Archives:May, 2016

Serial Child Molester Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison

May 31st, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Eduardo Bueno, 42, of Portsmouth, was sentenced today to 480 months in prison for distribution of child pornography. Bueno was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release.

State Department Issues Europe Travel Alert

May 31st, 2016 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

The State Department is alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists planning attacks in public locations, especially at large events.

Alexandria Remembers War Heroes

May 31st, 2016 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Through The Lense]

Before scouts placed 5,000 flags in the Alexandria National Cemetery, the VFW recognized outstanding youths with awards and a new flag was raised during the Memorial Day Weekend.

Mayor Creates Clergy Council

May 31st, 2016 | [From: Other News]

Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg announced earlier this spring that she planned to create a Clergy Council. In an email to constituents last week, she discussed the details of that group’s first meeting and provided a photograph.

Todd Rowley, Board Chair Of Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board And Senior VP Of Cardinal Bank, Appointed To Chair NOVA College Board

May 31st, 2016 | [From: Other News, Schools]

The Northern Virginia Community College Board, on May 26, elected Todd Rowley as its incoming Board Chair to replace Dr. Michael Wooten whose term ends this spring.

If The Shoehorn Fits, Use It

May 31st, 2016 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – Over the past year and a half we have followed with some interest the process of replacing Patrick Henry School with a new preK-8 facility. This process took another step forward last week when the School Board adopted the concept A1 which pretty much looks like what they and their consultants wanted to do all along.

Alexandria Student Awarded Scholarship Through The Comcast Foundation’s Leaders And Achievers Program

May 31st, 2016 | [From: Other News]

Comcast today announced that is has awarded $75,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to 66 Virginia high school students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program.

School Board Votes On Some Redistricting Policies But Not Grandfathering

May 31st, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Schools, Top Stories]

The Alexandria City School Board has voted on a series of redistricting policies that include class sizes and the designation of educational programs.

Retired Four-star General From Alexandria, Va. To Be inducted Into the U.S. Army ROTC Hall Of Fame

May 31st, 2016 | [From: Top Stories]

Two members of the Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University) class of 1963, retired four-star General John H. Tilelli Jr. and John Lance “Jack” Geoghegan, are among the former U.S. Army ROTC cadets selected for the inaugural class of the Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

Reach And Rise End Of The Year Program At Hammond Middle School

May 31st, 2016 | [From: Non-Profits]

“You can never have too much sky.” That sentence was taken right out of one of my favorite works by Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street.