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Stories for April 2019

Stories for April 2019

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Tuesday, April 30

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At Core of Civil Rights: A Spiritual Movement

Local filmmaker chronicles Howard Thurman’s life.

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Who Best Represents Public Housing Residents in Alexandria?

Recent council appointment raises question about who gets to pick, and how.

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‘Barrier Against Default for Private Lenders’ in Alexandria?

Council will vote on funding for “green” building financing mechanism.

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Eco-City Alexandria: Mixed Reviews

Panel weighs in on progress, ahead of Earth Day city plan release.

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Barks, Brews and Bites in Alexandria

Happy Hour raises funds for APD K-9s.

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Jakarta Inducted as Alexandria’s Poet Laureate

Becomes first African American named to three-year term.

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Opinion: Commentary: Investing in Clean Waterways and Public Health

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Monday, April 29

Sunday, April 28

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LTA Delivers ‘The Savannah Disputation’

Evangelist comes knocking to save souls in this Southern comedy.

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Pipeline Playwrights Holds New Reading in Alexandria

“The Whole is Greater” play reading on Monday, April 29 at MetroStage.

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Family, Friends Remember Dr. Lawrence Singer

DC Smiles founder dies at 50.

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TC Lights Lawsuit Will Go to Trial

Judge overrules city’s request to dismiss residents’ case.

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Cut-Through Traffic Called Dangerous in Alexandria

Petitioners oppose narrowing Seminary Road.

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Thursday, April 25

Transportation Alternatives During Metro Shutdown

Free parking at Franconia-Springfield, Huntington Metro stations to join a slug line, catch a Fairfax Connector bus, or catch a WMATA express shuttle.

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Wednesday, April 24

Virginia Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

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Tuesday, April 23

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The Emotional Side of Leaving the Workforce

Getting ready for retirement requires more than financial preparation.

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The Struggle Continues

Wexler’s book lays out her dilemma with feminism vs. the Catholic Church.

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Thanks a Million in Alexandria

Spring2ACTion tops $2 million for local causes.

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Jim Fowler Retires After 25 Years

APD motorcycle veteran to create custom bikes.

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‘Champions of Children’ in Alexandria

Local philanthropists honored at CAC 10th anniversary gala.

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‘Dignity and Respect’ in Alexandria

DASH bus drivers and ACPS custodians ask council for funds to boost pay, retain jobs.

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Final Alexandria Budget Tweaking

Council finalizes proposed adjustments for May 1 final budget vote.

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The Other Alexandria: Making His Ancestors Proud

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AWLA: Some Shelter Pets Clock In as ‘Office Animals’ on their Road to Adoption in Alexandria

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Fire Damages Alexandria Seaport Center

ASF apprentices aid in rebuilding efforts.

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Green Late Deal in Alexandria

Broken promises and missed deadlines plague Eco-City Alexandria.

Alexandria adopted its Eco-City charter with great fanfare in 2008 along with a promise: The charter would be renewed in a decade. That deadline has now come and gone with no plans to update it. In 2009, members of the City Council approved an Eco-City action plan along with another promise: It would be renewed in five years. Once again, city officials breezed through that deadline.

Monday, April 22

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Mission: Beautification in Alexandria

Boys & Girls Club joins with Starbucks on beautification efforts.

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Thursday, April 18

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Boys & Girls Club Joins with Starbucks on Beautification

Event is part of city’s Spring2Action day.

Boys & Girls Club Joins with Starbucks on Beautification

Wednesday, April 17

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Sharing Wisdom of Positive Aging

Positive Aging and Wellness Fair draws crowd for education, information – and fun!

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Making the Leap from Public to Private School

Signs that a public school isn’t meeting your child’s needs.

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Protestors: ‘Resign Ralph!’

Fairfax NAACP and others gather to demand resignation of Gov. Ralph Northam, who was a “no-show” at the event.

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Tuesday, April 16

Monday, April 15

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The Countdown Begins in Alexandria

Spring2ACTion sets $2 million goal for online giving.

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‘Where The Past Is Your Present’ in Alexandria

The Old Town Shop celebrates second anniversary.

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Hamstrung Local Tax Authority?

Alexandria government says state restrictions on city tax authority outdated.

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‘Fait Accompli’ in Alexandria?

School Board approves swing space plan over community objections.

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No City an Island?

Alexandria City Council says regional interests sometimes outweigh local interests.

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Next Steps for High School Expansion in Alexandria

ACPS to release potential site options.

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Fatal Fire in Alexandria

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Examining Confluence of Religion and Journalism

Local author produces “A Spiral into Marvelous Light.”

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Thursday, April 11

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Mount Vernon Bike Trail Turns 47

Trail evolves as a recreational and gathering spot along the Potomac River.

Mount Vernon Trail Turns 47

Wednesday, April 10

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Stylish Outdoor Living Wins ‘Contractor of the Year’

Dreaming of making the most of outdoor living? Look at this.

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Monday, April 8

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Alexandria Gas Lines Targeted for Replacement

Washington Gas schedules work under VA SAVE program.

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The King of Karaoke in Alexandria

Rock It Grill celebrates 30 years.

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‘Mirror Mirror’ in Alexandria

Inaugural waterfront art exhibit opens to the public.

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Transgender Bathrooms: A Local Matter?

Alexandria’s School Board weighs in on high-profile lawsuit against another jurisdiction.

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Women Confront Civic Challenges in Alexandria

Commission panel discusses systemic barriers women face in politics.

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Underscoring ‘Accountable’ in Alexandria

Budget process highlights local government management.

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Alexandria Crime Report

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The Other Alexandria: Three Generations of Shoemakers

The Martin family.

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$160,000 Raised at Casino Night Fundraiser

Greg Garcia honored.

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Sunday, April 7

Pipeline Playwrights To Present New Reading in Alexandria

“The Best Worst That Can Happen” play reading on Monday, April 8 at MetroStage.

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Ready. Set. Click. in Alexandria

Spring2Action online giving day set for April 10.

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Thursday, April 4

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Stories of Addiction, Pain and Loss in Arlington

Lovitt leads opioid crusade after loss of brother.

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Tuesday, April 2

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Historic Garden Tour Comes to McLean

History buffs and garden enthusiasts will delight in in the mix of historic, traditional and contemporary.

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More Public Input Sought on Parkway Studies

Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways study moves to next phase.

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Governor Northam Signs Bill Requiring Clergy to Report Child Abuse

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Greenspring Opens New Continuing Care Building

Springfield retirement community expands person-centered care with Dogwood Commons.

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A Career Change After 50

Strategies for job hunting after retirement.

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Monday, April 1

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Fundraising Breakfast in Arlington to Benefit OAR

Strengthening community through second chances.

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Basic Training

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Families of the Fallen

Local veteran honored as TAPS marks 25 years of support for survivors.

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Chesley Retires from Alexandria Parks and Rec

Family, friends celebrate 38 years of service.

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Remembering Alexandria’s Charles Hill

Community gathers to honor service of slain APD officer.

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How To Define — and Provide — Affordable Housing in Alexandria?

Revised Resolution 830 won’t require maintaining affordability levels for public housing redevelopments.

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Zoning, Pets and Religion, Oh My in Alexandria

In split vote, council approves poultry slaughterhouse.

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Rebuilding Together DC • Alexandria: Caring for the Caretaker

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