East of the River

11/30/2015 - 2:39pm
Smart911 (smart911.com) is a program that enables citizens to create a free safety profile for their households. These profiles provide critical, lifesaving data, such as floor plans and medical conditions to 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers, which they in turn provide to police, fire and emergency medical personnel before they arrive at a scene.  >>more
11/26/2015 - 12:00am
On Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at St. Luke Center, 4923 50th St. SE, Events DC will host a community meeting east of the river to seek resident’s input for Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus redevelopment and planning inclusive of DC Armory, Maloof Skate Park and the Festival Grounds. The goal is to walk residents through the RFK Stadium-Armory campus study process and to obtain their feedback for moving forward. There have been two previous meetings held at St. Coletta of... >>more
11/11/2015 - 10:12am
The DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the DC Public Library (DCPL) are considering expanding the distribution of public library books to the individual school libraries. In 2014, roughly 22 percent of DC students attended schools with library collections containing less than 10 books per student, according to a Washington Post report. DCPS and DCPL conducted a joint study last year that examined sharing resources and reducing that percentage, said Richard Reyes-Gavilan, executive director of DCPL.... >>more
11/11/2015 - 9:42am
The words “affordable” and “sustainable” don’t always go hand in hand – especially when it comes to housing, but that’s changing across the District and in Ward 7. In August DC’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) announced that the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)had awarded the District a Technical Assistance for the Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing... >>more
11/11/2015 - 9:17am
Scattered neighborhood communities in Ward 8 can start unifying to share concerns and celebrations with the help of revitalized civic associations. Members of the Anacostia Coordinating Committee (ACC) reached out to the Hillsdale and Bellevue neighborhoods three months ago to rebuild their neighborhood leadership. They hope to establish new civic associations so residents can address public safety, living environments, and locally sponsored events such as parades, fundraisers, and holiday... >>more
11/10/2015 - 11:46am
The 190 acres that comprise the RFK campus include the massive parking lots to the north and south of the stadium, the soccer practice fields, RFK itself and the DC Armory. All these facilities are District owned. The land underneath, however, is not. The entire campus is National Park land leased to the District by the federal government under a 1986 agreement that expires in 2036. At that time, the land will revert to NPS jurisdiction unless there is Congressional action. The federal lease... >>more
11/10/2015 - 11:12am
East of the River, Plenty of Strayhorn Music fans east of the Anacostia River have special treats this month, thanks to the Strayhorn Centennial Celebration series of concerts honoring the life and music of legendary composer and musician Billy Strayhorn. Vernard Gray and CA-FAM III Inc.’s year-long series of performances, public conversations, and dramatic readings culminates in the weeks ending on Nov. 29, Strayhorn’s birthdate.   On Nov. 10 there is the “Gill/Dunn... >>more
11/10/2015 - 10:42am
If you got a heads up that you were going to be in a car accident on your way to work one day, would you take a different route? Or would you proceed with caution and hope for the best? Unfortunately some things cannot be predicted so there is no way to prepare for them. But if a person has a chance to prevent a crisis, chances are they would take the necessary measures to do so. Such is the case with a pre-diabetes diagnosis. It serves as a caution sign that a person's health is in danger... >>more
11/10/2015 - 10:12am
America's Islamic Heritage Museum (AIHM), in Historic Anacostia, shares the history of Muslims in America and promotes cross-cultural understanding around Islam. City Sundays, a new series of gatherings around town, is based in Islam, “open to all ethnicities, genders and faith traditions.” The two entities are fostering a diverse, new worship community.   History and Mission America's Islamic Heritage Museum is a project of the Ward 8-based nonprofit Collections &... >>more