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Monday, August 20, 2018

DC Council Chairmanship

Most questions asked of the Democratic candidates for DC Council chair – incumbent Phil Mendelson and his opponent Ed Lazere – have centered on...

Somerset Prep and Ballou Students Attend Mediation

East of the River has received the following note from Vania Maysonet, on behalf of Somerset Prep DC (3301 Wheeler Rd SE): On Tuesday, May...

Go Fish?

I’m sure you’ve heard the good news about the Anacostia River. DC’s bag fee, the polystyrene ban on takeout foods and the tireless cleanup...

Where Are the Black Makers?

I was called to write a story on black makers. “We see all these stories on makers, and they’re all white,” said my editor....

Seven Places to Watch on the Shores of the Anacostia

The Anacostia is coming to the attention of folks from all over the region. There's the recent opening of the first combined sewer overflow...

At-Large Council Candidates Race to the Finish Line

There is little light between incumbent At-Large DC Councilmember Anita Bonds and the three millennial African-American male professionals – Aaron Holmes, Jeremiah Lowery and...

L’Enfant Trust Readies Renovation of Four Historic Homes

For nearly a half-century a vacant two-story wood frame home has wrapped the corner of Maple View Place and Mount View Place in Historic...

Resident Organizes Day of Action for Equal Food Delivery

Screenshot from Ward 7 Resident Latoya Watson's online petition, taken April 23. In response to local resident Latoya Watson’s petition on Spendrise calling for meal...

Hunger Internationally, Nationally and in the District

Rick and Michele Tingling-Clemmons set a goal to have 100 attendees at the ‘Why’ Food Justice and Our Right to Food Conference, which took...

Residents Question Maple View Flats Development, City Officials Optimistic About Starbucks

In his first public appearance following a series of controversial remarks on control of the weather, Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White (D) at the...