Author Archive for Dan Singer

BusTrackDC Comes to Android

Android-equipped Metro riders, rejoice. D.C. resident Jason Rosenbaum’s iPhone app BusTrackDC, which tracks Metro buses and trains as well as D.C.'s Circulator routes in real time, is now available on Android devices. Released in February, BusTrackDC filled a void left when the popular bus-tracker app NextBus DC stopped working in December (it's since come back [...]

District Line Daily: Spreading the Love

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Jeff Thompson, who is under investigation for allegedly financing Mayor Vince Gray's $653,000 shadow campaign, was allegedly involved with illegal spending on [...]

Suspect Arrested in Connection With 4-Year-Old’s Death

Police have arrested and charged a suspect with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 4-year-old boy in Burrville on Monday.
Peter Hendy, 33, was arrested by D.C. Police on Tuesday. According to charging documents, Kamari Zavon Taylor was beaten to death by Hendy, his mother's live-in boyfriend. NBC4 reported that Hendy, left alone [...]

District Line Daily: Chuck Brown Park, Now With No Music

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Following neighbors' complaints, the latest plans for Chuck Brown Park leave out a proposed music pavilion—and even bulldoze [...]

District Line Daily: A Private Purple Line?

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The state of Maryland will seek a private firm for the construction and operation of the [...]

Excuse Me, Is That Your Baby?

Something unexpectedly arrived at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station this morning, and it wasn't an on-time train. At 10:48 a.m., Metro Transit Police tweeted that a woman gave birth to a baby boy on the platform. The mother and baby were both transported to a local hospital and appear to be doing fine, a follow-up [...]

District Line Daily: Show Me the Money

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The first campaign finance reports for D.C. mayoral candidates are due today.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Work on [...]

Medical Marijuana: Better Late than Never?

After 15 years of waiting, qualified D.C. residents can now legally purchase medical marijuana. The city's first sale was made Monday night to a 51-year-old, HIV-positive Northwest resident at the Capital City Care dispensary. Regulated dispensaries have been in the works since the D.C. Council passed legislation approving them in May 2010, but the initiative [...]

District Line Daily: McDonnell’s Sorry

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Facing scrutiny over his family’s spending and gifts, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell made a public apology [...]

District Line Daily: Pipe Dreams

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Prince George’s County may have barely averted a water shortage last weekend, but the D.C. region’s [...]

District Line Daily: Dropping Like It’s Hot

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In wake of his gifts scandal, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s approval rating is lower than ever, [...]

District Line Daily: The Heat is On

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This week will be unusually hot and humid in the District, so keep an eye out [...]

A Thousand Points About Lights

The scaffolding on the Washington Monument got a makeover this week. Now swathed in blue fabric and 488 lamps, it will be lit up each night until repairs from the August 2011 earthquake are complete.
The idea to dress up the monument as it’s under construction nothing new: The illuminated blue “dress” is based on a [...]

Have You Seen This Missing 7-Year-Old?

Police are searching for Michael Kingsbury, a 7-year-old who was last seen Sunday between 9 and 9:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue NE.
A Metropolitan Police Department press release describes Kingsbury as a black male with a light complexion and dreadlocks, about 4’3” tall and 60 pounds. Kingsbury, who is autistic, was [...]

District Line Daily: Extreme Metro Makeover

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WMATA won’t be replacing its 1000-series Metro cars until 2014, but here’s a sneak peek at [...]

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