East of the River

East of the River

03/27/2015 - 1:24pm
Do we need more objective criteria for evaluating demolition permits for historic properties? That question will be addressed in a variety of ways at the inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture on March 27, 2015. William King, a student at Georgetown... >>more
03/09/2015 - 10:12am
Ward 8 is at a crossroads. The recent demise of former DC Councilmember Marion Barry has ended a political era. Pending socioeconomic changes could finally drag the ward--oft referred to as the home of the last, the least and the lost--into the... >>more
03/07/2015 - 11:25am
“My administration is committed to tackling homelessness head-on. We will end family homelessness in the District by 2018,” Mayor Muriel Bowser declared during a press conference. With more than 600 families are living in pretty... >>more
03/07/2015 - 10:24am
People who follow DC policy and politics have the right to be confused by seemingly contradictory news about the city’s finances: The District announced a $200 million surplus, yet there are also reports focus of a looming $240 million budget... >>more
03/27/2015 - 2:34pm
Hear Me Code, a group that provides free coding lessons for women by women in the Washington area, started in September 2013 with four women around a kitchen table. In just a little over a year that number has increased to 1000 women. Shannon Turner... >>more
03/27/2015 - 2:22pm
Washington, DC, is one of the most expensive cities to live in the country. In fact, it is the second most expensive city to live in, behind Hawaii. A new study, however, shows that the amount of affordable housing units is plummeting, making it... >>more
03/25/2015 - 5:36pm
Tune in to WAMU 88.5 FM Tuesday, Mar. 31 and Wednesday, Apr. 1 from noon-2 p.m. as Kojo broadcasts his show live from the Anacostia Playhouse. Then on Wednesday, Apr. 1. 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) Kpjp welcomes Mayor Bowser for a conversation... >>more
03/24/2015 - 8:10pm
The DC Bar Pro Bono Program, in partnership with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) and the law firm of Crowell & Moring, is sponsoring a four-part employment law... >>more
03/23/2015 - 11:46am
The Metropolitan Police Department has announced the deployment of new photo enforced locations. The deployment locations for the Photo Enforcement Units will be sites where speeding has been identified to be a problem. The 30 day educational phase... >>more
03/21/2015 - 12:00pm
EMULSION, now in its second year, seeks to show visitors a wide array of art forms and mediums - from two-dimensional work to performance based work - to create a unified ensemble. Three cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third... >>more
03/16/2015 - 6:59am
Bria Washington, a senior at Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter Schooland a regular at Jan’s Tutoring Houseon the Hill for the last 11 years, is headed off to college in the fall on a DC Achievers Scholarship. The award could be... >>more
03/13/2015 - 10:53am
Notable Arrests On March 12th, at 8 a.m., Astrian Horton was arrested and charged with the offense of Homicide. Deon Coleman of SW DC, was shot and killed on June 19th, 2008, at 10:07 p.m. on the unit block of Brandywine St. SW. On March 12th, at 4... >>more
03/11/2015 - 12:00am
In 1989, the McMillan Sand Filtration Facility, used by the city to filter its drinking water for much of the 20th century, was a neglected expanse of land. That year some residents approached Tony Norman, a law student from Louisiana who had moved... >>more
03/10/2015 - 1:12pm
In December 2014, California health officials declared that a measles outbreak had occurred at Disneyland in Anaheim. Measles is not very common these days, but when it surfaces in one person it is highly contagious. In fact, a person can be... >>more
03/10/2015 - 12:32pm
The Washington Women in Jazz Festival celebrates five straight years of ever-expanding artistry and also Women’s History Month. Brought to us again by the talented Amy K. Bormet, impresario, musician and bandleader, this year’s festival... >>more