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Barry Farm, Wade Road Residents to Protest Demolition Plans

Residents from the Barry Farm public housing units and Wade Road apartments in Southeast will converge on the DC Zoning Commission's Northwest headquarters Monday evening to oppose demolition plans for their communities.

D.C. Truck Touch Event Heralds Summer

The usual quiet of RFK Stadium Parking Lot 7 on 2400 East Capitol Street NE shattered on a recent Saturday morning, as thousands honked horns and sounded sirens on D.C. agencies' trucks parked on the grounds.

Farmers Market, Bazaar Comes to Brentwood

With fresh produce and homemade crafts now available each week at a new farmers market and bazaar in Brentwood, saving a few hard-earned dollars may have become a little easier.

Marion Barry's Life Takes Center Stage at D.C. Book Signing

After more than 40 years in public life, former mayor and Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry has finally written a book that tries to capture a full life that has taken him from the Mississippi Delta to Washington.

Raymond Boone Remembered for Fairness, Integrity

Hundreds of friends, colleagues and family members came from near and far Tuesday to pay their final respects to Raymond Boone, the founder and publisher of The Richmond Free Press.

Md. State Program Increases Opportunities for Minority-, Women-Owned Businesses

Maryland is enhancing opportunities for small minority- and women-owned businesses to perform as prime contractors on state-funded procurements by adopting new regulations in the Minority Business Enterprise program.

Returning-Citizen Activists Warily Back Anti-Discrimination Bill

Leading District advocates for returning citizens say a bill authored by D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) will remove barriers to gaining employment in the city, despite their trepidation about the legislation.

P.G. County Council Condemns Nigerian Abductions

The Prince George's County Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution condemning African military group, Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for the abduction of 276 Nigerian girls from a boarding school in April.

Charles Franklin, 68, Prominent D.C.-Area Physician, Dies

Dr. Charles "Chuck" Lionel Franklin, a prominent D.C.-area physician, died June 2 after an extended illness. He was 68.

Ellerbe Stepping Down as D.C. Fire Chief

D.C. Fire and Emergency Management Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced Wednesday that he will resign in July, putting an end to months of speculation about his job security and repeated calls for him to step aside.

Kenilworth-Parkside Residents See Brighter Future

With great fanfare, the nonprofit D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative designated the Kenilworth-Parkside area in Northeast as a Promise Zone.

United Medical Center Forges a New Path

Medical personnel at the United Medical Center fight an uphill battle every day as they help residents in Wards 7 and 8 lower and eliminate the high incidence of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other illnesses that are wreaking ...

Environmentalists Chide McDuffie, Gray for McMillan Park Plans

D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) is being criticized by leaders of a group who wants the new McMillan Park project in Northwest to be an environmentally-friendly, historically-relevant entity.

D.C.'s Streetcar Project Touted as 'Great' Economic Tool

It's been nearly three years since the D.C. Department of Transportation announced plans for the city's first street car system — in more than a half century — to roll along the H Street corridor in Northeast. But the multimillion-dollar ...

Construction Company Donates to D.C.-Area Charities

PC Construction, a national employee-owned company with a location in Arlington, Virginia, announced that it has donated $15,000 to three D.C. charities as part of its "Building Communities: PC Gives Back" campaign.

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