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Delia Goncalves


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Delia:

'Make a choice between their health and keeping a job'

The Washington Teachers Union told DCPS teachers to hold off on signing a letter that was asking teachers to commit to being in classrooms in the fall. → Read More

Ward 7 resident competes for $100,000 grant to bring food hall to her neighborhood

Mary Blackford wants to build a food hall, where 90% of vendors wil be women, in Ward 7. She's competing in an Essence contest for a $100,000 grant. → Read More

Loudoun residents fear COVID-19 spike after teens test positive

More than 100 teenagers who attended beach week celebrations in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the last two weeks tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Cheverly town council removing plantation from town seal

Council members unanimously voted to remove a plantation from its town seal, saying they were inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. → Read More

DC's only licensed fireworks wholesaler sues for discrimination

DCRA denied Capitol Works' license to sell fireworks due to "health emergency and demonstrations." Owner James Peters says it's a case of discrimination. → Read More

'Talk about things important to people who look like me'

Lauren Brown, the daughter and granddaughter of two former D.C. politicians, says activism is in her blood, but she's using social media to put her own spin on it. → Read More

Education advocates push for DC schools to have outdoor classrooms

DC Public Schools has not released a formal return to school plan, but some parents and advocates are pushing for outdoor classrooms as a COVID-19 alternative, → Read More

Retooling business plans with a digital focus post-pandemic

With much of the DMV moving towards reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say business owners should have a digital plan to be profitable. → Read More

Black vendors say they have been excluded from Dupont Circle Farmers Market

There are more than 60 vendors at Dupont Circle and only 10 black farmers. → Read More

Healing through protest: How one reporter grieved along with strangers at a prayer vigil

These are the lessons a grieving reporter learned from the George Floyd vigil at the Lincoln Memorial. → Read More

'Everything you've done in the past: Get rid of it'

Mayor Muriel Bowser says residents must maintain social distancing during phase 1 reopening. → Read More

From backyard investments to quarantine bubbles, parents get creative to keep kids engaged this summer

Summer camps and pools remain closed for Phase One of D.C.'s reopening, leaving parents to explore other options for entertaining kids while they are out of school. → Read More

This new children's book is helping kids cope with COVID-19

The "Unwelcome Stranger" features a black family living in a multi-generational home with essential worker parents. → Read More

Return to class: DC discusses plan for bringing students safely back to school

DCPS principals said options include extending distance learning into the fall, alternating students in class and at home or socially distancing in classrooms. → Read More

Mayor Bowser calls for pay freezes for 37,000 DC workers over the next 4 years

Bowser's budget proposal cuts pay raises for DC government employees, but it's not all bad news. 41 schools would be modernized and per-pupil funding would increase. → Read More

'We want to make sure our clients feel safe coming into the store'

Carroll County business owner Doris Dower acknowledged that she will be experiencing a new way of running shop, but says it's worth it to be back in business. → Read More

DC stores selling educational items can now offer curbside pick up

The District will be closed until June 8, but there is a sign of a slow, reopening, in a pilot program that could help businesses. → Read More

Superintendent investigated for inappropriate conversation online

The long-time Superintendent of Prince William County Schools is under investigation for alleged inappropriate conversations with students on social media. → Read More

One woman fights for her community through the grief of COVID-19

Data provided by the District shows D.C.’s Ward 8 has the most COVID-19 related deaths within the Nation's Capital. → Read More

'Businesses like that don't last long in our community'

Of 23 alleged price gouging cases in D.C., most are targeting communities east of the river, highlighting inequities across the wards. → Read More