Posts Tagged ‘Ward 8’

Alonzo Smith’s Mother to Call for Second Autopsy, ‘Truly Independent’ Investigation Into Son’s Death

Beverly Smith will hold a press conference tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Marbury Plaza Apartments.

Analysis: Kids in Wards 5, 7, and 8 Are Being Left Behind

"Who's benefitting from this influx of wealth?"

Columbus Day Could Become ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ in D.C.?

"We know about the demise of the culture of the people that happened when the Europeans came," LaRuby May said.

Uber: Trips From Wards 7, 8 Have Increased By 600 Percent in the Last Year

And you don't have to wait as long for a ride there, the company says.

Chatter: Ward of the 8

What you said about what we said last week

District Line Daily: Too Close to Call

LaRuby May, whom Mayor Muriel Bowser backed in Ward 8, has a slim lead in the race to replace Marion Barry.

District Line Daily: Barry on Horseback

Marion Barry's son tries to stand out from the crowd.

Photos: Turkey Giveaway

Marion Barry’s Apology Goes Slightly Awry

Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry held his second meeting with members of the Asian-American community today in a Baptist church off Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, where he was expected to apologize for his previous remarks disparaging Filipino nurses and Asian owned businesses.
Unfortunately, we can't tell you firsthand whether he actually did, since he [...]

Photos: Lightbox Preview

2000 Block Shannon Place, SE.  April 10th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Slideshow. 2100 block MLK Jr. Ave. SE. March 23.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

2012 Debates: Drink, Vote, and Be Merry!

Don't think D.C. politics is a full-contact sport? Then join LL, WPFW's Chuck Thies, and special guest panelists for a series of debates before the April 3 primary!
At-Large: Tuesday, March 20, 8:30-10:30pm at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW (guest moderator: NBC4's Tom Sherwood)
Ward 8: Wednesday, March 14, 7:00-9:00pm at Georgena's (formerly Players Lounge), [...]

Photos: Marion Barry Campaign Kick-off

Slideshow. 2427 Martin Luther King Ave. SE., Feb. 18th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

From Young & Hungry: Uniontown Carries On, Despite Owner’s Drug Charge, But For How Long?

Chris Shott notes that the arrest of Uniontown owner Natasha Dasher could jeopardize the restaurant:
Despite the owner's arrest on Nov. 1, business has carried on as usual at the eatery. Just last week, the venue hosted a viewing party for the premier of Anacostia: The Web Series. Stopping in over the weekend, WaPo describes a pretty typical scene: [...]

From Loose Lips: Marion Barry’s Opponents Fighting Each Other, Not Him

Hoo boy:
The Ward 8 council race has its official first dust-up, and it doesn't even include Councilmember Marion Barry.
Jacque Patterson, former head of the Ward 8 Democrats and almost at-large council candidate, tells LL he's going to make a run at Barry's seat: "I've got my wife's approval, I'm gonna run."
An official kickoff is scheduled for later [...]