Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia’

Ward 8 Residents Celebrate Marion Barry in Anacostia

See videos of the chants and songs residents sang to celebrate Marion Barry's life.

Morning Links

This week's cover story: 20 years later, an oral history of Dream City, the definitive book on Marion Barry and everything else in District politics. [WCP]
Pot legalization advocates fall behind on their signature schedule. [LL]
Why is the police union attacking Phil Mendelson in campaign ads? It's all part of a plan. [LL]
Artist arrested in alleged theft of leftover recycling bins [...]

Bowser Opens Anacostia Office

Mayoral hopeful Muriel Bowser had something she wanted to tell the roughly 20 supporters at the opening of her new Anacostia office Saturday—if only reporters weren't there, too.
"We have our eyes set on 'the next one,' and you know what I mean," said a coy Bowser.
Bowser better have something big planned for the office at 1916 Martin [...]

Morning Links

District considers tapping more cash reserves during the shutdown. [Times, WAMU, Post]
Mayoral fundraising lags behind 2010 race. [WAMU]
Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal will launch a mayoral exploratory committee. [Post]
The grand jury looking into Vince Gray's 2010 campaign met last week. [Post]
Anacostia's Big Chair Cafe closes. [Post]
Two people shot in Southeast parking lot. [Post]
New D.C. Walmarts swamped with [...]

Ward 8 Activist James Bunn Dies at 71

Longtime Ward 8 activist James Bunn died Thursday, the Informer reports. Bunn, the father of two sons and mayoral deputy chief of staff Sheila Bunn, ran Congress Heights Main Streets and the Ward 8 Business Council. He was 71, according to Doxie McCoy, a spokeswoman for Mayor Vince Gray.
Bunn rented space to businesses in his Bunn Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave [...]

Not Our Problem

When confronted with evidence of what one city contracting official later described as “admittedly fraudulent” behavior between two private construction companies, the District government and private employees working on its behalf ignored the problem, then eventually quietly offered to broker a settlement between the feuding companies that would have cost taxpayers $250,000.
That’s what more than [...]

Council Blocks Payment on Anacostia High School Contractor, Will Hold Hearings

During a legislative meeting yesterday, the D.C. Council blocked additional payments of at least $2 million to the contractors who managed the renovations at Anacostia Senior High School after several councilmembers questioned why the extra costs were needed. Councilmembers also said they needed to find out more about the joint venture that was supposed to [...]