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J. Lance Mallamo To Retire As Director Of Office Of Historic Alexandria; Gretchen M. Bulova Appointed Acting Director

November 22, 2017

City Manager Mark B. Jinks announced that J. Lance Mallamo, director of the Office of Historic Alexandria, will retire effective Nov. 30.  Deputy Director Gretchen M. Bulova will serve as acting director.

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Federal Court Blocks All Aspects Of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

November 22, 2017

A federal court today granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a complete halt to implementation of President Trump’s directive banning transgender service members from serving in the military while the ACLU’s lawsuit challenging it moves forward.

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Trump Administration Withdraws Temporary Protected Status For Haitians

November 21, 2017

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019.

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McAuliffe And Partners Break Ground On I-66 Outside The Beltway Express Lanes Project

November 20, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined federal, state and local partners, and the Commonwealth’s private partner, I-66 Express Mobility Partners, to break ground on the I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes Project, which will deliver about $3.7 billion worth of transportation improvements benefitting Northern Virginia’s I-66 Corridor.

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New CEO Takes The Reins At ARHA

November 20, 2017

Keith Pettigrew began his job as Chief Executive Officer of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority on Monday, Nov. 13, and sat down with alexandrianews.org for his first local interview on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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Northern Virginia Non-Profits Celebrate Expanded Access To Affordable Health Care

November 17, 2017

Six local non-profits joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield on Nov. 13, to celebrate ongoing collaborations that have led to expanded access to health care services in Northern Virginia. Through the implementation or expansion of recent programs, these organizations have collectively increased available services to more than 2,400 under- or uninsured patients.

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Former Bank VP Sentenced For ID Theft And Fraud

November 17, 2017

A former bank executive was sentenced to 78 months in prison today for a fraud and identity theft scheme that caused over $3.2 million in losses. Kirk Russel Marsh, 39, of Oakton, was also ordered to pay over $3.2 million in restitution and to forfeit $8.6 million.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.6%

November 17, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in October to 3.6 percent, the second consecutive monthly decline, and was down 0.5 percentage points from a year ago.

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Alexandria City Council Provides FY2019 Budget Guidance With No Real Estate Tax Rate Inccrease

November 16, 2017

Each November, the Alexandria City Council provides budget guidance to the City Manager that is the framework for how he should prepare his proposed Operating and Capital Improvement Program budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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VDOT Officials Plead Guilty To $10.3 Million Bribe Scheme

November 16, 2017

Two Virginia Department of Transportation officials and three private contractors have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a bribery scheme involving the awarding of over $10.3 million in snow removal contracts over the course of five years.

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