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Alexandria City Council Looks At New Old Town BID Proposal

June 28, 2017

The Alexandria City Council last night – at the last legislative meeting before summer recess – agreed unanimously to instruct City staff to engage Old Town businesses and commercial property owners in one last discussion about creating an Old Town Business Improvement District.

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TOP STORIES

Beyer, Former FCC Officials Hold Town Hall On Net Neutrality

June 28, 2017

Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and special guests Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Jonathan Sallet, former FCC General Counsel held a town hall discussion on the future of net neutrality Monday night in Arlington, Virginia.

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City Of Alexandria Releases 2017 Report On Market-Affordable Housing

June 28, 2017

The Office of Housing has released its 2017 report on the state of market-affordable housing in the City of Alexandria. The 2017 report finds that market-affordable housing, in buildings with ten or more units, has declined by 90% between 2000 and 2017 to just 1,749 units (less than 6% of the city’s overall housing stock).

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NOVA-Alexandria Celebrates General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program 2017 Graduates

June 27, 2017

The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College recognized and celebrated its 11 graduates from the class of 2017 at an on-campus luncheon. The event gave faculty and staff the opportunity to highlight the students’ success and congratulate them on completing the program. All received job offers from various local GM dealerships.

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Ranking Members Johnson, Bonamici And Beyer Request Investigation Into EPA Interference With Environmental Scientist’s Testimony To Committee

June 27, 2017

Democratic leaders of the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General yesterday requesting that he investigate potentially illegal attempts by senior EPA officials, particularly Ryan T. Jackson, the EPA’s Chief of Staff, to interfere with Democratic witness, Dr. Deborah Swackhamer’s, testimony to the Science Committee last month.

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Per Capita Caps In Senate Health Bill Would Cost Virginia $1.4 Billion

June 26, 2017

A preliminary analysis of the Senate’s proposed “repeal and replace” bill by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services shows the per capita caps in the proposal would cost Virginia’s Medicaid program at least $1.4 billion over seven years.

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OTHER NEWS

Gloria A. Sitton Named Alexandria City Clerk And Clerk Of Council

June 28, 2017

On June 27, the Alexandria City Council appointed Gloria A. Sitton as City Clerk and Clerk of Council, effective July 1. Sitton has served as Alexandria’s Deputy City Clerk since 2003. She has worked to implement initiatives including the establishment of an electronic agenda management system. Sitton succeeds Jacqueline M. Henderson, who is retiring.

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Temporary Closure Of Theodore Roosevelt Island To Remove Diseased Trees

June 28, 2017

As of Monday, June 26, Theodore Roosevelt Island will be closed for the removal of diseased trees from along the maintained trails. As diseased trees are removed from sections of maintained trails, those sections will be reopened. Work is weather dependent and should last about three weeks.

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Alexandria Community Services Corporation Holds Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic

June 28, 2017

The Alexandria Community Services Corporation sponsors an annual summer picnic for its seniors at Annie B. Rose House in downtown Alexandria.  Seniors were recognized and celebrated for their volunteering efforts within the community.

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Over One Million Washingtonians Expected To Travel Independence Day Weekend

June 28, 2017

Defying gravity, the travel volume for the Fourth of July will soar to its highest level in history in the Greater Washington metropolitan area, as more than a million residents vacate the premises. This marks the largest number of Fourth of July travelers on record for the Washington metro area, as it does across the United States.

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Teens Cut Their Summer Vacation Short To Fix Homes

June 28, 2017

More than 800 teenagers from throughout the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will serve the underprivileged in nine northern and central Virginia counties during WorkCamp 2017, June 24-30.

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