Tag: Living News

Single and looking in DC? Turns out you’re in the majority

WASHINGTON — Are you celebrating Singles Awareness Day on Friday? If you are celebrating in D.C., it turns out you’re not alone. According to research by Move.org, a website that helps people find movers, D.C. is home to the nation’s loneliest group of people. But take heart: That means the person next to you in […]

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From life in prison to published author: DC native pens ‘Master Plan’

WASHINGTON — Drug deals and gun violence were everyday realities for Chris Wilson growing up. Straddling homes in D.C.’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood and Prince George’s County’s Temple Hills community, Wilson watched his mother fall victim to both domestic abuse and drug abuse. Many of his friends were locked up or killed, including his cousin, who […]

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Scandal in the nest: DC bald eagles lay first egg of 2019

WASHINGTON — A pair of D.C. bald eagles — Liberty and Justice — laid their first egg of the year on Tuesday, but the celebration is accompanied by a delightful bit of drama. Their love saga seems to be playing out a bit like an episode of The Young and the Restless, as papa bird […]

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Bethesda’s Praline Bakery opens at The Wharf

WASHINGTON — Bethesda’s popular Praline Bakery and Bistro has opened a new location at The Wharf in D.C. Praline Bakery has a full menu at its new, 2,500-square-foot Wharf location, with pastries, cookies, cakes, macarons and coffee, along with soups, salads, quiches and sandwiches. It is adjacent to The Wharf’s 7th Street Park. Praline Bakery’s Bethesda location […]

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In a once-flourishing taxicab mecca, DC rides plummet

WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital once boasted the highest number of taxis per capita of any city, but in 2019, the number of taxi rides in the District are plummeting — leaving some wondering if the industry is doomed. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, while the number of “one-tap” ride-hailing trips using services including Uber and […]

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Fight food waste, save money: ‘Ugly’ produce delivery launches in DC area

WASHINGTON — There’s a new way to fight food waste, combat climate change, save money, and increase your fruit and veggie intake — and you don’t need to leave the house to do it. Imperfect Produce, a San Francisco-based food delivery company that sources and sells oddly shaped or blemished fruits and vegetables, recently expanded […]

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LEON brings its LOVe Burger to DC

WASHINGTON — London-based fast food chain LEON, which opened its first U.S. location last year in Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, is putting a plant-based burger on its D.C. menu. The LOVe Burger is made from 100 percent plants and is the first of several new vegan items LEON will add to its […]

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Crowd converges near Friendship Archway for Chinese New Year celebration

WASHINGTON — Folks lined the streets of downtown D.C. Sunday afternoon to celebrate Chinese New Year. It was a community affair to ring in the year of the pig, which represents wealth, fun and good fortune. A crowd several rows deep packed the streets around the Friendship Archway in Chinatown. People stood on bus stop […]

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Hundreds brave frigid temps in skivvies for annual fundraiser

WASHINGTON — For the past 10 years, people have gathered to run through D.C.’s cold streets in their underthings as part of an annual effort to raise funds for research to find a cure for neurofibromatosis — a rare genetic disease that causes tumors to grow throughout the nervous system. This year, people taking part […]

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D.C. Brau makes substitution in flagship lineup of beer

The District’s biggest brewery is making a big change to its flagship line of beers. D.C. Brau Brewing Co. is replacing its Citizen Belgian-style ale with Join Resolution, a hazy India pale ale, starting next month. The Citizen has been a part of the brewery’s flagship lineup since it opened in 2011. It will soon […]

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&pizza opens inside the Rayburn House Office Building

WASHINGTON — Many workers on the House side of Capitol Hill won’t need to leave the building for some &pizza. The D.C.-based craft pizza chain has opened a location inside the Rayburn House Office Building. Food services company Sodexo has subcontracted to operate the location. It is &pizza’s 13th location in the District. It also has […]

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Why gov’t. shutdown hurt Apple and Chick-fil-A

WASHINGTON — How much did the 35-day partial government shutdown impact the shopping and dining-out habits of those affected federal employees in the D.C. area? Significantly, according to Dulles, Virginia-based Gravy Analytics. Gravy Analytics — whose location intelligence tools track a billion daily location signals from more than 250 million smartphones and devices — compared […]

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City to spend $2.1M to buy, preserve neighborhood dog park

WASHINGTON (AP) — The city of Washington, D.C., is set to bid $2.1 million to buy and preserve a dog park in Columbia Heights, but critics are questioning the use of money. The Washington Post reports bids are due by the end of this month. The park sits on land being sold by the Washington […]

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Baby gorilla broke leg, zoo says — possibly because he went bananas

[embedded content] WASHINGTON — A rambunctious resident at the National Zoo is on the mend after vets found that he broke his leg. Zoo veterinarians aren’t sure how Moke, a 9-month-old western lowland gorilla, got injured, but primate curator Meredith Bastian said in an interview on the zoo website that Moke has a reputation for being […]

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Laser treatments can help shrink and soften thick scars

WASHINGTON — Lasers, combined with a better understanding of how the body heals wounds, have helped make life easier for people who once had to just live with a bad scar. A procedure considered experimental as recently as five years ago is helping some people’s scars disappear. “I have a patient, for instance, who tells […]

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Aldi signs lease for largest D.C. store, in Fort Totten

Aldi has agreed to open a 25,000-square-foot store at Art Place at Fort Totten, the Cafritz Foundation’s redevelopment of the Riggs Plaza apartment complex at South Dakota Avenue and Kennedy Street NE. The store, scheduled to open in 2022, will be the German discount grocer’s second in D.C., after 901 17th St. NE, and its […]

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Potomac Phil defies Punxsutawney with prediction of his own

Potomac Phil — the completely legitimate, not at all stuffed prognosticating “National Groundhog” — comes out every year on Groundhog Day for a forecast at Dupont Circle. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) WASHINGTON — While hundreds gathered in rural Pennsylvania for Punxsutawney Phil’s annual weather prediction, his lesser-known, somewhat lesser-animated cousin had his own ceremony in D.C.’s Dupont Circle. […]

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‘It ain’t safe’: Many DC homeless avoid shelters amid cold

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. counted its homeless population last winter at about 7,000 people, and so far, only about 1,700 of them have checked into area shelters this winter. District residents James Bernard and June Lewis told The Washington Post Wednesday that they’ve been homeless for years and plan to stay outdoors as temperatures plunge […]

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Bradley Beal and broccoli: New health campaign targets DC-area youth

WASHINGTON — Washingtonians who wander into Giant Food stores this year will see a familiar face — or three — in the produce section. Next to bins of apples, oranges and tomatoes are posters of Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and Washington Capitals right winger T.J. Oshie — […]

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Federal workers eager to return to work, concerned about future

WASHINGTON — Federal workers who have missed two paychecks said they are eager to return to their jobs on Monday, but they’re concerned about the potential of yet another government shutdown in three weeks. Announcing the agreement on Friday to end the shutdown, President Donald Trump said the government would be reopened for three weeks […]

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Volunteers clean popular spot on the Potomac ahead of spring fishing

WASHINGTON — Most years, it falls on the National Park Service to maintain the area around Fletcher’s Cove on the Potomac in D.C. for fishers and other river enthusiasts. But most years don’t have to deal with record shattering rains and a partial government shutdown. A group of around 60 volunteers with Friends of Fletcher’s […]

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DC man charged with animal cruelty after beating his dog

WASHINGTON — A D.C. man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he was seen aggressively beating his dog last month. On Dec. 26, the Humane Rescue Alliance received reports of a man, now identified as Jonathon Lamar Little, beating his dog, whipping it with a leash, picking the dog up by the leash […]

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