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New Sheriff’s Deputies Sworn In

December 9, 2016

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed seven new deputies to its ranks. Kelly Allen, Joshua Barnes, Michael Boyd, Lamar Gayle, Sean Scalsky, Sahar Sherzai-Harding and Jirawat Tantiyangkul were sworn in during a ceremony at the Alexandria courthouse on Dec. 5.

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Corinthian Colleges Students Eligible For Loan Forgiveness

December 9, 2016

Qualified students of programs at Corinthian Colleges' schools can now apply for debt forgiveness after federal finding that Corinthian misled students about job placement rates. Corinthian operated several branches of its Everest facilities in Virginia including Everest Arlington and Everest Tyson's Corner. Corinthian Colleges filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations in 2015.

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VHI Releases 2016 Industry Report: Which Hospitals Top The List?

December 9, 2016

Virginia Health Information has published its 2016 report on the efficiency and productivity of hospitals and nursing homes.

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Counting On Luck And On Traffic: The Opening Of The MGM Grand Casino At National Harbor Will Increase Traffic Volumes On The Capital Beltway And In The Immediate Area

December 7, 2016

You can almost bet on it. Traffic will be extremely heavy during the long-anticipated grand opening of the MGM Grand National Harbor Resort and Casino and in the weeks that follow. Nearly 30,000 guests are expected to be on hand when the resort officially opens at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Del Ray Businesses To Host December 13 Fundraiser For Market2Market’s Rose Cruz

December 6, 2016

As the Del Ray community mourns the loss of a beloved restaurant employee, friend, neighbor and mother of four, the Del Ray Business Association announced that it will host a major fundraiser for the family of Rosemarie Cruz on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

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Kaine Tours Alexandria Community Health Center

December 5, 2016

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) toured Neighborhood Health, a federally qualified community health center in Alexandria, to discuss the importance of protecting health center funding, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid going into the next administration.

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Alexandria’s Holiday Season Continues With Scottish Christmas Walk

December 5, 2016

Large crowds lined the streets of Old Town Alexandria on Saturday to watch the 46th annual Scottish Christmas Walk. The parade was part of a festive weekend, which included Heather and Greens sale, a Holiday Homes Tour, Scottish dancing and decking the halls with Santa.

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Rubenstein Donates Funds To Modernize Washington Monument Elevator; Monument To Re-open In 2019

December 2, 2016

Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has pledged the funding needed for the National Park Service to modernize the Washington Monument elevator. The $2-3 million project will correct the elevator’s ongoing mechanical, electrical and computer issues, which have shuttered the monument since Aug. 17, 2016. The Washington Monument is expected to re-open to visitors in 2019.

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Alexandria Welcomes Holiday Season With City Tree Lighting

December 2, 2016

The City of Alexandria kicked off the winter holiday season last week with the Turkey Trot and the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree. Holiday events will continue throughout the month of December.

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Potomac Riverkeeper Network Posts $1000 Reward For Information Identifying Source Of Sheen On Potomac River

December 1, 2016

Potomac Riverkeeper Network announced today that it is offering a $1000 reward for information identifying those responsible for the plume of pollution in the Potomac River that forced water utilities to take measures to protect the drinking water of millions of area residents this week.

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