Save Shepherd Parkway: Park Police Where are You?

By LeMara Perry and K. Levek There is a national capital park in Southeast Washington. While it could… [Full Article]

Save Shepherd Parkway: Park Police Where are You? Save Shepherd Parkway: Park Police Where are You?

Should You Renovate and Remodel? Or Just Sell It As Is?

By Donald Isaac, Sr. A few years ago, the real estate market was so hot that no matter what some… [Full Article]

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D.C. Council Approves Largest Tax Cut in 15 Years

By: Victoria Jones The D.C. Council approved the city’s largest income tax cut in 15 years on May… [Full Article]

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Mayor Plans on D.C. Soccer Stadium

By: Victoria Jones With seven months remaining before Mayor Vincent Gray leaves office Jan. 2, Gray… [Full Article]

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DC Minimum Wage to Increase to 9.50 July 1

By: LeMara Perry
Minimum Wage Photo
Employers and workers throughout the District of Columbia are gearing up for an increase to the minimum wage, set to take place on July 1.
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Pannell for Education

By: K. Levek
Philip Pannell
In a close election, only two years ago, Philip Pannell lost his run for the Ward 8 State Board of Education seat. Trayon White, who heavily campaigned against him and won, has resigned from the post in order to take a job at the Department of Parks and Recreation.
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Marion Barry’s Book Signing

By: K. Levek
Barry Book Time
It was a packed room inside of Old Congress Heights School, where “Mayor for Life” and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry held his book signing for his autobiographical book, ‘Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.’ The book signing was sponsored by the Ward-8 based Washington Informer, who is celebrating 50 years in the newspaper industry. The paper’ publisher and editor, Denise Rolark Barnes moderated the conversation with Barry as he spoke about his life and career.
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Save Shepherd Parkway: Park Police Where are You?

By LeMara Perry and K. Levek
Shepherd Park Nathan Harrington
There is a national capital park in Southeast Washington. While it could be viewed as a treasure, its view if far from it. Shepherd Parkway is part of the Civil War Defenses of Washington. It includes two civil war sites: Fort Greble and Fort Carroll. On April 11, 1927 the National Capital Parks and Planning Commission acquired what is today Shepherd Parkway to connect the rest of the civil war forts in the Nation’s capital for purposes of a parkway called “Fort Drive”. While that idea was never realized the park became part of the National Park Service in 1933 and is today a mature wooded forest with a rolling terrace gravel terrain that offers a home to a variety of wildlife.
For years the park has gone neglected and if you were to go inside or along its route one might have been shocked to find many non-park items there. Refrigerators, used tires, car parts and an array of trash have been disposed at the park among other unmentionables. However, a group that is dedicated on saving the park, Restore Shepherd Parkway, has emerged in recent years under the leadership of Nathan Harrington.
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