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Arts Beat

MUSIC Jan. 2: Rooster Alley “Live at the Five Spot.” Contemporary Art Center. 674-6877. Jan. 9: “Blues Caravan 2015: Girls with Guitars,” featuring Eliana Cargnelutti, Sadie Johnson and Heather Crosse. 7:30 p.m. Limelight Eventplex. 693-1234. Jan. 9: Soft Spoken “Live…

Neighborhood Notes for January 2015

* Three new neighborhood associations this year registered with the City, bringing the total of registered neighborhood associations to 105, reports Neighborhood Development Specialist Steve Fairbanks. Also, four new neighborhood watch groups were established, meaning that more than 75 neighborhood…

Labor Roundup

Union-owned Bank of Labor to open DC branch.    The Kansas City-based union-owned Bank of Labor will open a branch in the nation’s capital in the spring, making it one of the few worker-friendly financial institutions in D.C. When it…

Teachers must be defended

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Time magazine last month had a cover story bashing teachers that was not just one-sided, but as misleading as less-respected voices on radio and TV. This month, such ill-founded resentment may echo in grumbling about schools’ holiday breaks or misinformed…

Dark days at Bradley

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GIVE CREDIT TO . . . . These are dark days on the Bradley hilltop on and off the athletic fields. Once known as a nationally competitive school in basketball, Bradley is now losing to, well, everyone, regardless of D-1, D-2,…

Serendipity for December 2014

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Tucked away with other keepsakes is a small, decorated gift box with a fancy handkerchief inside. The gift card remains intact and is for my Mother from Rachel, a woman who did cleaning in an apartment building my parents once owned. She…