For our morning links, we scanned the local Alexandria area papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.
- This week has a great beginning and end but, the middle? Grin and bear it – The upcoming week is book-ended by fairly nice weather, but it’s a little unsettled at times in the middle. (Capital Weather Gang)
- Cherry Blossoms in photos: Was this year ‘the perfect peak’? The combination of good weather and good timing for peak bloom is often not seen in Washington. (Capital Weather Gang)
- Alexandria’s Waterfront Plan reaffirmed by State Supreme Court – The Virginia Supreme Court again sided with attorneys for the city last month, ruling against the so-called Iron Ladies’ petition to force a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on the controversial waterfront plan, but the trio vowed to ask the court to reconsider. (Alexandria Times)
- Scholarship Fund of Alexandria awards top scholarship to T.C. Williams student – Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s Executive Director Beth Lovain presented SFA’s largest 2015 award during a surprise classroom visit at T.C. Williams High School Monday, April 6. (Alexandria Gazette)
- Should Alexandria cut bike & walking infrastructure in FY 2016? As we have posted about before, Alexandria’s plans to expand Capital Bikeshare next year are on the chopping block in the city’s proposed FY2016 budget. Jonathan Krall says the answer to the question is no. Here’s why… (GG Wash)
- Is Alexandria, Virginia the only jurisdiction to not raise taxes next fiscal year? No. Rising property values make tax hikes unnecessary in many areas of Northern Virginia. (WAMU)
- How does the NVTA choose which projects to help ease congestion in NoVA? The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is a major player in developing the D.C. region’s travel network. But it bankrolls projects, rather than building them. So the authority doesn’t get much attention unless it’s about to hand out money. (Dr. Gridlock)