Archives:July, 2010

ARHA Residents Graduate Toward Economic Independence

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

Saving money during bad economic times is tough, but the reward is worth it. On Thursday, the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority recognized six Housing Choice Voucher Program participants as they graduated from the Family Self-sufficiency Program.

Millions Secured For Ft. Belvoir, Dulles Metro Extension

July 30th, 2010 | [From: From Congress]

U.S. Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th) welcomed the House’s passage of funding bills to support our national transportation infrastructure, military and veterans. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act for FY 2011, which was passed by a vote of 251 to 167 on Thursday, includes $98 million in Moran-backed funding for transportation and infrastructure projects in Northern Virginia.

COPS Officers Take Alexandria Youth To Nationals Game

July 30th, 2010 | [From: Other News]

On Thursday, July 29, 2010, Members of the Alexandria Police Department’s COPS (Community Oriented Policing Service) Unit took 30 Alexandria youth to the Washington Nationals Game in Washington, DC. The tickets were donated by the Washington Nationals to the Alexandria Police Youth Camp and the Camp donated them for the COPS Officers to take the kids to the game.

Governor McDonnell Declares July 30th As Victims Advocate Day

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

Governor Bob McDonnell declared today as “Victim Advocate Day” during the graduate services of the third class of the Virginia Victim Assistance Academy at the University of Richmond.

Virginia Submits High Speed Rail Framework Agreement To U.S. Department Of Transportation

July 30th, 2010 | [From: From Richmond, Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Commonwealth and CSX Transportation have reached an agreement on key principles regarding the high speed rail stimulus grant awarded to Virginia earlier this year. A project framework agreement has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT), a critical milestone that will allow work to begin on the $75 million shovel-ready project, pending US DOT approval of the agreement.

Hotspot Policing Decreases Alexandria Crime

July 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Warm weather is usually accompanied by a rise in the crime rate. But crime is down this summer in Alexandria. There has been a decline city wide in most of the top ten crimes between April 1 and June 30. During that period this year, there were 328 destruction of property offenses, compared with 381 in 2009 and 347 in 2008.

Higher Achievement Holds Annual Olympics Of The Mind

July 30th, 2010 | [From: Non-Profits, Schools]

The atmosphere in the gym at Francis Hammond Middle School on Friday morning was more like that of a big basketball game than something called the Olympics of the Mind. Five hundred kids from the D.C. Metro area were standing and cheering – for themselves and for their peers – in the Olympics of the Mind, the grand finale for the Higher Achievement Program’s Summer Academy.

Local Public Health System Assessment Released

July 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Health & Fitness]

Last week, the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria released a report on the Alexandria Health department’s performance in ten essential public health services. The report showed that the Health Department is performing well in most of the services and made recommendations for improvements.

Alexandria Crime Report

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

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Theft From a Vehicle
600 Block of South Patrick Street, 1:58 p.m.
Larceny/Theft Offenses: Pending

Tenants and Workers United Responds To Court Decision On Arizona Immigration Law

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

Communities across the nation are saying no to Arizona law SB 1070 and many are planning actions today to highlight growing resistance to Arizona-like policies in their cities and states.