The City of Alexandria has been voted the second friendliest city in the United States. The city was awarded this accolade according to the 2019 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Continue reading
Alexandria residents can now access real time information on the waiting times at 41 Northern Virginia health facilities. A new website, ER Ticker has been developed by Alexandria resident Paul Hong after the realization that his wife who was an Emergency Medicine Physician was coming home too late from her shifts. Continue reading
The Rotary Club of Alexandria has announced that it has raised $75,000 at its annual Taste for Giving. Continue reading
The streets of the City of Alexandria will now be brighter as streetlamps are now being replaced with LED lights. The project, which will be done by the city’s traffic operations team in partnership will Dominion Energy will see 2,500 streetlamps being changed into LED lights. The use of LED lights will reduce energy consumption, save money, burn brighter and reduce maintenance costs for the City. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2020.
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The City of Alexandria is once again in the spotlight for its historical nature and beautiful architectures as it has been nominated for Travel + Leisure Magazine’s Worlds Best Awards for 2020. The city has been nominated in the cities category while Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town has been nominated in the hotels category. Residents of Alexandria are urged to vote for the city with a chance of winning one of five international travel prizes. Voting is open until midnight on March 2, 2020. Continue reading
With the Christmas season fast approaching many residents in Alexandria will be starting their Christmas Tree decorations. Residents in the city can visit The Old Town Shop or the Christmas Attic on South Union Street in Old Town and purchase Christmas ornaments with an Alexandria Twist. Continue reading
For the first time in 20 years all public schools in Alexandria have full received accreditation. The Jefferson Houston School and T.C. Williams High School, the lone schools who did not meet accreditation standards became the new additions to the group following a release by the Virginia Department of Education. Full accreditation means that the schools meet or exceed state standards or have shown at least sufficient improvement. Superintendent Gregory C Hutchins stated that “this kind of success doesn’t happen by chance nor does it happen overnight.” While the public schools system is happy for the success of all the schools the superintendent believes there is more work to be done.
The Butterfly Effect Mural which was painted near the intersection of king and north Patrick streets have raised over $10,000 in donations for non profit organizations. The mural which was created by Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker in partnership with artist Tasha Wahl, ACT for Alexandria, Asana Partners and Bloomers has garnered attention from many residents who use their social media to donate to these non profit organizations. Continue reading
Freedom House Museum has been put up for sale by its owners, the Northern Virginia Urban League. Continue reading
Block.one, a provider of blockchain software, is set to establish its headquarters in Arlington County.
According to Gov. Ralph Northam, Block.one will invest $10 million for the project which will bring about 170 new jobs over a period of three years. Virginia had successfully competed with Washington, D.C. for this million-dollar project.