The new president of George Washington University plans to make a major effort to raise the school’s national standing over the next several years, he said at a recent meeting of the West End Citizens Association. U.S. News & World...
As part of its new “Safe & Simple” initiative, the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has introduced two new offerings: a guide for building ramps, and a video to help customers navigate the agency’s permitting process. The ramp...
Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities honored local individuals and groups for outstanding achievements in the arts, humanities and creative industries Sept. 14 at the 32nd annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, according to a...
Rock Creek Conservancy is seeking volunteers for a cleanup at Piney Branch on Saturday, which the nonprofit organized as part of National Public Lands Day. The cleanup will run from 10 a.m. to noon and will target trash and...
New or renovated full-service grocery stores can now apply to sell beer and wine in Ward 4 under a new law that took effect recently. The Ward 4 Full-Service Grocery Store Amendment Act of 2017 was passed by the D.C....
Amazon plans to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Georgetown on a block that once housed the city’s largest Barnes & Noble location. The e-commerce giant has leased 10,000 square feet of space in the building at 3040 M St. NW,...
The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 30th anniversary Creating Change Conference is running Jan. 24 through 28 at the Marriott Wardman Park. The conference is a political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement, convening over 3,500 LGBTQ...
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,...

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