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City Of Alexandria Adds “Smart911” Service To Aid Emergency Response

September 21, 2017

The City of Alexandria has joined the nationwide “Smart911” service, which lets residents, businesses and visitors provide information to 9-1-1 dispatchers in advance of emergencies.

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TOP STORIES

Bishop Ireton Announces Four Commended Students In 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

September 21, 2017

Bishop Ireton’s Head of School, Dr. Tom Curry, and Principal, Mrs. Denise Tobin, announced yesterday that four members of the Class of 2018 were named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Seniors Sean Gibbons, Madeleine McDade, Kevin McNerney and Christopher Nguyen received a letter of commendation.

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Governor McAuliffe And Partners Launch New Transit Services On I-66

September 20, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, and state and local leaders to celebrate the launch of the first group of multimodal improvement projects under a new I-66 Commuter Choice program. Toll revenue from I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes will be reinvested in multimodal solutions benefiting Northern Virginia’s I-66 corridor.

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Collaboration Of Nonprofits And Homebuilders Improves And Expands Supportive Housing In Alexandria

September 20, 2017

Formerly homeless families now have newly upgraded residences in the City of Alexandria, following the completion of renovations to a Community Lodgings multi-unit supportive housing property led by HomeAid Northern Virginia. The ribbon cutting was held yesterday with local officials, community advocates, homebuilders and construction partners that provided labor, resources and expertise to the project. 

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Church Volunteer Charged With Stealing From Church

September 19, 2017

The Fairfax County Police Department reported that Sandra Irene Cortes, 53, of Annandale, is facing multiple charges of grand larceny after stealing several thousand dollars from the Queen of Apostles Church, located at 4329 Sano Street in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County.

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Arlington County Educator Michelle Cottrell-Williams Named 2018 Virginia Teacher Of The Year

September 19, 2017

Michelle Cottrell-Williams, a social studies teacher at Wakefield High School in Arlington County, was named 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year during a recognition ceremony Monday evening at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

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OTHER NEWS

E.I.D. Celebrations Hosted Annual Celebration For Children With Special Needs

September 21, 2017

On Saturday, Sept. 16, the non-profit Exceptional Individuals with Dreams Celebrations in conjunction with the Muslim American Society hosted its eighth annual Eid Celebration for Children with Special Needs. Attendees enjoyed face painting, moon bounces, train rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, cupcake decorating, and arts and crafts.

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Absentee Voting Opens For Eligible Alexandria Voters September 22

September 19, 2017

Absentee voting for the Nov. 7 General Election begins on Friday, Sept. 22. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, for example, if they are:

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DASH Service Improvements Effective October 1

September 19, 2017

On Sunday, Oct. 1, DASH will implement the following service improvements on the AT3, AT4, AT5, AT7, AT8 & AT9. 

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HomeServices of America® Acquires The Long & Foster Companies

September 18, 2017

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced that it has acquired The Long & Foster Companies, Inc., the largest private residential real estate company in the United States by sales volume.

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School Bicycling Program Expands To Six New Schools Thanks To Safe Routes To School Grant

September 18, 2017

ACPS has received a Safe Routes to School grant to expand last year’s Bicycling in the Schools pilot to six more elementary schools and encourage students to walk and bike to school.

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