Sunday News Roundup from Alexandria, Virginia

by Lee Hernly, Editor
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We scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a Sunday news roundup of news, opinion, and links Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Send tips and ideas to us at this link. Signup at this link to receive a daily email and get all of the latest news and events in one place from Red Brick Town – Alexandria, Virginia’s best neighborhood blog.

After 50 years in business, Chez Andrée is saying goodbye to Alexandria, Virginia.

Leading the morning news:

More rain on the way in the coming week We’ve got quite the spread in conditions coming up the next few days, with a good chance of rain heading into midweek. (Capital Weather Gang)

Alexandria Times makes political endorsements The year 2015 will be remembered politically as one of anger and discontent with the status quo, both nationally and locally in Alexandria. (Alexandria Times)

Episcopal Senior earns national football recognition At the start of his freshman year of high school in his hometown of Framingham, Mass., Joe Goff was somewhat reluctant to play football even with the encouragement of his brother Donny, preferring hockey and sometimes going so far as to hide from football practice sessions. (Alexandria Times)

City Council candidates debate for the last time in 2015 The light at the end of the campaign tunnel is within sight. Alexandria’s City Council candidates fought their last debate of the campaign season on Oct. 14 at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center hosted by the Old Town North Civic Association. (Alexandria Gazette)

Sacre Bleu! Chez Andrée is closing in Alexandria For 50 years, Chez Andrée has been a fixture at the corner of E. Glebe Road and Commonwealth Avenue in Alexandria. Next weekend, either on Saturday night, Oct. 24, or after Sunday brunch on Oct. 25, the restaurant will close its doors. The restaurant and the land on which it sits has been sold. (Alexandria News)

Trending on Red Brick Town:

Sexual Assault reported on Mount Vernon Trail behind the GenOn plant A reader writes in about witnessing a sexual assault on the Mount Vernon Trail in Alexandria, Virginia – specifically behind the old GenOn plant. (Red Brick Town)

Alexandria named one of the 10 ‘drunkest counties in Virginia Well, at least we were ranked higher than Arlington, Virginia (Red Brick Town)

Hillary Clinton Speech in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia ICYMI, Hillary Clinton was in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia for a campaign rally with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Here is her speech from the event. (Red Brick Town)

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