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Afternoon Links: Disaster in Alexandria, Uber/Lyft Strike & 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

CRITICAL missing boy with autism in Loveville, MD Police are searching for Liam Harper who ran away from an employee at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School (WUSA 9)

What will the economic impact be for Alexandria of this summer’s extended Metrorail shutdown City Council members warned of potentially severe negative economic and tax revenue impacts following a recent surprise announcement that the summer Metro shutdown will extend by six days, past Labor Day. (Alexandria Gazette)

You may have to hail an Alexandria Yellow Cab tomorrow Uber and Lyft drivers are planning a two-hour strike in several major cities around the world on Wednesday (PoPville)

Planet Fitness coming soon to Pentagon Row in Pentagon City Nationwide gym franchise Planet Fitness says it will be opening a new location at 1301 S. Joyce Street in the Pentagon Row shopping center. (ARL Now)

Study: Sunscreen ingredients may be seeping into your bloodstream Several active ingredients in popular sunscreens don’t just sit on the top of the skin, they are absorbed into the bloodstream, according to a new study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (NBC Washington)

Other Links

Finally

One year ago tonight, something great happened in D.C. sports (I’m not shedding a tear, you’re shedding a tear…)…

Lee Hernly, Editor
the authorLee Hernly, Editor
Founder & Editor
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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