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Neighborhood News

03/29/2015 - 11:02am
On Friday, March 27, at about 5:41 p.m., a 14-year-old female was struck in the leg by one of several shots fired at individuals in the unit block of P St. SW. The young victim is now reportedly in good health condition. Several apartment windows... >>more
03/27/2015 - 2:34pm
Hear Me Code, a group that provides free coding lessons for women by women in the Washington area, started in September 2013 with four women around a kitchen table. In just a little over a year that number has increased to 1000 women. Shannon Turner... >>more
03/27/2015 - 2:24pm
Washington, DC, is one of the most expensive cities to live in the country. In fact, it is the second most expensive city to live in, behind Hawaii. A new study, however, shows that the amount of affordable housing units is plummeting, making it... >>more
03/27/2015 - 2:11pm
Despite months of meetings and revised plans, commissioners wrote in a letter earlier this month that the initial request for proposal for the former Boys and Girls Club building at 261 17th St. SE was flawed, as were the plans... >>more
03/25/2015 - 11:14am
Notable Arrests On March 24th, at 6:06 a.m., Jason Fratus was arrested on the 1324 block of Massachusetts Ave. SE. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.  At 11:30 a.m., Ken Roberts was arrested on the 1100 block of 21st St. NE and... >>more
03/19/2015 - 2:02pm
As first reported online by the Washington Business Journal, discussions between Roadside Development, LLC, and Frager's Hardware to redevelop the site of the store's original location have collapsed. The parties remain in contact, but there... >>more

Commentary

03/29/2015 - 12:00am
Ten toes and fingers, perfect, thin… precious face—cheeks, brow and chin, Shuttered eyes that shed no tears, petite, pink flower-petaled ears Disturbed by no discordant sound, lips on which no kiss is found, Ungrasping hands that... >>more
03/23/2015 - 12:00am
As conscious thought diminishes      and responds like fattened salmon To the lure of some enticing stream,      we instinctively pursue   The mysterious headwaters      back, on and... >>more
03/21/2015 - 12:00am
When you look back, it's with aplomb      at every life's fantasia, All scripted to the same outcome,      though eachunique in trivia. You thought your choices absolute,      to... >>more
03/19/2015 - 10:29am
Words have left the hinted scent of me      on otherwise undisturbed pages, There to be sniffed out by strangers      or someone who thinks they knew me. They're flat black on a sea of white,   ... >>more

Real Estate

03/27/2015 - 1:28pm
Hurry, mortals, we are all too soon into the becoming void From where we have so little time ago emerged; Back, it seems, to what we never were, to be the nothing we are bound to be. And we must always hurry carrying with us such little dreams: All... >>more

Kids & Family

03/27/2015 - 12:00am
On Wednesday, Apr. 1, 6-8 p.m., bring your friends, and take them on in the Ultimate Nerf Battle! All students in grades 5-12 are invited to this free epic battle. The Ultimate Nerf Battle is at the Courtyard Marriott, 140 L St. SE. bit.ly/nerfwc... >>more

Arts & Entertainment

03/21/2015 - 11:59am
EMULSION, now in its second year, seeks to show visitors a wide array of art forms and mediums - from two-dimensional work to performance based work - to create a unified ensemble. Three cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third... >>more

Food & Dining

03/20/2015 - 12:00am
Replicating a recent James Beard Foundation dinner hosted in New York, Chef Bart Vandaele is bringing Belgian Chic to the DC community in a one-night special at B Too at 1324 14th St. NW on April 1 at 7 p.m. Guests will be treated to an... >>more

Capitol Hill Community

03/19/2015 - 3:46pm
Dick Edward Coburn died at the age of 70 years of age at Howard University Hospital late on the evening of March 18. He had been recently admitted with double pneumonia. Known to all as “Skip,” Coburn at the time of his death was the... >>more