Archives:April, 2010

Camp’s Added Benefit – Summer Learning

April 30th, 2010 | [From: Camp]

Summer is quickly approaching, and over ten million of the nation’s children are preparing for the experience of a lifetime—camp. Yes, it’s true that camp provides children with opportunities to develop authentic relationships and life-skills such as leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, but there is more!

Alexandria Crime Report

April 30th, 2010 | [From: Police Blotter]

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Theft From a Vehicle
3500 Block of Duke Street, 10:02 p.m.
Larceny/Theft Offenses: Pending

Fairfax County Plumber Convicted For Producing False Diplomatic Credentials

April 30th, 2010 | [From: Courts & Crime]

A jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found Richard Earl Jaensch, 52, of Annandale Va., guilty of producing a false identification document that appeared to be issued under the authority of the United States.

McDonnell Approves Nearly $500 Million In Transportation Bonds

April 30th, 2010 | [From: From Richmond]

Today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell approved the sale of nearly $500 million in bonds to advance transportation projects managed by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. The bonds are scheduled to be sold in May 2010.

Virginia Wins Site Selection’s 2010 Competitiveness Award

April 30th, 2010 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Virginia has been awarded Site Selection magazine’s 2010 Competitiveness Award. The award began in 2003 as a benchmark that measures state economic development agencies’ competitiveness—the most important factor in an agency’s ability to attract capital investment and expand economic activity in the state. This recognition goes to the state-level economic development agency that accumulates the most points across 10 quantifiable criteria for measuring business-expansion activity that took place in the previous calendar year.

Clear Choice For T. C.’s Next Principal Emerges

April 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Schools]

As Suzanne Maxey made her way through the hallways of T. C. Williams High School this morning, it was clear that she is Dr. Morton Sherman’s choice to be the school’s next principal. After Maxey’s visit, Sherman will make his final decision and could offer her the job as soon as next week, according to ACPS sources.

Suspect Wanted In Double Homicide Arrested In New York

April 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Courts & Crime]

The Alexandria man suspected of murdering his ex-girlfriend and daughter on earlier this month was arrested last night in New York. Simon Bahta Asfeha, 34, of Alexandria was arrested without incident after New York City Police followed up on a tip.

ACPS Daily Digest For April 29, 2010

April 29th, 2010 | [From: Schools]

Poet Laureate Crowned

Afnan Ali, a fifth-grade student at John Adams Elementary School, is the new Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Elementary Poet Laureate. She received the honor on April 28 at the annual Poetry Awards Ceremony, the highlight of the annual contest sponsored by ACPS and the Alexandria Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.

ARHA Board Responds To Relocation Issues

April 29th, 2010 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

In its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 26, 2010, the Board of Commissioners of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) considered relocation concerns of some residents from the James Bland public housing development. The James Bland site is being redeveloped to provide new quality public housing in a phased demolition and reconstruction process. In Phase I (one block of five), 32 families have been relocated. Some citizens and residents have expressed concerns with respect to how these relocations were implemented.

Council Begins Rationalizing Boards And Commissions

April 29th, 2010 | [From: City Hall]

There are over 80 boards and commissions in Alexandria, of which less than 15 are legally mandated. As budget constraints have reduced the number of city staff, City Council has become the process of looking at the amount of staff time used to support these boards and commissions and at their utility.