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Archive - 2014

December 15th

Getting to an AIDS Free DC

The latest epidemiology report from the DC Department of Health shows that things are looking up in the battle against the spread of HIV. So what will it take to have an AIDS free generation in the District?

Candace Y.A. Montague is the health reporter for Capital Community News.

December 14th

Maury Elementary

School Notes - November 2014

Literacy Night

Mount Vernon Triangle

Creating a Community Vibe 

For Reverend Dr. Joseph N. Evans, the 10th senior pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, community engagement extends beyond the church doors. In his capacity as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID), Dr. Evans is helping to create a small-town feel in a big city.

Ellen Boomer is a freelance writer, a recovering homeowner, and a writing tutor. 

Logan Circles

It’s the middle of December and there’s a good chance that your nights are anything but silent! With all the holiday parties taking place this time of year as well as the hustle and bustle at home as folks wrap gifts and welcome friends and relatives, the everyday Santa could really use a helper!

 We can go back to the usual development news and other neighborhood scuttlebutt in January. But for now, let’s celebrate the season!

Council Passes McMillan Resolutions

Bloomingdale Bites

Earlier this month, the D.C. Council passed three resolutions supporting the redevelopment of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site. The resolutions, which were put forth by the D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, declare the McMillan site surplus land and allow for the disposition to a private developer to redevelop the site. In the resolutions, Mayor Gray's administration requests that the city surplus the land because the "property's condition cannot viably accommodate a District agency use or other public use without cost prohibitive new construction."

Shaw Streets

Photograph By
Pleasant Mann

City Market at O Holiday Tree Lighting

Renovation Request For Dacha Beer Garden

November ANC 6E Meeting Report

Representatives for Dacha Beer Garden appeared before the commission to request support for Historic Preservation Approval for Renovation and Addition to a Historic Building located at 1602 Seventh St. NW. After Dacha representatives gave their presentation of the historic preservation project, the commission was asked to comment on the addition to the building. Plans call for restoring the Seventh St. façade by putting in original arch wood windows and rebuilding the historic balcony.

ANC 6E will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Northwest One Library, located at 155 L St. NW. 

Visit "" to view the ANC 6E newsletter. Follow on Twitter, @ANC6E, and on Facebook by searching ANC6E

December 13th

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.