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10/01/2016 - 9:32am
An economic recovery is supposed to help more and more people the longer it lasts —  but that’s not happening in DC. Our economy has been rebounding since 2010, and income for the typical DC household has jumped a lot, following a nationwide trend. Yet this growth has not reduced poverty. Over 110,000 DC residents lived in poverty in 2015, according to new Census figures — that’s 18,500 more than in 2007. The District’s black residents are bearing the brunt of... >>more
10/01/2016 - 12:00am
The Rosedale Community Recreation Center, 1701 Gales St. NE, is hosting this year’s Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29, noon to 4 p.m. Halloween at Rosedale, offers a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for children and families in the surrounding neighborhood. Halloween at Rosedale will include carnival-style games with prizes, a costume contest, goodie bags, snacks, arts and crafts and live entertainment.   This year, the planning committee is in need of volunteers and... >>more
10/01/2016 - 12:00am
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6 to 8 p.m., the District Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on the rehabilitation of the Anacostia Freeway Bridges over South Capitol Street. The rehabilitation project is designed to eliminate deficiencies, increase safety for the traveling public, and enhance the durability of the bridge structures. The meeting is at Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. >>more
10/01/2016 - 12:00am
Department of Energy and Environment has announced that for the first time since 2009, the District Sustainability Awards will be open for a “People’s Choice” award honoring a DC business or organization for outstanding achievement in sustainability. The public is invited to vote online at doee.dc.gov until Oct. 10. The nominees for “People’s Choice” are: American University, Atlas Brew Works, Cultivate the City, Green Impact Campaign, OLD CITY Farm and Guild... >>more
09/30/2016 - 3:43pm
A private prison contractor that showed interest in a proposed 300-bed male halfway house project at 475 School St. SW in Ward 6 officially cancelled its application Sept. 30. Geo Group, Inc., said in a statement that due to opposition from the community, the company has withdrawn from the Federal Bureau of Prison's project. "We have excellent relationships in the communities where we operate reentry centers and recently learned about community opposition to our proposed facility in DC... >>more
09/30/2016 - 10:33am
Police arrested Avery Kinney, 24 of Northeast DC, on three counts of Armed Robbery (Gun) in connection to these incidents: on Sept. 9 around 4:50 a.m. on the 1100 block of Fifth Street NE, a man robbed a transgender woman at gunpoint in a car; on Sept. 11 around 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of 11th and I streets NE, a man offered a transgender woman a ride in his car. When he stopped, he pulled out a gun and demanded her purse. She handed it over and left the car; on Sept. 11 around 3:15 p.m... >>more
09/29/2016 - 7:28pm
A developer that showed interest in a proposed 300-bed male halfway house project at 475 School St. SW in Ward 6 may pull its application, according to sources in the DC government and Southwest business community. On Sept. 29, a representative from Geo Group, Inc., called several people who oppose the project and said the group plans to cancel its Request for Proposal (RFP) offer for reentry services to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP). Geo Group, the second-largest prison contractor in... >>more
09/28/2016 - 1:42pm
The East Building of the National Gallery of Art, which houses modern artworks, has undergone extensive renovations and reinstallations and will open to the public on September 30 after three years of construction. The updates are major, and stunning. A whopping 12,250 square feet was added, making space for an additional 150 pieces of art from the NGA’s collections; there are now over 500 works on display.  The renovations include two towers, a rooftop terrace, chestnut-colored... >>more
09/27/2016 - 9:44am
Robbery on 15th NE Police are searching for a youth that robbed a person on the 700 block of 15th Street NE around 7:10 p.m. The youth is described as a black male about 15-16 years old, 5-foot-3 and wearing a white shirt, tan pants and a short haircut. He was riding a white bicycle. Hit and Run Car Flagged in Hilleast Crash Sunday A driver of a blue Chevrolet Impala was involved in two different car crashes around the Hilleast on Sunday afternoon starting at 2:20 p.m. Police responded to a hit... >>more
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