Archives:September, 2010

Committee Approves Governor’s ABC Privatization Plan

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

The Simplification and Operations Committee of the Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring today officially approved adoption of the governor’s ABC privatization plan, with several amendments and changes. Those changes are highlighted by:

Alexandria Waits For Flood

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

High tide has come and gone and Old Town is still here. The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole raised water levels to Union Street – a far cry from previous floods that submerged some Alexandria businesses. Still, just to be safe, Starbucks, Mai Thai and a few other retailers protected their doorways with City-provided sandbags. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning and coastal flood watch, which remain in effect until midnight.

ACPS Daily Digest For Sept. 30, 2010

September 30th, 2010 | [From: Schools]

Jefferson-Houston Conversation

The Alexandria School Board and Superintendent Morton Sherman invite all community members to a Community Conversation on the Jefferson-Houston School of the Future on Monday, Oct. 4, in the Jefferson-Houston All-Purpose Room

Moran Samples Mark Center Commute

September 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure plan will send 6,400 defense personnel currently working in Metro-accessible leased office space in Northern Virginia to the new Mark Center facility in Alexandria by September 15, 2011.

The Department of Defense and the City of Alexandria hope to mitigate BRAC’s resulting traffic gridlock by running an express shuttle from the Metro station at Franconia/Springfield to the Mark Center site. To test the viability of this plan, Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th) took a shuttle from the Franconia station to the Beauregard facility during morning rush hour. The 7.4 mile one-way trip took 49 minutes and 30 seconds.

On Exhibit: Target Gallery’s Annual Open Exhibition Winner Shaun Richards

September 29th, 2010 | [From: Arts & Style]

Ten of artist Shaun Richards’ large-scale mixed media paintings will be exhibited during “Closed Captioned” at the Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center from Saturday, October 2, through Sunday, October 31. A reception to meet the artist will be held on Thursday, October 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during which Richards will speak, at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Alexandria Police Locate Missing Person

September 29th, 2010 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria Police Locate Missing Person
Alexandria Police have located Lauren Tatiana Taylor.  After receiving an anonymous tip, officers and detectives searched throughout the Arlandria area of Alexandria.  Today at approximately 2:00 P.M., they found Taylor in the 3900 block of Executive Avenue.  She was unharmed.

Alexandria Police Seek Help Finding Suspect In Malicious Wounding

September 29th, 2010 | [From: Top Stories]

The Alexandria Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in a malicious wounding that occurred in the wooded area at Duke Street and South Van Dorn Street.

Kate Wilson Daniels’ Burial And Reception – Monday, October 4

September 29th, 2010 | [From: Other News]

Kate Wilson Daniels, 94, a long-time Alexandrian, died on September 23, 2010. The burial will be on Monday, October 4, 2010, at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia. The brief service is open to the public and begins at 11:00 a.m. Afterward, friends and family are invited to Kate’s home, 320 E. Monroe Avenue, for a noon reception/luncheon.

Council Focuses On BRAC, Transportation

September 29th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, City Hall]

The Alexandria City Council got an update on the BRAC-133 project at Mark Center and looked at potential transportation projects that could be funded with a commercial tax add-on.

Earlier this month, the National Capitol Planning Commission approved the Transportation Management Plan, which the Department of Defense proposed for the new Washington Headquarters Facility in Alexandria. “We spent this summer looking at short-, mid- and long-term transportation solutions to deal with the additional traffic that will come with the opening of this facility next year,” said Rich Baier, the director of the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services. “We have met with representatives from a number of civic associations and other interested groups to discuss our options.”

D.C. Resident Pleads Guilty To Card-Skimming Conspiracy

September 28th, 2010 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Gabriel Camara, 36, of Washington D.C., pled guilty today to conspiring to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft for his role in a card-skimming scheme that targeted customers of restaurants in the Washington, D.C. metro area.