Welcome to Alexandria Dispatches, a collection of this week's top stories you may have missed in the City of Alexandria and surrounding communities.
From West End Alexandria Patch:
Alexandria police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred Thursday on Van Dorn Street. It was the third attack on a woman in the West End in the past month.
Alexandria police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed Dunkin’ Donuts, located at 4653 Duke St., on Thursday morning.
The Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network held a candidate forum for the 8th Congressional District on Wednesday to encourage its members to "occupy the vote."
From Old Town Alexandria Patch:
The Public Art Committee has selected sculptor Mario Chiodo’s design proposal for the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial.
The issue of waterfront redevelopment saw some lively debate at a forum attended largely by Old Town residents and hosted by the Old Town Civic Association at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy on Wednesday night.
From Del Ray Patch:
Whole Foods and Sport&Health are teaming up with YoKid for the nonprofit’s third annual YoKid Yoga Challenge on Sunday at Mount Vernon Recreation Center.
Residents in Alexandria and surrounding areas may want to buy earplugs. The sound of train horns blaring at night will continue for a few more weeks.
From Annandale Patch:
Fairfax County Community Chaplains routinely are on the scene with police and fire personnel to provide spiritual care and support to those affected by all sorts of tragedies.
Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin faced off Thursday night in a heated debate that covered foreign wars, tax reform, health care, abortion and their shared faith in the Catholic Church.