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Beyer, Former FCC Officials Hold Town Hall On Net Neutrality

June 28, 2017

Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and special guests Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Jonathan Sallet, former FCC General Counsel held a town hall discussion on the future of net neutrality Monday night in Arlington, Virginia.

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Gloria A. Sitton Named Alexandria City Clerk And Clerk Of Council

June 28, 2017

On June 27, the Alexandria City Council appointed Gloria A. Sitton as City Clerk and Clerk of Council, effective July 1. Sitton has served as Alexandria’s Deputy City Clerk since 2003. She has worked to implement initiatives including the establishment of an electronic agenda management system. Sitton succeeds Jacqueline M. Henderson, who is retiring.

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Local Artist To Host Musical Evening In Del Ray

June 28, 2017

Alexandrians who are looking for something to do close to home over the long Fourth of July weekend might want to check out Jack Kilby & the Front Line on Saturday, July 1, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 211 E. Oxford Avenue in Del Ray.

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Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative Receives State Support For Pregnant Women With Substance Use Disorders, Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

June 28, 2017

Giving new mothers and their babies the best possible start is a priority for Virginia’s health care community. The formation of the new Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative is a testament to that. The collaborative has been established to help improve pregnancy and birth outcomes by advancing evidence-based clinical best practices to enhance the quality of care provided to pregnant women and infants.

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Alexandria City Council Looks At New Old Town BID Proposal

June 28, 2017

The Alexandria City Council last night – at the last legislative meeting before summer recess – agreed unanimously to instruct City staff to engage Old Town businesses and commercial property owners in one last discussion about creating an Old Town Business Improvement District.

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Office Of The Commonwealth’s Attorney To Review Use Of Force During Simpson Stadium Event

June 28, 2017

The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is conducting a review of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on June 14, 2017 at Simpson Field. During that active shooter incident, members of both the United States Capitol Police and the Alexandria Police Department employed deadly force.

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Temporary Closure Of Theodore Roosevelt Island To Remove Diseased Trees

June 28, 2017

As of Monday, June 26, Theodore Roosevelt Island will be closed for the removal of diseased trees from along the maintained trails. As diseased trees are removed from sections of maintained trails, those sections will be reopened. Work is weather dependent and should last about three weeks.

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Alexandria Community Services Corporation Holds Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic

June 28, 2017

The Alexandria Community Services Corporation sponsors an annual summer picnic for its seniors at Annie B. Rose House in downtown Alexandria.  Seniors were recognized and celebrated for their volunteering efforts within the community.

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City Of Alexandria Releases 2017 Report On Market-Affordable Housing

June 28, 2017

The Office of Housing has released its 2017 report on the state of market-affordable housing in the City of Alexandria. The 2017 report finds that market-affordable housing, in buildings with ten or more units, has declined by 90% between 2000 and 2017 to just 1,749 units (less than 6% of the city’s overall housing stock).

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Man Pleads Guilty To International Parental Kidnapping

June 28, 2017

Federal agents with the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested Faical Chebbi, 45, of Accokeek, on June 14 after he landed at Dulles International Airport.

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