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Route 1 South Housing Affordability Strategy Planning Process

December 15, 2017

The City of Alexandria issued the following update as a follow up to the recent launch of the Route 1 South Housing Affordability Strategy planning process.

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Startups Participating In 1776 And Transurban Smart Highways Challenge Deliver Final Project Pitches

December 15, 2017

The six-month 1776 and Transurban Smart Highways Challenge and Innovation lab program culminated in a “demonstration day” yesterday. Six startup companies delivered presentations outlining opportunities to improve the roads managed by Transurban.

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Neighborhood Health Celebrates 20 Years Of Partnerships Serving The Community

December 15, 2017

On Dec. 7 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, the local non-profit community health center Neighborhood Health was joined by 300 community partners, current and previous board members, donors, and supporters to celebrate its 20th anniversary of service to the community.

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Alexandria Man Sentenced For Conspiring To Distribute Opioids

December 15, 2017

An Alexandria man, Robert T. Hancasky, III, 32, was sentenced today to 90 months in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and methadone.

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T. C. Williams Senior Awarded VSBA Exhibitors Scholarship

December 15, 2017

T. C. Williams High School senior, Jay Falk, has been awarded the top Virginia School Boards Association Exhibitors Scholarship for her commitment to a future in public policy, academics and work as a student representative of the School Board.

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Filipino Community Celebrates 500-year Christmas Tradition

December 15, 2017

Each year, the Filipino community in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington participates in ‘Simbang Gabi’ (Filipino for "Night Mass”). It is a long-treasured Philippine tradition where worshipers attend Mass for nine consecutive days from Dec. 15–24 in preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Kaine Joins Bipartisan Bill To Protect Children From Lead Exposure

December 15, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is co-sponsoring the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017, which would require the Department of Housing and Urban Development to adopt prevention measures and update its lead regulations to protect children from the risk of lead exposure

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Alexandria Library Participates In Global Reading Challenge

December 15, 2017

Billionaire investor and Shark Tank personality Mark Cuban announced his sponsorship of the inaugural Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge in support of local libraries. Cuban has challenged close to 100 libraries all over the country and South Korea, including Alexandria Library, to meet a collective goal of reading at least 1.3 million minutes and 55,000 books during the month of January.

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Warner, Kaine Call for Block Buy Of Future Aircraft Carriers

December 15, 2017

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), were joined today by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and 14 Senators in sending a letter to Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis expressing their support for the Pentagon’s pursuit to block buy two Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers in FY2019.

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Cameras & Clay Opens At Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic

December 15, 2017

Cameras & Clay, the second exhibition at Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic in Fairfax, opened on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Featuring the work of 34 photographers and clay artists, including participants from Multiple Exposures Gallery and Scope Gallery, Cameras & Clay will be on display until Jan. 21. An opening reception is on Saturday, Dec. 16 (5-8 p.m.).

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