Friday, May 17, 2013
City hosts three pit stops for bicycle commuters coming into, out of and through Alexandria.
Alexandria hosted three pit stops Friday as part of the region’s Bike to Work Day, giving commuters a chance to pick up free food and coffee, enjoy live music, receive free bike tune-ups and enter prize giveaways on their way to work. “It’s a great way to show support for a healthy lifestyle,” said Jim Durham of Alexandria’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, who was overseeing the bicycle block party in Carlyle. “Bicycle commuting in Alexandria has tripled in the last 10 years. … I’ve been pleased with the work the city has done in regards to riders.” Cyclists slid into to Carlyle from as far away as Oakton and Fort Belvoir to enjoy the festivities. At Market Square in Old Town, Councilwoman Del Pepper touted the city’s investment…
City Council is expected to consider a proposal in June put together by staff.
Council is expected to consider a legislative proposal in June that would bring food trucks to the City of Alexandria. “It’s a win-win for everybody,” said Rose Boyd, special assistant to the city manager, at a Friday morning small business event hosted by the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association at St. George Gallery in Old Town. Boyd noted that the city is embarking on new initiatives to ensure Alexandria is small business-friendly and the acceptance of food trucks dovetails with those plans. City staff put together the proposal to go before council, which asked for the plan during a recent retreat. The trucks would be permitted anywhere through city limits 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. and allowed to park for up to four hours at a time …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Two Alexandria sites have entered proposals for a new headquarters for the National Science Foundation.
In an attempt to lure the National Science Foundation to the city, Alexandria may subsidize the institution’s potential move, according to the Washington Business Journal. The General Services Administration is currently evaluating proposals for a new headquarters for the NSF. Submissions were due Jan. 9. The NSF is currently headquartered in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington County. The institution is one of the federal government’s primary scientific research organizations and would be a huge economic boon for Alexandria. The NSF has a $7 billion annual budget, 2,400 employees and a contractor tail of another 2,200. Val Hawkins, president and CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, and Mark Jinks, deputy Alexandria …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Two Alexandria properties will submit bids to bring agency headquarters to the city.
Properties at the Hoffman Center and Carlyle Plaza will submit lease bids to potentially land the National Science Foundation, which sent out its request for proposals for a new headquarters last week. Alexandria Deputy City Manager Mark Jinks and Alexandria Economic Development Partnership President and CEO Val Hawkins made a presentation to Alexandria City Council about the bids on Tuesday night. “[The General Services Administration] has said who can provide the best bottom line… is considered the winner,” Jinks said. “I think you’ll see a lot of sharpened pencils all over the region in the next month.” This month, the GSA pushed back the deadline for the agency to be in its new home by two years, to December 2016, potentially opening …
Monday, May 14, 2012
James Savage Click, 23, was arrested in April for abducting and assaulting two women in the Carlyle area of Alexandria.
The case of James Savage Click, who was arrested in April for abduction and malicious wounding of two women, will head to a Alexandria Circuit Court grand jury. Click lured two women to an abandoned Carlyle-area building in the 2200 block of Mill Rd. under the pretense that he was going to show them an available apartment. The two women were physically assaulted but able to fight back and escape. They were taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Click will be held without bond until the grand jury hears the cases. According to court records, Click was found guilty in 2007 for embezzling less than $200 but was released on recognizance.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
James Savage Click, 23, of no fixed address, has been arrested and charged with abduction and felonious assault.
Alexandria Police have arrested James Savage Click, 23, of no fixed address, for the abduction and assault that happened Tuesday evening. Two women had planned to meet a man who they believed would show them an available apartment, but instead he took them to an abandoned building in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, near the city jail. The incident happened around 6 p.m. in the 2200 block of Mill Road. He has been charged with two counts of abduction and two counts of felonious assault and is being held at the Alexandria Adult Detention Center. The two victims were physically assaulted but were able to fight back and escape from the building. Police were called and officers on the Special Operations Team and the K-9 unit searched …