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Archive - Dec 13, 2014


DDOT Projects Update in Ward 7

On November 17, representatives from the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) met with the Ward 7 community to update them on upcoming projects. This is the third in a series of meetings in every Ward. “Public involvement is key to everything DDOT does,” said DDOT Information Specialist Brandon Cooper.

For more information on current and upcoming DDOT projects, visit or call 202-671-2800.

What will it take for Busboys & Poets to open in Anacostia?

The welcome announcement is far from a done deal

Now that Busboys & Poets has revealed plans to open a restaurant in Anacostia in the spring of 2016, the hard work begins. At last month’s announcement few intimate details of the deal were shared, leaving many familiar with neighborhood development to question the project’s timeline.

Pollution Legacies On The Anacostia

Our River: The Anacostia

Picnicking on the lawn enjoying live music at Yards Park, biking the Anacostia Riverfront Trail or kayaking past the Arboretum, we think less and less these days about the industries that once consumed much of the river’s edges. While their remnants are being cleared away (the last of the Benning Road PEPCO Powerplant gets taken down this month), we will be dealing with the pollutants left behind on their sites and in the river for many more years.

Friendship’s Collegiate Academy

School Notes - November 2014

First Lego League Tournament Held at Friendship’s Collegiate Academy

Capitol Hill Day School

School Notes - November 2014

Sharing Food and Expertise 

November began with 22 CHDS alumni from 12 high schools giving eight- grade families an insider’s perspective on how high schools ease the transition for 9th graders with bonding trips, peer leaders, advisors, pre-season sports, and time management instruction.  Alumni described themselves as well-prepared for high school, which they found challenging but fun, with more freedom to choose classes and extracurriculars, and more responsibility to manage homework and reach out to teachers for help.