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The Latino Neighborhood Of Chirilagua Braces For Change

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Ingris Moran, 20, is a life-long resident of Arlandria-Chirilagua, a neighborhood on the northern edge of Alexandria. She's a student, and a board member at Tenant and Workers United, which advocates for fair housing.
Emily Friedman
Ingris Moran, 20, is a life-long resident of Arlandria-Chirilagua, a neighborhood on the northern edge of Alexandria. She's a student, and a board member at Tenant and Workers United, which advocates for fair housing.

The Alexandria City Council recently approved a new mixed-use development in Arlandria-Chirilagua, a working class Latino neighborhood. The redevelopment will give a facelift to its main shopping center -- and probably change the neighborhood's demographics in the process. Emily Friedman tours Chirilagua with life-long resident Ingris Moran. At 20 years old, she has an insider's view of how the development will impact residents, and what it means to lose a historically Latino neighborhood in Northern Virginia.

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