The Georgetown-Burleith Solar Co-op has selected the company GreenBrilliance — above two others that bid competitively — to install solar panels for its members. According to a news release, GreenBrilliance came out on top due to its competitive pricing,...
This weekend, McLean Gardens will host a 75th anniversary celebration — commemorating the federal government’s purchase of the sprawling Wisconsin Avenue NW site to construct garden-style buildings for World War II workers, replacing the elegant summer home built by...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing its investigation of munitions-related contamination in the Spring Valley area, including the site of American University’s recently demolished Public Safety Building. The small 1960s building was located on the south end of...
It’s officially pool season in D.C., after the opening of 18 outdoor pools and other city aquatic facilities last weekend. The pools are free for District residents, and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation offers learn-to-swim classes “for a...
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs announced last week that Lynn Underwood will serve as D.C.’s newest chief building official, bringing more than 30 years of national and international experience to the role of overseeing local construction projects. Underwood...
City officials kicked off “AlleyPalooza 6.0” last week, a $7 million initiative to renovate 64 alleys spread evenly across all eight District wards. Restoration efforts are slated to wrap up in 12 weeks, D.C. Department of Transportation spokesperson Maura...
The Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup will take place this Saturday, April 22, with volunteers removing trash at more than 75 locations along Rock Creek’s 33 miles. In its eight previous years, the cleanup has removed more than 16,000 bags worth...
A coalition representing most D.C. farmers markets has been awarded a $250,000 federal grant to provide support for low-income customers. According to a news release, the money will be used to double the purchasing power of SNAP recipients who buy...
The storied Ben’s Chili Bowl at 1213 U St. NW celebrated a new mural June 21 that features more than a dozen African-American trailblazers including Harriet Tubman, Barack Obama, Jim Vance and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. The mural is...
Housing and construction code infringement penalties are set to double next month, in accordance with the Infraction Fine Increase Amendment Act adopted as part of the D.C. budget. Starting Oct. 1, Class 1 civil infraction fines issued by the D.C....

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