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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.

Ward 8 Candidates Address Senior Citizens' Concerns

No one emerged as a clear-cut winner in a recent Ward 8 Council debate at the Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center in Southeast moderated by Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes.

Howard University Hospital to Reduce Workforce by 10 Percent

Officials at Howard University Hospital announced plans to trim 10 percent of its workforce by June 30, part of strategic efforts to restructure the cash-strapped facility, which reported a $58 million loss in fiscal 2014.

Metro to Retool Safety Plan Amid Federal Repair Demands

Metro's proposed safety plan released last week may not be finalized by the transit agency's self-imposed Monday deadline, due to the federal government's demand for immediate repairs to several Metrorail lines.

U Street Funk Parade Showcases Spirit

U Street's annual one-of-a-kind celebration returned with a fair, parade and music festival.

D.C. Mothers Receive Heartfelt Tribute

Thanks to the nonprofit organization Helping Hands, Inc., created by D.C. resident Gregory Baldwin, local mothers who have lost a child to violence found themselves treated like queens during an evening of food, entertainment and uplifting messages at Malcolm X ...

Feds Orders New Safety Procedures for Metro, Threatens Shutdown After Fire

The federal government excoriated Metro's rail system Saturday for putting revenue ahead of rider safety, ordering the transit agency to shape up or risk federal funding — or, worse still, total shutdown.