Archives:October, 2009

Overnight Telegraph Road Lane Closures Nov. 1-5

October 30th, 2009 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

As part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, weather permitting, there will be alternating lane closures in each direction of Telegraph Road between Huntington Avenue and Duke Street nightly from Sunday, November 1 through Thursday, November 5 for overhead bridge painting activities. Telegraph Road will not be completely closed, but traffic movement will be restricted at times from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to one lane in each direction.

Gasoline Prices Hit 2009 High

October 30th, 2009 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Gasoline prices have increased 24 cents per gallon from $2.461 on October 2, to $2.695 on October 30, according to AAA. Prices increased by a quarter a gallon in the metro area in the last month. In a reversal of fortune for consumers, gasoline prices are 15 cents higher than they were at this time last year at pumps across the nation. In fact, pump prices have reached their highest price level of the year.

Smith Gets Life +70 Years

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

Rodney Eric Smith, 31, was sentenced to life+70 years in prison for the December, 2008, murder of Juantissa Hill.

PLTI Wins NAACP Community Service Recognition

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

Last week, the Alexandria chapter of the NAACP presented the Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria with their 2009 Community Service Award. NAACP President Reverend Dr. Lee Earl gave the award to Joyce Woodson, PLTI Founder and Chair and Fay Slotnick, the organization’s Executive Director.

Titans End Regular Season With Loss

October 30th, 2009 | [From: Sports]

Last night, the T. C. Williams Volleyball team ended their season with a 3-0 loss at home to W. T. Woodson High School. It was an emotional night for the seniors, who played their last game at home as Titans. Their 2009 season record is 8-9.

Alexandria Crime Report

October 30th, 2009 | [From: Police Blotter]

3100 Block of Jefferson Davis Highway, 5:25 p.m.
Bad Checks: Open

Kaine Announces 5,900 Jobs Created Or Retained By Recovery Actin Spending

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

Today, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine announced that state agencies have reported more than 5900 jobs created or saved from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds flowing through the State Treasury. To date, more than $5 billion in ARRA contracts, grants and loans have been awarded in Virginia, with more than half in the form of direct aid to localities and organizations outside of state government.

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Wins CMAA Project Achievement Award

October 30th, 2009 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project received the 2009 Construction Management Association of America Project Achievement Award in the Program Management/Program Phase, Infrastructure category. The Project Achievement Awards recognize instances in which professional construction or program management has made a significant contribution to the successful completion of a challenging project or program.

Alexandria Police Remind Residents Of Halloween Safety Tips

October 30th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

There are many ways to keep your child safe at Halloween, when they are more prone to accidents and injuries. The excitement of children and adults at this time of year sometimes makes them forget to be careful. Simple common sense can do a lot to prevent tragedies from happening.

Gang Prevention

October 29th, 2009 | [From: Rants]

So the Feds take my money, keep a lot and send some to the City for Gang Prevention. Glad at least some of what they steal comes home. Now I would use this to add some police force–not hire new because this is one time funding, but use it to pay overtime to put more feet on the street. No, we waste it to do the job that the mothers and fathers should have done–teach them to be humans. We use it to remove tattoos! For a conference–send an E-mail.