Archives:November, 2017

Warner, Wyden, Rubio Introduce Legislation To Empower Students As Consumers And Showcase New Privacy-Protecting Technology

November 30th, 2017 | [From: From Congress]

U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced today updated legislation to provide critical information to help students, families, policymakers and taxpayers better understand the costs and outcomes associated with higher education.

Jury Convicts Two Men Of Conspiracy To Import Heroin

November 30th, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

A federal jury in Alexandria, VA, convicted two men today for their role in a conspiracy to import heroin and cocaine into the United States from El Salvador. Rosemberg Martin Majano, 40, of Lithia Springs, Georgia, and Jose Alejandro Orellana Montalvo, 25, of Woodbridge, were participants in a conspiracy to smuggle more than $400,000 worth of heroin and cocaine into the United States through Washington Dulles International Airport.

AG Herring Reaches Settlement With Open-End Credit Plan Internet Lender Worth More Than $3 Million

November 30th, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that his office has reached a settlement valued at more than $3 million with a Chicago-based open-end credit plan internet lender, Opportunity Financial, LLC. Opportunity Financial has agreed to provide refunds and debt forgiveness to over 4,000 consumers as a result of the company’s alleged violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

More December Events At The Athenaeum

November 29th, 2017 | [From: Arts & Style]

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.

Former Iraqi Subcontractor Found Guilty In Kickbacks Conspiracy

November 29th, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

A federal jury convicted a Romanian citizen today for his role in a government contract kickback scheme that caused a loss of more than $3.4 million to the U.S. Department of State.

City Department Performance Reports Now Available

November 29th, 2017 | [From: City Hall]

Want to learn more about how the City serves you? Residents can now view annual reports highlighting the key performance of City departmentsĀ online.

New Wayfinding Signage Helps Residents, Visitors Get Around Alexandria

November 29th, 2017 | [From: City Hall, Other News]

The City is near the midway point of a multi-year effort to install signage across Alexandria to help residents and visitors better navigate the area and direct them to local retail and cultural attractions. In fiscal year 2017, the City installed more than 60 such “wayfinding” signs along King Street, including 30 new pedestrian-oriented retail signs.

City Council Affirms Restrictions On Altering Historic Properties

November 29th, 2017 | [From: City Hall, Other News]

At its Nov. 18 Public Hearing, City Council affirmed a decision by the Old & Historic Alexandria District Board of Architectural Review to deny an after-the-fact request for approval to paint a historic brick townhouse. The textured tan brick on the house was determined to be original construction material and a signature element of this 1920s building.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Students Awarded $140,000 In Cyber Security Scholarships

November 29th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia students have been awarded a total of $140,000 in cyber security scholarships as a result of their participation in the SANS Institute CyberStart online cyber security skills aptitude pilot program.

Local Author Thursday With Barbara Cousens

November 29th, 2017 | [From: Arts & Style]

“Local Author Thursday” at The Old Town Shop features Barbara Cousens on Thursday, Nov. 30. She will be talking about her book “My Alexandria Tales” and signing copies.