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DC Fire & EMS Department Receives Large Donation to Expand Their Community Outreach Program

This story comes to us from Pete Piringer of the D.C. Fire Department: 

It is often said that education is our most powerful tool.  Fire safety education programs, which teach people how to prevent fires and how to react in the event of an emergency, are extremely powerful in preventing avoidable injury and even death. In order to better educate their community around fire-safety, the DC Fire & EMS Department will expand their current education program.

Fireman’s Fund is donating $16,000 to the DC Fire & EMS Department so they may purchase fire safety training equipment, including audio and visual training equipment and “take home” fire safety brochures.

DPW to Begin Collecting Leaves Monday, November 8

This story comes to us from Linda Grant of Alert DC:

Vincent Gray Officially Elected DC Mayor

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington voters have elected D.C. Council chairman Vincent Gray mayor, a result that had been expected for more than a month after he won the city's September primary.

Voters on Tuesday picked Gray, who had no Republican opponent in the general election.

Voters also chose Kwame Brown to replace Gray as the head of the D.C. Council and sent Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton back to the U.S. House as the city's delegate. In a referendum, voters decided that they want to elect the city's attorney general, a position that is currently appointed.

Finally, voters re-elected six members to the 13-member D.C. Council: Phil Mendelson, David Catania, Jim Graham, Harry Thomas, Tommy Wells and Mary Cheh.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
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Leader of Fenty Write-In Campaign Talks DC Election 2010

We caught up with John Hlinko, the leader of the Write-In Fenty for Mayor campaign, outside of a polling location in Georgetown on Election Day 2010. 

12th Annual Heart to Hart Tennis Clinic

The 12th Annual Heart to Hart Tennis Experience will take place on November 6.  The event will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the SE Tennis and Learning Center at 701 Mississippi Avenue in Southeast. 

The Recreation Wish List Committee, in partnership with DC DPR, will present a day of tennis clinics, celebrity matches and a silent auction for the public. For more information, call SETLC at (202) 678-7530.

Looking for a Job? Tons Opening Up in NOMA

This story comes to us from the NOMA BID:

With new retailers opening each month this fall, hundreds of jobs will become available in the NoMa neighborhood this year. Constitution Café and Potbelly Sandwich Works opened recently in Constitution Square; Tynan Coffee & Tea, Georgetown Valet, and Harris Teeter open later this year. The CVS at 1200 First Street, NE; and the Hilton Garden Inn at 1225 First Street, NE, open next spring.

Interested in a position? Visit the Harris Teeter careers page at http://www.harristeeter.com/about_us/careers/career_areas.aspx and the Potbelly online careers page at www.potbelly.com. Stay tuned for more information about future hiring opportunities!

Event Brings Together 20 D.C. Area Schools for Teen Environmental Leadership

This story comes to us from Linda Stratton:

Want to check out a new electric car and sports car? Explore a model of a home that runs purely on renewable energy? Careers in environmental sustainability? Approximately 100 students from 20 independent and public high schools from the D.C. Metro area will experience a day of education, discussion, and planning for environmental sustainability in their schools at the third-annual Students for Sustainability Conference (S4S), hosted by St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School.