Renovations to the Palisades Recreation Center began last week, promising a modernized and expanded facility with a community room, fitness room, senior room, teen area, half-court gymnasium, and new windows and doors. The project involves a 6,000-square-foot addition to the...
Francis, Randall and Upshur pools will be open to local canines on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in the city’s annual Doggie Day Swim. The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation partners with the Department of Health to host...
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 nonprofit Gifts for the Homeless organization is collecting donations on Friday and Saturday, and seeking volunteers to help handle them, at its 2300 N St. NW location. The group is requesting men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, along with coats,...
The Kirov Academy of Ballet will hold an open house on April 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open house will take place in the academy theater. Staff and teachers will be on hand to answer questions and...
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...
Last month’s median sale price for D.C. home listings topped the figure for any prior month in the city, according to data from a new report released Monday by Bright MLS. The city saw 5,620 closed sales in May 2017,...
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....
A Northwest man died last week after crashing his motorcycle on the 4800 block of Arkansas Avenue NW, according to a Metropolitan Police Department news release. Anderson Alberto Flores-Flores, 23, was traveling northeast on a 2003 Yamaha SR6 at about...

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