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How to Pick the Best PC Mouse

Anyone who regularly uses their PC will tell you how much of a nightmare it can be to find the right mouse to use after your old one breaks as…

Obama-to-announce-immigration-order-Thursday-nightPresident Obama to announce immigration order

(UPI) — President Obama will announce an executive order to overhaul the country’s immigration system in a televised address Thursday, in which he is expected to suspend deportation for millions…

Harris_TeeterHarris Teeter Packs 2,000 Thanksgiving Dinners to Aid Local Families

Tuesday, Nov. 18, Harris Teeter associates and food bank volunteers gathered at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to assemble 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need. Immediately following the…

localNew Regulations to Streamline Inclusionary Zoning Program

Changes Aim to Strengthen Efforts to Provide Quality Affordable Housing Mayor Vincent C. Gray and DC Department of Housing and Community Development Director Michael P. Kelly recently announced new regulations…

HEADLINESBill 20-708 Passed Unanimously

At Tuesday’s Legislative Meeting, the DC Council unanimously passed Bill 20-708, the “Housing Production Trust Fund Baseline Funding Amendment Act of 2014.” Bill 20-708, which was introduced by Councilmember Bowser,…

First-clinical-trials-of-Ebola-treatments-set-to-begin-in-AfricaFirst clinical trials of Ebola treatments set to begin in Africa

(UPI) — Doctors Without Borders is launching the first clinical trials of new treatments next month for Ebola in West Africa, where the virus has now killed 5,100 people. The…

New-college-students-taking-on-less-debt-College-Board-reportsNew college students taking on less debt, College Board reports

(UPI) — New college students are borrowing less, even as tuition hikes continue to outpace inflation in the United States, the College Board reports. The total of student loans in…

image001-32The Delta Research and Educational Foundation Seeks 40 Nonprofit Partners to Host Town Hall Advocacy Sessions on Teacher Effectiveness

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), partnering with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST), is issuing a Call to Action for nonprofit organizations to increase the dialogue around teacher…

HEADLINESThurgood Marshall College Fund Announces New Alliance with University of Phoenix to Give HBCU Students Access to Online Learning

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and University of Phoenix today announced an important new alliance that will allow students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to supplement their…

HEADLINESNew Report Finds 2.5 Million Children Homeless Annually In U.S.

A new report on child homelessness in America finds that 2.5 million children experience homelessness annually. Child homelessness has increased 8% nationally, and in 31 states and the District of…

localPublic Service Commission Approves First Three Years of Power Line Undergrounding Plan

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia issued Order No. 17697 approving the Joint Application of the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) and the District Department of Transportation…

National-Childrens-MuseumNational Children’s Museum To Return to Washington, DC in 2015

The National Children’s Museum (NCM) recently announced that it will relocate to Washington, D.C. from its location at National Harbor in 2015. The current site in Prince George’s County, Md….

localEvans’ Finance and Revenue Committee Passes DC United Stadium Legislation

Councilmember Jack Evans and the Finance and Revenue Committee recently voted to pass B20-0805, the “District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Development Act of 2014”. This vote moves the city one…

localJSSA Seeks Volunteers for Hospice and Transitions Programs

JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency), a non-sectarian community agency, is seeking volunteers for its Hospice and Transitions programs. The upcoming 20-hour specialized training for prospective volunteers is Sunday, January 25…

localTowson University Community Dance & the JCC of Greater Baltimore Announce Collaborative Venture

The College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Baltimore announce a collaborative venture with the Towson University Community Dance (TUCD) program and the…

localAn EPA Settlement with Seaboard Asphalt Products Helps Protect Baltimore, Maryland Residents

As part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,  Seaboard Asphalt Products Company, located on Asiatic Ave. in Baltimore, has come into compliance with oil spill prevention and…

localPublic Service Commission Approves First Three Years of Power Line Undergrounding Plan

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia issued Order No. 17697 approving the Joint Application of the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) and the District Department of Transportation…

localGeorgetown GLOW Lights up the Holiday Season December 12-14


Georgetown will be aglow for one weekend only during Georgetown GLOW (December 12-14), the new, signature winter event celebrating the holiday season organized by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID)….

