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2018 Year In Review

December 28, 2018

Below are some of the important stories alexandrianews.org covered in 2018. Happy New Year!

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Alexandria To Open Drug Treatment Court In 2019

December 28, 2018

The Virginia Supreme Court has approved Alexandria’s proposal to open a Drug Treatment Court. Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter hopes that the new Court will begin handling cases in early 2019.

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All Good Things…

December 28, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, alexandrianews.org has some significant news to share with our readers and the community. After 11 years of providing local, state and national news of direct relevance to our City, we have decided the time has come to close our doors and shut down our virtual printing press.

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Titans Win Regional Championship In We The People Competition

December 28, 2018

As the date of the We The People competition drew nearer, T.C. Williams High School senior Jerome Maquiling spent more and more hours wrestling with one of the biggest decisions he had ever had to make: It was not only the day the he was slated to represent T.C. Williams in the We the People Regional Championship — something he had been working towards for months — it was also the day that his mom would take the oath to become a U.S. Citizen.

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New Dulles Toll Road Rates Take Effect January 1

December 27, 2018

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the toll rate for passenger vehicles at the Main Toll Plaza on the Dulles Toll Road will increase to $3.25 at the main toll plaza, and to $1.50 on ramps.

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OTHER NEWS

Ring Out, Wild Bells

December 30, 2018

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

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Make-A-Wish: Helping Kids One Wish At A Time

December 28, 2018

Lesli Creedon, a long-time Alexandria resident, has been on both the giving and receiving end of Make-A-Wish®. She became President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic in February 2018, so she gets to witness the miracles of wishes granted to deserving children in our area. But she also experienced the gift of a Wish trip for her son, Jack, in July 2018.

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Alexandria Electoral Board To Hold Open Houses On Proposal For Two New Voting Precincts

December 27, 2018

The Alexandria Electoral Board will hold open houses on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, to receive comments and answer questions on a proposed ordinance to establish a new voting precinct in the West End and a new voting precinct in Eisenhower East.

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Harbor At Renaissance Of Annandale To Introduce Advanced Alzheimer’s Technology In Early 2019

December 24, 2018

The Harbor at Renaissance of Annandale will introduce Fairfax County to state-of-the-art, non-medication technology when this premier memory care facility opens in early 2019.

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Giving Back To The Community Matters: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Announces $41,000 In Donations

December 21, 2018

The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® donated $41,000 in outreach and philanthropy to 19 local nonprofits through its NVAR Cares Committee in 2018.

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