Archives:August, 2010

Travelers Advised To Keep Abreast Of Weather Forecast Before Heading Out

August 31st, 2010 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

As they pack their bags for their last planned holiday weekend getaway of the summer, Washingtonians are keeping a wary eye on the eye of the hurricane and a tropical storm following in its path. Nearly 790,000 Washingtonians are planning to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic’s travel forecast.

As Hurricane Earl Approaches, FEMA Urges East Coast Residents To Be Prepared

August 31st, 2010 | [From: Other News]

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue to closely monitor Hurricane Earl, as it moves past Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and toward the East Coast of the United States. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Earl is now a Category 4 hurricane.

ACPS Daily Digest For August 31, 2010

August 31st, 2010 | [From: Schools]

Transportation Phone Lines Down

The phone lines for the ACPS Department of Pupil Transportation are down due to a damaged cable that serves the area. Due to the nature of the outage, the repair is expected to take at least 24 hours.

Governor McDonnell Congratulates Justice Kinser On Her Election As First Female Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court Of Virginia

August 31st, 2010 | [From: From Richmond]

“It is my esteemed honor to congratulate Justice Cynthia D. Kinser on her historic election as the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Justice Kinser is a widely respected jurist and is well suited to oversee the judicial branch of state government.

Fire Academy Graduates Largest Class Ever

August 31st, 2010 | [From: Other News]

The Alexandria Fire Department has hit a milestone. On Friday, September 3, 2010, 31 firefighter and rescuer recruits will graduate as the 38th Fire Academy class. This is the largest recruit class in the department’s history to run through the Academy. The 31 recruits nearly equal the number of firefighters required to minimally staff a shift of fire suppression personnel.

T.C. Football Has More Questions Than Answers

August 31st, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Sports, Top Stories]

The T.C. Williams football team enters this season with high hopes. The Titans are coming back from a 5-5 season, and came within one game of making the playoffs for the first time in 20 years. For this reason, optimism is common among coaches and players. However, the team still faces several key questions. Football coach Dennis Randolph was unresponsive to numerous attempts to contact him, but here are the five questions alexandrianews.org would have asked and will be watching for in the upcoming season.

Tragic Death Of 9-Year-Old Bicyclist Reminds Drivers To Use Extra Care

August 31st, 2010 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

The tragic death of nine-year-old Rebecca Johns yesterday as she was struck attempting to cross Franconia Road south of Alexandria on her bicycle should serve as an urgent reminder to all motorists to use more caution driving as schools throughout the region open their doors this fall.

Affordable Care Act Program Helps Virginia Employers and Unions Cover Early Retirees

August 31st, 2010 | [From: Health & Fitness]

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced the first round of applicants accepted into the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program.

Jefferson-Houston Redevelopment Rewind

August 31st, 2010 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

For nearly a year, the Alexandria City Public School system and the Alexandria School Board have been considering a public/private partnership to pay for a new school on the Jefferson-Houston Elementary School site. On June 22, ACPS staff presented the concept to the Alexandria City Council, which directed ACPS to set up a series of community meetings to discuss the matter and provide additional information about the financing. On Sept. 13, the Alexandria School Board will hold the first community meeting to discuss the Jefferson-Houston project.

Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance Backs ABC Privatization As Part Of Comprehensive Transportation Solution

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

The leading transportation advocacy organization in Northern Virginia is backing ABC privatization as one component of an overall transportation solution for the Commonwealth. The Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, which is “the only organization focused exclusively on working to make better transportation a reality for Northern Virginia citizens and businesses”, declared its support in a formal statement by past Chairman David Guernsey prepared for the Governor’s Herndon town hall held on August 25th.