Archive for June, 2014

The Needle: Arlington Bro Strikes Again

Car Crawl: Police arrested and stun-gunned a naked man driving a car that hit three other vehicles during a bar crawl event in the Clarendon area this weekend. The man, who was in fact wearing socks, was celebrating his 23rd birthday at the "All American Bar Crawl." God Bless America! -4
This Town: Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's security [...]

Where to Watch U.S.-Belgium in the World Cup

The D.C. government will try to one-up the German Embassy for tomorrow's World Cup round of 16 game and host a watch party of its own. The city is partnering with D.C. United, Downtown DC BID, Events DC, and others to throw a free U.S. vs. Belgium watch party in Freedom Plaza.
The German Embassy put up the $30,000 to sponsor last [...]

Sexy Safeway? Safe Safeway? Swanky Safeway? The Petworth Safeway Apparently Needs a Name STAT

The long-awaited Petworth Safeway opened on Friday and, in keeping with the inexplicable D.C. Safeway tradition, residents are already searching for a nickname for their new grocery store.
The old Petworth Safeway was called the "Stinky Safeway" (take a look at this 2011 analysis of all the D.C. Safeway monikers), but this brand spanking new store hardly [...]

Photo: Bus Stop

H Street NW, June 30
 

The Minimum Wage Will Increase Tomorrow in D.C.

The District's minimum-wage workers will start seeing a city-mandated increase in their paychecks tomorrow, July 1, when the first phase of the city's wage increase goes into effect. Beginning tomorrow, the minimum wage will jump to $9.50 per hour from today's $8.25.
This boost is part of legislation that Mayor Vince Gray signed into law in January that will eventually [...]

Reminder: These Are Your New, Pricier Metro Fares

When Metro approved its 2015 fiscal year budget, it also approved fare hikes across the board. These price increases went into effect this weekend.
Here's a look at what you'll be paying now:
Metrorail

Fares will increase about 10 cents per trip, or by about 3 percent.
Short trips of 3 miles or less will increase from $1.70 to $1.75 during [...]

District Line Daily: Who Will be D.C.’s Next Attorney General?

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Paul Zukerberg successfully spearheaded a persistent and lengthy legal battle to ensure that D.C.'s first-ever election [...]

The Needle: Guinea Pig Recipe

 
Keeping It Real: José Andrés says he will consider putting a guinea pig dish—a traditional Peruvian delicacy—on the menu of his new Peruvian-Chinese restaurant, China Chilcano, set to open in Penn Quarter this fall. As long as it's not a small plate (well, a plate not much smaller than a guinea pig, anyway), could be interesting. +2
Red [...]

Airbnb for Boats Launches in D.C.

Boating is the latest industry to join D.C.'s growing sharing economy, with Boatbound—a self described "pier-to-pier boat rental marketplace" making its debut in the District this summer. The company, which has offices in Miami and San Francisco, provides area boat owners with a platform to make some money and rent their boats to non-boat owners. Think of [...]

Photo: Corner Store

Colorado Avenue and Kennedy Street NW, June 26
 

D.C. Still Wondering How to Handle Workers’ Comp Cases Decided by Disbarred Judge

Reacting to complaints from injured workers, a judicial review board at the D.C. Department of Employment Services in April ordered new hearings in six cases decided by an administrative law judge who practiced for 16 years without a bar license.
But when workers already before the D.C. Court of Appeals challenged decisions by that same judge, [...]

District Line Daily: The Other Local Soccer News

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D.C. officials and local soccer supporters packed the Wilson Building yesterday to attend the first [...]

The Needle: Fort NoNo

 
Fort GoGo: Fort Reno canceled its annual concert series this summer because of the National Park Service's new demand that they hire a U.S. Park Police officer for each concert. -6
Darwin Award Contender: A man wearing a "Trust No One" shirt robbed someone today on 14th and U Streets NW. +2

At German-Hosted World Cup Watch Party, Americans Celebrate After a Loss

Josh Coleman and three friends left Michigan at 4 a.m. today so they could catch the second half of the U.S.A vs. Germany World Cup game before they head to a wedding in the area this weekend. They made it in time for the second half, but unfortunately, were forced to check the status of the [...]

District Line Daily: Green Construction

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