As summer weather arrives, the City of Alexandria reminds visitors of its “Wireless Alexandria” service. The service, which began in April 2005 and was the region’s first free, outdoor, wireless Internet zone, allows any user with a wireless device in the coverage area to access the Internet at no charge.
Wireless Alexandria Provides Free Internet Access in Old Town Largest Wireless Internet Zone in the DC Metro Area[From: Other News]
There is no evidence that Americans truly care about the rising gasoline prices. I don’t see any citizens holding the government accountable including the Current Resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, or those who prattle under the Capitol Dome on either side of the aisle. Nor are we really angry with the oil companies.
Tonight, Alexandrians will get a first look at a proposed agreement among the City, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and Mirant, which will allow the Potomac River Generating Station to obtain an operating permit.
Raise your hands if you know Yemen sold 13,000 barrels of crude oil and products each and every day during 2007 to the United States. OK, just raise your hands if you heard of Yemen in the first place. Yemen? Yes, Yemen. “Oh, good one! And ‘Yemen,’ that actually sounds like a real country!,” said the ubiquitously clueless Joey Tribiani from the NBC comedy Friends.
Deputy DuWayne Morris, a nine-year veteran of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, has received the Noon Day Optimist Club’s Law Enforcement Award for 2008.
Mosquitoes can be more than just a backyard nuisance. Some may carry West Nile Virus, a potentially serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Most mosquitoes do not pose a threat to public health because they are not infected with viruses or other pathogens. Less than one percent of people bitten by a mosquito carrying West Nile virus will become ill. People most at risk for developing symptoms of the disease are those over age 50 and those with already compromised immune systems. All residents, however, should continue to take measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites.
City of Alexandria Installs Multi-Space Parking Meters Parking Meters to Increase Customer Service and Convenience[From: City Hall]
The City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services will install state of the art multi-space parking meters in the East Eisenhower-Carlyle area throughout July. These meters will provide short-term parking to support ground floor retail space.
On June 27 Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced more than $10 million in Virginia Community Development Block Grant (VCDBG) funding for 18 projects throughout 21 Virginia localities. The grants will benefit low- and moderate-income residents and will support community and economic development projects such as housing creation and rehabilitation, public water and sewer systems, downtown revitalization, broadband deployment and health care programs.
On Tuesday, June 24, the Alexandria City Council approved a voluntary agreement with the payday and car title lending industry, who agreed to provide $20,000 to fund consumer financial education programs in the City, including the City’s Dollarwise Program.
“These grants will enable localities and state agencies to support new and continuing programs addressing a wide range of criminal justice needs and issues across the Commonwealth,” stated Governor Kaine. “They demonstrate the strong commitment of Virginia’s localities and state agencies to assuring that our criminal justice system is effective and responsive.”