Archives:March, 2011

SPECIOUS Issues Third Annual Report

March 31st, 2011 | [From: April Fool's Edition]

The Society to Preserve & Enhance the City's Industrial Operations (SPECIOUS) issued its third annual report today calling for increased efforts among the citizens of Alexandria to attract and welcome industry back to the City.

ACPS Superintendent Appoints New Executive Staff Members

March 31st, 2011 | [From: Schools]

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Morton Sherman is pleased to announce the recommended appointment of GwenCarol Holmes to the new position of chief academic officer. Dr. Holmes will join the ACPS administration on May 16

Bocce League Coming To VA

March 31st, 2011 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Dear Editor:
Greetings Alexandria News! My name is John Groth and I'm with the DC Bocce League. We are a DC Metro area social sports league that was founded 7 years ago on Capitol Hill. Since that time, we have grown exponentially and have recently expanded across the river into Crystal City and Arlington for our upcoming spring season.

Students Raise Thousands For Leukemia And Lymphoma Society

March 31st, 2011 | [From: Non-Profits, Schools]

Students, teachers, and families at Douglas MacArthur Elementary did an amazing job raising $4,100 in donations to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program.

Sacandaga Totem Focus Of Cult Investigation

March 31st, 2011 | [From: April Fool's Edition]

The Alexandria Police Department's Office of Strange and Occult Crimes, funded by a two year grant from the Federal Department of Homeland Security, is investigating a new cult that has grown up around the Sacandaga Totem, a piece of public art, installed at the corner of Fayette and King Streets.

Sheriff Announces Plan For JailTel

March 31st, 2011 | [From: April Fool's Edition]

Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne announced a plan to turn unused jail cells into hotel rooms. "This plan will make efficient use of the structure while having the potential to raise significant revenue" said Lawhorne at a press conference called to announce the initiative.

More Legal Trouble For Hughes

March 31st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

On May 6, Alexandria City Councilwoman Alicia Hughes must appear in Virginia Beach General District Court to face speeding and reckless driving charges. The case has been continued four times.

March Job Cuts Decline Eighteen Percent

March 31st, 2011 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

While government-sector job cuts rose to their highest level in 12 months, the pace of downsizing declined in March as employers announced plans to reduce payrolls by 41,528 jobs during the month, down 18 percent from 50,702 job cuts announced in February.

Moran Receives Top Honor From Humane Society

March 31st, 2011 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

Feted for legislative accomplishments, advocacy for animal protection U.S. Representative Jim Moran, (D-Va) today was honored by the Humane Society of the U.S. Legislative Fund with their Legislator of the Year award. The award is in recognition of his leadership on the “Truth in Fur Labeling Act” and his work on the House Interior and […]

Mission Accomplished!

March 31st, 2011 | [From: Rants]

Ranter Annabelle Fisher: Now, many of you may not care about this matter, but I do!!! for the past five months the lights on the Seminary overpass have been out