We are a group of Commonwealth’s Attorneys who represent and are responsible for the safety of over 40 percent of the population of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
And not just Tuesday, either. All week in fact, I'll be waiting to hear the music.
Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia will open for on-campus operations for all students and staff for the Fall 2020 semester. All classes will be held in-person with full course schedules and teacher instruction.
From current events to mysteries, books can fill time and lead to lively family conversations.
During a recent 12-hour car ride to their summer home in Michigan, the Leland family finished two books, “Bridge To Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson and Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Former Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg tried during her one term in office to establish a permanent ethics commission. However her “cohorts” on the City Council, refused to support her initiative.
New exhibit frames 300 years of African American history.
Following delays of several months due to COVID-19 restrictions, the city has formally opened its newest public art installation at the Alexandria waterfront.
ALL ABOARD! The Tall Ship Providence, a 110-foot, 12-gun sloop of war, is a replica of the first ship authorized to serve in the Continental Navy and John Paul Jones' first American command.
Over a century ago African-American educator and activist, W.E.B DuBois argued the dilemma, "Am I an American or am I a Negro ... does my black blood place upon me any more obligation to assert my nationality than German, Irish or Italian blood would."
An open letter to Alexandria’s City Council Members, the City’s Manager and Alexandria’s Chief of Police: Subject: AFSS statement on racial justice applied to traffic enforcement
Twenty-two years ago, in 1998, Hopkins House asked the School Board to change the high school’s name, but the board declined. Today, we ask again.
#CAREavanChallenge visits assisted living facilities.
The gauntlet was thrown. ElderTree Care Management Services challenged care providers to get creative and show appreciation for health care aides at local assisted living facilities.
Homes across the city were adorned with displays of patriotism over a Fourth of July weekend that was more subdued than usual due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Magaly and Tom Hirst
Passionate. Dedicated supporters. Generous. Inspirational. Humble. These are just a few words to describe Tom and Magaly Hirst’s philanthropic efforts to give back to Alexandria through the Mason Hirst Foundation.
ALIVE! serves as the City’s basic food resource for people in need through many programs targeting specific populations.
Ann Patterson, Food Program Director for ALIVE!, says that the first week after the pandemic was announced, they packed for 400 in their regular food distribution but 1,100 families showed up.
Since the recession, funding has increased for public safety but decreased for social services.
Since the recession, spending on public safety in Alexandria has increased year after year. According to documents from the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, that category of government spending has increased 38 percent since 2010 as city leaders increased salaries for police officials and funded new positions at the city’s emergency communications center. But during that same time, spending on health and welfare programs has increased only 12 percent. Spending on social services has actually gone down since 2010.