Mid-City DC

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
08/24/2016 - 12:00am
The Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold its Nineth Annual Tenant and Tenant Association Summit on Sept. 24, 9 a.m., at the Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. The summit serves as a forum to bring together tenants, tenant associations, housing attorneys and advocates, policy experts, community leaders, and District officials to discuss matters of concern to the District’s tenant community. The day’s events will include a plenary session as well... >>more
08/05/2016 - 12:33pm
Fox 5 Cameras Tour Shaw The Fox 5 Morning Team visited Shaw on a ZipTrip, July 22. A ZipTrip is taken every Friday morning during the summer by the Fox 5 station to explore an interesting neighborhood in the metro area. The Shaw ZipTrip set up its base for the morning on the Carnegie Library grounds, courtesy of Events DC. They were joined by sponsors Mazda, which was raffling off an SUV, and Dunkin Donuts, which offered free iced coffee samples. Shaw Main Streets distributed free T-shirts,... >>more
08/05/2016 - 12:30pm
Jerusalem’s Market on K Street In just three short months Shouk has cemented its spot as one of Mt. Vernon Triangle’s most popular lunch and dinner destinations. The fruition of 19 years of work by founder and CEO Ran Nussbacher, Shouk is a rethinking of quick-serve lunch and dinner. Everything at the fast-casual Middle Eastern restaurant is vegan. Diners should not be forced to make a “choice” between “taste” and “health,” said Nussbacher, who... >>more
08/05/2016 - 12:27pm
Early on July 10, local resident Seth Rich was shot to death during a suspected armed robbery on the 2100 block of Flager Place NW. Three days later well over a hundred people gathered outside Rich’s former home on First Street NW for a vigil, where friends and co-workers offered remarks. Five days later, at the Bloomingdale Civic Association’s monthly meeting, more than 50 devastated residents gathered to voice their concern and outrage. Just over a month after he’d addressed... >>more
08/05/2016 - 12:22pm
Expansion Plans for AIPAC Building A representative from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was at the meeting of the advisory neighborhood commission (ANC) to share expansion plans for the group’s headquarters building, which is located next to Cobb Park at 251 H St. NW. AIPAC and its design firm initially appeared before the commission a year ago and have since made recommended adjustments to the building’s expansion plans. The original plan would have added two... >>more
08/05/2016 - 12:19pm
If you had $56 million to improve the health of DC residents, how would you spend it? The DC government recently faced the same question, and they are about to develop a plan to take advantage of just such an opportunity, with plenty of outside help. The money reflects the District’s determination that CareFirst, a nonprofit health insurer, had an excess surplus that it needs to invest in community health initiatives. In June, the city’s Insurance Commissioner announced that his... >>more
08/05/2016 - 12:16pm
This past month, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Statehood Commission wrapped up their constitutional convention for the state of New Columbia. The document they produced will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot, and though residents have rightly complained about the rushed and undemocratic manner in which the convention was held, it will undoubtedly pass, considering that the most recent poll showed that 7 in 10 voters favor statehood.   Such a vote, the mayor has argued, will send “a bold... >>more
08/05/2016 - 12:13pm
2016-18 Hamiltonian Fellows Announced   A jury comprised of the following members:                          ·      Jessica Beck (associate curator of art, The Andy Warhol Museum) ·      Omar Lopez Chahoud (independent curator and artistic director of UNTITLED Art Fair) ·    ... >>more