Archives: ‘Other News’

Alexandria Police Recruits Graduate from Regional Academy

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Public Safety]

The Alexandria Police Department welcomes 26 recruit officers who graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy Basic Law Enforcement School on Dec. 21, 2016.

DASH And The King Street Trolley Will Operate The Following Service Schedule For New Year’s

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

DASH: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017: New Year’s Day: No DASH Service Monday, Jan. 2, 2017: New Year’s Day Observed: DASH will operate a Sunday schedule  King Street Trolley: The free King Street Trolley operates daily, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, every 15 minutes, between the King Street Metrorail Station […]

Six Alexandria Deputies Graduate From Criminal Justice Academy

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Public Safety]

Six Alexandria deputy sheriffs graduated from Session 135 of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The new deputies successfully completed nearly six months of training including emergency vehicle operations, firearms training, defensive tactics, crash investigation, basic legal training, jail and courthouse procedures, and other important areas.

Volunteers Of America Chesapeake Extends Reach

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

Volunteers of America Chesapeake has expanded its work on behalf of veterans in need into northwestern and southwestern Virginia, more than doubling the number of jurisdictions the organization serves in the state of Virginia.

Alexandria Captain Graduates From FBI National Academy

December 23rd, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Other News, Public Safety]

Alexandria Police Captain Shirl Mammarella graduated from the FBI National Academy last Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, one of 225 graduates in the academy’s 266th Session.

Personal Safety Tips For The Holiday Season

December 22nd, 2016 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

Throughout the holiday season the Alexandria Police Department typically sees an increase in thefts and robberies. Often shoppers and residents become distracted and vulnerable to holiday crimes.

City’s Fair Housing Testing Program Helps Ensure Housing Market Is Free From Discrimination

December 22nd, 2016 | [From: City Hall, Other News]

The City of Alexandria’s Fair Housing Testing Program identifies and helps eliminate discriminatory housing practices in real estate sales, lending, and rental housing based on race, national origin, familial status, disability, and sexual orientation in accordance with the City’s Human Rights Ordinance.

Alexandria Health Department Issues Advisory On Potentially Unsafe Eggnog

December 21st, 2016 | [From: Health, Other News]

The Alexandria Health Department is warning customers to discard certain eggnog that did not undergo proper pasteurization. The potentially unsafe eggnog was sold by Coulter Farms at the Old Town Farmers’ Market (Market Square, 301 King St.), on Dec.r 3, 10, and 17, 2016, and was bottled in pint, quart and half gallon bottles with use-by dates of “12/18/16” and “12/23/16.”

City Of Alexandria Installs New Wayfinding Signs In Old Town

December 21st, 2016 | [From: Other News]

The City of Alexandria has installed 28 new informational wayfinding markers in the Old Town area. These four-sided, mini-kiosks were placed on historic “Gadsby”-style light poles and include directional information specific to the immediate area.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments

December 21st, 2016 | [From: From Richmond, Other News]

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.