Archives: ‘Top Stories’

Federal FY 2015 Budget Provides Critical Funding Increases To Benefit Victims

December 18th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories]

“Virginia’s Sexual and Domestic Violence Crisis Centers have been struggling to meet increased calls for help with decreased funding. This change in VOCA funding is good news for communities as a whole, and for victims of sexual and domestic violence specifically,” said Kristine Hall, Policy Director for the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.

ARHA Celebrates 75 Years Of Public Housing In Alexandria

December 18th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories]

The Virginia Housing Development Authority presented Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority commissioners and staff with a plaque commemorating 75 years of providing public housing in Alexandria.

Alexandria Human Rights Commission Presented With Proclamation

December 18th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories]

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, Mayor Euille presented a proclamation to the Alexandria Human Rights Commission honoring the 66th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of the first International Human Rights Month and the 39th anniversary of Alexandria’s Human Rights Ordinance.

Volunteer Alexandria Receives Holiday Gift

December 18th, 2014 | [From: Non-Profits, Top Stories]

Volunteer Alexandria receives a gift of $7,000 from the CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union’s 70th Anniversary Community Challenge.

Christmastime Travel Is Increasing For The Sixth Year To 2.45 Million Travelers From Washington Metro Area

December 18th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Forty-one percent of the region’s total population of 5,949,859 residents are predicted to head off for vacation in the coming week, projects AAA Mid-Atlantic.

T. C. Runner Competes In National Championship

December 17th, 2014 | [From: Sports, Top Stories]

T. C. Williams High School sent a cross country runner to the Foot Locker National Championship for only the second time in school history and not since the inaugural competition in 1979.

City Manager Proposes 12% Annual General Fund Contribution To Capital Budget

December 17th, 2014 | [From: City Hall, Top Stories]

Alexandria City Manager Rashad Young proposed a 12% annual cap on the general fund contribution to the Capital Improvement Program budget. This policy change would, among other things, decrease the City’s operating budget deficit in fiscal year 2016 from $16 million to $9 million.

Virginia Receives Federal Health Innovation Grant

December 17th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Virginia has been awarded a $2.6 million federal grant to develop new statewide health care models.

Alexandria Selected For “Safe + Smart Cities” Pilot Project To Improve Resiliency And Efficiency

December 16th, 2014 | [From: City Hall, Top Stories]

The City of Alexandria has been selected by the Chesapeake Crescent Initiative for its second "Safe + Smart Cities" pilot program, which provides free services to help localities harden their resiliency and maximize their operational performance through the efficient use of technology.

Governor McAuliffe Announces VEDP Is No. 2 In Top 10 State Economic Development Organization Ranking For 2014

December 16th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced yesterday the Virginia Economic Development Partnership received the No. 2 spot in The American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate’s Top 10 State Economic Development Organizations ranking for 2014.