Archives:September, 2011

Biden Visits Alexandria To Talk Jobs

September 30th, 2011 | [From: Other News]

Vice President Joe Biden came to the Alexandria police department yesterday to talk about how the American Jobs Act will keep police officers and other first responders working.

Governor McDonnell Announces Energy Month In Virginia

September 30th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Bob McDonnell announced three upcoming national energy events that the Commonwealth of Virginia will host in October. McDonnell will kick-off the month with the Governor’s Energy Summit, organized by the Southern States Energy Board of which he is chairman, in Alexandria. Later he will host the SSEB annual meeting in Richmond.

Leader Of International Khat-Trafficking Ring Pleads Guilty

September 30th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Yonis Muhudin Ishak, 44, an immigrant from Somalia, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute cathinone.

17 Of 19 Alexandria City Public Schools Are Fully Accredited By State

September 30th, 2011 | [From: Schools]

Yesterday, the Virginia Department of Education announced the accreditation results for state public schools based on SOL standards. All Alexandria City Public Schools were fully accredited with the exception of T.C. Williams High School and Jefferson-Houston School.

Tax Preparer Indicted For $3.4 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

September 30th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Osvaldo A. Mercado, 53, of Gainesville, Va., was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday for defrauding Virginia banks of nearly $3.4 million in fraudulent loans.

Alexandria Police Seek Public’s Help In Identifying Vehicle In Surveillance Photos

September 29th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that was caught on surveillance cameras during an attempted use of Lenwood “Lenny” Harris’ credit card around 12:00 A.M. Thursday, September 22 in Prince Georges County, Maryland. The vehicle appears to be a white Dodge Caravan with no front tag and more than one person inside.

VéloCity Bicycle Co‐op Seeking New Home

September 29th, 2011 | [From: Non-Profits, Other News]

The home of The VeloCity Bicycle Cooperative was recently sold. The cooperative will need to relocate in January and volunteers of the cooperative are looking for a new space to continue to educate the community in bicycle maintenance, refurbish and recycle donated bikes, run programs for disadvantaged youth, and promote the ecofriendly and health promoting use of bicycles.

BRAC Opens With Few Problems

September 29th, 2011 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Just over one third of those who will eventually be employed at the new Washington Headquarters Services facility at Mark Center are there and Alexandria City staffs have seen few problems so far.

Northern Virginia Congressional Delegation Asks DOD To Determine Traffic, Congestion At New Alexandria Facility

September 29th, 2011 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories]

Yesterday, Representatives Jim Moran, Gerry Connolly, and Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner wrote Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta expressing concern with the ability of the Department of Defense’s transportation management plan to prevent crippling traffic congestion near the Mark Center in light of the DOD’s aggressive occupancy schedule.

Titan Roundup

September 29th, 2011 | [From: Sports]

The T. C. Williams High School golf team concluded the 2011 season last week with the Patriot District tournament but the season continues for other sports. Here’s how they all did last week.