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November 14th, 2012

Barry Farm Redevelopment Plans Restart

On the first Friday in November, Nella Peterson, President of the Barry Farm Resident Council, was asked by the DC Housing Authority (DCHA), along with other members of the resident council, to read and evaluate seven proposals within a week to select a master planner and developer for her neighborhood.

“They’re very complicated and in depth,” Peterson says. “Housing has put a priority on these proposals. It’s mind-boggling; we have no time.”

EOTR - Kids & Family Notebook 2012

I love snow! at Kenilworth Park

On Dec 2 and 9, from 1-1:45 p.m., discover the secret life of animals as you hunt for footprints in the snow with Ranger Lee at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE. Appropriate for all ages. Free. For more information, call 202-426-6905 or visit nps.gov/keaq.

Largest Playground Improvement Project in DC History

One Couple, Two Businesses

Islamic Heritage Museum News

From Food Pantry to Presidential Engagement

 

“People don't know each other. That's why we have all this mess,” says Ahmad Ansari, participant in a recent event at America's Islamic Heritage Museum (AIHM). He gestures to encompass the range of discussion topics just raised: interfaith mistrust, economic development insensitive to community needs, people who hear without listening, politicians who speak without understanding. That's why it's essential, Ansari argues, “to get to know people better,” and that's one reason AIHM is so important.

Finding Fashion at Home

Dispatches from the Village of Anacostia

Uniontown Bar & Grill Will Reopen

November 13th

DCPS to Close 20 Schools

DC Public Schools (DCPS) will close 20 schools in Wards 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced at a press briefing this morning. The majority will be closed at the end of the 2012-13 school year. These include eight elementary schools, four middle schools, one high school and three special education campuses. Nearly half of the proposed schools are in Wards 7 and 8.

Chancellor Henderson presented several reasons for consolidation:

November 12th

The US Ranks 6th in Military Expenditures

Ranking America

According to the World Bank, military expenditures in the United States equal 4.7% of GDP, which is enough to make the United States tied for sixth with Jordan in that category. Saudi Arabia ranks first with military expenditures at 8.4% of GDP. 

Ranking America (on Twitter as @RankingAmerica) can help individuals better understand how the United States stands in global rankings in a variety of categories.