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Bill Cosby Joins Hundreds for Opening of New Ben's Chili Bowl in Arlington

Hundreds of well-wishers, including famed comedian Bill Cosby, braved a dreary and chilly day for the grand opening of the new Ben's Chili Bowl restaurant in Arlington, Va., on Thursday.

'Blacks in Wax' Program Spotlights Social Justice Activists

More than 200 filed through the doors of the Community Showcase auditorium in the Eagle Center at McGogney in Southeast to see the "tennis scholars" of the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center in the organization's eighth annual Blacks in Wax ...

Howard U. Graduate, Attorney Publishes Memoirs

Attorney A. Dwight Pettit has seen his caseload explode over the past decade, mostly because of civil- and human-rights violations which he said are being carried out under the color of law.

Seniors Recognized for Outstanding Service

A community organization recently honored a group of seniors for their decades of service during a ceremony at a local historic landmark.

Gray, City Officials Announce New Project at St. Elizabeths

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other city officials are banking on the $5 million St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion providing an economic foundation that will transform the fortunes of Ward 8.

Groups Dismayed over Fort Ward Plan

Renewed efforts to restore Alexandria, Va.'s historic Fort Ward Park advanced during a Feb. 24 public meeting in St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School at 4401 West Braddock Road.

Gray Continues to Support Embattled Fire Chief

Despite strident calls by Ward 6 Council member Tommy Wells for the heads of Paul A. Quander Jr. and Kenneth B. Ellerbe, Mayor Vincent C. Gray said that’s not happening.

Fairfax Co.'s Catherine Hudgins To Be Honored by Transportation Organization

Catherine M. Hudgins, a member of the board of supervisors in Fairfax County, Va., will be among several women honored at an awards breakfast sponsored by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials.

Washington Informer, Cherry Blossom Festival Establish Historic Partnership

The Washington Informer newspaper and the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced Tuesday that for the first time, the Informer will serve as one of the prestigious festival's media partners, supporting the historic celebration of Japan's gift of cherry trees to ...

D.C. Council OKs Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

The D.C. Council approved a bill Tuesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city.

National Zoo's African Lion Gives Birth to Four Cubs

March came in like a lion — four lions, to be exact.

D.C. Mayor Gray Signs Underground Power Line Law

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed into law infrastructure legislation to creating a public-private partnership to bury overhead primary power lines, in an attempt to improve electric service reliability.

D.C. Blanketed Again By Heavy Snowfall

Old Man Winter has once again flexed his muscle.

Latest Winter Storm Threatens D.C. With Up to 10 Inches of Snow

A brutal, seemingly never-ending winter is projected to slam the D.C. region with yet another round of significant snowfall, as a massive storm converging on the East Coast threatens to drop nearly a foot of snow by Monday evening.

Ben's Chili Bowl Set for Va. Grand Opening; Bill Cosby to Help Celebrate

Ben's Chili Bowl, the iconic D.C. restaurant patronized by luminaries ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald to Bill Cosby and President Barack Obama, will open the doors Thursday to its new location in Northern Virginia, its first ...