Archive for March, 2013

Photo: Boy with Bunny

700 Block 7th Street, NW.  March 30th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Altitude Attitude

A Cut Above: The five-story rowhouse construction at 11th and V NW is a fitting tribute to D.C. real estate prices. +3
Get Paid: Maryland's jobless rate is down, but the District's still sits at 8.6 percent. -2

In D.C. Jail, “Wizard of Oz” Isn’t Just a Movie

Remember D.C. Jail guard Jonathan Womble, busted in February after a drug-sniffing dog allegedly found pot in his locker? It always looked like the drugs were being smuggled in to inmates, but prosecutors confirmed that suspicion last week when they charged Greenbelt resident Joel Tillery with helping Womble get the drugs, the Examiner reports.
According to [...]

Kim Jong-un Would Aim Nukes at D.C., If He Could

North Korea's pizza-loving dictator Kim Jong-un is making aggressive moves again, this time with a state news agency releasing a picture of Kim next to a chart of missile flight path-like lines to U.S. cities. And according to one North Korean news site, Washington is on Kim's hit list.
NKNews.org put the white chart at left [...]

District Line Daily: Busted

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The Springfield groper has struck again, this time in Fairfax County's Kingstowne neighborhood. But new details [...]

The Needle: Hoop Schemes

The Big Dance: How are D.C. councilmembers using their tickets to Sweet Sixteen games at the Verizon Center? Depends which one you ask. +2
Donkey Sauce: Is Eastern Market about to be featured on fusion cuisine guru Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives? Signs point to yes! -3

Yes, John Roberts Has Change

What do the Black Cat, the Raven, Ben's Chili Bowl, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts have in common? They're all cash-only. The Huffington Post reports that Roberts has embraced the greenback lifestyle after having his credit card numbers stolen.
Unlike other plastic-eschewing Washington establishments, though, Roberts seems deeply uncomfortable without his cards. [...]

Activists to Protest Rock Creek Deer Killing

Councilmember Marion Barry's apologizing today after whoever runs his Twitter account called the National Park Service a "mofo" for the Rock Creek Park deer culling. But the mystery tweeter isn't the only one upset about the ongoing deaths. Outraged activists are planning to hold daily vigils to protest the killings, starting tonight through Saturday.
The protest [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

14th and Quincy Streets NE, March 26
Past page three photos are in this gallery.

Brightest Young Things Fires Serial Plagiarist Managing Editor

Brightest Young Things boss Svetlana Legetic didn't seem to get what the big deal was Tuesday when Logan Donaldson, her site's managing editor, was caught repeatedly plagiarizing articles, including large chunks of BYT's spring and summer music guide.
Legetic wrote in an email that she wouldn't ask Donaldson to resign, and lamented that the plagiarism coverage was overshadowing the [...]

District Line Daily: Rope-a-Dope

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Bernie Hammond just wanted to sell heroin to pay for his lung medication, but the [...]

Photos: Outside SCOTUS

The Needle: Curses, Foiled Again

That Voodoo That He Did: D.C. resident Raymond Bradshaw, who was charged last year with trying to recruit his mentally disabled nephew to kill his ex-wife, only after trying and failing to kill her with voodoo, was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday. +1
Zero Stars: Civicly—it's Yelp, but for D.C. government agencies, services, and [...]

Photo: Outside SCOTUS

First Street NE. March 27. © 2013 Matt Dunn

Fruit-Throwing Tweens Terrorize Bloomingdale

Normally, the sight of a child with a fruit would be a warm one. But that's not the case in Bloomingdale. Fruit-throwing adolescents are causing so much trouble that two police districts have had to get involved, according to listserv emails first posted on PoPville.
The trouble started on March 19, according to the email from [...]

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