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.
Heat is here to stay – at least this week Aside from possible storms today and Thursday, this week’s big story is heat, with most days in the 90s. (Capital Weather Gang)
Has the Silver Line changed Northern Virginia in one year? Elected officials, Metro representatives and business leaders are getting together to talk about how Metro’s Silver Line has changed Northern Virginia. (WTOP)
Majestic Cafe restaurant group featured When David Clapp and Dave Nicholas first came to Alexandria, it was supposed to be a temporary gig for the business partners known for their work turning around ailing restaurants. But two years after they took over managing Virtue Feed & Grain near the waterfront in Old Town, they’re hooked on the quaint D.C. suburb and planning to more than double their footprint in and around Alexandria during the next few years. (WBJ)
Alexandria’s AWLA has got Seoul It is hard to imagine that dogs in some parts of the world are being prepared for brutal deaths to become human food. In December of last year, the Humane Society International (HSI) contacted the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA), in need of a place to send nearly 23 South Korean dogs who would otherwise suffer such a fate. AWLA Deputy Director Abbie Hubbard said there was no question that the Alexandria non-profit would take in the dogs. (Alexandria Gazette)
Was Alexandria’s Live Music Week a success? For 10 days, Alexandria’s thriving music scene was brought to the forefront in the city’s first Live Music Week, presented by Visit Alexandria as a showcase of all that is on offer year round. (Alexandria Times)
Concerns raised over GenOn plant cleanup Just three months ago, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a corrective action plan at the former GenOn coal-fired power plant in North Old Town to remediate effects of two once leaking underground oil storage tanks at the site. (Alexandria Times)
Should Rules for the Road apply to all? The author of this Gazette LTE thinks so. When will Alexandria take a cue from Arlington County with the portable “State Law” pedestrian crosswalk signs. From eastbound Braddock Road at the crosswalk/train tracks, to Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray/Arlandria and elsewhere, they are constantly moved into lanes of traffic presumably by pedestrians and I’m guessing transit bus drivers. (Alexandria Gazette)