JONATHAN_AND_KIDSInitiating the Battle for the Children

By  Tiamoyo Harris Community Issue Story U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Schafler has an ongoing mission. This time he isn’t leading teams to remote outposts along the Iraq/Iran maritime…

localGirls on the Run – DC Receives $25,000 to Equip At-Risk Girls with Critical Life Skills

Donation to provide scholarships for 135 girls to participate in DC program Girls on the Run – DC recently received a $25,000 contribution to provide scholarships for 135 at-risk girls…

localGiant Food and Nabisco Join Together to Support Capital Area Food Bank

Nabisco Products and 1,000 Turkeys to Be Donated To help ensure those most in need in the local community enjoy a Thanksgiving meal, Nabisco and Giant Food will be on…

localWizards Cares Celebrates Season of Giving

As a celebration of the Thanksgiving season, the Washington Wizards and their players will host Wizards Cares events that will serve the Washington, D.C., metropolitan community. Bradley Beal and John…

localLung Force Reveals Critical Survey Findings about African American Women and the Disease

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE, an initiative uniting women against lung cancer, is educating African American women about the disease.   Lung…

MyGirlFriend'sHouseMy Girlfriend’s House Launches Alternative School Suspension Program for Girls in Middle & High School

My Girlfriend’s House, a nonprofit organization that supports at-risk women and teen girls in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, is excited to announce the launch of their Alternative School Suspension Program….

localShiloh Senior Choir Performs “Messiah” Inspired by the theme “O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings of Zion”

The Shiloh Baptist Church Senior Choir spreads “A Word from Glory” through performance of “Messiah,” a sacred Oratorio by G. F. Händel. The Dec. 14 concert starts at 5 p.m….

localNation’s Capital Celebrates America Recycles Day by Getting Creative in Its Green Efforts

Commission on Arts, Public Works to Wrap Recycling Trucks with Original Art in Time for Earth Day 2015    The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and the…

localDecember 2014 Major Events in Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay

  The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) wants to make it easy for individuals to enjoy the many exciting events and activities that will be…

localLane Closures on Roosevelt Bridge (I-66) Overnight on November 25

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has arranged for off-peak (overnight), temporary lane closures on the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge (I-66). Night Time Inspection A portion of the outside lane in…

usa-today-7917424.0Wizards’ Bradley Beal Could Make Season Debut Against Mavs

(ABC)–A peek at the NBA’s Southeast Division shows that Washington is off to a strong start, but look a bit closer and it’s tough to find an impressive victory on…

washington-storyRedskins Coach Gruden: RG3 Should ‘Worry About Himself’

(ABC)–Robert Griffin III was hard on himself plenty of times when talking about his performance in the Washington Redskins’ latest embarrassing loss in an embarrassing season. And, a couple of…

rCYuo5wGeorgetown Breaks Away from Texas A&M-CC 78-62

(CBS)–Joshua Smith scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, draining a jumper during a breakaway 8-2 run to open the second half as Georgetown put away Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 78-62…

new-dc-united-stadium-630x407Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser to Propose Compromise Deal for New Soccer Stadium

(NBC)–D.C. Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser says she will propose a compromise deal to build a new soccer stadium in the District. Speaking to the Federal City Council business group Tuesday evening, Bowser…

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota VikingsNFL Suspends Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson for at Least the Rest of the Season

(ABC)–Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated…

US-Chinese-best-efforts-on-climate-may-fall-shortU.S., Chinese ‘Best Efforts’ on Climate may Fall Short

(UPI) — U.S. and Chinese leaders Wednesday agreed on a climate agenda to the praise of low-carbon advocates, but it might not be enough to change the energy debate. U.S….

GrayMayor Gray Highlights New FEMS Vehicles, Cadets and Recruits

Additional Emergency Personnel and Vehicles Bolster Department’s Preparedness Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced recently that he is following through on this commitment to continue reinforcing the District’s supply of emergency-response…

HEADLINESRestoration of Critical Healthy Start Funds to Improve Maternal and Child Health

Restored Federal Funding Will Help Reduce District’s Infant Mortality Rate Mayor Vincent C. Gray and officials from the D.C. Department of Health (DOH) announced that the District has received a…

Low-gas-prices-translate-to-high-consumer-confidenceLow gas prices translate to high consumer confidence

(UPI) — The National Association of Convenience stores said Wednesday less cash spent at the gas station should translate to more money going to holiday spending. NACS found consumer sentiment…

HEADLINESReducing Food Waste and Saving Money at Thanksgiving

Before going to the supermarket to buy the turkey, assorted vegetables, fruit and cheese for Thanksgiving, many people will have to clear out refrigerator space to hold everything. That means…

HEADLINES60 Percent of Low-Income Parents with Young Children Lack Full-Time Employment

Integrated approaches are necessary to break the cycle of poverty With nearly one-third of children living in poverty in our city, we need to implement interventions and policies that work…

StreetSmartLocal Officials Look to Reduce Crashes Involving Pedestrians During Darker Months

Clocks fell back an hour for the end of daylight saving time on Nov. 2, ushering in shorter days and increased safety concerns on D.C.-area roadways. With darkness falling an…

