D.C. Wire: City Life


Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Fenty friend Skinner takes aim at D.C. Council, Graham

Sinclair Skinner, one of former mayor Adrian M. Fenty's friends at the center of the investigation into parks and recreation contracts handed out under the previous administration, issued a biting statement Monday accusing District government leaders of being "synonymous with corruption, scandal and mismanagement."

By Tim Craig  |  01:05 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, D.C. Council, Jim Graham, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/08/2010

Fenty pulled over for illegal turn in Chinatown

Michael DeBonis is reporting on his blog that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty received a ticket last night from a D.C. police officer for failing to signal a right turn while driving in Chinatown in his city-owned Smart car.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 06/14/2010

Wells lashes out at Fenty at DYRS hearing

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) lashed out Monday morning at the Fenty administration for blocking D.C. police from addressing a hearing on juveniles who escape supervision by the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:37 PM ET, 06/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life, City Life, City Life | Tags:  department of youth rehabilitation services, dyrs

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 06/01/2010

Fenty tries to get voters to go-go for him

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty appears to have flooded the airwaves with his first big advertising campaign. The target? Lovers of the District's percussion-thumping, homegrown go-go music.

By by Nikita Stewart  |  07:38 AM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life, City Life, City Life, City Life

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/22/2010

Southeast strip club moving to Northeast

The Stadium Club is believed to be opening its doors this month in the 2100 Queens Chapel Road NE, next to club DC Star. The new club's owners paid $1.15 million to buy the nude dance license from the manager of Nexus Gold, a strip club that was at First...

By Washington Post editors  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 03/01/2010

Presidents' Day parking tickets should be dropped, councilmen say

Did you get a $250 ticket for parking on a snow emergency route on Presidents' Day? Council members Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large) and Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) want those tickets forgiven because of poor notice of the snow emergency. According to a council aide, residents didn't learn that Mayor...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  10:39 AM ET, 03/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life, City Life

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/26/2010

Real estate values sink, especially for commercial properties

Residential neighborhoods in the District will continue to see a drop in their property assessments, but about 22,000 homeowners can expect to get an average $345 bump in their yearly tax bills because of a new law, tax officials said Friday. Those property owners have benefited from tax relief programs,...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life, City Life | Tags:  dc commercial real estate, dc foreclosure, dc property tax, dc real estate, dc residential real estate

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 02/05/2010

D.C. government closing at 2 p.m. for storm; residents must move cars off snow routes

Because of the impending Snowmageddon, the D.C. government will close at 2 p.m. Friday, and all government agencies will be closed Saturday. Essential personnel still will have to report. All Department of Parks and Recreation centers and programs also will stop at 2 p.m. and remain closed through at least...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  10:28 AM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life, City Life, City Life

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/08/2009

DC GOP Stays Out of Marriage Fight; Log Cabin Endorses

If Congressional Republicans seek to wade into the battle over proposals to legalize same-sex marriages in the District, they probably won't find an enthusiastic ally in the local District Republican Committee. Paul Craney, executive director of the District Republican Committee, said yesterday his committee has not yet taken an official...

By Tim Craig  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/08/2009

As Trusted Mental Health Clinics Prepare to Close, Some Clients Cry Out

A group of the city's mental health clients cried out to D.C. Council members from the steps of City Hall yesterday, asking them to reconsider a plan to close six public clinics, lay off dozens of health care workers they trust, and send clients to get treatment at private clinics...

By Darryl Fears  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 04/02/2009

WASA General Manager Leaving Agency

D.C. Water and Sewer Authority General Manager Jerry N. Johnson will leave the agency this summer after 12 years amid continuing criticism of his agency's handling of the fallout from the discovery of excessive lead in the city's tap water five years ago, city sources said. Johnson, who took over...

By Marcia Davis  |  02:54 PM ET, 04/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 04/02/2009

Funeral for Woman and Sons Focuses on Domestic Violence

Hamil R. Harris attended the services yesterday for Erika Peters and her boys Erik and Dakota, who were all slain last month allegedly by Peters live-in boyfriend. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton were among the political leaders who attended the services, which highlighted the problems...

By Marcia Davis  |  06:50 AM ET, 04/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 03/27/2009

Easter Egg Roll Changes Bring Frustration

The White House changes to the Easter Egg Roll is causing some residents a lot of grief and frustration. Timothy Wlison reports on the reaction to the change....

