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.
Here comes the rain… finally Today is beautiful by all accounts, but the chance of rain starts tonight and doesn’t totally leave us for the rest of the week. (Capital Weather Gang)
Despite spike in assaults, Alexandria Police laud overall crime rate drop Although officials with the Alexandria Police Department celebrated statistics showing that overall crime dropped by 2.4 percent in 2015, they said they are continuing to work to curb an alarming increase in aggravated assaults. (Alexandria Times)
Is Cameron Station in Alexandria, Virginia the perfect neighborhood? The neighborhood meets residents’ needs and more. Good profile here. (Where We Live)
Management misfiring at the Torpedo Factory? Everyone seems to be in agreement: the Torpedo Factory is one of the star attractions of Old Town Alexandria. But when a report by an independent group found that the current management structure has compromised the site’s financial viability, the city governance and arts community have fractured over questions about the site’s future. Will the Torpedo Factory return to its roots as an artist-run enclave, or will it be swept up by the designs on the Waterfront as an independently managed and commercially successful cultural centerpiece of the new Old Town. (Alexandria Gazette)
Monday mess on Metrorail – Delays, delays, delays Trains no longer sharing a track on the Red Line, but delays remain after track fix. And delays remain on the Orange Line after earlier bomb scare at Clarendon stop. (Dr. Gridlock)
After 40 years, Metrorail has gone off of the rails Metro’s failure-prone subway — once considered a transportation jewel — is mired in disrepair because the transit agency neglected to heed warnings that its aging equipment and poor safety culture would someday lead to chronic breakdowns and calamities. (WaPo)
Is the WMATA Rider’s Union sustainable? Lots of infighting and communication issues at the all-volunteer group (WAMU)