New citizens @ Market Square in Alexandria, Virginia
For our Morning Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

Blue skies smilin’ at me / Nothin’ but blue skies do I see The sun-filled days are giving nearly equal time to the starry nights as astronomical fall arrives next week. (Capital Weather Gang)

Citizenship Day at Market Square The City of Alexandria will hold its annual Citizenship Day celebration on September 17, at 11:00 AM, in Market Square, located at 301 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. New this year, the ceremony will be conducted by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, with United States District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee and United States Magistrate Judge Teresa C. Buchanan presiding. (Red Brick Town)

City Council candidates draw battle lines in first debate The 11 candidates running for city council this fall gathered for a forum Monday night at the city’s Departmental Progressive Club, and the battle lines became clear at the outset. (Alexandria Times)

City Council approves Ramsey Homes demolition After a five-hour public hearing last weekend at which the tension was palpable, city council approved the demolition of the 15-unit Ramsey Homes property owned by the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority in the Parker-Gray neighborhood by a 5-2 margin. (Alexandria Times)

Think the D.C. area commute is bad now, how bad (or good) will it be in 2040? Transportation planners took out the crystal ball on Wednesday to present a profile of what things could look like in the year 2040 and how people will get around. (WTOP)

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