Archives:November, 2016

Police Conducting Death Investigation

November 30th, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime]

The ‪Alexandria Police Department is conducting a death investigation in the 1200 block of Colonial Avenue in north Old Town. A victim was located after officers responded to a “shots fired” call. Expect police activity in the area. ‬


I-395 HOV Potomac River Bridge Lane Closures December 3-4

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

Lane closures will occur along the northbound I-395 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) bridge over the Potomac River Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 for bridge deck inspections.

Governor McAuliffe Celebrates National Park Service Purchase Of Werowocomoco

November 30th, 2016 | [From: Other News]

Governor McAuliffe today celebrated the National Park Service’s acquisition of Werowocomoco, the former capital of the Powhatan Chiefdom and the presumed site of Captain John Smith’s first meeting with the leader Powhatan and his daughter, Pocahontas. When opened to the public, the 264-acre property, located on the bank of the York River in Gloucester County, will be the crown jewel of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

In Virginia, 92,136 People Sign Up For Coverage In The First Month Of The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

November 30th, 2016 | [From: Health, Other News]

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced today that over 2.1 million people selected plans using the platform since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1, including 92,136 in Virginia.

Metro’s Plan To Get Back To Good

November 30th, 2016 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Marking his first anniversary since taking the helm of Metro, General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today laid out next steps for WMATA that move beyond track work to get trains running safely and reliably. The “Back2Good” plan announced today includes a train reliability program that cuts rail car delays by first retiring the oldest and least reliable cars in the fleet by the end of 2017.

RFP Issued For Design Build Contractor For Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

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

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority issued a solicitation notice and request for proposal for a Design Build contractor to complete the design, construction, testing, and commissioning of the new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. Proposals are due Feb. 3, 2017.

Electoral College

November 30th, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:
The framers of the US Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process. During the debate, some delegates felt that a direct popular election would lead to the election of each state’s favorite son and none would emerge with sufficient popular majority to govern the country.

Lecture: A Life France-Amérique: Reflections Of A New American Citizen

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

Join the Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities committee for a lecture by Guy Sorman, Professor, Philosopher, Economist, Renowned Author, Publisher of France-Amérique, will share reflections on the repercussions in France and in Europe of the U.S. election and discuss his experiences in France and the United States as a new American citizen from his latest book, J’aurais voulu être français.

After-School Activities Canceled At Francis C. Hammond Middle School Today

November 30th, 2016 | [From: Schools]

All after-school activities at Francis C. Hammond Middle School have been canceled today, Wednesday Nov. 30 due to maintenance work required on the fire alarm system.

Dance in the Gallery: Royal Scottish Country Dance Society On December 3

November 30th, 2016 | [From: Holiday Happenings]

The Athenaeum is hosting Dance in the Gallery: Royal Scottish Country Dance Society on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Scottish Country Dancing is the social dancing of Scotland, a tradition that dates back to the 1700s and is globally promoted today by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, which is headquartered in Edinburgh.