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Afternoon Links: Amazon HQ2 Starts Hiring & More

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 some news items that caught our eye.

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 some news items that caught our eye.

In the News

Get ready for warmer and wetter conditions as May rolls in Tastes of summer come early this year. (CWG)

These birds are driving people crazy in Alexandria With spring in full bloom, the birds are out and chirping in Alexandria, and joining the flock, to the dismay of many residents, is a new breed of Bird. (Alexandria Times)

Has Eco-City Alexandria delivered on what it supposed to in 10+ years? Despite some progress towards ecological “sustainability,” as envisioned in the city’s 2008 Eco-City Charter and related Environmental Action Plan (EAP), many goals remain unmet. (Alexandria Gazette)

Amazon posts first jobs available at the new Amazon HQ2 in National Landing Amazon posted the first job listings for its new Arlington County headquarters Monday and said it is moving two vice presidents from Seattle there to oversee workforce development and international growth of its virtual assistant Alexa. (WaPo)

Gun discharged at NoVA High School A student reportedly took a gun to a high school in Prince William County, Virginia, and it went off in a classroom Tuesday afternoon. (NBC Washington)

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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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