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Private Sector Team Selected To Finance And Deliver I-66 Outside the Beltway Project In Northern Virginia

November 3, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Express Mobility Partners has been selected to build express lanes on I-66 Outside the Beltway, following a 16-month procurement process. Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of Cintra, Meridiam, Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, Inc., will finance, design, build, maintain and operate the project under the Public-Private Transportation Act. The reformed Public-Private Partnership process increases competition, resulting in $2.5 billion savings for Virginia.

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Judge Rules For City Of Alexandria In La Bergerie Lawsuit

November 3, 2016

Retired Judge William H. Shaw, III, ruled on Oct. 31, 2016, that the Alexandria City Council acted appropriately in granting a Special Use Permit to Laurent Janowsky and Margaret Ticer Janowsky to open a small inn and restaurant on N. Washington Street.

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Vornado To Spin Off Its Washington, DC Business, Merge It With The JBG Companies

November 2, 2016

Vornado Realty Trust announced that its Board of Trustees has approved a tax-free spin-off of its Washington, DC business, currently known as Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge SpinCo with the operating company and certain select assets of The JBG Companies, a leading Washington, DC real estate company.

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Police Investigate Stabbing On King Street

November 2, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a stabbing in the 800 block of King Street. Police responded to the scene around 9:15 this morning. The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There is no initial information regarding a suspect or the specific location of the crime.

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Planned Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Receives Federal Environmental Approval

November 1, 2016

The City of Alexandria has been advised that the new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station has received environmental approval from the federal government, with the issuance this week of Records of Decision by the Federal Transit Administration and the National Park Service.

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District Election Officers Appointed To Handle Potential Complaints Of Election Fraud And Voting Rights Abuse

November 1, 2016

Assistant U.S. Attorneys James P. Gillis, Randy Stoker, and L. Margaret Harker have been appointed to serve as District Election Officers for the Eastern District of Virginia, and will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming general elections.

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Haymarket Woman Arrested For Alleged Identity Theft And Financial Fraud

November 1, 2016

Karen Holtz, 50, of Haymarket, was arrested yesterday on charges related to her role in a financial fraud and identity theft scheme while working for JMS Ventures, Inc.

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Virginia Proposes Enforcement Action Over Mineral Oil Spills By Dominion In 2016

November 1, 2016

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has proposed an enforcement action with Virginia Electric and Power Co. (Dominion) for discharging approximately 13,500 gallons of mineral oil from a transformer at the Crystal City substation in Arlington County, and approximately 9,000 gallons of mineral oil from a transformer at the West Staunton substation in Augusta County. The Arlington discharge entered Roaches Run and the Potomac River in late January, 2016.

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Metro GM Proposes “Reality Check” Budget Plan

October 30, 2016

Calling it a Reality Check Budget Plan for fiscal year 2018, Metro officials will present an austere recommendation to the Board’s Finance Committee at its meeting Thursday, Nov. 3. The budget downsizes the workforce by an unprecedented 1,000 positions, cuts certain employee health care expenses, and rightsizes rail and bus services to support current ridership.

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Arlington Man Pleads To Guilty Child Pornography Charges

October 28, 2016

James Jeffrey Schroeder, 50, of Arlington, a former teacher’s assistant at Sharyland High School in Mission, Texas, pleaded guilty today to charges of receiving and downloading child pornography.

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