Alexandria will celebrate the new year in style as the City hosts First Night Alexandria on December 31. Alexandria businesses will host musical performances, art shows and interactive activities in celebration of the New Year, capped off with a spectacular fireworks display at midnight.
On January 13, Democrat Charniele L. Herring and Republican Joe R. Murray will square off in a special election on January 13. The election is being held to replace Brian Moran, who resigned on December 12 from the Virginia House of Delegates 46th District.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced Monday that grants totaling $4,317,551 have been awarded to enhance public safety services statewide. Specifically, the grants were provided to localities to improve services for victims of crime and violence, to educate and reform juvenile offenders and to upgrade internal criminal history record systems.
The Alexandria Transit Company (ATC) Board of Directors approved a plan in November that addresses how ATC, which operates the DASH bus system, will meet the reduction in City transit subsidies due to declining tax revenue and current Citywide financial challenges.
Effective January 4, 2009, the Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St., will no longer be open on Sundays. Due to declining tax revenue and the current Citywide financial challenges, it is necessary to implement this service reduction.
All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday.
Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Fayette County High, 56-41 in the semifinals of the Crescent Bank Invitational in Myrtle Beach.
Facing budget shortfalls for operating expenses and capital projects, the Alexandria City Council has put all capital projects on hold for Fiscal Year 2010 except the construction of a new public safety center and emergency maintenance of existing facilities. With this in mind, Alexandria City Public School staff presented priorities to the School Board at a work session and a public meeting this week.
Gohar J. Mirza, age 29, of Annandale, Virginia, was sentenced today to 63 months in prison, followed by a term of three years supervised release, and ordered to pay more than $3,000,000 in restitution. Mirza pled guilty on September 23, 2008 to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme.
District of Columbia Man Sentenced for Travel With Intent To Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct With a Minor[From: Courts & Crime]
Benjamin Tyler Moser, age 27, formerly of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 46 months in prison for travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Moser will also serve five years on supervised release after his prison term and be required to register as a sex offender.