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Discount fashion retailer H&M opens Thursday in Old Town Alexandria, filling a space that has been vacant or under construction since Restoration Hardware closed in January 2012.
Traffic is supposed to get moving a little faster around the Mark Center-Seminary Road area starting Monday.
A taxi driver charged with shooting an Alexandria police officer during a traffic stop has been found incompetent to stand trial.
A man was shot in Alexandria early Wednesday morning and is in critical condition, police say.
The Alexandria Fire Department had a busy Fourth of July, but not from fighting fires: The department says in a statement that fire marshals seized about 500 illegal fireworks in the course of the day.
The city of Alexandria has received an unsolicited proposal to turn the 15-acre Hensley Park, between Eisenhower Avenue and the Capital Beltway, into a massive sports and entertainment complex featuring baseball, ice hockey, rock climbing and more.
The Alexandria Planning Commission has approved a plan to reopen the former Sultan Kabob at 1024 Cameron St. as a Middle Eastern restaurant — complete with a hookah bar and lounge on the second floor.
The Alexandria City Council this week moved to require all cabs in the city to accept credit cards by September, with fares remaining the same. And this weekend, the first D.C. cabs with credit-card readers are on the road. With them comes a new fare structure.
Guitarist and composer Ottmar Liebert helped to establish "new flamenco" music in the early '90s. Think flamenco guitar mixed with Latin, jazz, and even Middle Eastern influences.