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Friday, August 23, 2019

A Marshall Plan for Trauma

“We’re only now becoming facile in the language of trauma,” said DC Attorney General Karl Racine, who is heartened by the District’s progress. “This...

Rally to Mourn Victim of Crash at 16th & V Streets

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 community members will gather to mourn and pay respect to the life of Abdul Seck. Deck was killed 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...

Meet Your Neighbor: Bettye-Makeda Neal, Esq.

During the past century two things have remained constant in DC: the city is the seat of the federal government; and someone in Bettye-Makeda...

Come to the Table: Martha’s Table Open in Ward 8

Martha’s table is open in Ward 8! Their location at The Commons at Stanton Square (2375 Elvans Rd. SE) offers resources for neighbors of...

DC Added $8 Million to the Pockets of Low-Income Workers, Thanks...

The District government took innovative steps in recent years to put over $8 million back in the pockets of hardworking residents trying to make...

District Groups Unite to Create an Urban Forest

On Sept. 22, the DC nonprofit Dreaming Out Loud joined forces with Casey Trees and the District Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to...

Solar Energy: In DC, It’s Not Just for Homeowners Anymore

Solar energy has long been available for DC homeowners, but apartment and condo dwellers have only had the option of subscribing to green energy...

Geographic Unemployment Disparities in DC

On April 4, 2018, Iesha Nelson lost her job in the healthcare industry. The termination came unexpectedly, without explanation. Nelson, a resident of Ward 7,...

Council Vote Tuesday on Maternal Mortality, TOPA Bills

District Council will vote on two bills of interest to District residents. The TOPA Accessory Dwelling Unit Amendment Act of 2017 will have its...