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A New Building, A New Governor, A New Day

January 16, 2018

The start of a General Assembly Session always feels like the first day back to school, with the same faces in a familiar setting. But this year it feels like I’ve transferred to a whole new school with a new principal and lots of new classmates.

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Living Legends Of Alexandria Announces 2018 Living Legends Recipients

January 16, 2018

Living Legends of Alexandria is extremely pleased to announce its selections of Living Legends for 2018. The 2018 Living Legends were vetted from an array of nominations that were submitted by the public and received through Fall of last year.

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St. Mary Catholic Church Becomes First Basilica In Northern Virginia

January 15, 2018

The Vatican issued a decree granting St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria the title ‘minor basilica,’ making it the first basilica in Northern Virginia, the first in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington and the 84th in the United States. The 223-year-old Roman Catholic church will officially be named “The Basilica of Saint Mary.”

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Warner, Kaine Secure Final Passage Of Bill Granting Recognition Of Virginia Indian Tribes

January 12, 2018

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (both D-VA) yesterday secured final passage of the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017. Once signed by the President, the legislation will grant federal recognition of six Virginia tribes: the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan, and the Nansemond.

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House And Senate Democrats Announce Medicaid Expansion As Their Top Joint Legislative Priority

January 12, 2018

At a press conference this morning at the State Capitol, the Virginia House and Senate Democrats announced that extending access to affordable health care to nearly 400,000 hardworking Virginians through Medicaid expansion is their top joint legislative goal.

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Long & Foster Celebrates 50th Anniversary

January 12, 2018

Fifty years ago, two 30-something veterans came together to build their dream. In May 1968, at an office building in Fairfax, Virginia, P. Wesley “Wes” Foster Jr. and Henry “Hank” Long opened Long & Foster Real Estate. A flip of a coin positioned Long’s moniker first in the company’s brand name and gave Foster the role of president.

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Al’s Pals Reaches Thousands Of Alexandria Children Through Early Childhood Prevention Education

January 11, 2018

Over the past 14 years, Alexandria children ages three to five years old have shown significant improvement in developing their social skills and decreasing problem behaviors, thanks to the Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices program offered by the Department of Community and Human Services.

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Veterans Curation Program To Host Meet And Greet In The Alexandria Laboratory

January 10, 2018

New South Associates will host a meet-and-greet event in the Alexandria, VA laboratory of the Veterans Curation Program from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11. The VCP provides employment and vocational training for recently separated veterans using archaeological collections administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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McAuliffe Cuts Ribbon For New State Veterans Office Inside The Pentagon

January 9, 2018

Governor Terry McAuliffe today cut the ribbon for the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services office at The Pentagon in Arlington. McAuliffe also announced the goal of 30,000 hires through Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program has been reached.

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SAPCA Celebrates Alexandria’s First Permanent Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box

January 8, 2018

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray on Jan. 5, to celebrate the first-ever permanent prescription drug drop-off box in the City of Alexandria. The drug drop-off box provides year-round access to safe drug disposal for all Alexandria residents.

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