Archives:March, 2012

School Board Candidates Go All In

March 31st, 2012 | [From: April Fool's Edition]

While attention in Alexandria's political circles has been focused on the scrillion candidates in the Democratic Primary for City Council, non-partisan School Board hopefuls have been quietly lining up in the shadows.

Police Investigate Prince Street Fire Station

March 31st, 2012 | [From: April Fool's Edition]

Alexandria's Chief of Police, Earl L. Cook, would neither confirm nor deny that the Police Department has launched an investigation into suspicious activities at the fire station in the 300 block of Prince Street known as 201.

Angry SPECIOUS Decries Power Plant Closing And Waterfront Plan

March 31st, 2012 | [From: April Fool's Edition]

The Society to Preserve and Enhance the City's Industrial Operations with Understanding and Support (SPECIOUS) presented its annual report at a subdued press conference this morning. Calling the closure of the coal fired Potomac River Generating Station: "the biggest setback to the reindustrialization of Alexandria in modern times."

Superintendent Departmental Reviews Reveal Irregularities In Adult Education Program

March 30th, 2012 | [From: Schools]

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Morton Sherman announced today that possible testing irregularities have been discovered in the Adult Education Program. As ACPS works closely with the State in a review of Adult Education, testing irregularities involving test administration, selection, and reporting were identified for review by the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Adult Education and Literacy.

Governor McDonnell Announces Submission Of Phase II Of Virginia Plan To Clean Up Chesapeake Bay

March 30th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Virginia submitted its Phase II Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan today to officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Governor Bob McDonnell announced. This extension to Phase I, submitted to EPA in 2010, seeks to build on the earlier version by localizing its actions to clean up pollution reaching the Chesapeake Bay.

Fairfax Man Sentenced To 24 Months For Scheme To Conceal Pakistan Government Funding For His U. S. Lobbying Efforts

March 30th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, 62, a U.S. citizen and resident of Fairfax, Va., was sentenced today to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy and tax violations in connection with a decades-long scheme to conceal the transfer of at least $3.5 million from the government of Pakistan to fund his lobbying efforts in America related to Kashmir.

2012 Living Legend Bud Hart

March 30th, 2012 | [From: Non-Profits]

By Carol Cooke
“Mr. Bud’s coming! Mr. Bud’s coming! Mr. Bud’s coming to read to us!” For more than 20 years, that has been the chant of countless children at ALIVE! who, literally, hang on every word that Harry “Bud” Hart reads to them.

Alexandria’s Top Tourism Official Accepts Position In Asheville, NC

March 30th, 2012 | [From: City Hall, Top Stories]

The Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association (ACVA) announces that President and CEO Stephanie Pace Brown will be leaving in June to head the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau in Asheville, North Carolina. Brown has been Alexandria’s top tourism official since 2007.

Alexandria Democratic Committee Announces Mayor, City Council Candidates For June 12 Primary

March 30th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013, Top Stories]

Since March 12th, the Alexandria Democratic Committee (ADC) has been accepting candidate documentation for Alexandria’s Democratic primary for Mayor and City Council. One candidate for Mayor and 14 candidates for City Council submitted the required paperwork to run in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012.

Maryland Accountant Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme

March 30th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Lloyd M. Mallory, Jr., 50, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., pleaded guilty this week to a fraud scheme that resulted in a loss to the victim exceeding $750,000.