Archives:July, 2014

Alexandria Student Selected as Finalist for America’s “Top Young Scientist” Competition

July 31st, 2014 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

Ana Humphrey, a 7th grade student at George Washington Middle School, has been chosen as a finalist to compete in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for the chance to win $25,000.

Virginia Department Of Elections Moves To Correct Mail Error

July 31st, 2014 | [From: Choice 2014, Top Stories]

The Virginia Department of Elections notified election officials around the Commonwealth earlier this week that they sent a “What’s Your Status” mailing to at least 125,000 Virginians in error.

Alexandria Police Celebrate 31st Annual National Night Out

July 31st, 2014 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

On Tuesday, August 5, from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., City officials will partner with Alexandria Police to celebrate the 31st Annual National Night Out. The special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

Alexandria Renew CEO Elected As Leader Of National Association Of Clean Water Agencies

July 31st, 2014 | [From: Business, Other News]

Alexandria Renew Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Karen L. Pallansch has been elected as President of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

Virginia’s Popular Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Returns Friday

July 30th, 2014 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

It’s time to make your shopping list because Virginia’s popular sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear, and school and office supplies begins Friday.

Former Virginia ABC Employee Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement Charges

July 30th, 2014 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

A former employee of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing over $239,000 in funds that were intended for educational programs to combat underage drinking.

Commercial Foodservice Repair Merges With Tech 24

July 30th, 2014 | [From: Business]

Commercial Foodservice Repair, a national leader in the service and repair of foodservice equipment, merged with Tech 24 on July 28. Tech 24 is an independent service organization offering equipment repair, HVAC, plumbing and electrical services to customers in Virginia, Baltimore, Washington DC and the surrounding areas.

Transit Troubles

July 30th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

The new Silver Line, which will eventually serve Dulles Airport in Virginia, opened for testing about ten days ago. The Silver Line, which follows the Orange Line for much of its route, seems to be doing okay on its test. The Blue Line, which serves Alexandria, south Arlington and southeastern Fairfax County not so much. That is the story being put out by Blue Line riders who object to continued cuts in service.

Episcopal High School Mourns The Loss Of A Beloved Teacher, Coach, Mentor And Friend

July 29th, 2014 | [From: Obituaries, Top Stories]

The Episcopal High School community mourns the loss of EHS faculty member Joe Halm. He died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 27, from a heart attack. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 4:00 p.m. in Callaway Chapel on the EHS campus.

Arrest Made In Sexual Assault

July 29th, 2014 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in the sexual assault which occurred in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue Northwest in Washington DC.