By Marcia Davis  |  08:05 AM ET, 03/27/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/23/2009

No Big Boom on the Potomac Wednesday

Briefly today -- before officials hastily issued a correction -- it looked like commuters near Georgetown would be in for quite a show Wednesday morning. "For the filming of a TV pilot, there will be a simulated explosion ..... between 9:30 a.m. and noon near the Key Bridge," read a...

By Marcia Davis  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/23/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/19/2009

First Concert at Nats Park: Billy Joel-Elton John

Our colleague J. Freedom du Lac broke the news on his Post Rock blog today and D.C. Wire has confirmed: The first concert at Nationals Park will be a Billy Joel-Elton John double billing, sources said. The particulars will be announced at a news conference Monday by the Nationals ownership...

By David A Nakamura  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/19/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 02/13/2009

Next to Nationals Ballpark, Another Diamond Rises

At the groundbreaking ceremony, Florence Teague held a shovel, looked at Mayor Adrian Fenty standing to her left and thought, "Thank God it's finally happening." Teague and her husband Ivory dug into the earth today and helped the mayor break ground for Diamond Teague Park in honor of her...

By Darryl Fears  |  05:59 PM ET, 02/13/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/11/2009

First Lady at Howard University: "There Is No One Right Answer"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2009/02/11/VI2009021103034.html First Lady Michelle Obama told a gathering at Howard University's School of Business today that working mothers must choose their own paths, balancing work with family. "The one thing--the one message that I have is for all of you struggling with this issue is just remember there is...

By Marcia Davis  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/11/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 01/12/2009

Choral Arts Society of Washington's Tribute to MLK

The John Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was filled with voices Sunday night during the Choral Arts Society of Washington's 21st annual tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr....

By Mike McPhate  |  01:14 PM ET, 01/12/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 12/11/2008

Bulletin: Duke Ellington Is the Man

Duke Ellington's likeness will grace the District's quarter. It was Ellington's likeness, by the way, that won a D.C. Wire poll in the contest for who would be on the city's quarter....

By Marcia Davis  |  06:17 PM ET, 12/11/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 12/08/2008

Delaney Resigns From Alcoholic Beverage Agency

Maria M. Delaney, director of the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, has tendered her resignation, effective Dec. 31. The director sent out a short statement in an email about 2 p.m. "I have tendered my resignation to the ABC Board effective December 31, 2008. I would like to thank all of...

By Marcia Davis  |  02:48 PM ET, 12/08/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 12/04/2008

Fire Department Probing Another EMT Case After Man's Death

D.C. fire officials are investigating what happened to Edward L. Givens, a 39-year-old NE resident who called parademics because of chest pains and hours later died in his home. Givens's family members said the paramedics who responded to the call told Givens he had acid reflux, suggested he take Pepto-Bismol...

By Marcia Davis  |  09:17 AM ET, 12/04/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 12/03/2008

Sleeping in the Cold Against Domestic Violence

Family and friends of a Southeast Washington woman killed by her estranged boyfriend spent Tuesday night sleeping on the sidewalk in front of the John A. Wilson Building to call attention to domestic violence. Tiffany Gates, 33, was fatally stabbed last month as she placed a 911 call for help...

By Marcia Davis  |  10:16 AM ET, 12/03/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 11/19/2008

Setting the Record Straight on DPR Summer Jobs Fair

D.C. Wire doesn't like to eat crow for breakfast, but this morning that's the only thing on the menu. Yesterday, the Wire reported that the Department of Parks and Recreation is holding its summer job fair on Nov. 26 at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE, from 10...

By Marcia Davis  |  06:51 AM ET, 11/19/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 08/20/2008

Community Groups Offer Solutions for Summer Jobs Program

One site in the D.C. summer youth jobs program had almost double the number of student participants it had requested. Another was assigned students several years older than it had requested. Still other sites complained of a D.C. Department of Employment Services that never returned calls when there were problems....

By David A Nakamura  |  06:09 PM ET, 08/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 07/22/2008

Barry Demanding Answers on Payroll Pandemonium

District youth are getting a tough lesson about the working world, thanks to the District government. Hundreds of young workers in the city's summer jobs program are frustrated because they have been underpaid, and worst, not paid at all. (Some have actually been overpaid, too, and that, of course, is...

By Marcia Davis  |  07:51 AM ET, 07/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 07/21/2008

CFSA Interim Director Was Sued in Sex Case

Roque Gerald, interim director of the troubled Child and Family Services Agency, has arrived face to face with his past. As Post reporter Ian Shapira reports, it seems that in 1989, Gerald had sex with a suicidal and depressed patient who ended up suing him for damages. It's a fact...

