarm of Potential Successors
- Scenes from a Snow Day in Alexandria
- Snow in Alexandria: Meetings Canceled
- Virginia's Hybrid Tax on Path to Repeal
- AAA Gives High Marks to Morrison House, Restaurant Eve
- ACPS Honors 11 Teachers Who Earn National Board Certification
- ACPS Schedules Inclement Weather Make-up Days
- Standards of Learning: Lawmaker Aims to Limit ‘Drill-and-Kill’ Testing
- Multiple Water Main Breaks Cause Service Disruptions in West End
- King Street Bike Lanes Brake For an Appeal — By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post
- Seminary Launches Eco-Friendly Campaign — By Derrick Perkins, Alexandria Times
- Roadmap to Affordability — By Derrick Perkins, Alexandria Times
- Let There Be Light? — By Erich Wagner, Alexandria Times
- Remembering Alexandria’s Civil Rights Leader — By Derrick Perkins, Alexandria Times
- Alexandria Seeking State Funds To Help Build Potomac Yard Metro Station — By Michael Lee Pope, WAMU.org
- Food Trucks Launch Grassroots Effort To Lift Alexandria Ban — AlexandriaNews.Org
- Giving the Gift of Homemade Bitters — By Leslie Duss, DIY Del Ray