Archives:February, 2009

Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty To Solicitation To Commit A Crime Of Violence

February 28th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Seven Virginia residents have been sentenced for their participation in federal crimes that, collectively, included extortion, gun distribution, efforts to bribe a federal agent and conspiracies including visa, and marriage fraud. The convictions end a three-year investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, and Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, announced the details of this investigation today after the sentencing of the final defendant by United States District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee.

Computer C.O.R.E. Launches Mentoring Initiative, Seeks Mentors

February 28th, 2009 | [From: Non-Profits]

CORE is launching a mentoring initiative and seeks mentors to pair with a select group of current students who have demonstrated their commitment and motivation to get a job. Each student has already completed a competitive admissions process and committed to CORE’s six-month program.

UKSNA Jointly Sponsors School Board And City Council Candidate Debates

February 28th, 2009 | [From: Choice 2009]

City-wide elections for School Board and City Council take place May 5, 2009, and the Upper King Street Neighborhood Association (UKSNA) is there to help you get informed and make the best decision for you and your community.

Board Seeks Input On Strategic Plan

February 28th, 2009 | [From: Schools]

From Monday, March 2 through Monday, March 9, the Alexandria City School Board will seek public comment on the proposed strategic plan. A video summarizing the proposed plan will be shown during that week on ACPS-TV, channel 71, at 6:30 a.m. and 12:30, 4 and 11 p.m. The video will also be available on demand on the ACPS Web site. The video and the complete document, in English and Spanish, will be posted March 2 at www.acps.k12.va.us/board/strategic-plan/. Amharic and Arabic translations of the document will also be available early next week but may not be completed by Monday. Hard copies of the proposed plan can be obtained by calling 703 824-6635. They can also be viewed at the libraries and at each school.

School Bus Accident Sends Five Students To Hospital

February 27th, 2009 | [From: Top Stories]

A hit-and-run driver caused a school bus accident that sent five students to the hospital.

Why Not Rant?

February 27th, 2009 | [From: Rants]

It seems AlexandriaNews is ready to hear Alexandrians sound off! Submit YOUR rants for review.

Third Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme Involving Alexandria-Based AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

February 26th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Arthur T. Willden, age 45, of Longmont, Colo., pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy in connection with a scheme to defraud Alexandria-based AvalonBay Communities, Inc., an equity Real Estate Investment Trust primarily engaged in developing, acquiring and managing apartment communities within the United States. Willden also pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice in connection with a federal court action in Alexandria in which AvalonBay Communities sued Willden for his role in the scheme.

Titans Advance To Regional Semifinals

February 26th, 2009 | [From: Sports]

Both Titan basketball teams played their final home games last night and continued their winning ways. The girls defeated Robinson, 68-48 and the boys edged Stuart, 45-41.

House Passes FY’09 Appropriations Bills: $29 million for Dulles Rail, $14.5 million for Chesapeake Bay & other Local Watersheds

February 26th, 2009 | [From: From Congress]

Feb. 25, Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat and senior member of the House Appropriations Committee announced the following projects were included for Northern Virginia in the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. The legislation passed this afternoon on a 245-178 vote.

Biden, Duncan Urge Accountability, Speed In Spending AARA Education Funds

February 26th, 2009 | [From: Top Stories]

Meeting brings together state school heads with Vice President and Education Secretary.