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.
A citywide back-to-school drive was held on Aug. 22 and 23. More than 800 families from across the city turned out to pick up backpacks and school supplies. Numerous organizations joined forces in organizing the events, including the literacy nonprofit InspireLit, which donated more than 4,000 books for the distribution.
Dr. Rina Bansal received a check for $100,000 by the Twig Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital for the Inova COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Fund. It was given during a May 22 ceremony held outside the hospital’s entrance.
A busy seaport since colonial times, Alexandria’s waterfront has evolved into a vibrant and enjoyable region with so much to offer. Here are some fun waterfront activities that you should try out.
The Potomac Riverboat Company has been allowed by the Alexandria City Council to begin operating its water taxi commuter service a half-hour earlier at 6 a.m. instead of 6:30 a.m. The decision came after what the council said was a successful change to hours of operation during the Metro platform improvement project.
Alexandria and Metro officials finally held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Potomac Yard Metro Station after years of waiting. The station has been long planned to improve access and drive development in the area.
Montgomery Park is a 2.01-acre square block park located at 901 N Royal St, just five-minutes walk from Canal Place condos.