Capitol Hill Community

06/28/2016 - 9:11am
Maury Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students have created a series of provocative protest art pieces advocating for social changes that are important to them. Topics include homelessness, inequality in the justice system, animal rights, adoption, health and environmental issues, vegetarianism, and gun control. The students were given free rein in identifying causes that resonate with them and choosing communication media that would best express their opinions, grievances, or... >>more
06/27/2016 - 10:11am
It’s hot outside, so it’s a good thing there are plenty of fun indoor activities all along the H Street NE Corridor. Whether you enjoy watching funky theater or prefer getting funky at a karaoke throwdown, I’ve got you covered. And when you need to refuel, just stop by Fare Well for comfort food (or Mediterranean cuisine) sans animal products. Langston Golf Course Celebrates 77 Years The historic Langston Golf Course (!langston-gc/a8rrt, 2600 Benning Road NE)... >>more
06/27/2016 - 9:10am
Richard B. “Randy” Anderson Jr. is a fit and imposing man, with a heart of gold and big plans for the National Capital Bank (NCB). Anderson was announced as president and chief executive officer of NCB in May, along with Thomas A. Barnes as the bank’s chairman of the board. The new appointments come after several years of management transition following the sudden death of Chairman and CEO Richard A. Didden in 2013. Surviving brother James M. Didden, former president and... >>more
06/01/2016 - 10:15am
On May 27, 2015, Charnice Milton, a reporter for Capital Community News (CCN), texted her mother at 9:42 p.m. that she was “on her way home.” These were her last known words. Charnice had spent most of that late spring evening covering an Eastern Market public meeting for the Hill Rag. Heading to her home in Ward 7, she was waiting at a bus stop at the corner of Alabama Avenue and Good Hope Road. Shortly after sending the text she was caught in the crossfire when a bunch of dirt... >>more
06/01/2016 - 9:10am
“How come you know so much? What kind of a doctor are you?” The child who asked this question of Don Messer, Ph.D., was from an elementary school in DC located in one of the poorest parts of the city. Eight years ago, with the help of the school’s principal, teachers, and a half-dozen volunteers, Messer designed a new tutoring program in the school. “I focused on mathematics and reading and questions asked in standardized tests. This was not to teach to the test, but to... >>more
05/31/2016 - 11:11am
This spring has been a busy time for those at the DC Department of Energy and Environment who are working on the Anacostia. The consultant’s report analyzing the extent of toxic contamination was completed and released for comment, and a number of public meetings were held to go over the results and set out the next steps. This is the beginning of a long but well-organized process to assess toxic conditions and develop a plan to clean them up. Let’s try to walk through what is going... >>more
05/31/2016 - 10:10am
So quickly does spring turn to summer each year that you could almost be forgiven for missing it. This month, however, we have lots of news you won’t want to miss. Whether summer puts you in a mind to soak up the sun’s rays on a patio or drink its bounty in a freshly squeezed juice, H Street NE has you covered. Asian Fast Casual from Familiar Faces Early May saw the launch of Pow Pow (1253 H Street NE,, an Asian-inspired fast-casual restaurant specializing in... >>more
05/31/2016 - 9:10am
Her introduction to motherhood came when the pediatrician handed her a book filled with statistics on the numerous health conditions her newborn daughter could face. Heart failure, apraxia, slow behavioral development – the list scrolled on for babies diagnosed with Downs Syndrome. New mother Ann Robertson spent the first 10 days of daughter Bonnie’s life in 2006 watching her in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at DC’s Children’s National Medical Center at 111... >>more
05/30/2016 - 10:24am
Anyone who's been to a Nationals game and heard a rousing rendition of our National Anthem knows that America is the Land of the Free. If you narrow the search on the Google Map down to our own Capitol Hill, you'll find that we are a paragon of those stirring lyrics. We are the Land of the Free Crap. Walking the streets of the Hill, I'm reminded of a line by the late great Mitch Hedberg, “Whenever I walk, people try to hand me out flyers. And when someone tries to hand me out... >>more