HEADLINESHUD and Salvation Army Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

Settlement follows eviction of four pregnant women from D.C. homeless housing program  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that the Salvation Army will pay $48,000…

HEADLINESResearchers Identify Vaccine-Resistant Strain of Polio

(UPI) — Polio has been largely eradicated around the world, thanks to vaccines developed in the 1950s, first by Jonas Salk and later by Albert Sabin. But in 2010, 445…

HEADLINESNot Enough Women are getting Screened for Cervical Cancer

(UPI) — A new report by the CDC suggests not enough women are getting screened for cervical cancer, leaving them at risk of developing the disease that kills more than…

HEADLINESSAMHSA helps Communities Across the Nation Enhance Behavioral Healthcare Capacity

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are partnering with universities, schools, and communities across the country in order to…

4c_RoomWashington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Expands Services with New Inpatient Unit

To meet the health care needs of DC area Veterans for years to come, a wing which once housed administrative offices has been transformed into a new inpatient treatment unit. …

HEADLINESSBA Hits Another Lending Record in FY 2014

7(a) Lending Opens Opportunities for America’s Small Businesses The U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) Loan Program reached another lending record in FY 2014, announced today by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet….

localGovernor McAuliffe Announces 225 New Jobs in Henrico County

McKesson Medical-Surgical to invest more than $10 million to expand divisional headquarters operation Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last week that McKesson Medical-Surgical, Inc., an affiliate of McKesson Corporation, a leading…

IndustrialBankIndustrial Bank Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Small Business Grant Promotion to Support Area Entrepreneurs

On Monday, November 10th, Industrial Bank marked its 80th Anniversary with a celebration at the Arena Stage in Southwest DC. The purpose of the event is to thank the Bank’s many customers…

localCapitol Hill Arts Workshop’s December 2014 Events

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents the following events in December 2014: Thursday, December 4 – FACTION OF FOOLS THEATRE – Faction of Fools Theatre Company, Inc. presents “The…

DonnaEdwards1Calling all Notaries and Business Professionals! To Prince George’s Community College

United States Congresswoman Donna Edwards as Guest Speaker at Annual Notary Public Day The Third Annual Notary Public Day will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Largo,…

localCounty Leaf Collection Continues Through Mid-December

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Division of Highway Services (DHS) will conduct its annual vacuum collection of leaves in the southern part of the County from November 10 through…

localPrince George’s County Creates PILOTs for Keys Energy Center

Two measures supporting Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) for the Genesis Power Keys Energy Center project – a natural gas-fired power plant in Brandywine, Maryland, were approved by the…

localVirginia Department of Housing and Community Development announces more than $129,000 in Virginia Main Street grants

– Funding includes downtown investment and financial feasibility grants –   The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development announced $129,400 in Virginia Main Street funding for six projects in…

localDepartment of Labor Selects Virginia Workforce Investment Board for Participation in Economic Growth Initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently that Opportunity Inc., the Commonwealth’s local Workforce Investment Board serving South and Western Hampton Roads, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment…

localMaryland School District to Strip References to Religious Holidays on School Calendars

For some students in the suburbs of Washington, Christmas — or at least recognition of it on their school calendars — has been canceled The Montgomery County school board voted…

localConstruction Begins for Amtrak Service to Roanoke

Governor McAuliffe announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia, Amtrak, Norfolk Southern and the City of Roanoke are beginning the first phase of construction for the platform that will serve intercity…

williams-showalter_606Nats’ Williams, O’s Showalter Win MLB Managers of the Year Awards

(ABC)–Buck Showalter and Matt Williams won the Manager of the Year awards Tuesday, turning a Beltway double play. Showalter took the American League prize for the third time after guiding…

kvqPokJjJackson’s RG3 Speech Helps Fill Redskins Void

(ABC)–DeSean Jackson sensed that perhaps not all of his Washington Redskins teammates were supportive of Robert Griffin III. Jackson also felt that the team could use some more vocal leaders….

