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Fair Chance Business Summit Educates Employers About Hiring Ex-Offenders

August 12, 2016

The Fair Chance Business Summit took place at Beth El Hebrew Congregation on July 28. The program, the first of its kind in Alexandria, provided local employers with the opportunity to learn about the benefits of hiring ex-offenders.

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Capital Bikeshare Station To Be Relocated

August 12, 2016

The Capital Bikeshare station at Commonwealth Avenue and Monroe Avenue in the Del Ray area of Alexandria has been removed due to an error by the City regarding the right-of-way. The station will be relocated nearby as soon as possible.

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Obituary For Barbara Ross

August 11, 2016

Barbara Ross died peacefully at home in Alexandria on Aug. 9, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was 70 years old. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria.

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Pablo Enriquez Memorial Scholarship Honors Marymount Undergraduate

August 11, 2016

Marymount University has established the Pablo Enriquez Memorial Scholarship in honor of a beloved student who passed away July 2 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The scholarship will be awarded to Marymount students majoring in Information Technology.

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American Drivers Aren’t Securing Their Loads On The Road

August 11, 2016

More than 200,000 crashes involved debris on U.S. roadways during the past four years, according to a new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Road debris has resulted in approximately 39,000 injuries and more than 500 deaths between 2011 and 2014.

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Trade With TPP Countries Drives Growth And Jobs In Virginia’s 8th Congressional District

August 11, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement holds great promise for the U.S. economy, Virginia and the state’s 8th Congressional District, according to a new analysis by Business Roundtable. More than 60,000 local jobs are supported by trade with the 11 Asia-Pacific nations.

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Alexandria Police Department K9’s Receive Body Armor

August 8, 2016

In February 2016, the Alexandria Police Department announced that K9’s Chance, Gage, XigXag, Trajan, and Zara were to receive ballistic and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. All five police canines have now received their body armor.

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Del Ray’s First Thursday

August 7, 2016

As the Alexandria Singers performed a medley of popular Disney songs during Del Ray's First Thursday, volunteers from the Alexandria Battered Women's Shelter collected items to help make the shelter a more welcoming place, in hopes of bringing a song in every child's heart.

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Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week

August 5, 2016

For ten days and two weekends, more than 50 Alexandria restaurants offer a $35 three-course dinner or a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week, Aug. 19-28, 2016. More than two dozen restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to the dinner specials.

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The Warehouse Restaurant Establishes Fundraising Page For Pedestrian Crash Victim

August 3, 2016

The Warehouse Bar & Grill has set up a fundraising page for Jeremais Herrera Rodriguez of Alexandria, who was killed in yesterday's pedestrian crash in Old Town. He worked at The Warehouse for over seven years.

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