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06/25/2015 - 12:21pm
As managing editor I am a glorified juggler, constantly watching the balls spinning above my head, the disappearance of any one of which could bring the complicated process of publishing a 160-page paper to a screaming halt. It is late on Wednesday... >>more
06/30/2015 - 10:48am
“We used to go to Port City Java to sit and talk,” recalled mother Francine Milton. “I happened to be going past one day, and I noticed the Capital Community News (CCN) office nearby. I told Charnice about it and she decided to... >>more
06/30/2015 - 10:12am
A year and a half ago the rector of a large Anglican parish near London’s Heathrow airport was visiting a friend in Washington, DC, and found himself on the corner between Eastern Market and the Sunday flea market, observing the vibrant... >>more

Neighborhood News

07/01/2015 - 1:02pm
There was an assault with a dangerous weapon at 10:52 p.m. on the 1900 block of Bennett Pl. NE. There was a robbery at 12:41 AM on the 1300 block of Maryland Ave. NE.  In Other News There was a theft on the 400 block of Sixth St. SW at a... >>more
07/01/2015 - 12:00am
Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly four-out-of-ten (39%) of all U.S. traffic deaths are caused by alcohol-impaired drivers, free cab rides will be offered to would-be... >>more
06/30/2015 - 1:11pm
Last month, I summarized the latest wave of development in the Capitol Riverfront, including the proposed DC United Soccer Stadium. I was excited by the announcement on Monday, June 8th that the soccer stadium deal between the DC Government and DC... >>more
06/30/2015 - 12:42pm
Fencing is up and raze permits have been approved for the demolition of the former Southeastern University campus at 501 I Street SW. Demolition began in late June after school recessed for the summer at neighboring Amidon-Bowen Elementary. The... >>more

Home & Gardens

07/01/2015 - 10:42am
The art of the possible is embodied in the 3 x 5 foot wooden raised garden bed William Penn House volunteers have just built and planted for a Northeast DC woman who has spent the last 60 years in this row house. This is her first vegetable garden.... >>more
07/01/2015 - 10:11am
Many Hill residents have a love/hate relationship with streetlights. We love the safety they provide by illuminating our lushly treed streets while disliking the harsh light that penetrates our bedrooms and disturbs our sleep. More than one Hill... >>more
07/01/2015 - 9:42am
What is the difference between Siberian Iris and Japanese Iris and which should I plant?  Both have attractive tall, thin leaves. Both are easy to grow. Siberian irises tolerate part shade, are stunningly beautiful in a thousand cultivars, and... >>more


07/01/2015 - 9:12am
The District’s enviable real estate market–and residential demand in particular–has resulted in change to nearly every corner of the city. However, the renewed vitality this has brought to long-neglected neighborhoods has not come... >>more

Health & Fitness

06/30/2015 - 1:48pm
Your dog or cat may not be a sea lion, but looking at the sea lion at the zoo may help you and your pet with the next veterinary visit. How? Repetitive training. The behavior of a sea lion at a training session is not innate, and no animal... >>more
06/30/2015 - 12:11pm
Summertime!  And time to get out and oil up that bicycle for some wonderful rides along the Anacostia River and its feeder streams.  All along the main stem of the River and nearly all its tributaries, we have been blessed by generations... >>more
06/30/2015 - 11:42am
Tao Porchon Lynch, who is turning 97 in August, has become an international phenomena. She embodies the youthfulness, vitality and joy we all want to have at any age. She is a yoga master, a wine connoisseur (her family owned a vineyard in Rhone... >>more

Food & Dining

06/30/2015 - 12:11pm
It’s summer on H Street NE, and there’s plenty to do. Whether you want to seek out new places or simply lounge outdoors with a cool beer, the following are solid bets to fill your long summer days and nights.  Sally’s Middle... >>more
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