East of the River

06/04/2016 - 10:42am
“I think we might have a real horse race,” observed longtime government watchdog Dorothy Brizill, describing the at-large DC Council Democratic primary contest. On June 14 incumbent Vincent B. Orange will face challengers David Garber and Robert White. At first blush, some might think Brizill’s assessment incorrect. But a poll commissioned by Orange’s campaign and conducted by Lester & Associates found that only 48 percent of respondents supported the incumbent. That... >>more
05/06/2016 - 10:57am
Incumbent Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander is rocking to the old-school music filling the air around the Shell service station on Benning Road NE. Casually dressed in a black knit top and khaki-colored slacks, she acts as if it were an ordinary day in the community she has represented since 2007. In fact, she is opening a second reelection campaign headquarters, creating a physical presence near River Terrace and Kingman Park neighborhoods–areas of the ward where she hopes to attract... >>more
05/06/2016 - 10:48am
Light blue and yellow political posters cluster in the front yard of the Greater Tyson Temple Church on 31st Street SE, signaling to passersby that a campaign event may be in progress. Actually, it’s the third in a series of town hall meetings featuring the man who is at once former mayor and former chairman of the DC Council. Vincent C. Gray has returned to the ward that launched his career to reclaim the title of Ward 7 councilmember. Inside the church a sprinkling of folks awaits his... >>more
04/09/2016 - 10:15am
With each local election for the past decade residents in Ward 7 have loudly demanded economic development. Yet according to Paul Savage, a long-time community leader, the top two candidates in the June 14 Democratic primary election for the DC Council – incumbent Yvette Alexander and challenger and former mayor Vincent C. Gray – “have done very little to provide leadership to get economic development in Ward 7.” “We’ve been left standing when the rest of the... >>more
07/30/2016 - 12:00am
Barkly, The Big Bad Woof, and DC Pavilion announce the second annual Woofstock, a festival celebrating the dogs and dog lovers of the DC metro area. The event will feature a line-up of award winning bands, craft beer by Raven Brewery, local food trucks   Woofstock will be held at DC Pavilion, 1399 5th St. NE, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 3 to 7 p.m. Find more information at woofstockdc.com. >>more
07/28/2016 - 12:00am
Martha's Table in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank are bringing two no-cost markets to THEARC--Thursdays, July 14 and Aug. 4, 3 to 5 p.m. The purpose of Joyful Food Markets is to increase access to and encourage consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables east of the Anacostia River. All are welcome to come and partake of free fresh fruits and vegetables and non-perishable items. Food is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please bring your own bags. THEARC is at 1901... >>more
07/27/2016 - 1:11pm
Higher summer temperatures, increased precipitation and more intense storms. These are just some of the impacts that DC is beginning to experience due to climate change. DC's Department of Energy and the Environment has worked with experts to develop Climate Ready DC, a draft climate adaptation action plan. This draft document is available for public comment through Sept. 2.   Go to doee.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddoe/service_content/attachments/CRDC%20Draft%20for%20Public%... >>more
07/22/2016 - 1:08pm
Friday, July 22 Touchstone – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Unscripted by Lina Alattar in Gallery B and Immersion by McCain McMurray in Gallery C open this Friday. For more details, click here. Touchstone is located at 901 New York Ave. NW. VisArts – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join VisArts for the openings of First Cut by Nicole Mueller, Trash by Eric Celarier, and the juried exhibition Gen-Y 3.0. For more details, click here. VisArts is located at 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, MD. Saturday, July 23... >>more
07/11/2016 - 11:02am
All long-time homeowners eventually come to the same crossroads – sell or renovate. After living in the same place a few years, the expected life events occur: kids grow up and move away, adult kids boomerang back, or you simply realize your arms are too short to fight the battle with aging. Conversely, young couples have a similar choice – buy new or “as is” and renovate. Either way, you have decisions to make about where and how you wish to live. According to Daanen... >>more