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Fort Ward to be Revitalized

The consultant firm The Design Minds of Fairfax, Virginia has been selected to prepare an Interpretive Plan for Fort Ward Park, focusing on the unusual history of one of the City’s most significant parklands. While proposals were fielded from across the United States, the local firm was selected for its commitment to authenticity and stakeholder […]

Alexandria Police Department’s K9s Odin and Zeus to Receive Body Armor Local Donors Make Protection Possible

K9 Odin’s vest is sponsored by an anonymous donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Dr. John T. Dailey & Poncho”. K9 Zeus’s vest is sponsored by Anne Best Rector and Tim Allen of Alexandria, VA, and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Anne Best Rector & Timothy O. […]

Long-Needed City Hall Roof Repair Started

Repairs to the roof of Alexandria’s historic City Hall are overdue. Roofing timbers, ornamental cornices, gutters and downspouts have deteriorated over time after exposure to the elements. The $1.24 million project will also restore the brick facade of the building and improve stability. Scaffolding will be placed on the Royal Street side of City Hall, […]

New Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy

Twenty new Alexandria law enforcement officers – 13 police officers and seven deputy sheriffs – graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on June 22. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Police Chief Michael Brown, and members of their command and training staffs attended Session 136’s graduation ceremony at Dominion High School in Sterling. The new […]

THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN DISASTERS

BY IOANA LUTAI, Emergency Preparedness Manager, Volunteer Alexandria What is Social Media? How do we get information during an emergency? Is Social Media important in disasters? Is the information obtain from accurate sources? Is the information news or just an opinion? If you would like to discover the answers to these questions, please attend the […]

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