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Significant flooding affected the streets around the waterfront in old Alexandria on Friday.  It was the highest tide since Hurricane Isabel in 2003.


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Significant flooding affected the streets around the waterfront in old Alexandria on Friday. It was the highest tide since Hurricane Isabel in 2003.

Patch has 32 locations in communities in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC Here are some of the top posts from the past week.

Threat on Halloween weekend leads to increased NoVA police presence

Police agencies across Northern Virginia are stepping up their presence in shopping malls and other meeting places over Halloween weekend in response to a public safety threat received in the past 24 hours, authorities said Friday.

Flood hits the streets of old town Alexandria: photos

Tidal floods are not uncommon at the base of King Street in Old Town Alexandria, but Friday brought in a significant amount of water that blocked several streets.

Underground trains will remain in restricted service until mid-November

Metro rail traffic will remain at a severely reduced level until at least November 15 as the transit system continues to work on a plan to safely return its new 7000-series railcars to service, Metro said Thursday.

VCU poll shows McAuliffe, the governor of Youngkin, is tightening the race

A poll released Tuesday by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University showed that Virginia’s gubernatorial races are tightening, as are the races for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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Loudoun Teen Found Guilty Of Assaulting Girls In Bathroom: Report

A 14-year-old boy was convicted in May of sexually abusing a classmate in a bathroom at Stone Bridge High School. According to a report by the WTOP, the verdict came during a final hearing in the Loudoun Juvenile Court.

New sterling medical cannabis dispensary opened

A new medical cannabis dispensary is coming to Sterling. BEYOND / HELLO opens its doors to patients and registered agents on Tuesday November 2nd.

Governor Northam touts VA’s vaccine ranking and lower COVID numbers

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday praised his state’s efforts to vaccinate residents against COVID-19, citing recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that Virginia is among the states for the percentage of total classify vaccinated population.

Climate activists on hunger strikes bring protests to Capitol Hill

Directly in front of the Capitol, four climate protesters on hunger strikes in wheelchairs urged the Democrats to “hold the line” and not pass laws that were originally included in the bill without the ambitious climate protection programs.

Amazon makes adjustments to the HQ2 design based on community contributions

Amazon is making adjustments to the design of its proposed HQ2 development in Arlington after receiving feedback from district officials and community members, the company said Thursday.

Resumption of Halloween Traditions Supported: Virginia Survey

A majority of respondents in a Virginia Patch poll support trick or treating and some other Halloween activities as the COVID-19 situation is different from last year’s Halloween season.

New hijab collection in Tysons Corner Center increases inclusivity

Growing up, Hilal Ibrahim struggled to find hijabs and other clothing in one place that Muslim women like her needed. Thanks to her, Muslim women can now enter a store in Tysons Corner Center and see hijabs that are prominently on sale.

Bijan Ghaisar case: charges against park police officers dismissed

Last week, a judge dismissed charges against two park police officers for shooting fatally unarmed McLean accountant Bjian Ghaisar in Fort Hunt.

Sexual assault on homeless women highlight ongoing concern

The victims of two sexual assaults in a Fairfax City park in October were homeless women, underscoring the need for solutions for the vulnerable, according to a local day shelter.

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