An occasional series, drawn from the Alexandria Citizen’s Police Academy.
After 10 weeks of education in the role of the Alexandria Citizens’ Police Academy, 16 students graduated from the program.
Limited Code of Conduct and ethics reform.
For now, the Ethics Pledge battle is over. City Council received the Code of Conduct revisions and the proposed Ethics Pledge at its May 18 meeting, to be reviewed and to determine the next steps. But while Mayor Allison Silberberg had struggled for months to get reform pushed through opposition on the council, there was one last surprise: passing it.
Alexandria-gospelFEST brings people together.
Alexandria inaugurated a two-day gospel fest on May 20-21 at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center on Cameron Street. Alexandria-gospelFEST showcased Alexandria’s heritage of gospel music.
More than 800 Rebuilding Together Alexandria volunteers spread out across the city on April 30 to provide free repairs and upgrades to more than 40 low-income homeowners during National Rebuilding Day, a national day of service with 10,000 volunteers nationwide focused on revitalizing communities.
Seven new deputies with the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office were sworn in on Thursday, May 19 at the Alexandria Courthouse.
Kimpton Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria officially reopened its doors May 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception to show off a new design and restaurant.
Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day in Old Town — after 8,200 ice cream cones were scooped — raised $2,191.42 to support The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) on April 12.
Access National Bank is expanding its branch network into Alexandria. The new office, located in the Carlyle District at 2050 Ballenger Ave. will open in late summer of 2016, pending customary approval by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
From cemeteries to front porches, American flags signal the commemoration of Memorial Day.
OTAC award honors its past president.
West Potomac High School senior Jarrod Denham was awarded $500 as the second annual recipient of the Peter Williams Memorial Scholarship during Old Town Alexandria Connections’ May 11 luncheon meeting at Belle Haven Country Club.
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, a local Alexandria nonprofit, has moved to the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. The new space has free parking, is handicap accessible and is located within a block of the King Street Metro.
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union members and residents from the Alexandria and Harrisonburg communities shredded more than 30,000 lbs. of paper at the credit union’s free, semi-annual community Shred Day event on April 16.
Alexandria Police have charged a suspect with the homicide of Leon Williams, who died from injuries sustained during a shooting that occurred on Belle Pre Way on Oct. 7, 2015.
Cava Grill recently opened its 16th restauraunt, located at 4513 Duke St., Alexandria.
Tonny Anthony Pitt, a 30-year-old resident of Washington, D.C., was sentenced on May 19 to serve 10 years in the penitentiary for statutory burglary while armed and 10 other counts. The case related to the burglary or vandalism of five different homes in Alexandria.