East of the River

East of the River

07/17/2014 - 4:10pm
On July 17th, Gwendolyn Crump, the Director of the Office of Communications of the MPD, released a statement confirming that the reports of a shooting occurring on the 2100 block of 13th St. NW were false. The police were lead to the scene by a... >>more
07/10/2014 - 12:28am
Thursday, July 10 Washington Project for the Arts - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Hothouse Video series from WPA presents Harder, Glorious by artists Silvia Rivas, Merike Estna, Cheryl Pope, Kate Gilmore, and Peter Eudenbach. For more information, click... >>more
07/09/2014 - 12:02pm
Songbirds highlight July events This July brings us a vocalists harvest with Integriti Reeves, Emy Tseng, Alison Crockett, Akua Allrich, Sharon Clark and Lori Williams highlighting the month’s performances. Reeves, a hit during the Washington... >>more
07/09/2014 - 11:25am
On June 6, the Smithsonian Castle was transformed into a dance hall.  As visitors entered, they enjoyed music from the 3rd Generation Band, a group that played until  recently at the now-closed Channel Inn Engine Room. At 7:10 p.m.,... >>more
07/09/2014 - 10:52am
Before last summer, Courtney Davis’ backyard, adjacent to an alley just off Good Hope looked like any other. But if you know Courtney Davis, you know that there is a lot more zest in her approach to life than her backyard would have suggested... >>more
07/09/2014 - 10:12am
Growing up in southeast DC, Christine Turner Jackson enjoyed the stable family life that had eluded her father. Benjamin Turner’s experiences are common for all too many DC kids--fractured family relationships, rivalries among peers, moving... >>more
07/09/2014 - 9:52am
Marion Barry has finally published his autobiography in an effort to vindicate his decades of public service in Washington which include his four terms as Mayor and current position as Ward 8 Councilmember. Co-written with urban fiction novelist... >>more
07/09/2014 - 9:24am
I arrived at the contemporary Anacostia home to cook with two sisters, April and Alexis Goggans, and Jade, April’s sixteen year old daughter. Looking at the three is like peering into three subtle shifts of a kaleidoscope. April is a steady... >>more
07/08/2014 - 9:54am
Over the last two school years, Simon Elementary School, located on Mississippi Avenue, has  celebrated both student and staff achievements. For instance, kindergarten teacher Kathy Hollowell-Makle was honored twice, as DC Public Schools (DCPS... >>more
07/07/2014 - 10:43am
“I’ve done some bad things in my lifetime. I’ve hurt some people. In between my three marriages, I was very promiscuous. But I’ve also learned a lot from those experiences. Now, by the grace of God, I know better.”... >>more
07/07/2014 - 10:17am
You may not notice Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick right away in a crowd. She stands at 5 feet 5 inches tall with cocoa brown skin and short, natural hair. Her unassuming presence is the way she carries herself in crowds, at community meetings, and with... >>more
07/07/2014 - 9:52am
South Capitol Street, below 295, hasn’t seen much new construction in decades. It is lined with blocks and blocks of apartment buildings and businesses that date back to the late 1950s. So it would be hard to miss the shiny new four-story... >>more
07/05/2014 - 11:09am
On June 13, Mayor Vincent Gray spoke to the crowd gathering at the Turkey Thicket Recreational Center. His speech, “A Salute to Fatherhood,” is fitting since Father's Day was two days away. “Part of being a successful parent is... >>more
07/05/2014 - 10:51am
On the morning of June 6th, the seventh graders of Charles Hart Middle School arrived at the ground-floor math lab to work with blue-shirted volunteers from Deloitte Consulting, LLC. Their assignment was to propose a new app to help them manage... >>more
07/05/2014 - 10:21am
Food insecurity was and still remains a grave concern for many families. Although there are programs available to assist in times of trouble, the need has grown and the suppliers are overwhelmed with requests.  Capital Area Food Bank offers... >>more