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Afternoon Links: DASH Bus Strike, Game of Thrones & 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

Will it be a stormy weekend? A severe thunderstorm watch is up until late evening for far western parts of the area. (CWG)

Could DASH Bus drivers STRIKE during the Metro Summer Shutdown this year? Alexandria bus drivers gathered on Saturday to vote on the ability to authorize a strike. The vote passed unanimously. (Alexandria Times)

Several road closures in Arlington County tomorrow The 2019 Jamestown Elementary 5K race will take place on Saturday, May 4th, 2019. The Arlington County Police Department will close several roadways from approximately 7:30 AM until 9:30 AM in the following locations (ACPD)

Do you ride VRE? Improvements coming next week… There have been major delays while VRE implements a required $15 million safety system. The system says riders should see the benefit of changes as early as next week. (Inside NoVA)

What to expect in ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8, episode 4 Now that the great battle is over, “Game of Thrones” will move onto uncharted — or perhaps it’s more accurate to say, previously charted — territories. How will the show come down from such a tremendous (and tremendously bloody) high? Let’s dig into the 40-second teaser trailer and find out what to expect in Sunday’s episode. (WaPo)

Other Links

Finally

A surprise passenger hitched a ride on a Boston commuter trolley, frightening some people at first, but warming their hearts when it willingly snuggled in a human passenger’s arms.

Lee Hernly, Editor
the authorLee Hernly, Editor
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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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