635511319993830283-635511251563603963-USP-NFL-Adrian-Peterson-ArraignmentNFL Wants Quick Resolution on Adrian Peterson as NFLPA Grievance Looms

(CBS)–The NFL says it is “moving as quickly as possible” to make a decision on potential discipline for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson under the imminent threat of an…

456654928Report: Cubs in Talks to Acquire Jordan Zimmermann

(NBC)–Baseball’s general managers are gathered in Phoenix this week for an annual meeting, which expectedly leads to plenty of hot-stove chatter. An interesting rumor surfaced Tuesday when The Chicago Sun-Times…

b5be81e2cbc24dfe9245749f34341294Judge Rejects Hernandez Bid to Move Murder Trial

(NBC)–A judge has denied a motion by defense lawyers for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez seeking to change the location of his trial, saying there is no…

bowser_M_20140402090359Muriel Bowser Elected D.C. mayor

Voters in the District of Columbia have elected Councilmember Muriel Bowser as the city’s eighth mayor since the beginning of home rule. In the hardest-fought general election in recent memory,…

OBAMA-~2-5Obama vows to ‘get the job done’ with Republicans

(AP) — One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for…

HEADLINESDPW Veterans Day and Leaf Collection Season

The Department of Public Works (DPW) announced how services will be affected Tuesday, November 11, when the District observes Veterans Day. Trash and recycling collections and street and alley cleaning…

ELECTI~1Election 2014: Republicans wrest control of Senate in big wins

(UPI) — Republicans won most of the competitive races in the 2014 midterm elections, taking control of the U.S. Senate and several governorships. On Wednesday morning, Republicans were guaranteed 52…

NatonalDayofActionRNs at DC’s Providence Hospital to Strike November 12

Say Inadequate Ebola Preparedness, Other Health, Safety Concerns Put RNs, Patients at Risk Registered nurses at Providence Hospital in the District of Columbia, will hold a one-day strike on Wednesday,…

localBGE Sponsors Annual Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc. Fundraiser to Benefit Children of Injured Workers

Each year, thousands of workers are disabled by on-the-job injuries in Maryland. In an effort to promote safety and to support families of injured workers, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company…

localHunger Awards $1.3 Million to 198 Local Hunger Charities to Combat Childhood Hunger

The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have announced that Hunger Is, their joint charitable initiative to fight childhood hunger in America, has awarded over $1.3 million in…

HabitatHabitat NOVA Breaks Ground on 81st and 82nd New Home Builds

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA), alongside community and business leaders, and neighborhood residents, celebrated the start of the organization’s 81st and 82nd new home builds yesterday on…

localGeorge Washington’s Home, Mount Vernon, Celebrates Veterans Day Special Activities on Tuesday, November 11

Mount Vernon, the home of America’s first commander in chief, George Washington, salutes veterans with special events and free admission for all active duty, former, or retired military personnel on…

localHUD Reports Homelessness in U.S. Continues to Decline

Up 18.5 Percent in District of Columbia Since 2010 U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced HUD’s latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued…

MainStreetHagerstown is the First in Washington County to Join the Award-Winning Main Street Maryland Program

Hagerstown has joined the Main Street Maryland program, becoming the ninth community under the O’Malley-Brown administration to participate in the comprehensive initiative to stimulate investment in the state’s traditional downtowns….

localBGE Encourages Customers to Prepare Homes and Businesses for Winter Months

Customers encouraged to visit bge.com/WinterReady for information about preparing homes for the winter heating season As temperatures dip and the colder winter months quickly approach, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company…

localOperation Homefront and Dollar Tree Collect Toys for Washington area Military Families

Operation Homefront, the national non-profit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families, is joining with Dollar Tree to launch its annual Holiday Toy Drive to collect…

localHarvesting a Season of Thanks with DPR

November is a time of reflection as we think about all of the things we are grateful for.  During this season of thanks, DPR will offer a variety of events…

HEADLINESDistrict of Columbia Recognized Among Top 10 States for Afterschool Programs

Ranked #2 among All States, #1 in Northeast Region in National Household Survey As the largest funder for afterschool programs in the District, the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust…

CONTRO~1Control of Congress, divisive issues face voters on Tuesday

(UPI) — It’s easy for voters to check out of midterm elections, especially as partisan gridlock continues to drive approval ratings for Congress and the president into the gutter.  …

OpenGovernmentMayor Gray Announces New Open Government Initiatives

Mayor Names new Open Government Advisory Group to foster transparency Mayor Vincent C. Gray recently announced the launch or advancement of six initiatives as part of his ongoing strategy to…

HEADLINESNew Regulation Facilitates Crowdfunding-Type Investments for D.C. Small Businesses

District of Columbia small businesses now have another option for raising capital through a new regulation issued by the D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking. The new regulation, “District…

HEADLINESBowser’s bill to address long-range infrastructure challenges, debt cap approved

Innovative approach achieves broad support from government, business and labor leaders The Council unanimously approved legislation that the will enable the District to procure large-scale infrastructure improvements for a population…

harvest feastHarris Teeter Launches 2014 Harvest Feast to Further Support Hunger Relief Efforts

This November, Harris Teeter is continuing its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign to aid local hunger-relief efforts. In November 2013, Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast campaign collected…

