Below are some of the important stories alexandrianews.org covered in 2018. Happy New Year!

January

Alexandria’s 18th Century Ship Selected As One of Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Police Issue All Clear After Hammond Students Evacuated Due To Social Media Threat

Northern Virginia Selected As One Of 20 Contenders For Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Police Arrest Two Teens For School Bomb Threats

TJ Student To Be Honored At WebMD Health Hero Awards

Bishop Ireton Cheerleaders Win Grand Champion Trophy

Three Alexandria Teens Arrested And Charged In Stabbing On Four Mile Run Trail

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Coach Arrested For Online Solicitation Of Sex With A Minor

City Council Approves Church Of The Resurrection Affordable Housing Development

City Council Approves Mixed-Use Development In Eisenhower East

Alexandria School Board Approves $474.7 Million FY2019-2028 CIP Budget

Alexandria Police Identify Suspect In Sexual Assault

February

VA Supreme Court Refuses Request For Rehearing In La Bergerie Case

Beyer Rejects Trump’s Proposal To Sell Off Northern Virginia Airports, GW Parkway

Alexandria Man Sentenced For Throwing Molotov Cocktails At Apartment Building

T. C. Junior Named Finalist In 2018 National Geographic Student Photo Contest - People’s Choice

T. C. Junior Wins Governor's 2018 STEM Phenom Award

Alexandria Drug Trafficker Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

New West End School Named Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School

Alexandria School Board Approves $299.3 Million Combined Funds Budget

Palmer Sentenced For Shooting On East Howell Avenue

March

Alexandria's 18th Century Ship Wins Conservation Grant

Superintendent Announces Principal Of New Pre-K Center

Two Alexandrians Among 2018 Virginia Stem Award Recipients

DC Homicide Victim Identified As Alexandria Man

MS-13 Members Convicted Of Kidnapping, Murder, And Extortion

Alexandria Library Selected To Work With Teens As Part Of National Pilot Program For Underserved Youth

Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening To Murder African-Americans At Howard University

MONEY Magazine Names Alexandria #1 Best U.S. Travel Destination

Virginia American Water To Install Water Line Beneath Alexandria’s Cameron Run

Alexandria Pays Tribute To Patsy Ticer

Police Investigate SRO Accidental Discharge Of Weapon

Alexandria Students Join National School Walkout Day

Alexandria Woman Sentenced For $1.3 Million Investment Frauds

Alexandria Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Producers And Distributers

City Of Alexandria Announces New Archaeological Discovery Of Remains Of Two Historic Ships

Alexandria Officer Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

Pat Troy Dies At 76

Sensible Gun Control Measures: Alexandria Seeks Local Solutions To National Problem

Alexandria 9-1-1 Center Achieves National Accreditation

Alexandria Man Dies After Being Assaulted, Relative Arrested

Police Investigate Fatal Crash On King Street

April

Williams Sentenced To 33 Years For Murder

City Of Alexandria, Arlington County Receive 2018 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Silver Award

Students Plan Protest At The NRA Headquarters

Alexandria City Council Reviews Proposed Combined Sewer Outfall Remediation Plan

Virginia Man Indicted For Production And Distribution Of Child Pornography

Potomac Yard Metro Station Cost Increases $50 Million

New Beyer Amendments To FAA Reauthorization Act Would Mitigate Aircraft Noise In National Capital Region

2018 Point-In-Time Count: A Snapshot Of Homelessness In The City Of Alexandria

Alexandria To Raise Meal Tax To Five Percent

Alexandria City Council Adopts Plan To Further Accelerate Combined Sewer Outfall Remediation

May

Alexandria Man Arrested For Felony Assault Of Bus Operator

Comcast Business Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment To Expand  High-Performance Ethernet Network In Arlington And Alexandria

Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty To $1.2 Million ATM Skimming Scheme

Alexandria City Council Approves FY2019 Operating Budget Of  $748.4 Million, $2.2 Billion 10-Year CIP Budget

Anthony Terry Convicted Of Distributing More Than A Kilogram Of Heroin And Synthetic Opioids In Alexandria

Police Investigate Fatal Crash At Patrick And Wilkes Streets

Alexandria Assistant City Attorney Wins Prestigious Award

Alexandria City Council Approves Consideration Of Potomac Avenue Alignment Of 230kV Line; Sunsets Tier II Special Tax District

