December 30, 2017 Published in 2017 Year In Review, Top Stories

2017: Alexandria’s Year In Review In Headlines

2017 began and will end with fireworks over the Potomac at First Night celebrations. In between those events, it was a busy year. Here are some of the events covered.


Virginia DOC Selected For National Initiative To Continue Reducing The Use Of Restrictive Housing

Macy’s To Close Alexandria’s Landmark Store

Mother Of Three Kids To Receive Donated Car

Alexandria’s Sewage Discharges Threaten Public Health And The Potomac River

Metro Releases Schedule Information For 2017 SafeTrack Surges

Del Ray’s Dairy Godmother Closes

Alexandria Responds To City’s New Alt-Right Resident

Alexandrians March For Women’s Rights, Human Rights

Alexandria City Council Adopts “Vision Zero” Policy To Eliminate Traffic Deaths

Alexandria: Inclusive City Not Sanctuary City

Warner And Kaine Introduce Bill To Immediately Rescind President Trump’s Muslim Ban


Police Seek Suspect In Robbery At Navy Federal In Potomac Yard

Graf Announces Run For Virginia House Of Delegates

Police Investigate Death Of Man In Potomac River

City Of Alexandria Takes Additional Steps Regarding Former Gas Plant

Del Ray Cafe Wins 2017 Heart Of Del Ray Award

Lady Titans Crowned Conference Champions

Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Pornography

Additional Funds Allocated To Patrick Henry Project


Spence Hill Associates Arranges $2,625,000 Acquisition Loan For Alexandria Retail Property

JBG To Sell Alexandria West End Properties

Alexandria Officials Await Governor’s Action On Combined Sewer Legislation

Two Sets Of Human Remains Found In Holmes Run Park

Titans Shine At State Championship

Graf Withdraws From Virginia 45th District House Of Delegates Race

ACPS Launches Elementary Salad Bars To Boost Student Health And Wellness

City Of Alexandria Awards Contract For Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Rehabilitation Project

Lyles Wins National Championship, Sets World Record

Alexandria Man Arrested For Suitland Homicide

Special Olympics Team USA Departs For World Games With Help From Alexandria Moving Company

Police Arrest Man For Robbery At Wells Fargo Bank On King Street

Living Legends Of Alexandria Tenth Anniversary Reception

Alexandria City Council Approves New Cameron Mills Fire Station

Council Approves ACPS Request To Transfer Funds From Operating To CIP Budget For Purchase Of West End Office Building

Peter Balas Named New T. C. Principal

Mt. Vernon Boy Scout Earn Prestigious STEM Award

Police Investigate Shooting On South Alfred Street


Jefferson-Houston Student Places Fourth In State-Level National Geographic Bee

Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty To $2.3 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

Alexandria Police Announce Four Percent Decrease In Crime In 2016

City Of Alexandria to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony For Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Restoration Project

Two ACPS Counselors Named 2017 Allies In Prevention

Police Investigate Robbery At United Bank On Prince Street

T.C. Senior Named Regional Youth Entrepreneur Of The Year

New Cora Kelly Principal Appointed

Spring2ACTion Raises $1.6 Million For 158 Alexandria Nonprofits

Alexandria Senior Prosecutor Wins Prestigious Award

Police Investigate Report Of Attempted Abduction

City Of Alexandria Acquires Historic Property At 517 Prince Street

Maury Music Teacher Named ACPS Teacher Of The Year

Mount Vernon Principal Named ACPS Principal Of The Year

ACPS Student Scientists Win Big At Regional And State Science Fair Competitions

Alexandria Language Instructor Recognized In Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Teacher Awards

Texas A&M University To Conserve Alexandria’s 18th Century Ship

Thompson-Marshall Convicted Of Murder

City Of Alexandria Responds to Governor’s Action On Legislation Regarding Water Quality Projects

Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty To Scamming More Than $500,000

Lyles-Crouch Principal Receives VAESP Award Of Excellence


Crawley Announces Summer Departure From ACPS

Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash At Duke And Quaker

Police Investigate Shooting At Hotel On Bluestone Road

T.C. Williams High School To Undergo Leadership Reorganization For 2017-18 School Year

Jefferson-Houston Now An International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School

Virginia American Water Begins $1.1 Million Main Replacement In Alexandria

Hotel Indigo Opening Soon On Alexandria Waterfront

Alexandria City Council Adopts $728.1 Million FY2018 Operating Budget, a $2.1 Billion FY2018-2027 CIP Budget, Raises Real Estate Tax Rate 5.7 Cents

