Afternoon Links: Affordable Housing, Ice Cream in Alexandria, and More

by Lee Hernly, Editor

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. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.

In the News

Ugh, just when we were getting used to the nice weather Thursday (7/27) will see temps warming back up into the 85-90 degree range on a SSW flow of air ahead of a cold front. (DMV Weather)

Powerful faith-based group pushes City Council for more affordable housing An increasingly powerful coalition of faith-based activists won a commitment from a majority of the Alexandria City Council Tuesday night to increase support for public housing and affordable housing in the city. (WaPo)

Alexandria’s 12 Walkable Ice Cream Shops Reviewed On a warm summer evening, there are few things more enjoyable than a cold frozen treat to beat the heat. But with so many options for a scoop in Alexandria, where should you go? As a part of our neighborhood guide series, we’d like to help you find your way. (Old Town Home)

Want to go to the All Star Game at Nat’s Park in 2018? Here’s who gets 1st dibs The Nationals will kick off their All-Star Game campaign on Wednesday afternoon with a news conference to reveal the game’s logo, the moment you’ve been waiting for basically your entire life. (D.C. Sports Bog)

Bloomers owner shares her favorite hidden gems around Alexandria, Virginia Kim Putens, Alexandria resident and owner of Bloomers, shares some of her favorite hidden gems. (NoVA Magazine)

Tweet of the Day

Speaking of the All Star Game – a bit of Washington, D.C. baseball history.

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