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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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Governor Issues Executive Order To Address Virginia’s Unmet Housing Needs

November 15, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Twenty Five that establishes new state housing policy priorities designed to enhance the quality, availability and affordability of housing in the Commonwealth. This Executive Order will focus on developing housing policies and actions that increase the supply of permanent supportive housing, including programs to reduce homelessness and housing instability for vulnerable populations.

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Airports Authority Board Of Directors Sets Dulles Toll Road Rates For 2019

November 14, 2018

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors voted Wednesday to increase rates on the Dulles Toll Road, beginning in January 2019, from the current $2.50 to $3.25 at the main toll plaza, and from $1.00 to $1.50 on ramps.

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

November 13, 2018

This week, the project team from The High School Project: Inspiring a Future for Alexandria presented to the Alexandria City School Board their recommendation for an educational vision based on findings from community, staff and student listening sessions over the past four months.

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A Very Personal Honor For Virginia’s School Nurse Of The Year

November 13, 2018

As a 16-year-old in Louisiana, when most teenagers are hanging out with their friends, Jasmine Wood found herself helping to care for her younger sister and brother during her last two years of high school. It was just what was expected of her with young siblings in the house, but it was also an experience that shaped her life.

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King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station Access Improvement Project Update: Lot Scheduled To Close November 18

November 13, 2018

Major work on the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station Access Improvement Project has been moved to mid-November. Preliminary construction including the construction of interim bus bays began in August. The major construction activities initially scheduled to start on Sept. 9, including the closure of the bus loop and Kiss & Ride and initiating bus service to the relocated bus bays, are now slated to begin on Nov. 18.

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Alice Morgan Dies At 75

November 7, 2018

Alice Morgan, a long-time resident of Alexandria, died on Nov. 4. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3500 19th Street S, Arlington, VA with service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Ivy Hill at 2 p.m.

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