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 are five (5) news items that caught our eye.
In the News
Heatwave continues this Sunday with more strong storms possible Still hot, still humid, and potentially still stormy. With our heat wave going strong, another round or two of strong to severe storms is possible today. (CWG)
The Washington Post expands the Braddock Road Metro neighborhood The neighborhood, named for its transit hub, is balancing the preservation of its single-family housing stock with development of high-rise rentals and condos. (Where We Live)
About that Washington Post article on the Braddock Road Metro neighborhood Once you’ve been here in Washington long enough, some of these real estate write ups can read like boilerplate. This one spices things up a bit and touches on the continued appeal of living in the Parker-Gray neighborhood, or as it is officially known, the Braddock Metro Neighborhood. (Jaybird’s Jottings)
Interim ACPS superintendent aims to bridge the gap When Lois Berlin arrives in a new school district, she has two questions in mind: First, what is going well? Next, what can be improved on? (Alexandria Times)
What do Business Improvement Districts do for a community? When you see those nearly ubiquitous business improvement district banners affixed to lightpoles in retail areas throughout the Washington area, you may think the BIDs are merely serving a public relations function for the shops and eateries there. (WaPo)
Video of the Day
The band Precautionary Measures rocked the Bean Creative stage at Saturday’s Del Ray Music Festival.