Alexandria Marine Participates In Humanitarian Exercise In Philippines

City Of Alexandria To Host Dedication Ceremony And Community Open House For New Warwick Pool

Alexandria High Schools Seniors Araujo And Petteway Awarded OTAC Scholarships

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $83,000 In Scholarships To 74 Virginia High School Seniors

Governor Vetoes Legislation That Would Undermine Efforts To Ensure Access To Quality, Affordable Health Care For All Virginians

City Of Alexandria Responds To Freight Train Derailment

Saints Win Awards In Nationwide Art Contest

Bishop Ireton Junior Awarded Prestigious State Department Scholarship

GW School Resource Officer Charged After Discharge Of Weapon

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Announces New Music Director

T. C. Williams Receives No Kid Hungry Grant

Alexandria’s 18th Century Ship Awarded Second Conservation Grant

Alexandria Police Department Announces Decrease In Reported Part I Crimes In 2017

MScott Berkowitz Named Jefferson-Houston Principal

June

Former Medical Assistant Pleads Guilty To Oxycodone Conspiracy

Thomas Jefferson Team Wins National Scholastic Championship

Carpenter’s Shelter Begins New Heights Redevelopment Project, Relocates To Landmark Mall

Alexandria Primary Absentee Voting Up 114% From 2015

Wilson Elected Alexandria Mayor; Two Incumbents Lose In City Council Primary

Man Pleads Guilty To Coercion And Enticement Of Minor

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On CSX Train Derailment In Alexandria

La Bergerie Announces Its Inability To Proceed With Relocation

Wilson Elected Alexandria Mayor; Two Incumbents Lose In City Council Primary

City Of Alexandria Recognized For Commitment to Addressing Climate Change

MS-13 Gang Members Charged In Connection With Murders Of Juveniles

Alexandria City Council Approves Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway To Richmond Highway

Alexandria City Council Raises Next Mayor, Council Salaries

Manafort Virginia Trial To Move Forward

City Of Alexandria Earns Two Internationally Prestigious Awards For Public Art Program

July

Nicole Battaglia Receives 2018 Many Are One Humanitarian Of The Year Award

City Of Alexandria To Host Little League 2018 Junior State Tournament

Alexandria Takes A Major Step To Remediate Its Sewer System To Promote Healthier Waterways

City Of Alexandria Awarded National Trust For Historic Preservation Grant To Support Freedom House Museum

Alexandria Sheriff Implements New ICE Detention Request Policy

Virginia Foundation For Healthy Youth Awards Grant To SCAN For Partnership With ACPS, Alexandria DCHS

Manafort Transferred To Alexandria Detention Center

Police Identify Homicide Victim And Suspect

Alexandria Fire Department Investigates Holmes Run Parkway High Rise Fire

ACPS/GW Health Sciences Program Gets Endorsement As Governor’s Academy

Herring Urges General Assembly To Eliminate Racial Gerrymandering In House Of Delegates Districts As Quickly As Possible

Living Wage Certification Program Launched In Alexandria VA

Alexandria Man Sentenced For Threats To African-Americans At Howard University

Alexandria Man Sentenced To Prison For Trafficking Cocaine Through Mail

August

Alexandria Library News: 79th Anniversary Of The 1939 Library Sit-In

Sheriff’s Office Earns Law Enforcement Reaccreditation From CALEA

Alexandria Area Pastor Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Minor

ACPS Recognized For Third Consecutive Year For Fiscal Responsibility

City Of Alexandria Warns Of Danger Posed By Concentrated Opioids In Light Of Recent Spike In Overdoses

City Of Alexandria Receives Favorable Rate On Sale Of General Obligation Bonds For Public Facilities, Infrastructure

City Of Alexandria Releases Report On Economic Contributions By Immigrants

Study Shows Alexandria Residents Relying Less On Car Trips

Virginia, Alexandria SOL Scores Show Few Changes

T. C. Williams High School Students Make Record Scores On AP Tests

ACPS Awarded Prestigious Grant For STEM Education And Student Civic Engagement

GSA IG Report Details Trump Administration’s Involvement In FBI Headquarters Procurement Process

Alexandria Great Harvest Bread Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Alexandria Symphony Celebrates 75th Anniversary Season

