Archives:March, 2017

Thinking Way Outside The Box

March 31st, 2017 | [From: Other News]

The dramatic turn of events occasioned by the Virginia General Assembly’s unprecedented intervention in Alexandria’s combined sewer issue has energized the City staff to seek alternative solutions.

Alternative Revenue At Last

March 31st, 2017 | [From: Other News]

Bristling at the recent criticism heaped upon them for failing to come up with alternative sources of revenue for the City in this time of fiscal need, Alexandria City Council is preparing to introduce legislation to require rush hour tolls on all major north-south and east-west highways in the City.

Swing Space East

March 31st, 2017 | [From: Other News]

A former Alexandria City School Board member has tipped alexandrianews.org to a new dimension in the current Board’s plan for dealing with overcrowding. Parents in the East End of the City have been demanding extra classrooms just like those in the West End where the Board is attempting to purchase vacant office buildings on Beauregard Street. Board members are now planning to ask City Council to turn City Hall over to them for overflow use as well.

Mylan Issues Nationwide Recall Of EpiPens

March 31st, 2017 | [From: Health, Top Stories]

Mylan N.V. today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan's manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Warner Introduces Legislation To Ease Burden Of Student Loan Debt

March 31st, 2017 | [From: From Congress]

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has introduced two bipartisan proposals to provide much needed relief to young people struggling with student loan debt. One proposal allows employers to make payments towards their employees’ student loan debt using pre-tax income, and a second would make income-based repayment the default option for federal student loan borrowers.

Herring Continues Fight Against Travel Ban With Brief In Fourth Circuit

March 31st, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

In the brief led by Virginia and Maryland, 17 states cite "irreparable harm" to residents and "overwhelming and unrebutted" evidence of anti-Muslim bias in urging the Court to continue to block President Trump's unconstitutional travel ban.

2017 Point-in-Time Count: A Snapshot Of Homelessness In The City Of Alexandria

March 31st, 2017 | [From: City Hall, Top Stories]

The 2017 Annual Point-in-Time Count revealed 211 persons experiencing homelessness (i.e., unsheltered and in temporary shelter made available by homeless services providers) in the City of Alexandria: 30 Households with Adults and Children; and 120 Singles. The Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness will be discussing these numbers in greater detail at a meeting on April 6 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) at Beatley Library.

Two Administration Officials Receive National Environmental Achievement Award For State Public Service

March 31st, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor McAuliffe today announced that two administration officials have received the National Environmental Achievement Award for State Public Service. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies selected Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward and her deputy, Russ Baxter, in recognition of their leadership and advocacy for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay.

Alexandria Library Staff Travel To Europe For Multi-City Library Tour

March 31st, 2017 | [From: Other News]

Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's travels in Europe, the TJ Fellowship provides the Alexandria Library an opportunity to learn from international counterparts throughout the United Kingdom during April.

Spring Cleanup Dates Announced

March 31st, 2017 | [From: City Hall, Other News]

The City of Alexandria today released the dates and other information about the Spring Cleanup Program. The City is divided into four collection areas and each area is assigned a unique Saturday for Spring Cleanup throughout April and May.