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News Archive - June 26, 2010

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop Held for D.C. Residents

By Greg Peppers

A free workshop is being held Saturday in the District to assist homeowners who are in default on their mortgage or facing foreclosure.

The workshop provides a forum for at risk homeowners in the D.C. metro area to meet with their mortgage company and a HUD approved co...

Parking Time Limits Lifted In The District, But Payment Rules Unchanged

By Kavitha Cardoza

D.C.'s Department of Transportation has lifted evening time limits at parking meters in busy commercial areas including Adams Morgan and the National Mall.

John Lisle with DDOT says motorists still have to pay for parking at meters between 6:30 and 10:30 in the even...

Folklife Fest Shines Spotlight On Its Own

By Stephanie Kaye

The Folklife Festival is up and running during its 44th year on the National Mall.

Spokesperson Becky Haberacker says three programs round out this year's festival.

"The Mexico program - in addition to tequila-making, music, dancing, crafts," she says. "And we...

Parking Payment Options Opening Up In D.C.

By Kavitha Cardoza

The District is looking at a variety of parking payment options.

In approximately a month, drivers in D.C. will see expanded pay-by-cell parking and multi-space meter parking options.

And John Lisle, with D.C.'s Department of Transportation, says there will al...

D.C. Fire Chief Would Like to See Fireworks Banned in City

By Jonathan Wilson

D.C.'s Fire Chief Dennis Rubin says the city's current fireworks laws make it difficult for both consumers and fire marshals.

At a demonstration of the dangers of fireworks in Southeast D.C., Rubin says he'd like to see the day when the District bans all consumer fi...

Bethesda Boy Inspires Community to Battle Cancer

By Cathy Carter

A local boy's resilience in battling cancer has inspired his community to help other families in need of support.

Six-year-old Ryan Darby of Bethesda, Maryland is being treated for leukemia at Georgetown Hospital.

"And the care he's receiving his second to none....