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Friday, August 23, 2019

East Side News – October 2017

Art in the Dark Since its inception in 2011, Art All Night has been one of the largest citywide events of the year. This year,...

Fire Station or Townhomes?

4409 Minnesota Ave. NE is adjacent to CSX train tracks, an empty plot of land except for a long vacant garage. Three houses sit...

A Place You’ve Likely Never Heard of and Should Get to...

It’s called AREC and pronounced “A-REC.” That stands for Aquatic Resources Education Center. Operated by the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) in cooperation...

Islamic Heritage Month Celebrated in October

While the presence of the American Islamic Heritage Museum (AIHM) at 2315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE now spans more than seven years,...

Phil Mendelson: The Mindful Politician

Phil Mendelson, chairman of the DC Council (D), recently organized a “meet up” at the Firehook Bakery on Pennsylvania Ave. SE. He hasn’t held...

The Wharf: Where DC Meets the Water

Oct. 12 marks the debut of entirely new riverside neighborhood, Phase One of “The Wharf.” This $2 billion renovation of Southwest’s waterfront required several...

Literacy Oasis in Formation

It started as a trickle. Small piles of books pooled around the radio station in response to a local teacher's call for help. A...

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...

Gray Takes Safeway to Task

The long hot days of August are not traditionally cluttered with business for politicians in the District. But Councilmember Vincent Gray has been busy...

Pathways to Work and Better Health

As commencement ceremonies begin taking place around the city, Kristen Goff reflects on her life up to this point. “After I graduated from my...