Archives:March, 2009

King Street Retail Study Recognizes Challenges, Recommends Changes

March 31st, 2009 | [From: Other News]

In Mid-March, residents, businesses and property owners on and around King Street saw the results of the most recent King Street Retail study and not much has changed since the last look at this corridor except a worsening economy.

The City’s Planning and Zoning department hired Bob Gibbs of The Gibbs Planning Group Inc. to conduct this new study. Gibbs, a nationally known expert in the field of retail analysis, presented his findings to two groups of interested individuals two weeks ago.

Virginia Commerce Bank Launches Enhanced Web Site to Maximize Customer Experience and Better Meet Financial Needs.

March 31st, 2009 | [From: Other News]

Virginia Commerce Bank recently launched their redesigned Web site,, which features enhanced content, graphics and navigation. Recognizing that more customers are utilizing the internet when making important decisions for their families and businesses, VCB has focused their redesign on financial education, customer engagement and ease of use.

Data Reveals Disparity Between State and Local Drop-out and On-time Graduation Rates

March 31st, 2009 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

The Virginia Department of Education today released state-level, division-level and school-level reports that detail outcomes for students who entered the ninth-grade for the first time in 2004 and were scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2008. The reports complement the Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate reports published last October with data on dropouts, students still […]

Man Assaults Child In Laundry Room

March 31st, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

A 10-year-old Alexandria-area girl was allegedly assaulted by a male acquaintance. Police were called on Monday, March 23 when it was discovered the victim had been sexually assaulted and raped several times since December 2008.

Govenor Kaine Announces Action On Energy Bills Advancing Renew Virginia Initiative

March 31st, 2009 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced action taken on several energy bills as part of his Renew Virginia initiative. Legislators are scheduled to consider the Governor’s actions during a reconvened session on Wednesday, April 8, 2009.

Sheriff Reviews Accomplishments, Plans For Second Term

March 31st, 2009 | [From: Choice 2009]

Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne isn’t putting his campaign on hold quite yet, but unless a Republican or Independent candidate appears out of nowhere, he will run unopposed for a second term in November.

The deadline for filing as a Republican candidate for sheriff is April 10. Independents have a bit longer, but no candidate has come forward so far. “I’m not taking anything for granted,” Lawhorne said. “I just want to let people know what we have accomplished over the past three years and ask them to vote for me for a second term.”

Governor Kaine Unveils Key Legislative Amendments To Increase Assistance for Displaced Workers, Ease Impact of Ecomomic Downturn

March 30th, 2009 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Timothy M. Kaine today proposed a series amendments to legislation on unemployment and health benefits passed last month by the General Assembly. Governor Kaine is specifically calling for a number of key provision changes that would expand unemployment benefits for workers and protect health care coverage for laid-off workers while easing the strain of COBRA health benefits on small businesses statewide.

Govenor Kaine Announces Increase In Food Stamp Benefits Effective April 1

March 30th, 2009 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced today that beginning April 1, Food Stamp benefits will increase 13.6 percent as a result of increased federal funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. For example, the maximum monthly allotment for a four-person household in Virginia will increase $80, from $588 to $668. Also effective April 1, the Food Stamp Program in Virginia will become the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Statement By Govenor Kaine On Legislative Action Taken On Special License Plates

March 30th, 2009 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Timothy M. Kaine issued the following statement today regarding his signing of legislation permitting the issue of special license plates including plates bearing the legend “Choose Life” (SB 817):

ACPS Daily Digest

March 30th, 2009 | [From: Schools]

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