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Saturday Roundup: 5 Things Around Alexandria

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

It’s the last weekend of summer, what will the weather be like? On the last weekend of summer, today might be our last real taste of the season gone by. (Capital Weather Gang)

Traffic & transit tips for getting around the D.C. area this weekend The Andrews air show will draw a huge crowd on Saturday, but it’s just one of many traffic-generating activities this weekend. (Dr. Gridlock)

‘Black Mass’, ‘Everest’, and other new movies reviewed Johnny Depp portrays a Boston gangster and one film explores the 1996 disaster that occurred on Mount Everest. (Going Out Guide)

Are proposed medic changes good for Alexandria, Virginia [Opinion] When a fire chief proposes a major restructuring of a department, it is often in response to a problem. A decade ago, after years of embarrassing and dangerous mistakes, D.C.’s fire department made sweeping changes to its emergency medical services system. But those changes failed to address the department’s true underlying problems and, as a result, it continues to make headlines today. (Alexandria Times)

More tear downs and change coming in Alexandria, Virginia Two Board of Architectural Review appeals to the City Council questioned whether historic merit justified demolition. Despite two different and controversial discussions, the end results were the same: Ramsey Homes and 226 The Strand are coming down. (Alexandria Gazette)

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