After winning the Patriot District regular season and tournament, the Titans’ boys’ soccer team hosted the opening round of the Northern Region Tournament on Wednesday. Their opponent: the Langley Saxon, the only team to defeat the Titans this year.
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The City of Alexandria reminds property owners that payment of the first half of their 2008 Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee is due Monday, June 16. To avoid late payment penalty and interest charges, payment must be received by the City or postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than June 16.
Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat today joined a majority of the House of Representatives in support of legislation to help expand the production and use of renewable energy, create “green collar” jobs and provide tax important tax benefits to middle class families. The Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act (H.R. 6049) was approved by the House by a vote of 263-160.
Alexandria police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who was last seen on Friday, April 25, in the West End of Alexandria.
n 2006, the Alexandria City Council reduced the number of hours in which the 24 Express Convenience Store on Mt. Vernon Avenue could sell alcohol. Members approved that application for a Special Use Permit, limiting alcohol sales at the store to an 11:00 p.m. termination time. However, Council promised the store owner that the City would develop a comprehensive plan for all alcohol sales in Arlandria and throughout the City to ultimately end at the same time. That did not happen, leading 24 Express owners to return to Council on Tuesday night, asking that their reduced hour of alcohol sales be reinstated.
On May 17, 1968, 17 visionaries came together at the offices of The Alexandria Gazette to create an organization that would help senior citizens find jobs. On May 17, 2008, The Board of Directors of Senior Services of Alexandria and more than 250 well-wishers came to The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Old Town to honor five of those leaders: Nelson Greene Sr, Nancy Kelly, Mary Ann Ormes, Lewis Stearman and William Vosbeck.
Francis C. Hammond Middle School is holding a book drive to provide free summer reading material for students.
Only three T.C. Williams High School athletic teams remain in competition: crew, baseball and boys’ soccer.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Brian Moran will be joined by Alicia Kozakiewicz at two media briefings on Tuesday, May 20 to announce the impact of new funding for “Alicia’s Law” and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. “Alicia’s Law” creates a stronger statewide network of highly trained law enforcement officers to track down and arrest online child sex predators. Delegate Moran successfully secured the first $1.5 million for the two regional ICAC Task Forces. The initiative is named after Alicia Kozakiewicz – a 13-year-old girl who was abducted by an Internet predator, held hostage and tortured in his Virginia basement.
The City of Alexandria has partnered with Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) to obtain a grant for $70,000 to retrofit approximately 40 school buses with clean air technology that reduces pollutants emitted by diesel engine school buses. The School Bus Retrofit Grant Program is scheduled to begin later this summer.