The Alexandria City School Board is currently considering a $608.2 million ten-year Capital. Improvement Program Budget, up $83 million from the $515.7 million CIP budget proposed by ACPS Superintendent Alvin Crawley in October. The Board will adopt a fiscal year 2018-2027 CIP budget on Thursday night.
On Dec. 12, 2016, the Grand Jury for the City of Alexandria returned a two-count indictment against Paula Thompson-Marshall, related to the Oct. 5, 2016 murder of her husband, Rolf Marshall, in their shared residence on Duke Street in the Old Town South neighborhood of the City.
On Dec. 12, 2016, the Grand Jury for the City of Alexandria returned a three-count indictment against Troy Vann, related to the Sept. 22, 2016 shooting of a cabdriver in the Foxchase neighborhood of the City. Troy Benjamin Vann, a 16-year old City resident, was charged with a total of three felony counts: 1) Aggravated Malicious Wounding, 2) Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Aggravated Malicious Wounding and 3) Possession of a Firearm by a Person Previously Adjudicated of a Felony.
Congressional representatives from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia urged Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to support the National Park Service’s FASTLANE grant application for $60 million to complete Arlington Memorial Bridge repairs, a project estimated to require upwards of $250 million.
Northern Virginia Community College has received a $100,000 grant from Capital One Foundation to help develop the Cybersecurity Career Pathways Project that will inform and support middle and high school students in the Northern Virginia Region who wish to explore and hopefully pursue a career in cybersecurity.
The Planning Commission unanimously approved the design of Patrick Henry Project on Tuesday saying that they believed the design of the new school and the new recreation center was a good use of the land.
ACPS would like to thank all those who came out to speak at the Alexandria City School Board’s Redistricting Public Hearing this week. Two options are still under discussion for redistricting after the Redistricting Review Committee eliminated one more option at their meeting on Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration today issued Special Directive 17-1 to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority requiring the transit agency to complete 47 actions to correct deficiencies in its traction power electrification system, which is used to electrify Metrorail trains.