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BREAKING NEWS

Leesburg Man Arrested And Charged With Espionage

June 22, 2017

A Leesburg man, Kevin Patrick Mallory, 60, made his initial appearance in federal court today on charges that he transmitted Top Secret and Secret documents to an agent of the People’s Republic of China.

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TOP STORIES

Rachael Dischner Appointed Principal Of New John Adams Pre-K Center

June 22, 2017

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley today announced the appointment of Rachael R.B. Dischner as the principal of the new pre-K center to be housed at John Adams Elementary School. She will start in the role on July 17.

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NOVA Announced As First NVTC Academic Partner

June 22, 2017

The Northern Virginia Technology Council announced today that Northern Virginia Community College has signed on as its first ever NVTC Academic Partner. This new partnership reflects NVTC and NOVA’s joint commitment to ensuring the Northern Virginia region has a robust pipeline of highly skilled information technology workers.

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City Of Alexandria Awarded More Than $34 Million For Transportation Projects

June 21, 2017

The Commonwealth Transportation Board, which oversees transportation projects and initiatives for the Commonwealth of Virginia, has awarded more than $34 million to the City of Alexandria for five transportation projects. The funding, most of which will be made available in 2022, will be used to expand transit access and bicycle/pedestrian mobility in Alexandria’s West End, support bus service improvements, and implement technologies that will reduce traffic congestion. 

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T. C. Williams Student Finished As Runner-Up In U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

June 21, 2017

Ana Humphrey, a sophomore at T. C. Williams High School, was selected as a runner-up in the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the nation’s most prestigious youth competition for water-related research. Humphrey, who represented Virginia in the national competition, received $1,000 for her project, in which she developed a digital image analysis application as a simple, inexpensive and accurate way to monitor waterborne bacteria.

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Law Enforcement Shares Findings About Simpson Field Shooting

June 21, 2017

Today, law enforcement officials shared findings to date of the investigation into the shooting that occurred at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Through information and evidence gathered in ongoing interviews, searches and other investigative activity, investigators and analysts have gained a greater understanding of the recent movements and activities of deceased shooter James Thomas “Tom” Hodgkinson, 66. The FBI is investigating this shooting as an assault on a member of Congress and an assault on a federal officer. At this point in the investigation, the FBI does not believe there is a nexus to terrorism.

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OTHER NEWS

T. C. Williams Teacher Awarded STEM Research Grant

June 22, 2017

The Society for Science & the Public yesterday announced $120,000 in grants have been distributed to five innovative organizations supporting community-based STEM projects and 23 science research programs to purchase much-needed equipment for teachers across the country. In total, $20,000 will be distributed to the nonprofit organizations, while $100,000 will go to teachers. Shawn Lowe, a physics teacher at T. C. Williams High School, received a STEM Research Grant for $4,000.

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Recreation, Parks And Cultural Activities Department Announces Out Of School Time Program Updates

June 22, 2017

The theme of the 2017-18 Out of School Time Program is “Passport to Fun!” where children are invited to explore the world through fun, adventure and discovery while making new friends.

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WMATA Service Changes Take Effect June 25

June 22, 2017

On Sunday, June 25, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will implement changes to service, fares and hours for both Metrorail and Metrobus. Here is a summary of the changes and how residents, commuters and visitors might be affected.

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Alexandria’s First Responders Recognized After Simpson Field Shooting

June 20, 2017

The public safety agencies serving the City of Alexandria held a joint briefing yesterday to describe the response of Alexandria’s emergency personnel to the shooting at Simpson Field on June 14. Tonight the community celebrated the reopening of Eugene Simpson Stadium Park before the start of the Alexandria Little League games. First responders from Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Fire/EMS and Alexandria Sheriff’s Office were honored as ‘everyday heroes’ at tonight’s Take Back Simpson Park event.

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T.C. Alum Named Massachusetts First African-American History Teacher Of The Year

June 20, 2017

Kevin Dua, T. C. Williams High School Class of 2005, last Thursday received the 2017 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year award from Dr. Heather Peske, Senior Associate Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education and James Peyser, Education Secretary of the Commonwealth of MA. Dua is the first African-American to be so recognized.

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