District’s Era Under Gray Officially Begins

In an applause-laden message of hope, unity and even courage, Vincent Gray took the oath of office this week to become the sixth mayor—since Home Rule—of the District of Columbia. But during the 10-minute speech...

Economic Times Demand Giving Beyond the Holidays

For many people, it’s a way of giving thanks, of acknowledging a sacred season by means of giving back to the community. But philanthropy should not be confined to just the end of the...

D.C. Homicide Continues Downward Spiral

D. C. police have recorded their first homicides of the new year. As of early this week, the homicide division of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was still investigating the fatal shooting 16-year-old Bryant Morillo,...

Meyer Elementary Opens as Relocation Site for Takoma Education Campus

About 300 students who attended classes at the Takoma Education Campus in Northwest Washington which was gutted by a fire over the holidays, will temporarily resume their studies Jan. 3 at Meyer Elementary School,...

Child Protection Advocates Seek Open Records, Proceedings

Cases of the 12-year-old girl that had been in the custody of a man who turned her into a prostitute and the murder of two girls killed by their adopted mother are prime examples...

District Sees a Year of Change

The District of Columbia is a town known for being front and center when it comes to a good front page story. And to outsiders not accustomed to what it’s really like to live...

Giant Food’s Ninth Annual Stuff-A-Truck a Hit in 2010

Giant Food of Landover, Md., with WTTG Fox 5 and CBS Radio Stations WPGC 95.5, 106.7 The Fan, 94.7 Fresh and 99.1 El Zol, hosted the ninth annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive at four Giant...

Journalists’ Roundtable Christmas Party

Isabel Wilkerson discusses her critically acclaimed book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Dec. 18, at a holiday party of for the Journalists Roundtable at the Washington, D.C....

Students from Bowie State to Study Abroad in Ethiopia

The Bowie State University College of Business is instituting the first study abroad program to Ethiopia by a University System of Maryland Institution in January 2011, according to a press release issued by the...

Montgomery County Domestic Partner Benefits Law Effective Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, the Equal Benefits Law, also known as the Domestic Partner Benefits Law, becomes effective in Montgomery County. Under the Equal Benefits Law, county contractors or subcontractors who are employers must provide...

Workforce Development Report Offers Unemployment Solutions

At-large Councilmember Michael Brown, chairman of the Committee on Housing and Workforce Development, has provided a report to his Council peers that details system-wide problems related to the District’s high rate of unemployment. According to...

Gray Announces New Appointees

Mayor-elect Vincent Gray has named five persons to positions in education and other areas of the new administration that takes over Jan. 2. During a Dec. 22 press conference, Gray announced his choices for two...

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