D.C. Community Leaders Plan for Safer Annual Family Day at National Zoo

A group of community leaders in Southeast D.C. are joining forces to ensure visitor safety during the annual Family Day event at the National Zoo on Monday, after violence cast a pall over the event in recent years.

National Black United Front Calls for Community Involvement

The National Black United Front's Washington, D.C., chapter held a community call to action at its Northwest headquarters to urge anyone with a vested interest in the black community to take part in its movement.

YWCA Sees Success in GED Training for Underprivileged

The YWCA – National Capital Area has seen great success, with its GED training program graduating its biggest class ever — 22 students — in 2014.

Ward 8 Youth Reflect on Visit to Selma

Bloody Sunday changed American society forever.

Fauntroy's Friends Lead Fundraising Initiative

Growing concern for the well-being of the Rev. Walter Fauntroy and his wife Dorothy has led a number of supporters and friends to rally around the couple in their time of need.

United Medical Center Unveils Mobile Health Clinics

United Medical Center recently announced that it will be launching a comprehensive Mobile Health Clinic Service to address the healthcare needs of residents in Southeast D.C. and parts of southern Prince George's County.

Metro to Hold Public Forum on 2016 Budget Proposal

Metro will host a public hearing next month to garner feedback on the proposed fiscal 2016 budget, as well as Metro's Capital Improvement Program.

Taking Great Care of 'Our Kids'

To help maintain familiar surroundings, CFSA has been able to keep 93 percent of foster children in their same school this year.

D.C. to Conduct Neighborhood Cleanups Saturday

Staffers from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration will join community leaders and residents Saturday for neighborhood clean-ups throughout the city, part of the mayor's new initiative to improve city services for residents, businesses and other community stakeholders.

Scheduling Conflict Causes Bruised Feelings

A scheduling decision by Mayor Muriel Bowser recently to hold her State of the District address on the same night as a Ward 8 candidates' forum has caused dissension in the planning group and among candidates.

Bowser's Budget Forum Draws Mixed Emotions

Residents and community representatives filled the gymnasium at Anacostia High School in Southeast D.C. on Saturday for Mayor Muriel Bowser's third and final budget engagement forum to involve and educate the community on the administration's priorities with the budget due ...

Exelon, Pepco Reach Merger Deal with Md. Counties

The Chicago-based Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings have reached an agreement with Montgomery and Prince George's counties regarding the two companies' merger proposal, which all sides say will create jobs and help meet the region's energy, environmental and economic policy ...

D.C. Region Leaders Team to Combat Homelessness

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III joined forces Tuesday at the Regional Summit on Homelessness in Silver Spring, an event aiming to spur community members, businesses and institutions to ...

D.C. Housing Authority Warns Residents: City's New Pot Law Doesn't Apply

The D.C. Housing Authority is putting public housing residents on notice that marijuana is still illegal on the city's housing properties, and that the use, sale and growth of the drug is grounds for eviction.

D.C. Earmarks $43M to Renovate Buildings for Affordable Housing

Recent action taken by the D.C. Housing Authority will result in a blending of federal and local funds for the renovation of two rental properties in Northwest.