Alexandria Police are investigating the death of a man found in the 700 block of Manor Road, located near the intersection of Glebe Road and I-395.
By Marisa Cagnoli alexandrianews.org Gone are the days when only rebellious fellows like Popeye were brave enough to get a tattoo. A tattoo is a marking made by using needles to insert ink into the layers of skin for decorative or other reasons. The permanent art form, which originally started in Europe and Asia in [...]
ACPS Central Office Reorganized to Better Focus on Strategic Plan and Higher Student Achievement The second phase of a central office reorganization that started since Morton Sherman became Alexandria City Public Schools superintendent last summer is under way, following unanimous approval by the Alexandria City School Board. Changes include streamlining positions, saving money and moving [...]
On July 27, the Virginia Department of Transportation gave approximately 600 employees a first notice of layoff as it works to meet a required reduction of staffing to 7,500 full-time employees by July 1, 2010. These layoffs are an element of the plan announced last year to reduce the agency by 1,000 full-time employees and 450 part-time staff as VDOT addresses a $2.6 billion revenue shortfall.
Daniel Patrick Boyd, who was arrested in North Carolina last week and charged with jihadist-related activities, has roots in Alexandria. Boyd, who was arrested with his two sons and four alleged co-conspirators, was a student in Alexandria City Public School system from December, 1984, until June, 1985, according to school sources.
Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day by enjoying one of Superintendent Morton Sherman’s favorite treats. Just make sure to stay out of the sun while you’re eating!
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) needs volunteers to help out at the annual Student Health and Immunization Fair, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 at Polk Elementary School, 5000 Polk Ave., Alexandria.
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, the two dedicated left-turn lanes from U.S. Route 1 south onto Ft. Hunt Road in Alexandria will be closed to motorists from 9 a.m. TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 29 through 5 a.m. Sunday, August 2 to erect overhead signage. This is an update to the earlier advisory that the turn lanes would close starting on Thursday, July 30. Southbound Route 1 traffic that wishes to turn onto Ft. Hunt Road will be detoured past the intersection to left on Huntington Avenue to the intersection with Ft. Hunt Road.
Telegraph Road In I-95 Interchange Area Closed To All Traffic Overnight From 11 P.M. To 5 A.M. August 2 And 4[From: Traffic & Transportation]
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, weather permitting, construction crews will close portions of the Telegraph Road/I-95 interchange to all traffic overnight from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning on Sunday, August 2 and again the night of Tuesday, August 4 for bridge steel girder erection. Traffic backups in the area are expected; motorists are encouraged to follow designated detours or find alternate routes to avoid delays.
Senators Webb, Warner Announce $44.2 Million In Recovery Act Funds For Affordable Rental Housing Construction In Virginia[From: From Congress]
U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved $44.2 million to jumpstart affordable rental housing programs in Virginia. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, HUD’s new Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) provides grants to state housing finance agencies to resume affordable rental housing projects throughout the country while also creating jobs in the hard-hit construction industry.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine tonight will honor Aneesh Chopra, former Virginia Secretary of Technology, and Vivek Kundra, former Virginia Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Technology, for their recent White House appointments during a reception at 6:30 p.m. at The Tower Club in Vienna. Kundra was named Federal Chief Information Officer. Chopra will serve as the Federal Chief Technology Officer. The reception is hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.