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Sunday Rewind: Cab Driver Assault, Clarendon Mardi Gras and More

The top news of the week from your Patch sites Inside the Beltway.

Last week brought a homicide in Del Ray, more talk about the economic challenges coming with sequestration and . Here’s your week in review from your Patch websites Inside the Beltway:

Man Punches Cab Driver in Face—The top story from Arlington Patch this week was about a man who refused to give a taxi driver an exact destination, then refused to pay the driver and punched the driver in the face.

Also popular: The president of Bishop O’Connell will step down at the end of this school year, the school announced.

Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade—The biggest event of any early Spring in the Clarendon and Courthouse neighborhoods is the annual Mardi Gras Parade and related festivities. We caught up with Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade founders David and Rebecca Tax over in Falls Church.

Homicide in Del Ray—A 94-year-old man was killed in a robbery in Del Ray late Wednesday. Alexandria Police Department officers arrested Marie Maybelle Johnson in connection with an earlier robbery at the same residence. She may be charged in connection with the homicide.

Completely unrelated gunshot incidents were reported in Old Town Alexandria this week. Residents in Old Town said they heard gunshots near Snowden Hallowell Way and Montgomery Street. The investigation is continuing.

Alexandria Doctor Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution Charges—An Alexandria doctor pleaded guilty last week to charges related to distributing thousands of painkillers illegally.

Lots of changes are afoot in grocery stores in Alexandria’s West End, with the confirmation that Alexandria’s largest Giant grocery store will be expanding at some point this year.

Local Metro Stations on Top Crime List—A number of Arlington and Falls Church Metro stations are on WMATA’s list of stations with the most crime, Falls Church Patch reported. There has been an increase in tech device “snatchings.”

McLean Coach Resigns Following Drug Charges—Up in McLean, a high school coach was arrested after police found marijuana in his car.

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