East of the River

East of the River

05/15/2015 - 3:30pm
There is nothing like an election to get this columnist's blood flowing. Whether it is the sight of M.C. “Baby” Barry” parading astride a white steed or listening to fellow talking head, “Earnest” Eugene Kinlow,... >>more
05/22/2015 - 3:10pm
Washington’s crossing of the icy Delaware River on Christmas Day 1776 is one of the most remarkable and well-known events in American military history.  Why did this crossing on a freezing winter’s night matter so much? The Winter... >>more
05/21/2015 - 6:01pm
The DC Bar Pro Bono Program, in partnership with the DC Women's Business Center and the law firm of Venable, is sponsoring a free webinar for small businesses on June 10, noon-1 p.m.    For many small businesses, an office lease... >>more
05/21/2015 - 5:08pm
Getaround, the leading peer-to-peer car sharing community, has announced its expansion to Washington DC, the company’s first East Coast market. Getaround’s expansion to DC follows the company’s recent shift to an entirely on-demand... >>more
05/21/2015 - 12:26pm
Thursday, May 21 Hamiltonian – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stockholm Syndrome, a new body of work by artist Larry Cook, challenges visitors to look into the past and consider the evolution of racism. The exhibition questions the “post-racial... >>more
05/20/2015 - 12:00am
Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run registration opens on May 20. The Kids Run is on Saturday, Oct. 24 and will be held in the Pentagon North parking lot. Nearly 3,600 children ages 5-12 will participate in the one-mile just-for-fun event. All... >>more
05/12/2015 - 11:11am
Once a carriage house for horse-drawn ambulances serving the Civil War-era hospital, the adaptive re-use of this building is an attractive addition to the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital’s campus, already a gathering place for the... >>more
05/11/2015 - 11:51am
When ANC 8D Commissioner Monique Diop needed to have a mammogram she called a hospital in Northwest DC to schedule an appointment. The first opening they had was four weeks out. Not acceptable for woman who is 42 years old, has a history of breast... >>more
05/11/2015 - 11:14am
Last fall, DC based Nextility (nextility.com), a solar-energy and power- and gas-brokerage company, received a call from Standard Solar of Rockville, Md., a commercial solar installer. Ward 7’s Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public... >>more
05/11/2015 - 11:12am
ANC Commissioner Janis Hazel (7D05) has called 68-year-old Raymond Tolson a “neighborhood jewel, a native Washingtonian, and our community's historian.” Hazel met Tolson at a community meet-up during President Barack Obama's 2012... >>more
05/11/2015 - 10:52am
For DC residents who love the arts, seeing a show at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is mandatory. For performers the opportunity to grace the stage is a dream. On April 1 Ke’Asiah McLaughlin, a dancer and senior at Eastern... >>more
05/11/2015 - 10:16am
Honoring Our DC Jazz Festival Hero, Charlie Fishman The Jazz Journalists Association has rightly named Charlie Fishman, the force behind the DC Jazz Festival, a JJA 2015 Jazz Hero, citing the fact that “countless D.C. residents and visitors... >>more
05/11/2015 - 9:55am
“Part of baseball’s enduring charm, or so it is said, is the theoretical chance that a game could last forever.” Tyler Kepner, writing on baseball for The New York Times 4/12/15 By the time you read this the Washington Nationals... >>more
05/11/2015 - 9:15am
“A standard Step Afrika! show is high-energy with big impact movement,” said Mfoniso Akpan, the dance company's artistic director. “It's very interactive; it's not just about you watching.” Anyone who has seen a... >>more
05/09/2015 - 10:45am
“Alcohol is the norm in many communities in Ward 7, as it is in many communities elsewhere,” says Lois Callahan, project director of the Ward 7 Safe & Drug-Free Communities Coalition (W7SDCC). “Alcohol is a part of almost every... >>more