July 30, 2012 |
The H Street Playhouse is relocating to 2020 Shannon Place SE in Anacostia . In the face of escalating rent, H Street founder Adele Robey was forced out of the Northeast neighborhood she (and her husband, who died in 2009) had helped to revitalize. Robey said she felt positive about the move before a news conference Monday, around the corner from the soon-to-be theater, which is now a warehouse. "For many reasons, it feels right," she said, not the least of which is the serendipity of moving to the neighborhood where her husband,...
January 18, 2012 |
Cato June, the 1997 All-Met Defensive Player of the Year at Anacostia and former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker, is Anacostia's new football coach, Athletic Director Walter Bond said. June replaces Terry Dixon, who was fired after two seasons, Bond said. Under Dixon, who took over for longtime coach Willie Stewart, the Indians compiled a 1-17 record. Anacostia finished last in the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association this fall with a 0-8 overall record, including a forfeit for its role in a fight that...
February 4, 2010 |
The true test for whether Anthony Wright would be a repeat customer at Big Chair Coffee & Grill was whether his steak sandwich could stand on its own without mambo sauce. Twenty minutes after ordering, his plate sat before him at the bar, sans any trace of the hot sandwich or one piece of a french fry, mambo sauce long forgotten. A satisfied customer. Wright, 47, an abandoned-vehicle investigator who works in Ward 7, is one of many customers who had heard the buzz about the coffee shop since the summer.
October 28, 2011 |
Anacostia and McKinley must forfeit their Nov. 4 games for their roles in a fight that ended Saturday's game , D.C. Public School officials said Friday. A DCPS spokesman said player suspensions would be handled by each school's principals, and none had been issued as of Friday afternoon. After a McKinley wide receiver scored to give the Trainers and 12-0 lead with 3 minutes, 17 seconds left in the third quarter, he and an Anacostia defensive back got into a fight, according to coaches.
September 28, 2008 |
For more than 30 years until his death in 2000, Calvin Woodland devoted himself to the children of his struggling Anacostia neighborhood with missionary zeal, founding sports teams to keep them out of trouble, rustling up money for their families in times of crisis and welcoming the hardest cases into his own home. Yesterday, District officials showed their appreciation by renaming the street where he lived: The 2500 block of Hartford Street SE will be known henceforth as Calvin B. Woodland Sr. Place.
November 12, 2011 |
The woman who opened a hip new bar and restaurant this year in Anacostia has been charged in a federal drug-trafficking investigation that tracked 65 kilograms of cocaine from Texas to the doorstep of her office in Fort Washington. Natasha Dasher, 36, whose Uniontown Bar and Grill has become a popular destination in Southeast Washington, was confronted late last month by federal drug agents who had followed a tractor-trailer carrying the cocaine, about 140 pounds of it, to Fort Washington,...