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East of the River

02/05/2015 - 12:00am
Going to a protest march may momentarily bring attention to the cause, but what happens after we go home? If we have not cultivated grassroots leadership, if we have not organized around issues that are winnable, then whatever reforms we seek will... >>more
02/10/2015 - 9:12am
On the western edge of Ward 7, the River Terrace community lines the Anacostia River. A  neighborhood isolated by the river and highways, residents must cross a main road or bridge to have access to the next closest community.  For decades... >>more
02/09/2015 - 9:12am
Maybe you have been here before. Chest and upper abdomen pains. Shortness of breath. Nausea. Sweating. Maybe you chalked it up to something you ate and took indigestion medication.  But what if it was something more? Would you know the signs of... >>more
02/07/2015 - 9:12am
I am sitting at a table next to a woman I’ve loved my entire life. She is a few years older than I am. I am showing her how to write her name again. She has trouble remembering – it’s the first stages. I print her name in a... >>more

Midcity DC

02/03/2015 - 12:00am
Going to a protest march may momentarily bring attention to the cause, but what happens after we go home? If we have not cultivated grassroots leadership, if we have not organized around issues that are winnable, then whatever reforms we seek will... >>more
02/06/2015 - 10:30am
I am sitting at a table next to a woman I’ve loved my entire life. She is a few years older than I am. I am showing her how to write her name again. She has trouble remembering – it’s the first stages. I print her name in a... >>more

Home & Gardens

03/02/2015 - 12:12pm
There’s no such thing as a blank slate with gardens, especially on Capitol Hill. The first time I see a new space, I feel like Sherlock Holmes looking deeply at a yard full of clues. Knowing how a space got to be the way it is helps us know... >>more
03/02/2015 - 11:46am
Hill residents are known for making use of every nook and cranny of their homes. Some residents are now taking this effort to a new level by using their roofs to produce solar energy, thereby reducing their energy bill and carbon footprint. In 2012... >>more
03/02/2015 - 10:11am
A brick rowhouse in Southwest, Washington, DC, which was part of a 1960s urban revitalization, was in need of updates, beginning with the galley kitchen hidden behind walls. When Wentworth, Inc. was hired to renovate the spaces, the team worked... >>more
03/02/2015 - 9:11am
Ah, the good old days. Sitting on your front porch on a warm spring day, reading the Sunday paper or taking a nap in your comfy hammock. The porch provided a respite and protection from the sun or rain. Well, maybe your porch has seen too much of... >>more

Neighborhood News

02/28/2015 - 12:23pm
On Thursday, February 19th Friends of Kingman Park and the Rosedale Citizens Alliance held a celebration of their partnership in establishing the Kingman Park / Rosedale community garden and the help of DC Office of Tax and Revenue in granting its... >>more
02/28/2015 - 11:45am
Six years after the development team of Stanton-EastBanc, LLC won the right to develop Hine Junior High School and its surrounding areas, the project will begin construction this month. According to the project's 2011 PUD application, the... >>more
02/28/2015 - 10:12am
With the sparkling new waterfront parks and restaurants below M Street, the new riverfront trails being laid down, the huge new stormwater tunnels, the bald eagles raising their young up by the National Arboretum and the appearance of more and more... >>more
02/26/2015 - 12:34pm
The William Penn House (WPH), which has operated in a 1917 rowhouse at 515 East Capitol St. SE as  a Quaker center on Capitol Hill since 1966, faces the prospect of losing its tax exempt status and with it the ability to fulfill its religious... >>more

Food & Dining

02/09/2015 - 6:56am
With a winter full of work travel, my husband Jason and I won't be getting away. To be more accurate, I won’t be getting away. Jason has made it quite clear that he is considering flying to a beach somewhere while I tour the nation’s... >>more
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