HEADLINESAmericans to Congress: Invest More, Not Less, in Children, Youth & Families

79 percent of Americans favor increasing funds for children’s healthcare, nutrition & education   A national public opinion poll released recently by the Children’s Leadership Council finds strong support for…

HEADLINESNIELSEN 2014 HOLIDAY FORECAST SHOWS MULTICULTURAL CONSUMERS DRIVERS OF INCREASED SPENDING THIS SEASON

Multicultural consumers are expected to drive this year’s increase in holiday spending with African-Americans making up the largest percentage of the increase, according to the 2014 Holiday Sales Forecast released…

HEADLINESHepatitis C Reaches Historic Highs

Burgeoning Baby Boomer Generation at Extreme Risk with More Than 75% Infected as Spending on HCV Treatment Predicted to Surge More Than 200% by 2015

 The numbers are sobering: While…

localDistrict of Columbia Ranks 45th Best on Business Taxes

Annual Release of the State Business Tax Climate Index District of Columbia has the 45th best tax climate in the U.S. according to the latest edition of the State Business…

NBA Cares/Washington Wizards/Capital Area Food BankWizards Players & Military Personnel Volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank

As part of NBA Cares and the league’s commitment to service, Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman, players Dejuan Blair, Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, Glen Rice, Garrett Temple…

localHarlem Rattlers – African-American Combat Unit in World War I –
Is Subject of Book Discussion

Members of the Harlem Rattlers, the African-American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard, achieved mythic status for their role in World War I, in…

localGovernor O’Malley Announces Policy for Active Monitoring of
all Returning Travelers from Countries Affected by Ebola Outbreak

Governor O’Malley announced that Maryland will directly monitor the health of all returning travelers from the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, which are battling a serious Ebola outbreak….

localMaryland Named a Top Ten State for Energy Efficiency for the 4th Year in a Row

For the fourth consecutive year, Maryland has been named a top ten state by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Its annual State Energy Efficiency scorecard benchmarks the…

BGE_Green_Grants

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) recently announced that it is providing more than $300,000 in grants to more than 40 local nonprofit organizations committed to environmental preservation, protection and…

localMikulski, Cardin Announce more than $8.2 Million in Federal Funds to Fight Violence Against Women in Maryland

U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that thirteen organizations in Maryland have received a total of $8,286,161 in grants from the Office on Violence…

Beth_Akiyama,_Wendy_Pohlhaus,_Kevin_Peach,_James_McGowen,_John_Stanard,_Addie_Richburg,_Susan_Taylor,_all_speakers_at_event_(1)Four Diverse National Leaders Receive Humanitarian Awards

Four diverse national leaders received humanitarian awards for their long-term work on criminal reform, domestic violence, civil and human rights, disaster response and law enforcement through community outreach.  The Church…

localNew Grant Program May Make it Easier for Maryland Seniors to Age in Place

Maryland senior citizens who own their homes may have more options to age in place under a new program that provides grants of up to $25,000 for improvements such as…

localBGE Credit Agreements Extend Relationships with Minority and Community Banks


Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) and its parent company, Exelon Corporation, have arranged $123 million in credit lines with 31 minority and community-owned banks in BGE’s service area and…

localNatsFest to Return this December

  Tickets and autograph vouchers for the event of the offseason to go on sale next week   Following what proved to be an exciting 2014 season, the Washington Nationals…

localBusiness Fair Connects Businesses with Government Procurement Specialists

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) will host its 23rd Annual Procurement Fair on Wednesday, November 19 from 8 AM to Noon at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD. The Fair…

pirouttePirouette to Success

By Tiamoyo Harris  Twitter: Ward 8 resident 16-year old Reggie who previously performed for White House, practices ballet at THE ARC hoping to become a professional dancer. East of the…

AffordableRentalHousingRibbon Cutting Celebrates New Quality Affordable Rental Housing in Downtown Silver Spring

Acting Secretary Clarence Snuggs joined Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett for the grand opening of The Residences at Thayer Avenue, new quality, affordable rental housing in the heart of revitalizing…

CDCCDC to Monitor all Incoming Passengers from West Africa into U.S. Beginning Monday

(UPI) — As of Monday, the U.S. Center for Disease Control will closely monitor all travelers entering the U.S. from Ebola-stricken countries public health officials announced today. The regulated monitoring…

Social-Security-benefits-to-increase-17-percent-in-2015Social Security Benefits to Increase 1.7 Percent in 2015

(UPI) — Social Security benefits are set to increase 1.7 percent in 2015 while Social Security tax is only set to increase 1.3 percent. The benefits are adjusted annually to…