September

City of Alexandria Receives $2.3 Million in FEMA Funding For Fire Department Training, Personnel

Team USA Gold Medalist, WNBA Player Joins T. C. Williams As Head Coach

Dallas Smith Indicted For East Reed Avenue Murder

Contractor Selected For Potomac Yard Metro Station

Alexandria Police Receive First Place Award Related To Traffic Safety Program

AG Herring Wins Federal Court Ruling Against Education Secretary Devos For Delaying Student Loan Protections

Warner, Kaine Praise Final Passage Of Bill That Avoids September Shutdown Threat, Funds Key Priorities

Alexandria Welcomes 35 New U.S. Citizens

Trump Administration Proposes New Immigration Rule To Limit Green Cards

Man Arrested For Sex Offenses Against Child At Home Daycare; Police Seek Information On Other Possible Victims

Governor Announces 2018–2019 Governor’s High School Voter Registration Challenge

Dominion Cancels Proposed 230kV Power Line In Alexandria

New Accreditation Standards Require Continuous Achievement For All Schools

City Of Alexandria Renews Environmental Commitments Related To Potomac Yard Metro Station

Police Arrest Rape Suspect Captured On Surveillance Video

Master Gardeners Of Northern Virginia Celebrates 25 Years

October

City Of Alexandria Receives Highest Certification For Virginia Municipal League’s Go Green Government Challenge

Alexandria Man Sentenced To One-Year Prison Term For Real Estate Investment Scam

Alexandrians Selected The City’s Voting Sticker Design For November 2018 General Election

Northam Launches Governor’s Health Sciences Academy At T.C. Williams High School

Titans Sweep Alexandria Cross Country Championships

Police Investigate Skeletal Remains Found On King Street

Alexandria School Board Names T. C. College And Career Wing For Jack Taylor

Sears Holdings Files For Chapter 11 Reorganization In Bankruptcy Court

Immigrants In Virginia: A Demographic And Economic Profile

AG Herring Protects Virginia Student Loan Borrowers

Alexandria City Council Approves Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium Modernization With Permanent Lights

Afghan Girls Robotics Team Takes Titan Tips Back To Afghanistan

Alexandria City Council Approves 7 ½ -Year Lease Extension On Cameron Run Regional Park

City Of Alexandria Launches Landmark Mall Re-Planning Process

November

Alexandria Voter Turnout Up

Alexandria Democrats Sweep City Council Races

City Of Alexandria’s Stormwater Management Program Receives National Recognition

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules In Favor of Dreamers

Northern Virginia’s National Landing Selected For Major New Amazon Headquarters

Educational Vision For The Future High School Presented To The School Board

Scholarship Fund Of Alexandria Commits Additional $120,000 To College Scholarships For T.C. Titans

U.S. Supreme Court Questions House Republicans’ Standing In Virginia Redistricting Case

Six Reasons Why Amazon’s Commitment Is A Win For The Entire Capital Region

AG Herring Introduces Legislation To Protect Virginians From Hate Crimes And White Supremacist Violence

New “No Turn On Red” Restrictions To Be Installed As Part Of Vision Zero Initiative

City Of Alexandria Announces Updates On Potomac Yard Metro Station Entrances

Noah Lyles Named USATF Athlete Of The Year

Nearly 200 Pounds Of Drugs Collected At Take Back Events

New Date For Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Of Alexandria

December

City Of Alexandria Requests Feedback On 2019 Metrorail Summer Shutdown

DC Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Of Alexandria Woman

Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

Presidential Executive Order Closing Federal Government On December 5

Police Investigate Stabbing At Arlington-Alexandria Border

Transportation Professor Says Amazon Made Good Choice For Location

Two Virginia School Divisions On Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting On Holmes Run Parkway

WMATA To Receive $20 Million In Funds To Rehab Seven Virginia Metro Stations

Alexandria To Consolidate, Co-locate Human Services And Health Department Staff

Alexandria School Board Approves $478.5 Million Ten-year CIP Budget

New Dulles Toll Road Rates Take Effect January 1

Herring Adds National Climate Assessment To Rulemaking Record On Emissions Standards

Titans Win Regional Championship In We The People Competition

Make-A-Wish: Helping Kids One Wish At A Time

Alexandria To Open Drug Treatment Court In 2019