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06/04/2015 - 1:49pm
“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 visit,” she continued. “The next day I was surprised when she told me that she was going to be a reporter for CCN.” I remember that day in early August of 2012. A well-dressed young woman knocked on the door of my office, resume in... >>more
05/27/2016 - 12:00am
The Office of the Attorney General has filed a consumer-protection lawsuit in DC Superior Court against Florida-based Student Aid Center, Inc., and the company’s owners, Ramiro Fernandez-Moris and Damien Alvarez, for scamming consumers. OAG’s suit alleges that Student Aid Center and its owners unlawfully marketed student debt relief services to consumers in the District of Columbia--including services which Student Aid Center charged for, but which the consumers could have obtained... >>more
05/27/2016 - 12:00am
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is taking a significant step to share new knowledge about the lives of the enslaved people who lived and worked at the estate during Washington’s time by mounting a ground-breaking new exhibition. Opening Oct. 1, 2016, Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon explores the personal stories of these men and women while providing insight into George Washington’s evolving opposition to slavery.   Through... >>more
05/19/2016 - 11:33am
In an order issued this morning, The DC Alcoholic Control Board approved Bullfrog Bagel’s application for a New Retailer’s Class CR License and Sidewalk Café Endorsement at their new location at 317 Seventh St. SE. The application had been opposed by immediate neighbors, who feared an increase in noise. Recognizing the validity of their concerns, the Board restricted Bullfrog's operations in its order. The Board’s order limits the hours of operation on the... >>more
05/16/2016 - 1:47pm
Runners laced up on May 15 to raise more than $90,000 in support of the Capitol Hill Cluster Schools at the 37th Capitol Hill Classic. More than 3,500 adults and children participated in the 10K, 3K and children’s fun run. The courses ran around Stanton Park between Fourth and Sixth Streets in Northeast as far as RFK. The top five winners of the 10K included: Lucas Meyer of DC at 32 minutes 17 seconds; Denzel Ramirez of Hyattsville, Md., at 33:13; Andy Goodstein of Charlottesville,... >>more
05/15/2016 - 5:18pm
New construction on Joy Evans Park, located on the 500 block of L Street SE, starts in July. The plan is to install new Netplex play equipment, a garden learning space, outdoor seating for neighbors and an informal outdoor classroom area. Due to the park being next door to Van Ness Elementary, DC Public Schools (DCPS) is funding this phase of the project within the overall Van Ness renovation budget of about $32.4 million. On May 10, Bradley Site Design and DCPS presented the new plans for the... >>more
05/13/2016 - 3:57pm
Soon, I'll be leaving you, old house,     but I'll come back, as spirits do, To listen to new, joy-filled voices     wafting in these rooms and through. You knew me, then, they'll know me when     my smiling ghost confronts them there And in your halls and on your stair…     contentment here is what we'll share. I'll always haunt your space, old house—     relaxed, serene, with loving... >>more
05/12/2016 - 2:56pm
A new Asian fusion eatery opened at 1253 H Street NE on May 7. Combining Japanese, Korean and Chinese influences, Pow-Pow serves up farm-fresh salads, hearty bowls and giant egg rolls in a fast-casual setting. Plus, any dish can be made vegetarian or vegan. Pow-Pow is the joint creation of partners Shaun Sharkey, Lavangna's Stephen Cheung and Sticky Rice's John Yamashita. While many establishments on H Street focus on the nightlife and sit-down dining, Pow-Pow is designed to fill a void... >>more
05/11/2016 - 11:30am
Friday, May 13 Touchstone—6:30-8 p.m. Touchstone celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a champagne gala on Friday.  Three concurrent exhibitions, including a group retrospective, feature the works of member artists past and present.  For more information, click here. Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW Washington Studio School —7 p.m. Catherine Kehoe welcomes guests to discuss her work in It is not What you Think. For more details, click here... >>more
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