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
We’re looking at a several-day stretch of dry conditions, with temperatures right around or slightly above average. (CWG)
Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson is one of six mayors who are making a difference and “shaping urban America”. (ALX Now)
Members of the MacArthur Advisory Committee and the community were left scrambling last week after the city indicated it would be exploring affordable housing on the Douglas MacArthur Elementary School site. (Alexandria Times)
The Crystal City Business Improvement District has voted to change its name to include National Landing, the branding for three Arlington and Alexandria neighborhoods workshopped by officials to lure Amazon.com Inc. into the region. (WBJ)
Jeff Bezos threw a lavish party at his finally completed Washington DC mansion attended by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and actor Ben Stiller. (Daily Mail)