Morning Links: There’s a New Mayor in Alexandria, Virginia

by Lee Hernly, Editor

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

Mother Nature has brought us the first winter chill of the season – how long will it last? It had to happen sooner or later, and finally a true winter chill is on our doorstep. (Capital Weather Gang)

Allison Silberberg to be sworn in a Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia For the first time in more than a decade, a new mayor will be installed in Alexandria, Virginia. (NBC Washington)

New Mayor seeks her footing in tradition-bound Alexandria The 52-year-old writer and community volunteer who on Monday will be sworn in as mayor presents a stark contrast in both style and substance with Euille, a four-term incumbent whom she defeated in the June primary and again in November, after Euille launched a write-in campaign. (Virginia Politics)

Mayor Bill Euille – a look back at an accomplished career  Last weekend, Mayor Bill Euille chaired the final city council hearing of his term. He will relinquish his post on January 4, 2016, following his losses to Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg in the June Democratic primary and again in the November general election after he ran as a write-in candidate. As this phase of Euille’s life draws to a close, it affords Alexandrians an opportunity to reflect on his many accomplishments. (Alexandria Times)

The Twig offers a new cookbook Learn how to make Buzz Bakeshop’s red velvet cupcakes, Clyde’s jumbo lump crab cakes, the Landini Brothers’ carbonara or recipes from 41 Alexandria restaurants in The Twig’s new cookbook, “Alexandria – Favorite Restaurants – Best Recipes.” (Alexandria Gazette)

Fire drill helps 5 year-old Alexandria girl save her family from fire A 5-year old Alexandria girl got a hero’s welcome after helping save her family from a fire in their home in the middle of the night. (WTOP)

2015 was a deadly year in Washington, D.C. 2015 saw an increase of 54% in homicides in the District which leads law enforcement and local leaders to struggle over the reasons why (MyFoxDC)

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