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Mayor Gray Announces Launch Of Truancy-Reduction Program


This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education De’Shawn Wright announced the launch of a coordinated, multi-agency effort to reduce truancy among students in the District’s public schools.


DC Workforce Incentive Program Contracting & Job Opportunities


These events come to us from Tony Robinson:

WASHINGTON — In a continuing effort to recruit qualified workers for upcoming school modernization construction projects, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced in February an informational workshop for contractors and two job fairs for DC residents looking to participate in the pilot Workforce Incentive Program (WIP).


DC Vote Keeps The Pressure On With Protest On Capitol Hill


This event comes to us from Leah Ramsay of DCVote:

DC residents will continue to keep pressure on their congressional allies, particularly Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and challenge their opponents to free DC's local budget from congressional interference. 

Thursday morning after the protest, the House Subcommittee On Oversight and Government Reform will hold an unorthodox hearing on the "fiscal sustainability" of DC's local budget, though it has been balanced for 13 consecutive years. In reference to the hearing DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown said Tuesday night, "there will never be a Control Board as long as I am Chairman of the DC Council."

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Join us for the 24th annual Bark Ball !

Join us for the 24th annual Bark Ball !

On Saturday, June 4, 2011, the Washington Humane Society will host its 24th annual Bark Ball at the Washington Hilton. As DC’s only black-tie gala for the four-on-the-floor crowd, the Bark Ball draws many of the area’s most illustrious residents and their canine companions. The guest list always includes leading figures from the political, media, entertainment, sports, and business worlds.

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Free Ice Cream In The D.C. Metro Area This Evening? Yes, Please!

Free Ice Cream In The D.C. Metro Area This Evening?  Yes, Please!


Häagen-Dazs is offering free ice cream to their loyal patrons today, May 10, at their various locations throughout the country.

Visit the ice cream shop between 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and get a scoop of the flavor of your choice for free.

Buddha-Bar DC Hosts First Anniversary Celebration on May 12th

Buddha-Bar DC Hosts First Anniversary Celebration on May 12th

This event comes to us from Alexandra Ludmer:

The owners of Buddha-Bar plan to celebrate the DC restaurant’s first anniversary in style this, Thursday, May 12th.

Basketball Stars Team Up In Southeast To Promote Teen Vaccinations

Former NBA All-Star Bob Lanier and current Washington Mystics Forward Monique Currie joined forces today at Sousa Middle School in Southeast D.C. to encourage teens to receive vaccinations, as part of the Vaccines For Teens campaign.

The event, sponsored by NBA/WNBA Cares in association with the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), featured the basketball stars, as well as other special guest speakers, like John Kach, a Meningococcal Disease Survivor, discussing the importance of teens receiving vaccines for influenza, meningitis, and other life-threatening diseases.