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Alexandria Kicks Off The Holiday Season With City Tree Lighting

November 26, 2018

A large crowd that braved the cold packed Market Square in Old Town Alexandria on Friday night to kick off the winter holiday season with the annual tree lighting and holiday show.

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Institute For Defense Analyses Fellow Named As 2019 Rhodes Scholar

November 26, 2018

Katie Kowal, a science policy fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses’ Science and Technology Policy Institute was named one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars.

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Carpenter’s Shelter Responds To Amazon HQ2 Announcment

November 21, 2018

Local homeless services provider Carpenter’s Shelter views Amazon’s HQ2 announcement as a mix of challenges and opportunities. Last week, Amazon named Northern Virginia as a site for the company’s new headquarters and prompted concerns regarding rises in both housing prices and homelessness

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Friends Of UCM Raise Nearly $80,000 At The 2018 Capitol Steps Benefit

November 21, 2018

On Sunday, Nov. 18, the Friends of UCM hosted the 27th annual Capitol Steps UCM Benefit in the Madison Auditorium at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Old Town Alexandria. The benefit raised nearly $80,000 to support vulnerable individuals, families, and children in Southeastern Fairfax County.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Raw Turkey Products

November 21, 2018

On Nov. 15, Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, in Barron, Wisconsin recalled approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products. Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled Jennie-O brand ground turkey products. CDC has updated its notice of a Salmonella Reading outbreak linked to raw turkey products with recall information for ground turkey that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Giant Food Announces Two New Store Openings In Northern Virginia

November 19, 2018

Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announced two new stores opened in Virginia in November 2018. The new locations, in Herndon and Alexandria, will offer enhanced benefits and expanded departments for local shoppers.

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

November 16, 2018

Starting late Fall 2018, Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services staff will install new ‘No Turn on Red’ restrictions as part of the implementation of the City’s Vision Zero Initiative to improve safety on our streets. City staff analyzed crash data, industry best practices and research, public input, and formed an interdepartmental collaboration team to develop a set of Year 1 Engineering Priorities.

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Best Of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards

November 16, 2018

“Focus on Excellence” was the theme of the Best of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Northern Virginia Awards held Nov. 15, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons with almost 800 people registered.

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GOP Women Host Hillary Orr, City Transportation Deputy Director

November 16, 2018

The Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club hosted Hillary Orr, Deputy Director of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services at their November meeting. Orr spoke on the department’s “Five Priorities for 2019.”

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Virginia Announces New Educational Pathways For Early Childhood Teachers

November 15, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that for the first time in the Commonwealth, early childhood educators will have access to a seamless pathway for earning marketable credentials in early childhood education. The streamlined pathway connects credentials, associate’s degrees and baccalaureate programs.

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