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Alexandria Man Dies After Moped Crash

April 23, 2017

Arlington County police responded to the 2400 block of S. Glebe Road at approximately 5:40 p.m. on April 22, for the report of a single-vehicle crash involving a moped. ACFD medics administered CPR before transporting Virgiliro Lopez, 45, of Alexandria, to George Washington University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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TOP STORIES

Hammond Middle School Wins Virginia Breakfast Challenge

April 24, 2017

Francis C. Hammond Middle School was named a winner in the Virginia Breakfast Challenge. The school will receive a $4,000 grant to use for technology enhancements, field trips or playground equipment as well as equipment for their breakfast program.

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Lyles-Crouch Principal Receives VAESP Award Of Excellence

April 24, 2017

Lyles-Crouch Principal Patricia Zissios received the Don Lacey Award for Excellence from the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals. VAESP selected Zissios for her outstanding work in advancing student achievement, innovative programs, instructional leadership, school and community relations, and technology initiatives.

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Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty To Scamming More Than $500,000

April 21, 2017

Adelaja Allen Arojuraye, 45, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty today to a 15-year fraud scheme to obtain $366,716 in federal financial aid through U.S. Department of Education programs, stealing $136,000 in federal grant funds from the National Science Foundation, and making a false statement to receive a United States passport.

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City Of Alexandria Responds to Governor’s Action On Legislation Regarding Water Quality Projects

April 21, 2017

The City of Alexandria has been notified that the Governor has signed House Bill 2383 and Senate Bill 898, which require Alexandria to remediate its four combined sewer outfalls by July 1, 2025.

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Thompson-Marshall Convicted Of Murder

April 21, 2017

On the evening of April 20, an Alexandria jury returned two guilty verdicts against Paula Thompson-Marshall, a 48-year old resident of the City of Alexandria.

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OTHER NEWS

ADL Washington, DC Region Sees Increase In Anti-Semitic Incidents In First Quarter Of 2017

April 24, 2017

Today, the Anti-Defamation League reported an increase in anti-Semitic incidents during the first quarter of 2017, compared to both 2016 and 2015 records.

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Beyer Defends Science And Scientific Research At Rally Before Marching For Science

April 22, 2017

This morning Virginia Congressman Don Beyer (D-8) addressed a group of constituents, scientists and defenders of science outside the U.S. Capitol. He spoke of the need to protect scientific integrity and funding for scientific agencies against attacks from hostile officials. Following his brief remarks to the rally near the Capitol, Rep. Beyer took part in the March for Science.

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ADL Urges 4th Circuit To Affirm Maryland Federal Decision Blocking President’s Executive Order On Immigrants And Refugees

April 20, 2017

The Anti-Defamation League, joined by a coalition of Jewish groups, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit supporting a challenge to President Trump’s revised Executive Order on immigration and refugees.

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Airports Authority Board Approves Land Lease Near Future Metrorail Station, New Wage Policy

April 19, 2017

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors, at its meeting today, approved a land lease adjacent to the future Loudoun Gateway Metrorail station as part of Phase 2 of the construction of the Silver Line project. The MWAA directors also adopted a new wage policy for airport workers and received financial reports and updates on infrastructure projects that will benefit airport customers.

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon Hires New Vice President For Guest Experience

April 19, 2017

George Washington’s Mount Vernon announced the hire of Roy Young as its new vice president for guest experience. Young joins Mount Vernon after more than six years at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork, located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, where he most recently served as director of operations and visitor experience.

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