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)
- Here’s how you can travel the world without leaving DC
- Free DC Circulator rides may be on the chopping block
- Metro’s transparency is under scrutiny again, thanks to lawsuit over public records request
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.
So @MBTA this morning passengers banded together to try and help a baby squirrel who got on the train at #Ashmont let him off the train at Fields Corner, we’re concerned the little guy will be injured if he stays on the station platform pic.twitter.com/Qy25vQf1qG
— Rosanne Foley ??? (@rafdotmass) April 29, 2019