Friday, August 28, 2009

News for the High 90s

Siddiqi Murder Convictions

In breaking news, two of the suspects in the January 2009 murder of cab driver Khalil Siddiqi have received stiff sentences for the homicide.

Sadly, the piece notes that in the wake of his death, Mr. Siddiqi's family was foreclosed and have had to move in with relatives in Texas.

The evil that men do apparently lives on and on ...

Built on Our Neighborhood's Back

This announcement from the City crossed the Growler's desk this week. Alexandria Crossing is part of the Glebe Park public housing redevelopment.
In just a few weeks, EYA will begin sales of workforce homes at Alexandria Crossing, an exciting new community minutes from Del Ray, Potomac Yards, Old Town Alexandria, and walking distance to countless restaurants and shops. These exciting new homes will be priced from $300,000 to $365,000, and may include up to a $20,000 purchase assistance subsidy from the City of Alexandria's Moderate Income Homeownership Program (MIHP).

To be eligible to participate in the first release of workforce homes at Alexandria Crossing, you must meet the following criteria:

-You must either live in the City of Alexandria or work in the City of Alexandria.

-You must be a first time homebuyer (or not owned a home in the last 3 years).

-Your household income must be less than $71,900 for a household of 1, less than $82,200 for a household of 2, less than $92,400 for a household of 3, and less than $102,700 for a household of 4.

If you meet all 3 of these criteria, and would like to learn more about the program, please contact Tom David or Vicente Espinoza at the City's Office of Housing at 703.746.4990. Once it has been determined that you are eligible for the program, you will then be contacted as details on the date and time of release of the homes for sale become available.

To view the floorplans and prices of the workforce homes at Alexandria Crossing, click here:

The "I Hate to Cook" Recipe

Ever wish you could avoid cooking entirely, but were dismayed at the prospect of FF4 (fast food forever)?

If so, you'll want to read this recent feature story, which highlights our Parker-Gray neighbor and personal chef Keith Calhoun.

Have a cool weekend!