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News Archive - October 23, 2010

Arts Coalition And Developer Hope To Redevelop Dupont Circle Tunnels

The District is asking the public for comment on a plan to redevelop a former underground trolley station into an arts and entertainment space.

The Dupont Circle Trolley Station is an underground complex of tunnels that stretches eight city blocks. It's been shuttered and closed to the publ...

Fairfax Parkway Intersection Gets A $70 Million Upgrade

The Fairfax County Parkway is a fast-moving, six-lane highway. But the highway stops moving fast at a major intersection in the city of Fairfax, where a traffic light slows everything down.

Not for long, though. Soon there will be a flyover bridge where Fairfax County Parkway and the Fair L...

D.C. Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Council Member

D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles wants information and documents on Team Thomas, a non-profit that Councilmember Harry Thomas started in 2000 to support youth sports.

According to a letter delivered to Thomas, the non-profit is not registered with the IRS or in good standing with the cit...

Fairfax Parkway Intersection Gets A $70 Million Upgrade

The Fairfax County Parkway is a fast-moving, six-lane highway. But the highway stops moving fast at a major intersection in the city of Fairfax, where a traffic light slows everything down.

Not for long, though. Soon there will be a flyover bridge where Fairfax County Parkway and the Fair L...

New Writing Center Is A Museum Of 'Unnatural History'

A new tutoring center opened its doors today in Columbia Heights--and it isn't your average place of learning.

When you walk inside the 826DC writing center, you're bombarded with mismatched stuffed animals, like an owl with an elephants trunk. The group's Deputy Director Joe Callahan expla...

D.C. Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Council Member

D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles wants information and documents on Team Thomas, a non-profit that Councilmember Harry Thomas started in 2000 to support youth sports.

According to a letter delivered to Thomas, the non-profit is not registered with the IRS or in good standing with the cit...

New Council Majority Already Proposing Changes In Ocean City

Ocean City's mayor and city council has a new ultra-conservative majority after last week's election. And they're wasting no time in shaking things up.

The ink wasn't even dry on the signatures from the newly elected council members before the new majority passed a surprising motion to disb...

New Writing Center Is A Museum Of 'Unnatural History'

A new tutoring center opened its doors today in Columbia Heights--and it isn't your average place of learning.

When you walk inside the 826DC writing center, you're bombarded with mismatched stuffed animals, like an owl with an elephants trunk. The group's Deputy Director Joe Callahan expla...

Early Voting Means More Options In Montgomery County

In Montgomery County, Md., voters have six days to cast their ballots, and Board of Elections staff believe early voting will make a difference in voter turnout.

Marjorie Roher of the Montgomery County Board of Elections says people are taking advantage of the added opportunity. Nearly 70 p...