Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Alexandria resident allegedly was shot by Kashif Bashir, the driver of an Alexandria Yellow Cab minivan, during a routine traffic stop.
An Alexandria police officer remains in critical condition after being shot in the head Wednesday morning during a routine traffic stop, according to a police department statement. Motorcycle Officer Peter Laboy, 45, of Alexandria, was responding to a look out from the department for a yellow cab minivan for a minor offense. Laboy is a 17-year veteran of the department, working for the past six years as a motorcycle officer in the Motor Unit. The suspect is Kashif Bashir, 27, of Woodbridge, Va. He is in custody and has been charged with malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held without bond. Soon after Laboy approached the cab, the Department of Emergency Communications…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The dates for Alexandria City Public Schools' open houses for families of rising kindergartners begin this month.
Alexandria City Public Schools has announced open house dates for parents of rising kindergarteners. An open house is designed for parents to meet the school principal and staff and learn more about curriculum. Kindergarten registration for ACPS will begin April 8. To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year, a child must be five years old on or before Sept. 30, 2013. For more news about Alexandria City Public Schools, sign up for the Old Town Alexandria Patch daily email newsletter, follow @alexandriapatch on Twitter and Like Old Town Alexandria Patch on Facebook. An ACPS flier cautions parents that students enrolled after June 14 “may be considered for modified open enrollment and could be placed in a school outside your …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
More than 350 walkers showed up at Market Square for the event, and a group of elementary school students got the prize for the most fund raising.
The Alexandria Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals held Sunday in Old Town attracted more than 350 walkers to raise awareness about pet over-population and animal homelessness. The event was hosted by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and presented by Fusion Meetings and Events. It raised more than $24,000. The funds will go to supporting the homeless animals at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. The top fundraising team was the Lyles-Crouch Lions, a group of Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy elementary school students who collected more than $4,000. The Lions were recognized on stage at the event, and received a Party Boat Prize Package, courtesy of Potomac Riverboat Company.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Old Town Alexandria's Lyles-Crouch as well as Charles Barrett, George Mason and Douglas Macarthur all are cited as top city public schools.
Four of the city’s public schools made the list of “Best Elementary Schools” as researched by Northern Virginia magazine – Charles Barrett, Douglas Macarthur, George Mason and Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy. The magazine determined the top 25 percent of Northern Virginia elementary schools by reviewing the percentage of students who passed last year’s Standards of Learning tests, the percentage who performed above average on SOLs, the percent average of how students performed on SOLs in a three-year time period and the percentage of students who received a free/reduced lunch. The report also lists teacher credentials, safety records and programs and awards. For example, at Old Town’s Lyles-Crouch 78 percent of the teachers hold master’s …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Turnout of registered voters was about 5 percent, a slight improvement over the 3 percent trending in the earlier part of Tuesday.
The City of Alexandria unequivocally voted Tuesday for Mitt Romney over Ron Paul. The former Massachusetts governor and Texas congressman were the only two candidates on Virginia's Republican presidential primary ballot. The city overall showed a 5 percent turnout, giving Romney 67.6 percent of the vote to Paul’s 32.4 percent. The city mirrored the state’s turnout of registered voters, which was also about 5 percent. About 64 percent of voters in the 8th Congressional District, which includes Alexandria, voted for Romney with 36 percent casting their ballot for Paul. In Precinct 102, City Hall, Old Towners cast 219 votes for Romney, or about 77 percent, to 64 votes for Paul, or 22.6 percent. Voters at Lyles-Crouch Traditional School voted …