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Letter: Too Much Talk of Lawsuits

Letter to the Editor

Can you believe it? Mayor Euille has declared another legal war.

Leibig of Alexandria Teaches Digital Evidence in Jamaica

Local attorney to lecture in Wales and Canada later this year.

In the fifth in a series of lectures at foreign law schools, local attorney and former Alexandria public defender Chris Leibig traveled to Kingston, Jamaica to speak at the Norman Manley Law School about digital evidence.

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Column: Alexandria Recreation Center, Twist to St. Paddy’s Day

Commentary

The City of Alexandria’s Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center rocked the green on St. Patrick’s Day. From little leprechauns in tutus, green eggs and nuggets, not ham, marshmallows dripped in green chocolate and green popcorn, participants from Youth Achieving Greatness put a twist into St. Paddy’s Day.

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Letter: Next Journey for Seaport Foundation

Letter to the Editor

Tucked away in Robinson Terminal Warehouse, where they have been building boats and changing lives, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation has been part of lower Duke Street’s landscape for over 10 years. Graham Holdings Company, landlord to ASF, has been helping the Foundation prepare financially for the move over the past year. ASF will relocate at the end of March to the James McIlhenny Seaport Center, its handcrafted timber frame perched along the Potomac River, adjacent to Founders Park.

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Letter: Still Much To Be Done

Letter to the Editor

On behalf of Virginia Fair Share, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the City Council of Alexandria.

Letter: Thanks from The Ballyshaners

Letter to the Editor

The Ballyshaners enjoyed hosting our 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria on March 7.

Letter: Is Safety A Priority?

Letter to the Editor

As most of us know, the three basic tenants of local government are the health, welfare and safety of its residents.

Column: Filling the Gap

Why should young people volunteer? Isn't that something only seniors do? Not at all. Young people who volunteer gain valuable insight into the inner workings of their communities and are able to obtain a wider perspective by supporting the diverse missions of nonprofit organizations. Volunteering is more than just a few hours of free labor; it's an opportunity for networking, skill building and individual growth.

Column: Senior Services of Alexandria Introduce New Program for Seniors: ‘Groceries to Go’

Senior Services of Alexandria has a new service for seniors as part of its Senior Nutrition Program called "Groceries to Go." This service is for seniors 60 and over who live in the City of Alexandria and have a difficult time grocery shopping on their own.

Column: Working Together for the Alexandria Community

Commentary

On Wednesday, March 25, the Alexandria Council of Human Service Organizations (ACHSO) released its recently completed report “Meeting Needs Today: A Needs Assessment of the Alexandria Human Services System” — an update of the last needs assessment in 2008. This is the second in a series of studies commissioned by ACHSO following last year’s “Return on Investment: Alexandria Nonprofit Impact Report.” Both studies can be downloaded at: www.achsova.org.

Norfolk: Transloading Changes

By letter on March 19, Norfolk Southern Corporation advised the City of Alexandria that it plans to make changes to its ethanol transloading facility in the West End area of Alexandria.

News Brief: Arrest in 7-11 Robbery

The Alexandria Police Department arrested a 30-year-old Washington D.C. man on March 18 for a robbery that occurred at the 7-11 convenience store located in the 4600 block of Kenmore Avenue on Dec. 11, 2014. He is currently awaiting extradition from Washington D.C.

Brief: Quintanilla Sentenced To Serve 21 Years

On March 19, in the Alexandria Circuit Court, Jose M. Quintanilla, 44, was sentenced on one count of forcible sodomy, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of production of child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of indecent liberties with a minor.

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Alexandria: Negotiation for Budget Funds

Schools and city clash over continued budget gap.

The deadline for proposing a tax rate increase for fiscal year 2016 passed on March 17 without any update from the city, meaning the funding in the current budget is all of the funding that will be available. For Alexandria police officers and city employees, that means a pay increase and additional career opportunities inside their departments. For Alexandria public schools, who were hoping a last minute decision to raise the tax rate might be enough to cover the $3 million gap between the school’s budget and the city manager’s proposed budget, the news means budget discussions between now and May are going to be tense.

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Alexandria: Defending Champion T.C. Williams Titans Looking for Offense

T.C. Williams must find way to score without standout Williamson.

Late in Tuesday's match against Centreville, Sebastian Hendi thought back to last season, when the T.C. Williams boys’ soccer team would blast the ball ahead to Eryk Williamson and let the talented striker do what he does best: put the ball in the net and help the Titans win.

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