Archives: ‘Top Stories’

Pat Miller Chosen 2010 Alexandrian Of The Year

December 31st, 2010 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

When Pat Miller moved to Del Ray in the early 1980s, it was not the highly sought after place to live that it is today and Mt. Vernon Avenue was not the pedestrian-friendly business location that exists now. There was no Del Ray Farmers’ Market, no Art On The Avenue, no Del Ray Halloween parade, no First Thursday and the Torpedo Factory Art Center was pretty much the only art destination in Alexandria.

2010: The Year In Review

December 31st, 2010 | [From: Top Stories]

2010 will be remembered for back-to-back snowstorms, which dumped more than 30 inches of snow on Alexandria, for the Alexandria City Council approving the North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan and paving the way for a new MetroRail Station there; for the impending arrival of 6400 new employees at Mark Center when the Washington Headquarters Services facility opens in September, 2011; for the appointment of more ad hoc task forces and work groups to study transportation solutions in the Beauregard Corridor when the new facility opens at Mark Center;

Governor McDonnell Announces Decrease In Traffic Deaths

December 30th, 2010 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced that traffic fatalities will reach a record low in 2010, the second consecutive year in which traffic fatalities have reached a record low in Virginia. As of today, there were 715 road deaths reported statewide compared to 750 on this same date last year; a five percent decrease from 2009 and a 40% decrease from a record high of 1026 traffic fatalities in 2007.

Don’t Let Drunk Driving Wreck The New Year Before It Starts

December 29th, 2010 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

New Year’s Eve is celebrated with reflections on the past year and resolutions for the coming one, both often lubricated with alcohol. But when the party hits the road, New Year’s cheer can turn into tragedy in the time it takes to pop a champagne cork.

Local police are joining hundreds of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies throughout the metropolitan Washington region and neighboring states in the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign to combat the issue of drunk driving during this notoriously dangerous time of year.

Three Recent Bank Robberies Linked

December 28th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

The Washington Field Office of the FBI has linked a Dec. 14, Arlington Bank Robbery and a Dec. 20, Alexandria Bank Robbery, and Alexandria police are looking into the possibility that the same suspect may have committed yesterday’s PNC Bank robbery.

Holiday Sales Up In Alexandria, Nationally

December 28th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Business, Top Stories]

Like their national counterparts, Alexandria businesses had a very merry Christmas, with sales up from last year.

Lamont Brown is the sales manager for Comfort One Shoes, 201 King Street, in Old Town. The European comfort shoe company has 23 stores in Virginia, Maryland and DC. “We had a pretty good increase and I think we’re going to end up defeating last year.

Wind Advisory In Effect For Alexandria

December 27th, 2010 | [From: Top Stories]

The snow did not materialize, but Alexandria will experience high winds all day. The National Weather Service has posted a wind advisory for the City of Alexandria. Winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusts of 40 to 50 mph can be expected throughout the day. The adivisory is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight.

Winter Wonderland

December 23rd, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Holiday Happenings, Top Stories]

Santa came early for more than 1300 Alexandria families last night. He arrived at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in a fire truck and dispensed good cheer to residents of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s properties.

Attempting To Plan For Beauregard

December 21st, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, City Hall, Top Stories]

In early 2008, the Alexandria City Council made developing a small area plan for the Beauregard Corridor a priority. Last night, a new community-led group formed to provide direction to that process.

Alexandria Police Arrest Two Burglars

December 20th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria Police Detectives have charged two men in separate burglaries after a thorough investigation into two commercial burglaries that occurred in November of 2010.