East of the River

East of the River

12/12/2014 - 1:57pm
The first cold weather of the season has arrived, and believe it or not, that is good news for DC’s homeless families. That’s because this is when families with children have the legal right to shelter. From April until November, the... >>more
11/24/2014 - 6:42am
Maybe Marion was our Mugabe. As my friend Jonetta Rose Barras recently wrote, “If he was an addict, as he admitted, he was also addictive.” Maybe only Shakespeare could explain a person like Marion S. Barry, Jr. Was Barry a tragic figure... >>more
12/17/2014 - 11:52am
The District of Columbia has launched “My School DC,” the common application for DC Public Schools and public charter schools for the 2015-2016 school year. In its second year of operation, My School DC provides a single online... >>more
12/16/2014 - 12:09pm
A new interim report of preliminary data shows a decrease in new HIV cases in the District of Columbia during 2013. The report shows there were 497 new HIV cases, a decrease from the 680 cases reported in 2012. Overall, this is a 58% decrease from 1... >>more
12/15/2014 - 11:34am
Located on Wheeler Road, Somerset Preparatory Academy Public Charter School opened during the fall of 2013. Boasting a school model that utilizes a “21st-century classroom,” the school scored a “rising school” rating from the... >>more
12/15/2014 - 11:03am
Tedd Baker at the Caverns among December highlights Big-toned tenor saxophonist Tedd Baker has a run of Tuesdays including Dec.16, 23 and 30 as the artist in residence at Bohemian Caverns. Baker, with his rough and ready riffs, has worked with a... >>more
12/15/2014 - 10:29am
With a solo exhibition currently on view at Honfleur Gallery and the dedication of a major public art installation at Saint Elizabeth’s East Campus, the fall of 2014 marks a major milestone for artist Sheila Crider’s career. As an... >>more
12/15/2014 - 9:42am
When residents in close proximity to the Benning Road and Minnesota Ave. corridor shop for sneakers, groceries and necessities at the East River Shopping Center, they are greeted by faces of iconic black figures from various walks of life. Sammy... >>more
12/15/2014 - 9:12am
The latest epidemiology report from the DC Department of Health shows that things are looking up in the battle against the spread of HIV. So what will it take to have an AIDS free generation in the District? There was a time when the District’... >>more
12/14/2014 - 12:00am
Andrene’s Caribbean & Soul Food, a neighborhood favorite at 308 Kennedy St. NW, has removed its plexiglass and has re-opened with a new interior and dine-in seating.   Andrene is a resident in the neighborhood, and knows many... >>more
12/13/2014 - 11:23am
On November 17, representatives from the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) met with the Ward 7 community to update them on upcoming projects. This is the third in a series of meetings in every Ward. “Public involvement is key to... >>more
12/13/2014 - 10:53am
Now that Busboys & Poets has revealed plans to open a restaurant in Anacostia in the spring of 2016, the hard work begins. At last month’s announcement few intimate details of the deal were shared, leaving many familiar with neighborhood... >>more
12/13/2014 - 10:21am
Picnicking on the lawn enjoying live music at Yards Park, biking the Anacostia Riverfront Trail or kayaking past the Arboretum, we think less and less these days about the industries that once consumed much of the river’s edges. While their... >>more
12/12/2014 - 1:53pm
It has been many months, Dear Readers, since The Nose's fingers last graced his computer keyboard to compose a paean to the residents of the Wilson Building. Please forgive this poor scribbler; the lethargic mayoral race of the somnolent lulled... >>more
12/01/2014 - 9:53am
It's simply amazing how the language thing is never examined these days. How should one interpret the "Burn This Bitch Down" comment coming out of Ferguson? Are we suddenly all in an elevator with Ray Rice? It's impossible to... >>more