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Community Garden Offers Meals and Lessons

Spring has come to Bread for the City’s community garden, a place dedicated to growing and learning about healthy food.

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Fiber-Optical Illusion

Last week, Mayor Vince Gray stopped by the Montana Terrace housing development to celebrate a milestone in a project that he tweeted was “helping to bridge the digital divide.” The nonprofit One Economy Corporation had recently finished wiring eight D.C. low-income housing developments—totaling 1,435 units—with high-speed Internet connections, using the Internet service provider Clear.

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D.C. Public Housing Waiting List to Close; No New Applicants After April 12

The District’s public housing agency is planning to close its waiting list for the first time next week, and it is encouraging needy families to sign up before the list is suspended indefinitely.

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Ready, Set, Grow! City Orchard is Here.

With frigid temps keeping us bundled in our winter warmest, spring visions of picnicking on the National Mall remain as yet mere fantasy. But there is new growth taking root right here in the DC area and that’s no basket of baloney sandwiches.

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BrotherSpeak: Exploring the Lives of Black Men

The Washington Post continues its three-part series that asks: what do you fear, love, and dream of?

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Hunger and homelessness rise in U.S. cities

Across the United States, the number of hungry and homeless people is growing, and budget fights at the federal level are threatening the aid many need to survive, the U.S. Conference of Mayors said on Thursday.

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Volunteers Spend Thanksgiving Eve Making Sure Those in Need Get Holiday Meal

Dozens of Washingtonians are spending Thanksgiving eve making sure no one goes hungry during the holidays. Volunteers with "Bread for the City" are putting food on the table of families who typically go without.

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The Five-Year Itch

The five-year economic development strategy unveiled by Mayor Vince Gray last week foresees rapid growth in the District, with 100,000 new jobs and $1 billion in additional tax revenue. It also targets certain sectors with superlatives and high hopes that might not be within reach in the next half-decade.