Afternoon Links: Giant Plans for Old Town North

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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.

In the News::

Giant Plans for Old Town North Wednesday night I joined over 100 members of our community to learn more about developer Edens’ plans for 530 First Street in North Old Town, former site of the Giant supermarket that closed its doors in 2015 after 64 years. (Port City Maven)

Alexandria Welcomes the New Year Revelers from throughout the region descended on the Alexandria waterfront to watch fireworks light up the sky over the Potomac River and usher in 2016 as part of the 21st annual First Night Alexandria celebration. (Alexandria Gazette)

Thinking outside the box on T.C. Williams High School Parker Gray Stadium Upgrade One of the key goals of the Alexandria City School Board and the ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan is to provide the best learning environment, opportunities and resources for our students to succeed. Alexandria City Public Schools is continually analyzing how to best meet the needs of the student population. It is our goal to continue to move our division to be high-performing and competitive in all its offerings. (Alexandria Times)

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend On a relatively quiet weekend, the main traffic generator is likely to be Sunday’s playoff at FedEx Field. Metro is adjusting its schedule. (Dr. Gridlock)

This is your LAST chance to see ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ on the BIG screen On Monday, the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall will close for a technology upgrade. (Going Out Guide)

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