Archives:June, 2010

Moran Receives Recognition For Environmental Record

June 30th, 2010 | [From: EcoNews, From Congress]

Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat and Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment, received a top honor by a major environmental group on Wednesday. The Chesapeake Climate Action Network presented Congressman Moran the “Official Climate Leadership Award” in recognition of his environmental stewardship and steadfast opposition to drilling off the coast of Virginia.

City Of Alexandria Sells General Obligation Bonds For Public Facilities

June 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, City Hall, Top Stories]

The City of Alexandria competitively bid $72.3 million in AAA/Aaa-rated general obligation bonds at a favorable overall 2.93% true interest cost, which is the lowest rate achieved by the City in many years. This interest rate is even lower than last year’s rate of 3.28%.

New Health And Human Resources And Technology Measures Take Effect Thursday

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

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell today highlighted several pieces of Health and Human Resources and Technology legislation that will take effect on July 1st. This includes legislation dramatically expanding telemedicine coverage for Virginians, as well as the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act which sets as the policy of the Commonwealth that no individual, with several specific exceptions, can be required to purchase health insurance coverage.

New Veterans Services Measures Take Effect Thursday

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

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell today highlighted legislation taking effect July 1st that recognizes his commitment to make Virginia the most Veteran friendly state in America. Included in this is legislation establishing a Veterans Skills Database, fee waivers for Veterans seeking small business permits, protecting the right to display the American flag at their home, and designating the Honor and Remember Flag as the Commonwealth’s emblem of service and sacrifice.

Council Approves Phase II Improvements To Mirant Power Plant

June 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, EcoNews, Top Stories]

At its June 22nd meeting, City Council received the draft Phase II project prepared by the Engineer Worley Parsons and endorsed Mirant Community Monitoring Group’s recommendations made at the MCMG meeting on May 13, 2010.

New Public Safety Measures Take Effect Thursday

June 29th, 2010 | [From: Courts & Crime, From Richmond]

Governor Bob McDonnell today highlighted numerous pieces of public safety legislation that are set to take effect on July 1st. As part of his legislative agenda, the Governor enhanced protection of victims of domestic violence, extended disability benefits for State Police officers, and strengthened the sex offender registry.

City Of Alexandria Welcomes New Health Director, Dr. Stephen A. Haering

June 29th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

The Virginia Department of Health has appointed Stephen A. Haering, M.D., M.P.H., as the new Alexandria Health Director, effective August 1. Dr. Haering has served as the Health Director for the Lord Fairfax Health District (which includes Winchester, Virginia and the surrounding area) since 2008.

New After-school Program For Students Near George Washington Middle School

June 29th, 2010 | [From: Schools]

A new after-school program will begin this September for Middle School students who need turtoring, preparation for SOL tests or more structure before parents are home from work. Commonwealth After-School Program (C.A.P.) is an after-school tutoring program specifically designed for middle school students.

Alexandria Crime Report

June 29th, 2010 | [From: Police Blotter]

Monday, June 28, 2010

Theft From a Vehicle
600 Block of Wolfe Street, 3:52 p.m.
Larceny/Theft Offenses: Pending

Garden Brings New Life to Neighborhood

June 29th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, EcoNews, Top Stories]

At the Ruby Tucker Family Center, children, adults and senior citizens are doing their part to help the neighborhood. The vegetable community garden project is getting people involved.