Archives:April, 2009

ACPS Daily Digest For April 29

April 30th, 2009 | [From: Schools]

Tennis Regionals
For the second time in three years, the T.C. Williams Boys Tennis Team is heading to regional AAA competition.
To read more, go to http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2009/nr2009042904.php.

Alexandria Honors Public Safety Heroes

April 30th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

On Thursday, April 30, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce held the 23rd Annual Valor Awards luncheon, recognizing fire, police and sheriff’s personnel who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve Alexandria.

Price-Moran Amendment to Credit Card Reform Bill Passes

April 30th, 2009 | [From: From Congress]

Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat, joined with Representative David Price (D-NC) to successfully offer an amendment to the “Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act” (H.R. 627). The amendment requires that credit card companies provide regular information in cardholders’ billing statements regarding how long it will take to pay off their debt and how much it will cost under different scenarios, such as if only the minimum monthly payment is made.

Higher Achievement Joins 20 Other DC Area Charities To Create New Organization, Revitalize Employee Giving

April 30th, 2009 | [From: Non-Profits]

Higher Achievement, House of Ruth, Whitman-Walker Clinic, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, WETA, and 16 other Washington area charities have created a new federation, Community1st – America’s Charities of Greater Washington, DC, with a mission to increase charitable giving through workplace campaigns. The charities are dropping their membership in the United Way and partnering with America’s Charities, which has helped many area employers run their workplace campaigns in the aftermath of the United Way scandal in 2002, raising over $40 million in employee-giving locally.

Former Virginia Treasurer and Secretary of Finance Unveils Eduction Plan

April 29th, 2009 | [From: Choice 2009]

Former Virginia Treasurer and Secretary of Finance Jody Wagner unveiled her Education Plan on Wednesday (http://www.jodyforva.com/files/wagner_ed_plan.pdf), a comprehensive agenda to advance Virginia’s public education system and prepare the Commonwealth to train the workforce of the future.

Health Officials Brief Council On Swine Flu

April 29th, 2009 | [From: Top Stories]

With concerns about a potential swine flu pandemic increasing, Alexandria Health Director, Lisa Kaplowitz, briefed the Alexandria City Council on the latest information.

Monroe Avenue Bridge Project Nears Completion”¦Maybe

April 29th, 2009 | [From: Top Stories]

After some delays due to a disagreement between Potomac Yard Development and Dominion Virginia Power, the Monroe Avenue Bridge project is back on track and slated for completion in July.

Council Hires Banks As New City Attorney

April 29th, 2009 | [From: City Hall, Other News]

After a three-month search, the Alexandria City Council has appointed James Banks as City Attorney. A former City Council member, Vice Mayor and Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond, Banks will start work Monday, May 4. He replaces Ignacio Pessoa, who stepped down as City Attorney in December 2008.

Titan Roundup

April 29th, 2009 | [From: Sports]

The latest sports scores from TC Williams High School

Knife-Wielding Mom Ends Teen Fight, Goes To Jail

April 29th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Tomasina Filmore is being held without bond at the Alexandria jail after allegedly stabbing her pregnant 15-year-old daughter and a 17-year-old T. C. Williams High School junior. Both victims are in stable condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital.