Archives:May, 2012

Windmill Hill Park Improvements Move Forward

May 31st, 2012 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

The City is going ahead with plans to barricade the shoreline at Windmill Hill Park in Old Town, where bulkheads have been labeled as in “critical” and “failing” condition. According to City Engineer Emily Baker, the City believes it is no longer safe for the public to have direct access to the bulkheads at the park. There is currently a plan to install a $15,000 safety fence there this summer. Tomorrow, however, there will be a sample safety fence installed, so residents can give their input on what kind of fence will be used at a community meeting Tuesday, June 5.

Justice Department Reaches $21 Million Settlement To Resolve Allegations Of Lending Discrimination By Suntrust Mortgage

May 31st, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

SunTrust Mortgage Inc., the mortgage lending subsidiary of the nation’s 11th-largest commercial bank, has agreed to pay $21 million to resolve a lawsuit by the Department of Justice that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination that increased loan prices for many of the qualified African-American and Hispanic borrowers who obtained loans between […]

Alexandria Police Investigate Carjacking

May 31st, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria Police are investigating a carjacking that occurred in the 5100 block of Duke Street.

Car Plows Into Window At Bradlee, Again

May 31st, 2012 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

At approximately 10 a.m. today, a car ran into the TC International Salon at Bradlee Shopping Center, taking out all the glass in the business’s front window. There were two people in the late-model Honda Civic, which was parked directly in front of the salon. Apparently unaware of what gear the car was in, the driver sent the vehicle flying over the curb. Both the driver and passenger were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but there were no reported injuries. According to a search of the vehicle, drugs and alcohol are not considered to be a factor.

Alexandria Sheriff K-9 Team Finishes Second In National Competition

May 31st, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

The Alexandria Sheriff's Office K-9 team took second place overall in explosives detection at a national competition last week. Deputy John O'Hara and his partner Sherman, a six-year-old Labrador retriever, competed at the United States Police Canine Association's National Detector Dog Field Trial held from Sunday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 23, in Lakeland, Fla.

Kaine For Virginia Raises $1.2 Million In Pre-Primary Filing

May 31st, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013]

Today, Kaine for Virginia announced the campaign raised more than $1.2 million in the pre-primary phase of the second quarter of 2012, and has reserved $2.5 million in television advertising for the fall campaign. The report filed today will show Kaine for Virginia has raised approximately $8.6 million since the campaign began last April and now has $2.5 million cash on hand.

Alleged White Supremacist From Manassas Arrested For Illegally Possessing Fully Automatic AK-47

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

An alleged white supremacist from Manassas, Va., who has expressed hatred and support for violence toward a number of political figures was arrested today accused of illegally obtaining a fully automatic AK-47.

Governor McDonnell Announces New Virginia Veterans ID Card

May 30th, 2012 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Bob McDonnell today launched the new Virginia Veterans ID Card available from the Department of Motor Vehicles in partnership with the Department of Veterans Services during an afternoon event at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond.

T. C. Girls Clinch Second In Regional Track And Field Championship

May 30th, 2012 | [From: Other News, Schools, Top Stories]

The T. C. Williams girls came from behind to take second place in the Northern Region Track and Field Championship on May 24 and 25 at James W. Robinson Secondary School.

A Treatise On Our Schools

May 30th, 2012 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion: School Board Candidate Scott Gordon. In a City, different from ours, where the School System is overseen and managed by the City’s Political leadership, you find a double edged sword; you find the skills of career politician, legislator, and humanist but, you also find bureaucracy, red tape and political agendas.