Exploring the “G-word” in Ward 8

Exploring the G-Word in Ward 8

While Ward 8 has endured a culturally rich past and troubled present, the “east of the river” community is currently home to a revival of sorts – and, according to some of its residents, plenty of misperceptions as well. By Kate Musselwhite Gentrification: exploring the “G-word” Gentrification. From news reports to documentaries, the term has … Continue reading

A look back at Ward 8

A look back at Ward 8

A former convicted felon as a council member. The beginnings of new development. A proud, culturally-diverse populace. Ward 8 is the one of the District’s most historically significant areas. By Kate Musslewhite The poorest ward in the District, Ward 8 is the southernmost geographically and home to nearly a dozen individual neighborhoods, historic landmarks such … Continue reading


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