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Morning Links: Alexandria’s Waterfront, T.C. Williams, Mayor Debate, and more!

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For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

Storms possible today – warm weather streak to continue through the weekend It’s pretty clear we’ve hit a warm streak here in the D.C. area, now solidly in the midst of an extended run with highs near 80 to the mid-80s. (Capital Weather Gang)

Sound off about noise at National Airport The “community conversation” hosted by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will give residents the chance to talk about growing noise concerns related to the uptick in air traffic at National Airport. (Dr. Gridlock)

T.C. Williams Freshmen win state championship On May 2, the T.C. Williams Boys Freshman 8 captured a gold medal, winning the Virginia Championship Regatta for Lower Boats and claiming the Ted Phoenix trophy that is presented annually to the Commonwealth’s fastest freshman boys boat. (Alexandria News)

Hundreds of volunteers fixed up homes on National Rebuilding Day More than 800 Rebuilding Together Alexandria volunteers spread out across the city providing free repairs and upgrades to 40 low-income homeowners during National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, April 25. (Alexandria Gazette)

First Mayoral standoff in Alexandria Differences between incumbent Mayor William Euille, current Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, and former Mayor Kerry Donley emerged during a debate as the three took turns directing blame for Alexandria’s current problems on each of the other two during the first mayoral debate. (Alexandria Gazette)

ACLU sues Fairfax County Police over license plate data – could Alexandria be next? The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is suing Fairfax County police over a policy in which they store data collected on thousands of drivers through the use of license-plate readers. (WJLA)

Meet the man who saved a stranger on the Metro tracks “It’s one of those things that you just know what you have to do,” he said. (Dr. Gridlock)

Great White ‘pinged’ off of Delmarva coast A 16-foot-long, 3,456-pound great white shark named Mary Lee has emitted a signal, or “pinged” of the Virginia-Maryland coast. (WTOP)

Alexandria Waterfront An update on key waterfront issues. (Old Town Post)

Thousands of gallons of sewage spill into Potomac River tributary  A leak in a 14-inch sewer pipe is causing thousands of gallons of raw sewage to spill into an Oxon Hill, Maryland neighborhood. (WTOP)

(Red Brick Town Flickr Pool photo by Kevin Jennings, on Flickr)

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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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