Archives:July, 2009

Hughes Cleared Of Election Fraud Allegations

July 31st, 2009 | [From: City Hall]

Alexandria Commonwealth Attorney Randy Sengel has found no evidence to support allegations that Councilwoman Alicia Hughes committed election fraud.

Sengel announced his findings in a letter to J. Gerald Hebert dated July 30, 2009.

Virginia Commerce Bank Announces Key Lending Officer Appointment

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

Virginia Commerce Bank proudly announces the recent appointment of Ronald K. Hobson as Senior Vice President, Government Contract Lending. Mr. Hobson joins the Bank with over twenty-five years of commercial lending and government experience, including having served as the Associate Deputy Administrator for Government Contracting and Minority Enterprise Development at the U.S. Small Business Administration

WAMU 88.5’s Ed Walker Nominated For National Radio Hall Of Fame

July 31st, 2009 | [From: Arts & Style]

WAMU 88.5 announced today that Ed Walker, Washington radio legend and host of WAMU 88.5’s The Big Broadcast, has been nominated for the National Radio Hall of Fame in the category “Local or Regional – Pioneer.” Walker is one of four nominees in his category and one of 16 nominees on the 2009 National Radio Hall of Fame ballot, which the public may vote on until midnight Aug. 1.

Last Conspirator Sentenced In $5 Million Fraud Scheme

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

All seven conspirators have now been sentenced for stealing more than $5 million through a fraud scheme involving identity theft and credit card, bank and mortgage fraud, announced Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, following today’s sentencing of the final conspirator by United States District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema.

Taking Kids Off The Streets

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

For teens and young adults, summer is an opportunity to get into trouble. Using the new Charles Houston Recreation Center as a venue, community groups and City agencies are offering them constructive options. Yesterday, the center held its first Community Empowerment Session, a mini conference designed to equip older teens and young adults with the tools to get jobs and training or start their own businesses.

Better Late Than Never

July 31st, 2009 | [From: Schools]

Last year Christopher Nguyen decided to join the Army, even though he was a science credit short from graduating with the rest of his 2008 T.C. Williams High School class. His problems were over, he thought, until the Army told him that he had to go to summer school to get his diploma.

Alexandria Police Arrest Parking Enforcement Officer

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

Yesterday, Alexandria Police arrested an Alexandria Police Department parking enforcement officer for her involvement in obtaining and using fraudulent handicap placards. Gail Yvette Jones, 41, of District Heights, Maryland, was charged with one felony count of forgery and uttering and one misdemeanor count of obtaining a document under false pretenses. Jones was also issued a summons for parking a vehicle in a space reserved for persons with disabilities, a violation of the Commonwealth of Virginia Traffic Code.

The Mayor And Chair At Home

July 30th, 2009 | [From: City Hall, Schools, Top Stories]

Last week, Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille and School Board Chair Yvonne Folkerts invited alexandrianews.org into their homes to reflect on the past year and look ahead to what’s on the horizon in the year to come.

Jury Convicts MS-13 Gang Members of Attempted Murder

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

A federal jury today found two members of MS-13 guilty of attempting to murder rival gang members on Oct. 6, 2008, in a park near homes in Reston, Va. To date, seven MS-13 members have been convicted of gang-related murder charges in 2009 in the Alexandria federal court.

Governor Kaine Ceremonially Presents $1 Million To Virginia Federation Of Food Banks

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

Governor Timothy M. Kaine today presented a ceremonial check for $1 million to the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. Using the funds, the Federation has managed to purchase more than 1.5 million pounds of food from suppliers in Virginia–surpassing its original estimate that $1 million would buy an additional 671,000 pounds of food. As a direct result of the funding, a truck load of food is being delivered to the seven food banks that comprise the Federation every two weeks through the end of September. Governor Kaine recommended the money as an amendment to the 2009 state budget to address the basic needs of Virginians during hard economic times.