East of the River

East of the River

04/11/2015 - 11:01am
The lower-level room of the Thurgood Marshall Public Charter School on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE is standing room only. Candidates vying to fill the unexpired term of deceased Ward 8 DC Councilmember Marion Barry have gathered. This is merely... >>more
04/11/2015 - 9:16am
District residents remain concerned about government waste, fraud and abuse. They say that in recent years, agencies charged with preventing such behaviors have been asleep at the gate.  A bank clerk first alerted law enforcement to Harriett... >>more
04/11/2015 - 9:51am
It’s getting harder and harder to afford an apartment in DC. Virtually no low-cost housing is available in the private rental market and rents continue to rise at a break-neck pace. This is squeezing the budgets for many residents, and it is... >>more
04/15/2015 - 9:53am
“A PR disaster” is how DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D-Chair) characterized the District's arrangements with Vision McMillan Partners (VMP) at a recent oversight hearing. VMP is the group tasked by the Deputy Mayor for Planning... >>more
04/20/2015 - 3:48pm
Join DPR on Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE. Over 150 summer lifeguard positions will be available. They are looking for dependable people who are at least 16 years of age and must possess... >>more
04/19/2015 - 1:00am
Get together with the neighbors for the annual PBCCA community yard sale on Saturday, Apr. 25 (May 2, rain date), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, 30th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Rent a vendor table for... >>more
04/19/2015 - 12:00am
The White House will open the grounds and gardens to visitors on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. During this event, visitors can see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, the White House... >>more
04/17/2015 - 1:19pm
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has announced its 2015 Research Internship Program, which engages full-time students to work on specific research topics around the agency. The internship program allows DDOT to conduct research into... >>more
04/17/2015 - 9:34am
DC DMV is scheduled to open the Benning Ridge Service Center in 2016. The Center will be located at 4525 Benning Rd. SE, 20019 and will replace the existing Penn Branch Service Center, which will close. With the opening of the Benning Ridge Service... >>more
04/17/2015 - 12:00am
The DC Streetcar vehicles are back on the roads and the outreach team is engaging the public.    After a brief pause in simulated service, the DC Streetcar vehicles are back on the roadways. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT... >>more
04/16/2015 - 10:15am
On a Tuesday afternoon in March, Rosemary Dixon, a third grader at Savoy Elementary School in historic Anacostia, spends her lunch with Jeff Lester, an employee at the United States Coast Guard. In their second session of weekly lunch dates they... >>more
04/16/2015 - 9:11am
Developer Roger Black started his real estate career selling new homes in the 1980s. The idea came to him while he was still in high school, when he worked during his spare time for his sister, who sold new homes. He handed out brochures in highly... >>more
04/16/2015 - 12:00am
Folger Theatre and the Capitol Riverfront BID celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday this April with three free screenings of some of the most beloved film adaptations of the Bard. From April 24 through April 26, free screenings of Kenneth Branagh... >>more
04/15/2015 - 5:24pm
Attorney General Karl A. Racine alerts District residents to e-mails some residents have received from a scam artist claiming to be collecting debts for Cash Advance, Inc. or one of its affiliates. Some of these fraudulent e-mail messages are... >>more
04/15/2015 - 5:15pm
The District Department of Transportation will temporarily close all the eastbound lanes on the East Capitol Street Bridge (Whitney Young Bridge) over the Anacostia River from 9 p.m., Friday, April 24, 9 p.m. to Monday, April 27, 5 a.m., weather... >>more