D.C. police have made an arrest in connection with the 2009 disappearance of Brightwood resident Pamela Butler, charging Jose Rodriguez Cruz with premeditated first-degree murder. A death certificate was issued for Butler last July, more than seven years after the...
The Quiet Skies Caucus of Congress is pressing for the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct an “expedited review” of its noise standards and undertake new health studies on the impact of airplane and helicopter noise. The caucus, co-chaired by D.C....
City officials this week celebrated the groundbreaking for the $19.7 million replacement for the 1950s-era Cleveland Park Library at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. The new library is expected to open in 2018 with new meeting spaces, outdoor reading areas, private...
The Georgetown community will participate in a work day to clean up the historic Mount Zion Cemetery this Saturday, kicking off the first major improvement project on the site since the last burial there in the 1950s. Residents and neighborhood...
Mayor Muriel Bowser told Foggy Bottom Association members last week the neighborhood “is dealing with the good and the bad” when it comes to homelessness in their neighborhood. Homeless encampments, prevalent along the neighborhood’s western edge, “are against the law,”...
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...
A March 29 gala at the Kennedy Center raised $750,000 for the DC College Access Program, with a Duke Ellington School of the Arts student winning first prize in a scholarship competition. The annual “DC-CAPital Stars” event supports the various...
Escalators at the 13th Street NW entrance to the U Street Metrorail station closed Monday to accommodate a six-month replacement project. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is working to replace more than 130 of its 618 Metro station escalators...
Under the District’s “Vision Zero” initiative, city agencies are collaborating to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2024. But one year into the program, despite a decline in pedestrian deaths, the city is confronting an overall rise in fatalities:...
Citing the disproportionate effect of parking and traffic penalties on low-income residents, Ward 8 D.C. Council member Trayon White recently proposed a bill to eliminate extra charges for District residents who pay their fines late. White argues that unpaid tickets...

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