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04/08/2015 - 2:17pm
“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
04/04/2015 - 9:12am
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
04/04/2015 - 9:42am
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
04/17/2015 - 4:05pm
Samuel Fuentes has owned La Lomita, a neighborhood Mexican restaurant, and three adjoining townhouses in Southeast Capitol Hill since 1987. So as redevelopment started to sweep his neighborhood, he decided to throw his hat in the ring... >>more
04/17/2015 - 12:04pm
Wednesday's DEA raid on an Eye Street apartment located in Greenleaf Gardens public housing complex was connected to two recent robberies of a local drugstore. On April 12 and April 13, gunmen robbed the CVS located on the 1100 block of Fourth... >>more
04/17/2015 - 12:00am
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has available funding for the Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps grant program.  Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps is jointly sponsored by CNCS and the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile... >>more
04/17/2015 - 12:00am
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
04/16/2015 - 2:13pm
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 - 11:11am
At approximately, 7 p.m., a dozen agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency assisted by the DC Housing Authority raided an apartment in the Greenleaf Gardens public housing complex. Eight persons were arrested on a combination of gun and drug charges... >>more
04/16/2015 - 12:00am
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

Kids & Family

04/19/2015 - 12:00am
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 - 1:06pm
There seems to be a lot of mentoring going on all over the Hill these days. But, what does this really mean? Mentoring usually refers to two types of situations: (1) an organization matches older volunteers with younger strangers who want to be... >>more

Food & Dining

04/18/2015 - 1:16pm
One of the best food-themed days we recognize has to be National Garlic Day on April 19. As the US is a large garlic producer (China and India are ahead of us), with over 80 percent of the country’s output grown in Gilroy, California, you can... >>more
04/16/2015 - 3:53pm
Once a year its possible for a couple to eat at just about every restaurant on Barracks Row all in one afternoon. On Saturday, May 2, 1-4 p.m., Barracks Row restaurants serve tapas sized portions of their most famous dishes during Taste of 8th.... >>more
04/16/2015 - 12:00am
I spent the last month holed up in Massachusetts, writing. Staring out at a field covered in snow (which is still there!) I began yearning for warmer climes and the food that comes with them. I was desperate for a good Cuban sandwich. But where,... >>more
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