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U.S. Marshals Warn Public Of Jury Duty Phone Scams

February 28, 2017

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. The U.S. Marshals Service does not call anyone to arrange payment of fines over the phone for failure to appear for jury duty or any other infraction.

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Construction Project At Theodore Roosevelt Island Parking Lot Begins March 1

February 27, 2017

On March 1, the National Park Service will begin a project to repave the parking lot and realign the Mount Vernon Trail at Theodore Roosevelt Island. To ensure visitor safety, the parking lot will be closed until the project’s completion, expected to be late spring. Pedestrians will have access to the island throughout the project and cyclists can bypass construction via a short detour on the Mount Vernon Trail.

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The Center For Alexandria’s Children Marks 10th Anniversary Impacting Abused And Neglected Children In Alexandria At Eighth Annual CAC Gala

February 27, 2017

The Center for Alexandria’s Children, the City’s primary resource for the prevention, investigation and treatment of child abuse, with programs serving more than 1,000 at risk children and families each year in Alexandria marked a decade of service in its quest to eliminate child abuse and neglect in Alexandria at its eighth annual gala benefit.

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Additional Funds Allocated To Patrick Henry Project

February 27, 2017

The School Board has transferred $5.7 million to the Patrick Henry School Project, taking the final cost to $48.2 million. The additional funds are needed to counter the rise in inflation and soft costs since project estimates were first projected four years ago.

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Zika 2017 Spring Break Resources

February 24, 2017

As students and families across Virginia prepare to head to warmer locations for Spring Break, it is important to be aware that the Zika virus remains a threat.

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Alexandria’s Silverback Strategies Named One Of Washingtonian’s 2017 Great Places To Work

February 23, 2017

Silverback Strategies, a digital performance marketing agency located in Alexandria’s historic Old Town, has been named to Washingtonian’s exclusive 2017 list of Great Places to Work. Silverback is one of only 50 companies from the Washington, DC metro area to be included in the annual roundup of top workplaces.

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General Assembly Tackles Mental Health Reform

February 23, 2017

By Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30)

A robust legislative agenda seeking to improve Virginia’s approach to mental health crises emerged this year from the Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services.

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AAA: Impaired Driving Outranks Speeding As The Leading Cause Of Traffic Deaths In D.C.

February 23, 2017

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning, Friday, Feb. 24, for a beloved 65-year-old church usher, wife, mother, and grandmother who was recently killed by an alleged drunk driver in Northwest Washington, D.C.

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Alexandria Celebrates Washington’s 285th Birthday

February 22, 2017

A month of commemorations of President George Washington’s birth culminated on Monday in Alexandria with the annual George Washington Birthday Parade.

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Six Legends Inducted Into Athletic Hall of Fame

February 22, 2017

Alexandria City Public Schools inducted five outstanding athletes into the Athletic Hall of Fame, including captain of the 1971 State Championship football team memorialized in Remember the Titans and a basketball player from the all-black Parker-Gray High School who went on to coach football for the Olympics.

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