Bishop Ireton Wins Girls’ Lacrosse State Championship

Advocates For Alexandria Aquatics Withdraws From Partnership With City On Chinquapin Project

Ramsey Homes Wins An Award Of Tax Credits

MacArthur Wins 2017 Odyssey Of The Mind World Finals

T. C. Williams Crew Claims Two More State Titles

Alexandria Police Announce The Closure Of Pierre Clark Homicide Case

City Of Alexandria Announces Archaeological Discovery Of Early Burial Remains


Multiple Victims Shot At Simpson Field

FBI Assumes Lead Into Investigation Of Alexandria Shooting Incident 

T C. Crew Brings Home Silver Medals From Canadian Championships

Alexandria Man Sentenced For Drug And Gun Crimes

Police Investigate Pedestrian Struck On Washington Street 

T. C. Williams Class Of 2017 Celebrates Graduation

ACPS Launches Elementary School Swim Skills Pilot Program

City Of Alexandria Joins Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda In Support Of Paris Agreement

Metro Prepares For Life After SafeTrack

Boys Lacrosse: Saints Crowned Division I State Champs 

T. C. Williams Student To Represent Virginia In National Water Science Competition

New John Adams Elementary School Principal Selected

T. C. Alum Named Massachusetts First African-American History Teacher Of The Year

Law Enforcement Shares Findings About Simpson Field Shooting

Rachael Dischner Appointed Principal Of New John Adams Pre-K Center 

T. C. Williams Student Finished As Runner-Up In U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

City Of Alexandria Awarded More Than $34 Million For Transportation Projects


Alexandria Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

Alexandria School Board Appoints Lois Berlin Interim Superintendent

Alexandria Police Department’s K9s Odin And Zeus To Receive Body Armor

City Of Alexandria To Repair Historic City Hall Roof

Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash On South Henry Street

Alexandria’s State Champion Intermediate All Stars Compete In Southeast Regional Finals

Alexandria City Council Approves Sewer Construction Cost Share Agreement 

T. C. Announces New Leadership Team

Alexandria Police Investigate Shooting In Del Ray

Alexandria First Responders Honored In White House Ceremony

Alexandria U15 Futsal Team Advances To National Finals, Wins National Championship

Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash On South Van Dorn Street

Alexandria Man Sentenced For Solicitation Of Sex With A Minor

Police Arrest Man After Road Rage Incident, Shooting On Eisenhower Connector

Lucinda Maine Of Alexandria, VA Inducted Into The Alabama Pharmacy Hall Of Fame


City Of Alexandria Sells General Obligation Bonds For Public Facilities, Infrastructure And Affordable Housing

New T. C. Principal Balas Talks Shop: Challenges And Goals

Alexandria City School Board Approves Additional Patrick Henry Project Funds

Four Elementary Schools Celebrated In Best Of Northern Virginia

Former State Senator And Former Alexandria Mayor Patsy Ticer Dies At 82

Al’s Steak House Re-Opens

City Of Alexandria Welcomes U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle

Morgan Properties Acquires The Mark Center Portfolio With $509M Acquisition, Enters Northern Virginia Market

Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash On Stevenson Avenue

ACPS Students Remain Behind Statewide Counterparts On SOL Tests

Planning For The Total Solar Eclipse

Alexandria Eagle Scout Raises Money For School Supplies For Children At the Carpenter’s Shelter

ACPS Interim Superintendent Appoints New Principal Of The Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center


City Refinances General Obligation Bonds At Significant Savings

Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing On North Henry Street

City Of Alexandria Upgrades School Zone Flashers For New School Year

Alexandria To Purchase New Voting System For November Election

Alexandria City Council Approves Bishop Ireton Renovation, Expansion 

T.  C. Golf Finishes Strong Heading Into District Championship

Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash On Executive Avenue

Carpenter’s Shelter To Temporary Relocate To Former Landmark Macy’s Store

T. C. Williams Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

School Bicycling Program Expands To Six New Schools Thanks To Safe Routes To School Grant

Alexandria Man Sentenced To 32 Years In Prison for 2012 Rape On Shared-Use Trail

Lee Center Report Shows Big Costs For City, Large Losses For RPCA

City Of Alexandria Adds “Smart911” Service To Aid Emergency Response


Titans Sweep Alexandria Cross Country Championships

Alexandria Police Warn Of Concentrated Opioids

City Of Alexandria Stormwater Management Program Receives National Recognition

City Of Alexandria Recognizes “Housing Heroes

Alexandria Man Arrested For Threatening To Murder African-Americans At Howard University

