Archives:March, 2010

Council Considers Bid For Winter Olympics

March 31st, 2010 | [From: April Fool's Edition]

The Alexandria City Council is considering a bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Details emerging from a special closed meeting called to discuss the subject indicate more than minimal interest.

Del Ray Secession Imminent

March 31st, 2010 | [From: April Fool's Edition]

Rumors sweeping the Del Ray community have been confirmed that a plan to secede from the City of Alexandria has been prepared and is in the initial stage of implementation. This plan would reverse the long-standing annexation of the Town of Potomac into the city and restore the area to independent town status under Arlington County.

Mayor Confirms Furloughs

March 31st, 2010 | [From: April Fool's Edition]

The City of Alexandria has a new plan to deal with this winter’s budget-busting snows…furloughs.

SPECIOUS Issues Second Annual Report

March 31st, 2010 | [From: April Fool's Edition]

The Society to Preserve & Enhance the City’s Industrial Operations issued their second annual report today affirming continued progress in attracting industry of any sort to the city and outlining a host of opportunities that have arisen over the past year. This group was formed on April 1, 2008 by leading preservation organizations to focus on “the long neglected industrial underbelly of Alexandria.”

Alexandria Crime Report

March 31st, 2010 | [From: Police Blotter]

Tuesday March 30, 2010

800 Block Franklin St, 1:46 p.m.
Larceny/Theft Offenses; Pending

300 Block King St, 11:55 a.m.
Larceny/Theft Offenses; Pending

Obama Administration Announces Comprehensive Strategy For Energy Security

March 31st, 2010 | [From: EcoNews]

As part of the Administration’s comprehensive energy strategy President Barack Obama and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced more details of the Obama Administration’s efforts to strengthen our energy security. President Obama and Secretary Salazar announced that the Administration will expand oil and gas development and exploration on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to enhance our nation’s energy independence while protecting fisheries, tourism, and places off U.S. coasts that are not appropriate for development.

Statement Of Governor Bob McDonnell On President’s Offshore Energy Plan

March 31st, 2010 | [From: EcoNews]

“I thank the President and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar for ensuring Virginia will be the first state on the East Coast to explore for and produce energy offshore. The President’s decision to allow energy exploration off Virginia’s coast will mean thousands of new jobs, hundreds of millions in new state revenue and tens of billions of dollars in economic impact for the Commonwealth. It will also help our nation take a further step towards energy independence.

Bishop Ireton Varsity Crews Remain Undefeated, Sweep Cindy Cole Cup Championship, Retain Bishop’s Cup

March 31st, 2010 | [From: Sports]

The Bishop Ireton Crew team took home four championship cups this weekend winning the men’s, women’s, and combined overall trophies of the Cindy Cole Cup championship, and the Bishop’s Cup. The teams competing in the event included Walt Whitman, Holy Cross, Bishop O’Connell, Sidwell Friends, Blair, Walter Johnson, and Gunston Day School.

Moran Statement On President’s Announcement On Off-Shore Drilling

March 31st, 2010 | [From: EcoNews]

Congressman Jim Moran, Democrat from Northern Virginia and Chairman of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the President’s decision to open portions of the nation’s coasts to new oil and natural gas drilling.

“My views opposing the new offshore oil and gas drilling have not changed.

Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery Participates In The Clothesline Project For Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 30th, 2010 | [From: Arts & Style]

The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery is proud to be a part of the Clothesline Project through the Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA) Program, Office of Women, City of Alexandria. SARA will have a selection of their Clothesline Project on display in the Target Gallery from April 5-April 8.