Homeless services provider Friendship Place recently received its largest single commitment from a private donor, when online retailer Amazon pledged to match up to $1 million in donations to the Tenleytown-based nonprofit through the end of the year. In 2016,...
A double shooting left two Northwest men dead near Sherman Circle in the Petworth area early Sunday. According to a Metropolitan Police Department release, officers responded to the area for a reported shooting at about 1:59 a.m. July 30. They...
D.C. Public Schools will partner with the renowned Fútbol Club Barcelona and the FC Barcelona Foundation, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last Wednesday in an event held at Roosevelt High. The deal will give the District’s public middle school students access...
Pepco received permission Monday to raise its electricity rates, though the D.C. Public Service Commission authorized only half of the requested increase. The utility company had requested a $77.5 million increase, but the commission — which oversees Pepco’s power distribution...
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...
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...
The federal government recently awarded a $50,000 grant to the D.C. Historic Preservation Office to help preserve the history of the local LGBTQ community. The agency will use the funds to develop an existing LGBTQ context study, identify potential landmark...
After being shut for nearly five days due to an unidentified strong odor, the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library reopened on July 14. The odor was first reported on July 7, according to D.C. Public Library spokesperson George Williams. The 1630...
The D.C. Office of Planning’s recent call for proposals to amend the city’s Comprehensive Plan netted more than 3,000 submissions — compared with only 200 during the previous public comment period in 2010. According to a news release, stakeholders including...
The D.C. Department of Transportation has begun accepting grant applications for innovative transportation safety solutions, with a total of $500,000 to be awarded this fall. The annual funding is part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative, an effort to eliminate...

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