Although Anacostia had among the fewest residents it led the District with 20

Although anacostia had among the fewest residents it

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Although Anacostia had among the fewest residents, it led the District with 20 percent of intentional deaths annually. Once known for its historically high crime rates, it is now changing rapidly (Perlberg, Gopal, & Gittelsohn, 2015). Now as crime rates fall and homes prices have increased across the nation, Anacostia is attracting a new wave of buyers. A part of this attraction is due to the home prices in Anacostia in comparison to the state’s rate near the capital. This interest has resulted in the biggest surge of any D.C. neighborhood. Buyers lifted home values 21 percent in the Anacostia area in 2014. Politics and Government Chairperson Phil Mendelson is a Democrat, who has been serving his constituents as a Councilmember since 1998. Other Council members include Phil Mendelson, Vincent Orange, Anita Bonds, David Grosso, Elissa Silverman, Brianne Nadeau, Jack Evans, Mary M.Chen, Brandon T. Todd, Kenyan McDuffie, Charles Allen, Yvette Alexander, and LaRuby May. In addition to the Councilmember and Committee offices, the Council has several central offices that are responsible for legal and budget support as well as daily management and operations: Office of the Secretary; Legislative Services; Human Resources Division; Office of the General Counsel; Office of the Budget Director; Information Technology: Office of the DC Auditor; Office of the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. Communication
12 There are various platforms for media communication in Anacostia. The Washington times and The Washington post are both widely circulated newspapers published in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post is a leading American daily newspaper founded in 1877. It places emphasis on national politics. Editions are printed daily for residents in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The newspaper is published as a broadsheet, with photographs printed both in color and in black and white. The Southwester is a neighborhood paper which serves the SW and Capitol Riverfront areas of Washington, DC. The paper is a vehicle to disseminate news and information to the residents. It is the cement which binds this neighborhood and is a community bulletin board. Another local publication is The Anacostia Gazette. It is an African American newspaper which offers ROP and inserts advertising opportunities in its daily circulation. Anacostia boasts a broad range of magazines and publications. The District Chronicles is a weekly newspaper by and for the university students who are residents. Most of the articles are pertinent to students and cover college consortiums, university involvement in the community, and school sports. The events calendar details exhibits, nightlife, workshops, and tours for twenty-somethings. Editorials, news features, and music reviews also discuss local and national issues. Other publications include the In-Towner DuPont Circle, Logan Circle and Adams Morgan and Mid-City Community News.

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