Washington D.C. News

  • Batchelor Takes on Jolly in Ward 8

    Markus Batchelor, one of the District’s youngest political advisory neighborhood commissioners, is a candidate for the Ward 8 seat on the D.C. State Board of Education. Batchelor, 23, announced his candidacy on April 9 at a veterans’ center in Ward 8. He told a gathering of about 30 ...

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  • Walgreens to Open in Historic Anacostia Building

    Walgreens is coming to Ward 8’s historic “Anacostia” building at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE and Good Hope Road SE.  But residents are raising concerns over whether the development would bolster the area or force out existing businesses. With five pharmacies within ...

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  • District Residents Honor History, Freedom

    The 2016 D.C. Emancipation Day parade April 16 was greeted by a diverse crowd as it proceeded down Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The holiday is a central part of the capital’s annual commemoration of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862 – which freed 3,185 slaves ...

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  • D.C.’s Crime Victim Hotline

    The District officially launched a D.C. Victims Hotline April 13 to help residents who have been victimized by crime receive support services. The line is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. “I am proud to announce the official launch of the D.C, Victim Hotline, which will provide ...

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  • Ralph Cooper Brings the Funny on ‘Awesome Thursdays’

    On a night of intense Stanley Cup Playoffs hockey in D.C. there’s a packed house inside RFD – an Irish soccer pub and sports bar – around the corner from Verizon Center in Chinatown.  As Nicklas Backstrom scores the Washington Capitals first playoff goal in what their fans hope will be a ...

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  • Julia West Hamilton League Luncheon

    The Julia West Hamilton League will host an Annual Luncheon, Fashion show and Afternoon of Music event on April 23 in celebration of the group’s 78 years of community service. The event is scheduled to begin at noon at the J.W. Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. ...

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  • ‘Black Pearl Sings’ Stage Play

    The MetroStage will feature the play “Black Pearl Sings” by Frank Higgins from April 21-May 29. MetroStage is located at 1201 N Royal St. The play features two women in Depression-era Texas in a journey of race andreconciliation, religion and tenacity in their search for the origins of folk ...

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  • “Use It or Lose It” Spring Revival

    The New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church, located at 6107 Franconia Road, is scheduled to host its “Use It or Lose It” Spring Revival April 26-28. The revival will feature guest ministers from local Virginia churches, including Rev. Isaac E. Howard of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfax, ...

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