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09/13/2017 - 10:29am
On Saturday September 9, residents of Ward 7 got together to celebrate business and community in their neighborhoods at the Ward 7 Day Community Festival, which took place at Parks & People’s Riverside Healthy Living Center (5200 Foot St. NE). Presented by Councilmember Vincent Gray (Ward 7-D), Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowdon, the Ward 7 Business Partnership, Washington Parks, Metropolitan Police Department’s Sixth District, the East River Family... >>more
09/12/2017 - 1:30pm
“As a person, it’s made me more open to be myself,” Shanya Walker says of her craft. “At first I was shy and didn’t want to be goofy. But dance gave me a place to put my goofiness.” Walker has been a CityDance DREAM Dancer for ten years. She stared at J.O. Wilson Elementary, and now the 17-year-old is about to graduate from McKinley Technical High School. She says the program has made a difference to her as a person, to her academic career, and to her future... >>more
09/11/2017 - 3:41pm
I was pulled out of my AP Literature class on Thursday by two women who said they were with DCPS. They told me that I was selected to meet the Chancellor of DC Public schools and that they needed to take my picture. After this I thanked the women and they added hinting emphasis in telling me “Don’t miss school tomorrow. You’ll regret it.” And they were right, I would’ve regretted it. The next day I heard an announcement in my fourth period environmental science... >>more
09/01/2017 - 12:36pm
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has announced two training sessions offered by the Housing Regulation Administration (HRA) to help tenants and housing providers understand their various rights, responsibilities and regulations and the ways in which HRA can best assist all parties. The Tenant Stakeholder Meeting on September 12th is designed to help tenants understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant. This can be challenging, particularly when deciphering... >>more
09/01/2017 - 11:26am
Peregrine Espresso is celebrating their ninth anniversary! All day Tuesday September 5th, the cafes will be giving away free drip and iced coffee at all three of the Peregrine Espresso shops. Other giveaways will be offered, as well.  “We are thrilled to be celebrating nine years on the Hill and look forward to sharing many more years with our Eastern Market neighbors,” said Ryan Jensen, who founded the shop together with his wife, Jill Jensen. The first shop, the Capitol Hill... >>more
09/01/2017 - 9:56am
The Washington Nationals honored Councilmember Vincent C. Gray for his service in the community at Ward 7 night at Nationals Park, which took place Monday August 28. The evening featured a video presentation retrospective of his lifelong career in public service. “Each season, the Nationals welcome the Members of the Council of the District of Columbia and their constituents as a way to say thank you for their unique contributions to our city,” said a Nationals spokesman.... >>more
08/31/2017 - 5:04pm
On Thursday morning at around 8:00 a.m., George Farris chained himself to the door and security grate of his home at 732 Sixth St. NE. Farris, a 40-year veteran with three Vietnam combat tours who is also an insulin-dependent diabetic, is still making mortgage payments on the home that he says has been uninhabitable for more than two years. He says the alley to the north of his home has been in disrepair for years, broken down into the substrata by heavy truck traffic, building large... >>more
08/31/2017 - 12:26pm
Democracy dies in the darkness, while Metro dies in the shadow of regional parochialism…The opinion response the Washington Post doesn’t want to publish How could the District be so un-regional that it won’t support a regional tax to fund Metro’s deferred capital needs? [The District’s Death Wish for Metro] Actually, the District does support a regional tax – estimated to be a 3/4 cent increase in the sales tax that is paid by every resident, business, and... >>more
08/31/2017 - 12:26pm
Democracy dies in the darkness, while Metro dies in the shadow of regional parochialism…The opinion response the Washington Post doesn’t want to publish How could the District be so un-regional that it won’t support a regional tax to fund Metro’s deferred capital needs? [The District’s Death Wish for Metro] Actually, the District does support a regional tax – estimated to be a 3/4 cent increase in the sales tax that is paid by every resident, business, and... >>more
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