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Food Desert Solutions

We know the stats by now. Three grocery stores for nearly 150,000 residents in Wards 7 and 8. Almost half the food deserts in...

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....

Volunteer to Plant Trees on Heritage Island

Join Casey Trees as they plant 80 trees on Heritage Island. The island is located next to Kingman Island in the Anacostia River, and...

DC Council, DHCD Battle Over Fate of Blighted Homes

A DC housing agency clashed with the DC Council again in December over how to handle a number of blighted properties in Ward 8’s...

Meet the Ward 7 Principals

Ward 7 welcomes four new principals in the 2018-19 school year. Three come to the younger students, including Neval Thomas, JC Nalle and Burrville...

Maple View Flats Looks to Bring ‘Class A’ Retail Space?

From its headquarters at the corner of Good Hope Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, in the heart of Anacostia’s historic downtown, the...

Anacostia Steelers Organize First Football Season

After a two-hour practice in Anacostia Park, Coach Antonio “Tony” Backus and assistant coaches of the recently formed Anacostia Steelers huddled up nearly two...

Neighbors Fight Latest Parkside Plans

Neighbors of the Parkside development in Ward 7 remain frustrated at the lack of attention developer CityInterests has paid to retail, parking and the...

Food Trucks: Culinary Oasis or Public Threat

A cluster of blackened leaves still marks the tree outside NASA headquarters where a food truck burned beneath it a few minutes after noon...

Turning the Boat Around

Woundim Demissie has big plans for the Shrimp Boat Plaza Restaurant, which opened its doors on July 25. He intends to make the iconic...