Friends Remember, Celebrate Muhammad Ali at Capital Press Club

The Capital Press Club hosted a panel Thursday in downtown D.C. to honor the memory of Muhammad Ali, as a room filled with writers, photographers and eager listeners heard firsthand accounts of the legendary boxer and the things he did ...

Metro's Lengthy Maintenance Project Underway

Thousands of Metrorail riders felt the pinch Monday, the first workday during Metro's massive SafeTrack rehabilitation plan.

Pastors Hit the Streets to Curb Ward 7 Violence

A group of local pastors and residents recently hit the streets near the Minnesota Avenue Metro station in southeast D.C., talking to teens and residents about the growing violence in Wards 7 and 8.

Metro Officials: Day 1 of SafeTrack Plan Smooth, But Long Way to Go

The first weekday of Metro's SafeTrack plan to refurbish and rehabilitate the transit agency's rail system had a few minor inconveniences Monday but largely was without incident, agency officials said.

Metro's Massive Repair Mission Underway, Delays Ensue

Metro's nearly-yearlong SafeTrack rehabilitation project began Saturday on the Orange and Silver lines for single-track work between the East Falls Church and Ballston stations expected to last through June 16.

Metro's SafeTrack Repair Project to Cost $60M

Metro's 15-project SafeTrack plan to repair its rail stations will cost an estimated $60 million, the transit agency's general manager said Friday.

Barry Summer-Jobs Program Put 14K Youths to Work: Report

A newly-released review of the Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program shows that 13,969 youth between the ages of 14 and 24 participated in the program last summer, with expenditures totaling $19.3 million.

Residents Scrambling as Metro Shutdowns Approach

When Metro initiates its yearlong rehabilitation shutdown on June 4 at midnight, thousands of D.C., Virginia and Maryland residents who work or socialize after hours will have to look elsewhere for public transportation.

Ward 8 Council Candidates Engage Youth

Not even the cries of teenagers and young adults eager to have their questions addressed could compel Ward 8 D.C. Council member LaRuby May to stay through an entire public campaign event.

Metro Releases Final Safety Plan, Fires Managers

Metro officials made two huge announcements last week, releasing a final version of a nearly yearlong list of projects that will shut down sections of the rail system and firing 20 supervisors.

Youth Address Violence on Trains, Buses at Metro Summit

Metro held a Youth Empowerment Summit Saturday at its headquarters in northwest D.C., where roughly two dozen adolescents and young adults addressed recent youth-involved violent incidents plaguing the second-busiest transit system in the nation.

D.C. Agencies Unite to Reduce Food Waste, Combat Hunger

Food took center stage in downtown D.C. this week during two events that aimed to increase awareness of hunger and identify solutions to food waste.

Local Groups Donate Thousands to Md. Shooting Victims

The victims and affected families of a two-day shooting spree in Montgomery and Prince George's counties earlier this month received a helping hand Thursday in the form of a $6,000 gift from several local organizations, including a victims-advocacy group.

Foster Parent of the Year Extends Family Tradition

One native Washingtonian comes from a long line of selfless people with a big hearts: Her parents were foster parents, and now her children have joined her in a journey to help the District's most vulnerable.

New Phone App Tracks Scammers

In Washington, several telephone numbers have landed in a brand-new hall of shame.