Author Archive for Julia Fisher

Kids Say the Darndest Things (About D.C.’s New Anti-Bully Law)

Mayor Vincent Gray signed an anti-bullying measure into law today, making the District the 18th jurisdiction in the nation to make being mean to other kids a crime. Supporters hailed the law as a great move for the city’s kids, so we figured asking the kids what they actually thought about bullying might be a good idea.
Jason Cedillos, 13, [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Extreme Heat Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Opossumtunity: Unwanted animal: A “smelly dead possum” was dumped on Colorado Avenue, one member posted on the Crestwood email list. “The smell is horrendous and we can’t even sit out on our porch because of the smell,” she wrote. “I think it [...]

Thomas Friedman on D.C. Cabs: “I Can Tell You More About the Cabs in Cairo”

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman spoke at a District government conference on job creation and workforce development today. Mayor Vince Gray, enamored of one of Friedman’s books, invited the foreign policy guru to talk. The author gave a pretty standard speech, basically a summary of his most recent book. What wasn’t standard was the price: Friedman [...]