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Archive for December, 2010

The “Prince of Leafy Greens”

In one ancient civilization, few had to be prodded to “eat their spinach.” The Persians venerated the plant for its nobility and sprightly taste. A member of the goosefoot family, a group of greens whose spines have a distinctive webbed shape, spinach was born and nurtured in Central Asia. Unknown to the early Greeks and […]

Masterful Masa = Masa 14

When Masa 14 hit the scene about a year ago, crowds jammed in to fill up each table and grab bar seating. If the tempo has slowed a bit, that probably helps out passersby who find the scene inviting, and can now sit down for a meal and one of the bar’s wacky cocktails: a […]

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow . . .

By Paul Kelsey Williams* Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF Throughout recent history, wintry weather and heavy snowfall has always brought out professional and amateur photographers alike, and those living and working in the city of Washington were no exception. The plethora of vintage photographs taken on the city’s […]

RECENT BUDGET HEARING TESTIMONY SHED LIGHT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESSES

Mayor Fenty’s budget proposals clearly revealed his outgoing (none-too-soon) administration’s true attitude regarding the worth of the city’s neighborhood small business sector by zeroing out all funding for programs designed to provide the very support which was already demonstrating its worth in improving neighborhood retail and service businesses through such initiatives as the Historic Main […]

Mayoral Candidate Gray Won Over Voters Following Primary at City-Wide Community Meetings

[Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] By Anthony L. Harvey In a bold move to disarm critics and make himself better known to all parts of the District of Columbia, City Council Chai Vincent Gray conducted […]

Budget Crisis Hearing Witnesses Detailed Impacts, Suggested Fixes

By Anthony L. Harvey A dramatic DC budget crisis has greeted newly elected Mayor Vincent Gray and DC Council Chair Kwame Brown — who assume their new positions on January 2nd — and their 11 City Council colleagues as the current session of the Council nears its December 2010 conclusion and the new Session’s January […]

Bread for the City Opens Expanded Facility in Shaw for More Services

By P.L. Wolff [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] With the completion of a new, $6.8 million building connected to its original building at 1525 7th Street, NW, Bread for the City has increased the size […]

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