The Virginia lawmaker introduced the measure on Earth Day, saying the fee would reduce littering and encourage use of reusable bags.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Longtime Virginia congressman moving back to the same Alexandria neighborhood where he launched his political career more than 30 years ago.
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) is returning to live in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, the same community where he launched his political career more than 30 years ago. “It’s about coming home,” said Moran, who announced he was moving to Del Ray at Monday’s Del Ray Business Association luncheon. “I’ve always appreciated the way the community embraced me as a single father and supported me when I first ran for council in 1979 coming out of the Del Ray Citizens Association.” Moran, who served as mayor of Alexandria from 1985 to 1990, is currently living in Arlington County’s Shirlington neighborhood. The 12-term congressman said his son, Patrick, recently moved out of the apartment, leaving Moran on his own. “I don’t need a two-bedroom …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Elected officials participate in ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Del Ray Variety, a new store located at 203 E. Custis Ave., held its grand opening on Saturday morning. The event included games and activities for children, animal adoptions from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and food from Del Ray Pizzeria, Caboose Bakery and Pork Barrel BBQ. U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, Mayor Bill Euille and other city officials participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We got a store we needed and wanted,” said Moran, a former Del Ray resident. “They have things in here you don’t even know you need. …It’s another place that makes Del Ray a good place to live, work… and shop.” For more on Del Ray Variety, check out: For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The former Shulamit Perlmutter of Poland told her story to Alexandrians and throughout the country via the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.
Charlene Schiff was an integral part of Alexandria’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Alexandria resident and Holocaust survivor donated the large, gold electric candelabra that is part of the city’s commemoration that day. Agudas Achim Rabbi Jack Moline in a column said it was Schiff who inspired Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) to establish the United States' first civic commemoration of the Days of Remembrance of the Sho’ah, or Holocaust. Schiff spoke of her life as a Holocaust survivor and the terrible atrocities she suffered during World War II as well as the will to live. At that time, she was named Shulamit Perlmutter born in Horchow, Poland. Schiff, 83, died Jan. 19, reports the Washington Post. She died of a brain tumor at the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
'Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America' was held at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington.
A forum on preventing gun violence Monday night turned into a heated debate on gun laws. “At what point do you stop infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens and start enforcing the laws that are in place?” one gun rights advocate asked U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., who hosted the event in Arlington. "When the death of innocent people is reduced,” Moran retorted. “Then we will probably be less aggressive.” The forum — "Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America” — featured a mix of panelists, including former federal agent David Chipman, who is an adviser to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook, and Jonathan Lowy, the director of the Legal Action Project, Brady Center to Prevent …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran recently introduced legislation that would study the extension of Metrorail into Woodbridge and the Route 1 corridor.
Pipe dream or forward-thinking? U.S. Reps. Jim Moran (D-8th) and Gerry Connolly (D-11th) have introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would authorize studying Metrorail's possible expansion down the Route 1 and I-95 corridors. • For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. The Northern Virginia Metrorail Extension Act (H.R. 907), which is now before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, specifically cites extending the Yellow Line down Route 1 farther into Fairfax County and onto Prince William. It also proposes studying the extension of the Blue Line along the I-95 corridor to Woodbridge and the Orange Line from Vienna to Centreville. “Northern …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Connolly asks for legal justification; cites study that says reducing mail volume will lead to revenue loss of $5.2 billion in first year.
Stopping the mail on Saturdays? Not so fast, say two members of the Northern Virginia congressional delegation. Northern Virginia's U.S. Rep. James Moran (D-8th) and U.S. Rep Gerry Connolly (D-11th) expressed concern Wednesday about the U.S. Postal Service's announcement that it plans to suspend delivery of first-class mail service on Saturdays beginning in August. The USPS released a fact sheet Wednesday. “I have great concerns about eliminating Saturday mail delivery," Moran wrote in an email to Patch. "The Postal Service is grappling with major forces outside of its control: an economy increasingly relying on email and the Internet for communication, and a Congress that refuses to address the redundant pension pre-funding requirement…
Monday, February 4, 2013
What will it mean for the Northern Virginia economy?
Sequestration — $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts to defense and civilian programs over the next decade — will likely happen, and it will mean thousands of layoffs, program eliminations and near-certain economic devastation for Northern Virginia, said Virginia Congressmen Jim Moran (D-8th) and Gerry Connolly (D-11th) on Saturday at a town hall meeting in Mount Vernon. "You need to be aware that this is probably going to happen," said Moran, who spoke at an annual meeting conducted by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland. "It's a democracy and things will ultimately play themselves out, but things are not going well right now [in Congress]." Congress averted the fiscal cliff crisis at the beginning of the year, and …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Activist who released Patrick Moran video would not cooperate with investigation, according to police.
Patrick Moran, the congressman's son who was caught on tape seemingly giving advice on how to skirt voter identification laws, will not face any criminal charges, the Arlington County Police Department announced Thursday. Authorities have concluded their three-month investigation into election offense allegations against Moran, son of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, a Democrat who represents parts of Northern Virginia. The allegations stemmed from a video released in late October by conservative activist James O'Keefe, whose methods and productions have been called into question in the past. The younger Moran resigned from his father's reelection campaign within hours of the video's release. Moran, 23, lives in South Arlington. Patrick Moran and his …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
... and who would he support in 2016?
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) talks to Patch about why President Barack Obama doesn't get a honeymoon this time, obstruction in the House of Representatives, sequestration and many other topics at the Virginia Inaugural Ball. For more news about the presidential inauguration, see the Del Ray Patch Presidential Inauguration page.