Archives:December, 2011

Alexandria Police Investigate Car Crash On Commonwealth Avenue

December 31st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. today, a woman crashed her late model Nissan pickup into a tree at the intersection of West Uhler and Commonwealth Avenues. The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was transported to the hospital. The extent of her injuries is not known.

2011 Top Fives

December 30th, 2011 | [From: 2011 In Review, Top Stories]

Each year, alexandrianews.org publishes lists of Top Five from the points of view of various Alexandria officials. Here are the 2011 submissions:

Alexandrianews.org Looks Back To 2011, Forward To 2012

December 30th, 2011 | [From: 2011 In Review, Editorials, Other News]

2011 was a year of interesting and significant events in Alexandria We had an earthquake. The large Department of Defense Office Building in the west end (BRAC-133) opened for business. City Manager Jim Hartman resigned. GenOn announced the closing of the power plant on the waterfront. State Senator Patsy Ticer retired. Alexandria City Public Schools staggered through several crises of its own making. The budget outlook for the City became more difficult.

Former T. C. Football Star Facing Federal Drug Charges Again

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

Tracey Fells, a former T. C. Williams High School football star, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute greater than 280 grams of cocaine base “crack” and greater than 500 grams of cocaine in federal court in Alexandria.

AAA Says Don’t Drink And Drive

December 30th, 2011 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

During the last decade, the highest number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities occurred on New Year’s Day, according to a recent analysis conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. As area partygoers and revelers prepare to pop the cork on New Year’s Eve celebrations this weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic cautions them about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Ron Paul And Foreign Policy

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

Opinion: Michael Gryboski

On March 6th, 2012, on a day dubbed “Super Tuesday” by political junkies, the Democratic and Republican Primaries will take place in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Darts And Laurels: A Round-Up Of The Absolute Best And Worst In Transportation During 2011

December 29th, 2011 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Let’s dust off two old Latin expressions - namely - Annus Mirabilis (meaning a “year of wonders”) and Annus Horribilis (literally, “a horrible year”) - that will prove useful in describing the best and worst in transportation in the Washington metro area.

The 2012 Living Legends Of Alexandria

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

Living Legends of Alexandria announced the selection of the Legends of 2012: Robert Calhoun, Al Grande, Harry "Bud" Hart, Wendy John, Bill Kehoe, Allen Lomax, Jimmie McClellan, Pat Miller, Michael Oliver, Lillian Patterson, Joe Shumard, the Steuerle Family and the team of Dorothy Turner and Gwen Menefee-Smith.

Obama Administration Awards $26,729,489 To Virginia For Enrolling Eligible Children In Health Coverage

December 29th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

New Data Show 1.2 Million More Children Nationwide Have Health Insurance since the Reauthorization of CHIP in 2009

Today, $26,729,489 was awarded to Virginia for ensuring more children have health coverage, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced.

Jeanne Theismann Joins Living Legends Board

December 29th, 2011 | [From: Non-Profits]

The board of directors of Living Legends of Alexandria is pleased and proud to announce its new member, Jeanne Theismann, whose three-year term will begin on Jan. 1, 2012.