High School Renaming Process Launched By School Board

The Alexandria school board unanimously voted on July 10 to begin the process to rename T.C. Williams High School. The decision was in response to a 100-signature petition the school board received on June 15 requesting that T.C. Williams be renamed. The school is named for Thomas Chambliss Williams, a former Alexandria City Public Schools superintendent who served from the 1930s to 1963 and was a noted segregationist.

Law Enforcement Personnel Show Appreciation For Health Workers In Alexandria

Law enforcement personnel from across the region descended upon Inova Alexandria Hospital in the early evening hours of April 28 to show their appreciation for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Hospital CEO Dr. Rina Bansal said, “This is amazing. If we talk about one community, this is truly one community. To see our first responders appreciating our health care workers truly warms my heart.”

Alexandria Takes Steps To Protect The Vulnerable

The most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic are those of any age with compromised immune systems and seniors over the age of 60. As “social distancing” becomes the new normal, these vulnerable still need human interaction and extra care. With Virginia Governor Ralph Northam urging all residents to remain in their homes during the state of emergency, many seniors, particularly those in senior living facilities, are being cut off from family members and friends.

Explore Jones Point Park In Old Town Alexandria Near Canal Place

Jones Point Park is located on the Potomac River, just south of Old Town Alexandria. It was a critical piece of the city of Alexandria’s history as one of the largest centers for shipping, manufacturing, and transportation in the nation. Its lighthouse, built-in 1855, is the last remaining riverine lighthouse in Virginia. The Jones Point Light and Jones Point Park are located at the point, which is immediately north of the confluence of Hunting Creek and the Potomac River.