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Happy Chanukah Alexandria

December 24, 2016

Chanukah or Ḥanukah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known

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The Alexandria Children Visit Santa’s Winter Wonderland

December 22, 2016

Santa’s Winter Wonderland is a magical event that was founded in 2009 by the CEO of ARHA, Roy Priest, Charles Houston Director Shelia Whiting, and primarily funded by then ARHA Board Commissioner, Leslie Hagan.

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Suffolk Man Charged With Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIL

December 22, 2016

Lionel Nelson Williams, 26, of Suffolk, was charged today with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Williams was arrested yesterday in Suffolk and will have his detention and preliminary hearings on Tuesday morning at the federal courthouse in Norfolk.

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Arlington Woman Sentenced For Counterfeit Handbag Scheme

December 22, 2016

Praepitcha Smatsorabudh, 41, of Arlington, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for running a multiyear scheme to defraud department stores across the country

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Alexandria City Council Approves New preK-8 Patrick Henry School And New Recreation Center

December 21, 2016

The Alexandria City Council on Saturday unanimously approved a new preK-8 school and new City recreation center on the site of Patrick Henry Elementary School and Patrick Henry Recreation Center.

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Beyer’s Science Prize Competitions Act Passes, Set To Become Law

December 21, 2016

As the 114th Congress drew to a close last week, the House and Senate passed the America COMPETES reauthorization which included text from Rep. Don Beyer’s Science Prize Competitions Act.

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ALIVE! Announces A New Director Of The Child Development Center

December 19, 2016

ALIVE! has a new Director of the Child Development Center. Kathie Boling started at the Director of the CDC at the end of November.

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Alexandria City Council Approves New Affordable Housing And Shelter

December 19, 2016

At its regular meeting today, Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a development special use permit for Carpenter’s Shelter to construct a modern shelter facility and 98 affordable rental units.

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Police Investigate Bank Robbery At Bradlee Shopping Center

December 16, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a bank robbery this afternoon at the Wells Fargo Bank in the Bradlee Shopping Center. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’10” tall with a large build. He was wearing a grey and black coat, blue jeans, grey and white tennis shoes, and a black baseball cap. There were no injuries.

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MS-13 Gangster Sentenced To Life In Prison For 2014 Murder

December 16, 2016

Douglas Duran Cerritos, 20, of Falls Church, was sentenced to life in prison today for his role in an MS-13 gang murder in Northern Virginia in 2014.

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