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,...
In celebration of Banned Books Week, the DC Public Library Foundation will hold its second annual scavenger hunt throughout September, hiding more than 600 controversial books in over 50 locations across the District, including library branches, public spaces and...
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,...
D.C. officials celebrated the upcoming renovation of an apartment building in Petworth on June 23, which will ultimately provide 19 units of affordable housing at 4000 Kansas Ave. NW. The District allocated $3.7 million from the city’s Housing Production Trust...
The District is one of four finalists for an Urban Land Institute award recognizing public-sector innovation in affordable housing. D.C. is in the running along with Boston, Denver and New York City for the institute’s 2017 Larson Housing Policy Leadership...
The Office of the People’s Counsel presented its “Lifetime Consumer Advocate Award” to James “Jim” McGrath, chairman of the DC Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition on Feb. 3. The coalition is a nonprofit organization McGrath helped establish in 1992 to be a...
The rebuilt West End Library will open early next month at 2301 L St. NW as part of a long-awaited mixed-use redevelopment, according to a news release. The 21,000-square-foot library occupies the ground level of a nine-story luxury residential building,...
Free St. Patrick’s Day Lyft rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the District beginning March 17. Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide program will be in operation beginning at 4 p.m. on...
Temporary closures of Rock Creek Parkway lanes between Whitehurst Freeway and just north of M Street NW will begin this Sunday, June 11, according to a news release. The D.C. Department of Transportation will be closing single lanes of the...
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital secured long-sought zoning approval last week for a major expansion project that is now scheduled for completion in 2021. Hospital officials had hoped to begin construction in 2017, but lengthy debates with community stakeholders and the...

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