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Gas Leaks, Explosions ‘Not Unusual’

The photos last Thursday, Sept. 13, were chilling.  Dozens of homes in the Boston suburbs suddenly exploded from unknown gas leaks caused by an...

Bill Pending on Parking, Speeding Fines

The bill, approved unanimously by the D.C. Council, would reduce penalties for failing to pay parking and speeding tickets and allow payment via community service. It awaits the mayor's signature or veto.

The Music Man Behind ‘Ain’t Too Proud’

One thing you can say about Harold Wheeler: he plays the piano. That’s a singular thing about a very singular man. But what Wheeler —...

Palisades Parade Celebrates Hometown D.C. (photos)

Though the day was 90-something degrees, many went on to enjoy lemonade, watermelon and hot dogs on Sherier Place, where the mayor cut the ribbon to open the new Palisades Recreation Center.

ANC Monday: New Restaurants, K St. Bike Lanes

Several restaurant license applications are on the agenda for tonight's meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, along with a new sidewalk cafe for the King of Falafel.

Making History on 2 Sides of the World

While the events in Singapore seemed staged within an inch of having few vital signs, the events in Washington seemed authentically joyful, probably fueled a little by Budweiser. 

ANC Monday: DDOT, BID Gateway, Coolidge, Halcyon

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and Halcyon are requesting zoning exceptions to permit nonprofit use of residential buildings in Georgetown.

ANC Tonight: Gateways, Food Trucks, Bus Stops

There is a full agenda for the ANC's "May" meeting, held on the last day of April, including consideration of a resolution on DCRA's new food truck regulations.

Folger Celebrates Shakespeare’s Birthday with Open House (photos)

William Shakespeare is arguably the worlds most famous playwright, and deserves to have his birthday celebrated accordingly. Hundreds came to celebrate the 454th anniversary of...
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In Memoriam: Portrait Gallery Displays Barbara Bush Photo (Video)

The portrait, which shows the former first lady on the White House grounds with her springer spaniel, Millie, by her side, was installed April 18, the day after her death. It will remain on view in the museum's In Memoriam space through April 29.