On Tuesday night, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to instruct City Manager Jim Hartmann to cut the city’s operating budget by 3.56 percent and to consider raising the real estate tax rate by five cents for fiscal year 2010.
Just say “I support Maury” when you make a purchase at the Potomac Yards Barnes & Noble, 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Alexandria, on Saturday, Dec. 6, and a portion of the payment will go to Matthew Maury Elementary School’s PTA to support its literacy efforts.
The Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) ESL/ELL fall workshop series will
draw to a close in December with four sessions.
St. Elmo’s Group, a get-together of parents of children with special needs,
will meet from 8 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Ave. (at the corner of Del Ray Avenue), Alexandria.
A coalition of Alexandria agencies and community groups, including Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), has sponsored a “Beat the Odds” Awards program for four years to honor local teens who have persevered and taken positive steps for their future, despite significant obstacles.
When Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille was elected in 2003, he promised to hold a unity breakfast each year. Since then, each year on the day before Thanksgiving, people from all walks of life in the City have come together to celebrate Alexandria’s diversity.
November is National Adoption Month, a period meant to raise awareness about adopting children and foster care adoption. On Saturday, Alexandria celebrated its own Adoption Day. At the Alexandria Courthouse, more than a dozen families gathered with their adopted children.
It was a rare moment for the court. While Alexandria’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Chief Judge Constance Frogale spoke, she was interrupted by the piercing cries of small children, and she loved it.
Police charged Dan Hegarty, 39, of 6003 Pratt Street in Alexandria with indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15 in reference to the Nov. 10 incident at Spring Hill Recreation Center.
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Nov. 22, 2008. At approximately 4:00 a.m., the victim, an Alexandria woman, was assaulted as she walked in the 1200 block of East Abingdon Drive.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced that the Virginia Housing Development Authority recently won a national affordable housing award for its Green Building Incentive Program. The National Council of State Housing Agencies presented VHDA with the award for Program Excellence during the council’s recent 2008 annual conference & tradeshow. VHDA’s Green Building Incentive Program won in the newly created “Going Green” category.