Alexandria Man Convicted Of Arson For Throwing Molotov Cocktails At Apartments

City Manager Report On Police Department Staffing

Lyles-Crouch Recognized For Care Of The Environment

Hammond High Graduates Celebrate 50th Class Reunion

Keith Pettigrew Named New ARHA Chief

Alexandria Given “All Star” Designation On LGBT Equality, Ranks #2 In Virginia

Alexandria Man Sentenced For $2.3 Million Investment Fraud

Alexandria Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Joining ISIS

NVFS’ Healthy Families Alexandria Kicks Off 25-Year Anniversary With Family Picnic

City Of Alexandria Launches “Back 2 Blue” Campaign To Promote Improved Metrorail Travel Times On Blue Line

Arlington, Alexandria To Collaborate On Next Generation 9-1-1

USDOT Approves Federal Loan For I-66 Public-Private Partnership

Alexandria Police Investigate Fatal Shooting 

T. C. Field Hockey Wins District Championship 

T. C. Robotics Team Receives Virginia Department Of Education Grant

Third Defendent Pleads Guilty In 2015 Four Mile Run Park Homicide

John Porter Stepping Down As President And CEO Of ACT For Alexandria


ACPS Seeks Principal For New West End School Again

Alexandria Police Investigate Bank Robbery On Monroe Avenue

Virginia Supreme Court Refuses To Hear La Bergerie Case Appeal

Alexandria Voter Turnout Contributes To Virginia Dems Landslide

Alexandria’s Small Business Saturday Is Bigger Than Ever November 25

Homicide Suspect Extradited To Alexandria

Alexandria Again Recognized Among The Nation’s Top Digital Cities

Interim Superintendent Appoints New Director of Transportation

Alexandria First Responders Honored by U.S. Capitol Police 

T.  C. Williams Green Team Finalists In National Competition

Wilson Announces Run For Mayor 

Plaintiffs In La Bergerie Case File Petition For Rehearing With VA Supreme Court

Alexandria Man Arrested For Burke & Herbert Bank Robbery

Priest Era Ends At ARHA

New CEO Takes The Reins At ARHA

City Resident Pleads Guilty In Shooting Case 

J. Lance Mallamo To Retire As Director Of Office Of Historic Alexandria; Gretchen M. Bulova Appointed Acting Director

Alexandria First Responders Named Grand Marshals Of Alexandria Turkey Trot

Euille Contemplates Political Future

Alexandria Kicks Off The Holiday Season With City Tree Lighting

ACPS Interim Superintendent Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

New Report Reveals Northern Virginia’s Uneven Opportunity Landscape 

T.  C. Students Develop App To Help Teens Cope With Anxiety

City Council Affirms Restrictions On Altering Historic Properties


Solo Drivers Can Travel I-66 Inside The Beltway At Rush Hour Starting December 4

Woman Pleads Guilty To Case Involving Guns Recovered At Alexandria Homicide Scene

Alexandria Boat Parade Wins USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award

Alexandria Police Arrest Two New York Residents For Narcotics Violations

Alexandria Man Identified As Murder Suspect; Reward For Information Leading To Arrest

City Of Alexandria Prepares For Winter Weather

Alexandria Transit Company To Purchase Clean Diesel Buses; Plans Future Transition To All Electric

Residential Trash Can Conversion Begins

Alexandria City Council Presents Proclamation To First Responders In Simpson Stadium Shooting

Community Event Honoring Three Newly Crowned National Champions On December 15

City Of Alexandria Officials Warn Of Spike In Heroin Deaths

Alexandria City School Board Selects T. C. Graduate As New Superintendent

Alexandria Man Sentenced For Conspiring To Distribute Opioids

Neighborhood Health Celebrates 20 Years Of Partnerships Serving The Community

Alexandria City Council Adopts Vision Zero Action Plan

Alexandria Law Enforcement Lauded For Fight Against Drunk Driving

Rachael Dischner Named Principal Of The New West End Elementary School

Saenz Castro Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison For Beverley Park Homicide

FireFlies Closing After 15 Years In Del Ray

Local Athlete Inducted Into Rose Bowl Hall Of Fame

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