By Marcia Davis  |  08:07 AM ET, 07/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/18/2008

Linda Parke Gallagher Dies

Linda Parke Gallagher, 64, has died. Gallagher, who owned a management and development consulting business, will be remembered for many things, but especially for her role in revitalizing Eighth Street in Southeast, or Barracks Row. She died yesterday at Washington Hospital Center after a stroke. Barracks Row Main Street Inc.,...

By Marcia Davis  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/18/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 07/18/2008

More Help for CFSA

Acting Attorney General Peter J. Nickles and Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) say the District's Child and Family Services Agency needs an influx of social workers and funds to help get the caseloads under control. In the wake of the resignation of its director, Sharlynn E. Bobo on Wednesday, Nickles...

By Marcia Davis  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/18/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 07/09/2008

Edwards Speaks to Students in District

John Edwards told more than a thousand college students yesterday that they must join the fight against poverty and offered policy changes that he said could improve the economic lives of 18 million poor in 10 years. Edwards spoke at the Campus Progress National Conference in at the Omni Shoreham...

By Marcia Davis  |  06:45 AM ET, 07/09/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 07/02/2008

Political Blogger Shot in Adams Morgan

Liberal political blogger Brian Beutler, 25, was shot and wounded early today during an attempted robbery in Adams Morgan, D.C. police and friends said. He is recovering at a local hospital from gushot wounds to his shoulder and spleen. Beutler, 25, is a Washington correspondent for the Media Consortium, a...

By Marcia Davis  |  06:13 PM ET, 07/02/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/01/2008

It's Payday for City Summer Workers

The city may be on the road to working out its payment kinks in its Summer Youth jobs program. Today was the first payday for students who started work on June 16, and at least 10 participants were paid right on time. That hasn't been the case in years past,...

By Marcia Davis  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/01/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 07/01/2008

WASA: Reduce Partial Pipe Replacement

The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority general manager recommended yesterday that WASA scale back its lead-pipe replacement program, but a board committee deferred judgment, saying it needed time to review the proposals. The Committee on Drinking Water Quality ran out of time before it had a chance to review WASA...

By Marcia Davis  |  06:57 AM ET, 07/01/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 06/24/2008

Donna Brazile Testifies About Naming Park For Capitol Hill Legend

Political pundit Donna Brazile, better known for her appearances on cable news television, appeared on Channel 13 today as she testified about naming a small park in Capitol Hill for late friend and neighborhood legend Lola Beaver. Beaver died Nov. 28, 2006, at age 96. She lived a full life...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/24/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/18/2008

New Gig for Former D.C. Attorney General

Linda Singer, who lasted a year as Mayor Fenty's first D.C. attorney general before leaving in frustration in December, has landed a job with Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, where she will be co-chair of a new division called the Public Client Practice. According to a news release from the firm, Singer's...

By David A Nakamura  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/18/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/14/2008

O'Connor Trumps Outages to Talk Politics--and Game Design

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor beat power outages and Washington traffic yesterday to give a speech at the National Press Club that chastised Washington politicians, advocating a less divisive American political scene. O'Connor arrived at the Press Club five minutes after power was restored to the building, narrowly...

By Marcia Davis  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 06/13/2008

Fenty Gets New Wheels

With gas prices soaring, Mayor Fenty has traded in his fuel-guzzling sport utility vehicle for an efficient Smart Car convertible, as WTOP reported He drove it to his news conference at an elementary school in Northeast this morning, where he was mobbed by the media. In fact, his announcement...

By David A Nakamura  |  12:49 PM ET, 06/13/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/05/2008

In Today's D.C. Extra

Meet the Spring 2008 All-Extra high school sports team...Students from the D.C. Creative Writing Workshop -- a mix of kids from elementary, middle and high schools -- are making their mark in area poetry competitions....Caribbean American Heritage Month brings a film series, literary festival and more to the District.... Also,...

By Marcia Davis  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/05/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 05/29/2008

Who's Making Noise?

Labor unions have banded together to stop the final approval of the controversial Noise Control Protection Amendment Act with a three-day radio campaign that begins tomorrow morning on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, said Dwight Kirk, a spokesman for the groups. The D.C. Council voted 8 to 5 earlier this...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  06:24 PM ET, 05/29/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/28/2008

Fort Reno Park Reopens

Fort Reno Park in Northwest Washington was reopened today after officials said comprehensive tests at the 33-acre field found that arsenic levels in the soil are not at unsafe levels. The park near Woodrow Wilson Senior High School was abruptly closed May 14 after the U.S. Geological Survey reported finding...

