Archives:June, 2016

Alexandria Police Narcotics Investigation Leads To Successful Racketeering Prosecution

June 30th, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria’s Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter today announced the successful conclusion to the prosecution of a drug trafficking ring. Amanuel Hagos, 29, of Oakland, CA, was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison with all but seven years suspended, conditioned on 20 years of good behavior and ten years of supervised probation in the Alexandria Circuit Court.

Department Of Defense Announces Policy For Transgender Service Members

June 30th, 2016 | [From: Top Stories]

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter today announced that transgender individuals will now be able to openly serve in the U.S. armed forces.

Capital Bikeshare Corral Service On National Mall For July 4th Fireworks

June 30th, 2016 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Traffic & Transportation]

Heading to the fireworks this July 4th? Capital Bikeshare will be operating a corral at the 10th St. and Constitution Ave NW station adjacent to the National Mall from 3 p.m. until one hour after the fireworks end.

Metro GM Announces New General Counsel

June 30th, 2016 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced the appointment of Patricia (Patty) Lee as General Counsel effective Monday, July 11.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Underway On National Mall

June 30th, 2016 | [From: Arts & Style]

The 2016 Folklife Festival runs June 29-July 4 and July 7-10 on National Mall. This year the Folklife Festival celebrates resilient communities around the world.

Ramsey Homes Redevelopment Moves Forward With No Historic Preservation

June 29th, 2016 | [From: City Hall, Top Stories]

The Alexandria City Council voted unanimously last night to allow the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority to move forward without preserving any of the historic structures.

Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order To Reduce Carbon Emissions in Virginia

June 29th, 2016 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe yesterday issued Executive Order 57 directing Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources to convene a workgroup and recommend concrete steps to reduce carbon pollution from Virginia’s power plants. The group will evaluate options under Virginia’s existing authority to address carbon pollution.

Alexandria Student Graduates From Harvey Mudd College

June 29th, 2016 | [From: Schools]

Kathryn Gareth Gorsuch Aplin of Alexandria, received a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Harvey Mudd College on May 15, 2016, graduating with high distinction and departmental honors in computer science. Aplin attended T. C. Williams High School.

West Potomac High SHOUT Volunteers Make A Difference At United Community Ministries

June 29th, 2016 | [From: Non-Profits]

UCM was privileged to host a group of 20 graduating seniors from West Potomac High School during the final two weeks of their high school careers.

Mount Vernon Library Forms Its First International Partnership With King’s College London

June 29th, 2016 | [From: Non-Profits, Other News]

Just days before Independence Day, George Washington’s Mount Vernon will announce a new academic partnership with King’s College London, allowing scholars on both sides of the pond to tap into each institution’s rich historic resources.