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Afternoon Links: New Hope Housing, Star Wars, and More!

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For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area.

In the News:

Federal Reserve Raises KEY Interest Rate The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds modestly higher rates on some loans. (WTOP)

Clouds on the increase tonight in advance of a rainy Thursday Today was cooler than it’s been, but it was still rather mild. Rain is on the way for tomorrow. (Capital Weather Gang)

Report: Collisions DOWN at Rosslyn’s ‘Intersection of Doom’ Once one of Arlington’s top 5 intersections for collisions — particularly those involving pedestrians and cyclists — the “Intersection of Doom” in Rosslyn now isn’t even in the top 25. (ARL Now)

A wealth of possibilities for holiday theatergoers in the Alexandria area Every December, Alexandria and D.C.-area theaters try to outdo themselves with their limited-run holiday-themed productions. And this year is no different. (Alexandria Times)

Where are the BEST places to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the Washington DC area? These venues offer the biggest screen, the best sound and the best atmosphere. (Going Out Guide)

From Facebook:

If you can help out New Hope Housing here, see below…


As most of you know, New Hope Housing will soon be opening a home to house homeless veterans in…

Posted by Dak Hardwick on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

(Flickr Pool photo via Bill, on Flickr)

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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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