By Marcia Davis  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/28/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 05/28/2008

The Question of a Soccer Stadium

Aides to District Council members met afternoon to try to talk through some of the details of a possible soccer stadium at Poplar Point in Ward 8. The Washington Post reported this morning that council legislation is in the works that could be introduced as early as Tuesday in support...

By Marcia Davis  |  02:45 PM ET, 05/28/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/22/2008

Fort Reno: It's Not Over Yet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared Fort Reno Park safe after conducting its own tests for arsenic levels. It released its findings yesterday for the small federal park in Northwest that was closed last week after a scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey produced soil samples with dangerously...

By Marcia Davis  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/22/2008

Quarter Debate Begins

A day after a citizens' advisory panel recommended that a design featuring Benjamin Banneker be used on the upcoming D.C. quarter, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is speaking out to say that the decision is far from final. Norton contacted the U.S. Mint to be sure that the other two design...

By David A Nakamura  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/22/2008

How Many Lawyers Does It Take...

To get fired--in the interest of a balanced budget and "first-rate" staff. The Office of the Attorney General began informing assistant attorneys yesterday that they will be terminated for poor performance as the agency seeks to become "first-rate" and save $3 million in the fiscal 2009 budget, said interim Attorney...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 05/22/2008

In Today's District Extra

Remember local troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in a photo tribute, Faces of the Fallen....D.C. Council member and Democratic Party delegate Jack Evans switches his support from Hillary Rodham Clinton to Barack Obama.... Students from the Sew N Know Entrepreneurship Program showcased their creations at the first "Runway Youngins"...

By Marcia Davis  |  06:59 AM ET, 05/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 05/15/2008

You Know It's Campaign Season When...

But shouldn't the apostrophe be next to the 08?...

By David A Nakamura  |  04:55 PM ET, 05/15/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/15/2008

Douglass Family Offers 2 Cents on Quarter

The descendants of Frederick Douglass are having their say about the District Quarter contest. The DC Wire broke the story about the images being considered for the quarter: Douglass, scientist Benjamin Banneker and composer Duke Ellington. Here is the story. So guess which one the abolitionist's relatives say is the...

By Marcia Davis  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/15/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 05/15/2008

In Today's D.C. Extra

This year celebrating its 50th anniversary, Friends of the National Zoo has grown from four members to 100,000....At Ballou Senior High School students have begun a monthly prayer breakfast before the school day begins.... The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club hands out its candidate endorsements.....The Farmers' Market at the U.S. Department...

By Marcia Davis  |  07:15 AM ET, 05/15/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/14/2008

No More Stokes

For nearly five years, John A. Stokes has tried to sell city reporters on good news stories like summer meals for children and college tuition programs for D.C. high school students, as a spokesman for the state education office. Now he'll be doing it from a different perch, as the...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life, City Life, City Life

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/09/2008

My First Taxi Meter

On the way back to the Post after covering the Fraternal Order of Police memorial service, I took my first D.C. cab with a time and distance meter installed. Here are the stats: Trip: From 441 4th St. NW to 1150 15th St. NW Start Fare: $3.00 plus $1.50...

By David A Nakamura  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/09/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 05/09/2008

Does This Man Look Angry to You?

Chinese artist Lei Yixin is working on the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. (Courtesy Lei Yixin) No, not the sculptor, Lei Yixin, who's working on this statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Tidal Basin memorial, but the sculpture itself. Though some might understand if Yixin is...

By Marcia Davis  |  08:15 AM ET, 05/09/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2008

Klingle Road Warriors

It's been nearly two decades, but did anyone really think the fight over Klingle Road was over? Okay, maybe some really did believe the question had been settled when the District Council voted in 2003 to spend millions to reopen the road. But that's beside the point. The DC Wire...

By Marcia Davis  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2008

Bleacher Bums

Two years ago, the District scored a $100,000 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, one of Major League Baseball's community outreach programs, to renovate Fort Greble Field, where Ballou High plays its home games. The complex got new turf, dugouts, backstop and bleachers. But just days after then-Mayor Anthony...

By David A Nakamura  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 05/07/2008

WASA Says Conserve H20 After Main Breaks

WASA was kept on its toes in Southeast yesterday after five water main breaks in the early morning. Crews were still working on the problem late yesterday. Residents in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River are advised to conserve water - no car washing, lawn watering or other activities that...

