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Archive - 2014

December 13th

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.

December 12th

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. 

Is the District’s Homeless System Ready for Winter?

The Numbers

The first cold weather of the season has arrived, and believe it or not, that is good news for DC’s homeless families. That’s because this is when families with children have the legal right to shelter. From April until November, the city turned away most homeless families, leaving them to sleep in cars, return to living with an abuser, or some other unstable situation.

Lazere is executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (www.dcfpi.org). DCFPI promotes budget and policy solutions to reduce poverty and inequality in the District of Columbia, and to increase the opportunity for residents to build a better future.

Is the District’s Homeless System Ready for Winter?

The Numbers

The first cold weather of the season has arrived, and believe it or not, that is good news for DC’s homeless families. That’s because this is when families with children have the legal right to shelter. From April until November, the city turned away most homeless families, leaving them to sleep in cars, return to living with an abuser, or some other unstable situation.

Lazere is executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (www.dcfpi.org). DCFPI promotes budget and policy solutions to reduce poverty and inequality in the District of Columbia, and to increase the opportunity for residents to build a better future.

Smells Like Green Spirit!

The Nose

It has been many months, Dear Readers, since The Nose's fingers last graced his computer keyboard to compose a paean to the residents of the Wilson Building. Please forgive this poor scribbler; the lethargic mayoral race of the somnolent lulled him to sleep.

Smells Like Green Spirit!

The Nose

It has been many months, Dear Readers, since The Nose's fingers last graced his computer keyboard to compose a paean to the residents of the Wilson Building. Please forgive this poor scribbler; the lethargic mayoral race of the somnolent lulled him to sleep.