FYI Alexandria - October 5, 2018

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Alexandria's Official Resident Newsletter • October 5, 2018

City Renews Environmental Commitments Related to Potomac Yard Metro Station

With construction of the Potomac Yard Metro Station anticipated to begin in early 2019, the City of Alexandria is renewing its commitment to strict compliance with all federal, state and local requirements related to environmental protection. The new station will be built by Potomac Yard Constructors, under contract with the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) and funded primarily by the City of Alexandria. All three entities are working together, and with federal and state regulatory agencies, to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Clean Water Act, and all other applicable requirements.

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Portside in Old Town Festival

Kick off a new waterfront programming series in Old Town Alexandria at the Portside in Old Town Festival from October 12 to 14, at Waterfront Park (1A Prince Street) and the Alexandria City Marina (0 Cameron St.). Festival-goers will enjoy free tours of the tall ship Godspeed, a waterfront beer garden from Port City Brewing Company, a pop-up Pizzeria Paradiso, live music and history, art and fitness activities, and more.

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City to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence in October

One in four women in the U.S. experiences violence by a partner at some point in her life. The City of Alexandria Domestic Violence Program and the Domestic Violence Intervention Project are reminding the community about the importance of stopping domestic violence and highlighting available resources. Throughout the month,  the two programs will raise awareness about domestic violence through special activities such as resource booths at Alexandria Farmers' Markets, a Clothesline Project Exhibit at City Hall, and more.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Highlights Importance of Being Safe Online

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The City is encouraging everyone to stay safe and secure online. This month of awareness magnifies the importance of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility in which everyone has a role. This year's theme, Stop.Think.Connect, developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, aims to increase the understanding of cyber threats and empower the American public to be safer and more secure online. Access a toolkit with resources on how to talk with children about being online, steps for protecting your home from cyber attacks, information about online gaming, and more.

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Join the Conversation: Funding RPCA Programs & Services

Attend one of a series of workshops to help determine how Alexandria tax dollars and fees will support programs and services offered by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. Input received from the small group discussions will be used to inform its Resource Allocation and Cost Recovery Model and Policy. Refreshments, free child care and prize drawings will be provided. RSVP requested.

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Bully Free Starts With Me!

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, a time intended to raise awareness, share resources and encourage communities to take a stand against bullying. To learn about the Mayor's Campaign to End Bullying, visit

Upcoming Events

Oct 5, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Oct 6, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Oct 7, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

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