So the Feds take my money, keep a lot and send some to the City for Gang Prevention. Glad at least some of what they steal comes home. Now I would use this to add some police force–not hire new because this is one time funding, but use it to pay overtime to put more feet on the street. No, we waste it to do the job that the mothers and fathers should have done–teach them to be humans. We use it to remove tattoos! For a conference–send an E-mail.
Nice to know that some of my tax money, stolen from my pocket, is going to Indians to protect their tepees. Oh, maybe it is going to protect their casinos.
For those of us who have noticed how bike riders have taken over the streets of Alexandria, particularly in Old Town, beware!!! These bike riders go through stop signs, red lights and whatever they can get away with on our streets, while the Alexandria Police dept. watches them and does nothing to ticket them for breaking the law.
The American Automobile Assn. support for the I-95/I-395 HOT lanes is just one could expect of that organization, given its dynamics. For the people and communities that will be affected, however, the story is different. We on the West End not want the HOT Lanes because they promised more, not less, congestion, as those lanes speed people from 40 miles South through our neighborhoods to the Pentagon and beyond.
I appreciated your April 29th article on this and would further appreciate your continued interest. As is turns out, July has come and gone and the Monroe Avenue connector is still not completed.
For people living in the south Del Ray/Rosemont area, this is a continual irritant. For years, we have had to detour down Mt Vernon, through the neighborhoods, or through the congestion of the Braddock Road intersection to get to the Parkway or Rt. 1. For the past couple of months, the Commonwealth Avenue portion of the detour has been clogged with a massive construction project
Let us examine certain facts, all obtainable in the public record or previously reported in the press:
Don’t you just love it when some people say that a political candidate’s choices — including perhaps whether the candidate chooses public or private schools for his/her children, or pays his/her rent on time, or bothers to register to vote in the jurisdiction where he or she is running for office — is irrelevant?
On Sunday, July 12, 2009, there was a celebration for Robert W. Peebles, former Superintendent of ACPS. As Bob was the founder of “Peebles Pebbles”, a great little jazz combo, there was music – great New Orleans style jazz. Bob would have loved it!
I attended the June 25 hearing held by the local registrar to determine whether City Councilwoman Elect Alicia Hughes was an Alexandria resident from the period June 12 (date of the complaint challenging her residency) to June 25, the date of the hearing. Although, the hearing was somewhat informal and not held in a courtroom, it was still an official, public hearing. I was offended by grumblings and catcalls from Ms. Hughes’ supporters, who packed the room.