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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
04/21/2015 - 1:12pm
There was an assault with a gun on the 1800 block of C St. SE at 5:30 p.m. In Other News There were burglaries on: the 1200 block of 18th Pl. NE at 12:28 a.m. at a residence; the 1200 block of 18th St. NE at 4 a.m. at a residence; the 1000... >>more
04/20/2015 - 3:54pm
There was a violent robbery on the 900 block of Ninth St. NE at 8:15 p.m. In Other News There was a case of Second Degree Sex Abuse reported on the 700 block of Massachusetts Ave. NE at 2 a.m. at an apartment complex. There were burglaries on: the... >>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
04/16/2015 - 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

Arts & Entertainment

04/21/2015 - 1:19pm
Thursday, April 16 Cheryl D Edwards’ Studio – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PRISM features the works of Cheryl Edwards, Lisa Farrell, Lisa Rosenstein, and Lynn Slyvester. The artists’ works are reminiscent of a dispersive prism’s... >>more
04/20/2015 - 12:00am
Folger Theatre and the Capitol Riverfront BID celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday this April with three free screenings of some of the most beloved film adaptations of the Bard. From April 24 through April 26, free screenings of Kenneth Branagh... >>more

Capitol Hill Community

04/21/2015 - 12:00am
Rural Dog Rescue will be having their Spring Charity Dog Wash on Saturday, Apr. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Howl To The Chief, 733 8th St. SE. For a $15 donation, volunteers at Rural Dog Rescue will wash and towel dry your friendly dirty dog!. You get a... >>more

Food & Dining

04/20/2015 - 4:07pm
Belga Café’s Chef Bart Vandaele’s monthly beer dinner pairs Chimay Beer with a cheese-inspired menu Tues., April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Starting with a welcome beer of Chimay Cinq Cent, guests will taste great flavors in a starter of... >>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

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
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