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Archive - Oct 2012


October 10th


Helping DC Go Green

Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project Shows Its Alternatives

The CSX Railroad Company held its last meeting before the release of the draft environmental impact statement that would outline the full scope of the project in late fall. The meeting presented several construction alternatives and the impact that they would have on the surrounding Southeast neighborhood. As the inevitable construction comes closer, the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) review process is slowly revealing to residents what can be expected during and after construction.

Rodger McCoy

Coach, Mentor and Inspiration

Capitol Riverfront BID Approved for 5-Year Renewal

Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have been in operation in the District since 1997 and eight BIDs are currently fully functional with a ninth BID approved for operations in the historic Anacostia commercial district.  The Capitol Riverfront BID was approved by the Executive Office of the Mayor and the DC Council in the summer of 2007, so we have just celebrated our fiveyear anniversary and the approval of our application to be renewed for another five years of operations.

Capitol People: Barbara E. Joe

Former Peace Corps Volunteer Continues Her Work in Honduras

Barbara Joe has lived on Capitol Hill since 1969. She was a wife and mother, an accomplished professional and a community leader, and a founding member of Capitol Hill Amnesty International Group 211, to which she still belongs. She is one of those people who faces life’s challenges with determination and tenacity. First a divorce left her a single parent, then the tragic death of her oldest son in 1994 followed by the death of her Cuban foster son knocked the wind out of her. “I was a basket case for quite some time,” she admits.

Ghosts of Capitol Hill

Don't Listen to Your Parents, They're Real!

There are many reasons to be excited by the return of fall to Capitol Hill. Cool, crisp weather is giving us a welcome break from oppressive summer heat. Kids are (for now) eagerly returning to school and parents are perhaps even more eagerly sending them off. But surely one of the best things about fall is that we can seriously begin preparing for what may be the greatest holiday of the year: Halloween!

And what would the Halloween season be without ghosts? So gather round kiddos (adults feel free to listen in as well), while I share some tales of Capitol Hill haunts.

Art in the City

Artist Profile: Marsha Stein

You hear the music…the laughter…the shouts. You inhale the wild aromas of the food booths and flowers and feel the vibrations in the bright hot air.

What’s in a Name?

After its move, H Street Playhouse will morph into Anacostia Playhouse

“Just as the H Street Playhouse name emerged as the most simple, straightforward and honest name to represent the community where it lived, so, too did the name for the Anacostia Playhouse,” says Adele Robey, owner of H Street Playhouse, the new, soon-to-be opened Anacostia Playhouse.