By Marcia Davis  |  05:59 AM ET, 05/07/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/02/2008

Yes, Mr. Mayor, Your Staff is Hard at Work

Mayor Fenty's aides work their BlackBerrys before today's mayor-council breakfast. (By David Nakamura--TWP)...

By David A Nakamura  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/02/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/02/2008

Dorothy Brizill's Slot Battle in Guam High Court

Dorothy Brizill may have defeated the slots initiative in the Disrtict, but she'll have to defend herself against defamation charges filed by gambling promoters tonight in Supreme Court in Guam. Yes, Brizill is being sued by John Baldwin and the case will appear before a three-judge panel in the Supreme...

By Yolanda Woodlee  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/02/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 05/01/2008

DC Cameras: Big Brother Arrives In a Big Way?

The District of Columbia launches its controversial camera network today. The program will link thousands of cameras under one roof. Cameras from public housing, schools, traffic and government buildings will feed into one central system. Some see it as a cutting-edge way to battle crime and deal with homeland security....

By Marcia Davis  |  06:46 AM ET, 05/01/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 04/30/2008

Gotta Keep Hydrated

From today's hearing on the city's federal budget allocation on Capitol Hill.(Photo by David Nakamura)...

By David A Nakamura  |  05:07 PM ET, 04/30/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/24/2008

In Today's D.C. Extra: The Guide

The Guide, the annual handbook for living in the District has important information about city government, schools, transportation, services and recreation. Plus, tips on the District's real estate outlook, the 10 best places to entertain children, the capital's standout attractions, higher education, historic sites and more. And, new this year,...

By Marcia Davis  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/24/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/17/2008

In Today's D.C. Extra

New leader of the D.C. Health Department Pierre Vigilance appears unworried that he's the District's fifth director in a decade, calling his job "a really good opportunity." .... A report shows that the District has the fourth largest incarceration rate in the nation and questions the cost... Jacqueline Dupree says...

By Marcia Davis  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/17/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/14/2008

Paying Respects to the Bishop

Thousands watched as Bishop Madison's casket moved through the street yesterday. (By Gerald Martineau-The Washington Post) Several thousand gathered at God's White House at the intersection of Sixth and M Street NW yesterday to view the open casket of Bishop S.C. "Daddy" Madison, the longtime leader of the powerful...

By Marcia Davis  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/11/2008

Housing Crisis and Opportunity

During testimony on the Hill yesterday about the foreclosure crisis, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty noted that the problem has not been as severe in the District as it has been for other jurisdictions but still has serious implications for city residents. "As of last fall, residents of the District had...

By Marcia Davis  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/11/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/10/2008

In Today's D.C. Extra

Meet the Winter All-Extra high school sports teams, featuring top performers in girls' and boys' basketball, girls' and boys' track and field, and more...Find out who's following in former Ward 5 Council member Vincent Orange's footsteps...Washington Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) plans to visit the Benning Terrace Soldiers' home field...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/10/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, City Life

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/08/2008

MPD at Your Door: Gun Searches

By Marcia Davis  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/08/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 04/07/2008

"Daddy" Madison's "House" Staying in D.C.

The trombone's and brass instruments were wailing Sunday at God's White House as hundreds of congregants reflected on the life of Bishop S.C. "Daddy" Madison, who led the District's most affluent congregation for the last 17 years. Madison died Saturday at the age of 86. While many downtown congregations have...

By Marcia Davis  |  06:56 AM ET, 04/07/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 04/04/2008

Housing the Chronically Homeless

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's plan to provide permanent housing and supportive social services for D.C's chronically and "most vulnerable" homeless population is laid out in a plan that is open for public comment for 45 days after the plan was announced. The mayor unveiled the plan on Wednesday, April...

By Sylvia Moreno  |  06:57 AM ET, 04/04/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/01/2008

Official Winter is Over; Back to the Streets

The District's hypothermia, or winter, shelters close this morning, leaving more than 300 homeless men with no place to go other than back to the streets, according to the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. At the official start of hypothermia season -- last Nov.1 -- the city temporarily...

By Sylvia Moreno  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/01/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/27/2008

Show D.C. Some Love: Don't Litter

So what's up with all the litterbugs in the District? And why are they the way they are -- especially the biggest offenders, young folks between the ages of 12 and 24? The D.C. Public Works Department wants to find out and today, it's calling in focus groups of...

By Sylvia Moreno  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/27/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life