At approximately 12:52 a.m., Saturday March 28, 2009, Alexandria Fire and EMS units responded to a report of fire in the basement at 37 South Gordon Street, a two story duplex.
The Alexandria Police Department will begin an active enforcement campaign, which specifically focuses on the idling, double-parking and unlawful loading and unloading practices of motor coaches throughout Alexandria.
This week Alexandria’s City Council met with the School Board for a joint work session on the school budget for next year. Although these meetings have assumed an almost “pro forma” air, this one was revealing and not in a way that school board members had hoped.
The City of Alexandria has mailed 2009 Business Personal Property Tax returns to all businesses that were operating in the City as of January 1, 2009. If you do not receive a business personal property tax return by April 15, you may download a form at www.alexandriava.gov/businesstax or call 703.838.4570.
The Alexandria Historical Society has selected historian and author Mary V. Thompson as the winner of its 2009 Alexandria History Award. The annual Alexandria History Award is given to a person or persons who have made noteworthy contributions to the preservation of the historic, cultural, and artistic heritage of Alexandria. Ms. Thompson, a research historian at Mount Vernon, will be presented with a certificate and gift at a special awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m., at The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street.
Here’s the latest news from ACPS. Follow the links to view additional information. Enjoy this lovely spring weekend!
Though the Alexandria City Council docket was not lengthy on Tuesday night, members moved ahead to regulate motor coaches, discussed a new report on drop-out prevention programs and talked about a problem with shuttle vans and buses at the Van Dorn Metro station.
Local politicians are denouncing reports that the Justice Department may transfer some of the 250 military prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to face detention pending trial in the City of Alexandria.