Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia River’

The Goats Are Back in Town

If you're driving in Hyattsville near the Anacostia River and come across a tribe of goats, don't bother them: They're working. For the second time, the Anacostia Watershed Society has recruited 60 goats to eat an invasive plant along the northwest branch of the river.
The kudzu plant, native to East Asia, can grow up to [...]

District Line Daily: D.C.’s High Line

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A proposed project would build an elevated park over the Anacostia River. The planners' pitch? It [...]

District Line Daily: Schoolhouse Zones!

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The District kicked off its effort to redraw the city's public school boundaries Monday—the first time [...]

District Line Daily: The LivingSocial Life

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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LivingSocial is one of the darlings of Washington's business community, but what's it like on [...]

Love You, Anacostia River, No Matter What

The Post magazine has a love letter to the Anacostia River this week, including pastoral pictures and a history of the river:
“The river was seen as a vein of Mother Earth; it was salty, like blood, and it tasted like blood,” says Gabrielle Tayac, a Piscataway Indian (the closest descendants the Nacotchtanks have left) and [...]

The Needle: Everyone Be Terrified Edition

Ten Years Later: It was deja vu all over again this morning, as the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks approaches. Vague, unspecified warnings of terrorist strikes on either New York or D.C., urgings of "vigilance" from authorities, and wall-to-wall freakout coverage on cable news. Will the whole world be blown up this [...]

The Needle: The Real Big East Edition

Hoya Paranoia: Big East basketball is tough—plays that might be called technical fouls in other conferences barely merit a glance from the refs. But that doesn't mean the Georgetown Hoyas were ready for what they got today in China, in the second game of their "goodwill tour." A bench-clearing brawl ended the game in the [...]

The Needle: Domestic Oil Edition

That's No Oil Spill, That's Our River: D.C. officials and the Coast Guard responded last night to reports of an oil spill on the Anacostia River. The good news: There was no oil spill. The bad news: The river is sufficiently polluted that they thought there was. Keep toting those reusable bags. -3

Biking While Black?

"It's not that deep," says Veronica Davis. "All I said was black people don't like the cold."
But the blog post in which the Greater Greater Washington contributor (and Life in the Village blogger) made that observation brought on some criticism. "I was basically called racist," Davis says. In her Monday post, Davis sought [...]

Representation Drowns in the Anacostia

The District Department of the Environment released an image of a new specialty Anacostia River commemorative license plate this morning. (Check out a larger version here.)
What do you think? The Anacostia River seems awfully wavy, eh? That allows the top of "RESENTATI" in the word "Representation" to peek out of the water; the plates do try [...]

EPA to D.C.: Clean Up!

The District's waterfront was busy this week. On Tuesday, a slew of politicians attended the ribbon cutting for Yards Park, a $42 million undertaking that boasts sprawling views of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.
Less than a mile northeast, a coalition of organizations—the Anacostia Watershed Society, Anacostia Watershed Citizens Advisory Committee, Anacostia Riverkeeper, D.C. Environmental Network, [...]

Body Found Floating in Anacostia River

As if the Anacostia River doesn't have enough problems, a body was found floating in it Saturday, WTOP reports:
D.C. police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found floating in the Anacostia River over the weekend.
The body of 31-year-old Pierre Williams, of northeast Washington, was discovered at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Officials say [...]

District Limerick: The Water Quality Edition

The snowstorm that hit our fair polity
Made rivers abysmal in quality
The clean-up's expense
Makes each bag's four cents
Seem vital, and not a frivolity
Now maybe this makes me a weenie
But dammit, my shower's chlorine-y
I won't get morose
'Cause water tastes gross
Instead, I'll just make a martini

One Vote Here for “River East”

As contributor Chris Lewis wrote in our feature piece this week, sides are forming in wards 7 and 8 over what to call their turf. For the longest time, "I live east of the river" has been the refrain. It's as stable a part of the District landscape as the Big Chair and the elegant [...]

Postcards From Home: Film and Paper Archive

From the 30 Bus, 1992

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