Archives:January, 2011

Dancing At Gadsby’s

January 31st, 2011 | [From: Arts & Style, Other News]

In January, 1861, secession fever was high and, by the end of the month, six states had left the Union. The U. S. S. Brooklyn set sail from Norfolk for Fort Sumter and there might have been a ball at Gadsby’s Tavern.

Fifty-Two Student Athletes From The Greater Washington, D.C. Area Receive Nominations To Play In The 2011 McDonald’s All American® High School Basketball Games

January 31st, 2011 | [From: Sports]

McDonald’s® today announced its nationwide list of prep seniors who have been nominated for the 2011 McDonald’s All American® Games. Of the nearly 2,000 nominees announced, 52 hail from the Greater Washington, D.C. Area – 29 nine males and 23 female players.

Alexandria City Manager Announces Resignation

January 31st, 2011 | [From: City Hall, Top Stories]

James K. Hartmann, who has served as City Manager of Alexandria, Virginia for six years, announced his resignation today.

Governor McDonnell Announces Campus Safety and Violence Prevention PSA Challenge

January 31st, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

Today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell launched the “College Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Public Service Announcement Challenge” during an afternoon press conference at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Alexandria Seeks Additional Applicants For Vendor Cart Pilot Program

January 31st, 2011 | [From: City Hall, Other News]

On October 26, 2010, City Council approved a pilot program for food vendor carts on Market Square at City Hall.

GenOn, City Move Forward To Implement Settlement Agreement

January 31st, 2011 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

In July, 2008, the City of Alexandria and Mirant, now GenOn, signed a settlement agreement ending all lawsuits over Mirant’s Potomac River Generating Station

White House To Launch “Startup America” Initiative

January 31st, 2011 | [From: Business]

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out a plan for winning the future by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world. This week, the White House will hold a number of events to focus on innovation, and how we can create the jobs and industries of the future by investing in the creativity and imagination of the American people.

Update: Alexandria Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Man Possibly a Witness to Fatal Hit and Run

January 31st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Alexandria Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man possibly involved or a witness to the fatal hit and run pedestrian crash that occurred on Friday, January 21.

Update By Virginia Delegate Charniele Herring

January 29th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Letters/Opinions]

Another week in session has passed and there was a lot going on here in Richmond. I have had great success in working to keep our citizens safe. As you may recall, late last year, the Virginia State Crime Commission adopted my proposal to allow the service of emergency protective orders by a police officer, during a subject stop -- i.e. a traffic stop.

Youth Engagement

January 29th, 2011 | [From: Rants]

In an ideal world, every young person would be engaged in their community and vote in every election. Sadly, we don’t live in an ideal world, but I do hope we can make our current world a little better and that is the reason I write today.