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BREAKING NEWS

Alexandria City School Board Selects T. C. Graduate As New Superintendent

December 14, 2017

The Alexandria City School Board has selected Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., a 1995 graduate of T. C. Williams High School, as Superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools. Hutchings will begin his duties at ACPS on July 1.

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TOP STORIES

FCC Rescinds Net Neutrality

December 14, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission today voted 3-2 to restore the regulatory framework under which the Internet operated prior to Net Neutrality regulations implemented under the Obama Administration.

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City Of Alexandria Officials Warn Of Spike In Heroin Deaths

December 14, 2017

Following a recent spike in overdose deaths in the region, City of Alexandria officials are urging residents to be aware of a strain of heroin laced with synthetic opioids. In Fairfax County, six people died of drug overdoses in a single week. Five of those deaths are suspected of being caused by batches of heroin mixed with fentanyl and carfentanil, which are deadly even in small doses.

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New Report On Homeownership Programs Now Available

December 12, 2017

The City of Alexandria Office of Housing released its latest publication, “Keys to the City: The City of Alexandria’s Homeownership Programs from the 1970s to Today.” This report provides an overview of the City’s long history of providing support to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers.

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Alexandria Man Identified As Murder Suspect; Reward For Information Leading To Arrest

December 12, 2017

Fairfax County police detectives have identified a suspect in a homicide that took place on Dec. 1 in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. Endless Taylor, 24, of Alexandria, is suspected of stabbing and killing 24-year-old Luis Bonilla in the 7100 block of Fairchild Drive.

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DoD To Resume Processing Transgender Applicants Into The Military

December 12, 2017

As required by recent federal district court orders, the Department of Defense recently announced it will begin processing transgender applicants for military service on Jan. 1, 2018. This policy will be implemented while the Department of Justice appeals those court orders. 

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OTHER NEWS

AAA: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans To Celebrate Holidays Away From Home

December 14, 2017

‘Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. In the Washington metro area 2,691,900 million people are projected to travel, which is a 3.5% increase in travel volume over 2016. It is the highest year-end travel volume on record, AAA projects.

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Community Event Honoring Three Newly Crowned National Champions On December 15

December 13, 2017

Alexandria Boxing Club will host a Community Day on Friday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the team’s recent wins. Three athletes – Troy Isley, Keyshawn Davis, and Amelia Moore – competed and won at the U.S. Nationals last week. They represented Alexandria, VA among hundreds of elite competitors from around the country.

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Steve Kenealy Dead At 69

December 13, 2017

Dr. Stephen J. Kenealy died on Dec. 10, 2017, at INOVA Alexandria Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was an adored Poppop to Ryan, a treasured father to James and Meghan, father-in-law to Natalie, brother to Larry and a loving husband to Joanne for 46 years.

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Alexandria Transit Company To Purchase Clean Diesel Buses; Plans Future Transition To All Electric

December 13, 2017

DASH is investing in low-emission clean diesel buses. The Alexandria Transit Company will procure up to 27 new buses with current funding. Clean diesel buses will be quieter than the buses they replace, are significantly less expensive to purchase and maintain, and will improve service and fleet reliability.

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City Of Alexandria Prepares For Winter Weather

December 12, 2017

The City of Alexandria tracks potential storms 24 hours a day. On-call City crews and contractors clear snow from publicly-owned roadways, sidewalks, paths, parking lots and squares. Learn more about preparedness, plowing priorities and how to help.

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