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We scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a morning roundup of news, opinion, and links Alexandria, Virginia and around the area.

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Should ‘pay to play’ end in Alexandria, Virginia?

Leading the morning news:

More rain this week (which we need) but, then… We need rain and we should get a moderate soaking late Tuesday through Wednesday. (Capital Weather Gang)

How will Bill Euille’s cozy relationship with developers affect the Alexandria Mayoral race? When the Alexandria City Council took up a massive new development proposal on the waterfront earlier this month, Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille took a timeout before the public hearing started. He paused to declare he had taken money from the developer. “But I do not find myself to be in a conflict of interest situation,” explained Euille, who was first elected in 2003. “I will be participating in the discussion and voting accordingly.” (WAMU)

Receiving help from Small Business facilitators in Alexandria, Virginia Over the years, this column has recommended resources that Alexandria small business owners can access to become more productive, make contacts or solve problems. We believe it is important to focus on one of those resources this month — the Small Business and Residential Facilitation Office of the city’s permit center. (Alexandria Times)

Computer & Firearms experts testify at Charles Severance trial The first few days of the trial of Charles Severance were marked by passionate arguments from the defense and prosecution, culminating in the emotional testimony of the sole witness to one of the murders. However, as the trial enters its third week, the long work of piecing together the evidence begins. (Alexandria Gazette)

Washington Redskins Engineer Comeback to defeat Tampa Bay 31-30 Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Washington Redskins rallied in the second half to win 31-30 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (NBC Washington)

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 ten drunkest counties in Virginia Well, at least we finally beat Arlington, Virginia at something. (Red Brick Town)

Sexual Assault reported on Mount Vernon Trail (Update) A reader writes in with an update to a sexual assault she witnessed on the Mount Vernon Trail. (Red Brick Town)

Around the Blogosphere:

Alexandria Stylebook Top Five This week, the Stylebook Top Five include an elegant chandelier, cozy earmuffs and statement boots! But we want you to share your favorite things with us too! (Alexandria Stylebook)

How to ‘Ghost’ Your Neighbors A great little Halloween-themed poem (Alexandria Mom)

Favorite stories to share at Halloween for Tots thru Tweens Listen to the wind picking up, snuggle under a blanket, and enjoy sharing these alternately funny and spooky stories about witches, ghosts, monsters, and jack ‘o lanterns. Many of these don’t specifically reference Halloween, which makes them all the better for pulling out all year round when the mood strikes. Here are my pics for spooky books from youngest to oldest ages. (DIY Del Ray)

Study: Walking While Black may be dangerous Motorists are less likely to stop for African-American pedestrians in a crosswalk, according to a recent study that suggests subtle biases just outside people’s conscious awareness make them less likely to yield the road to minority pedestrians. (Dr. Gridlock)

What is ASO Sympatico? Think about what you’re doing at 6:50 a.m. on a typical weekday. At that hour about 50 John Adams Elementary School students are tuning their violins or sitting around a circle of Orff instruments.Every day. Another 50 or so stay after school until 4:00 p.m. for choir or bucket band. Every day. (Port City Notebook)

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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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