Author Archive for Maya Rhodan

Neighborhood News Roundup: So Many Questions Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.

The Tale of Two Bistros: One member of the Takoma Park email list was “THRILLED” by the fact that Bread and Chocolate had made its way to the area, but was disturbed by the establishments new name. “I don't [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Dog Unfriendly Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Dog Un-friendly: InShaw is worried about the canine future of local grocery store Field to City. The writer says the store no longer allows the four-legged friends of their patrons to roam freely (or leashed) in the establishment. According [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: The Village Speaks! Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
The Village Speaketh: It’s spring break for public school kids in D.C., and according to one concerned resident that means a rise in the number of ruffians roaming the streets. In the MPD4 email list a resident writes,“I [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Not Sassafras Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Anti-Market: A push to get Mayor Gray to put $150,000 from the 2013 budget toward a farmers market incentive program for SNAP, WIC, and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program shoppers in the Columbia Heights email list turned [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: The Dirty Riding or Riding Dirty? Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
The Death From Any Direction Phenomenon: A cyclist-hating member of the Brookland email list asserts that bike accidents involving cars are caused by temporary motion blindness and even posted a link to prove it. The member’s compelling argument [...]

NOROVIRUS WATCH 2012: 40 Howard University Cases Confirmed, Illness Spreads to Fairfax County

The illness keeps spreading! In a statement released this afternoon, Howard University has confirmed last week’s 40+ cases of gastrointestinal dysfunction were, indeed, norovirus. According to the university, 42 Howard students, one UDC student, three Howard University Hospital employees and one D.C. resident  with the virus were seen at Howard University Hospital between Feb. 22 [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Insulting Paper & Deadly Shoes Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Weeds-Be-Gone: A member of The Palisades email list writes “In the dead of winter, with spring about to begin, the invasion of weeds — some people call it ivy or some other kind of creeper that destroys trees — [...]

NOROVIRUS WATCH 2012: Which School Will Get Hit Next?

Last week, George Washington University released a statement to students, faculty and staff saying that norovirus was to blame for 85 cases of illness in students across the campus. Since then, universities around D.C. have been working to prevent the spread of norovirus by releasing statements urging students to wash their hands.
This week, Howard University [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Death and Dishonor Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Some Wards Have Real Problems: “News outlets are now reporting the arrests of two individuals purportedly responsible for robberies committed in NW and gasp! – Ward 8 I believe. All it took was for the robbing, thieving crooks to [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Elimination and Communication Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Don't Shoot: In response to information about Councilmember Marion Barry’s 2012 State of the Ward Address, set for March 20, one resident was “taken aback” by the fact that “the Ward 8 State of the Ward Address is scheduled [...]

One Man’s Crusade to Bring Peyton Manning Here

Although the Washington Redskins didn’t have the worst record in the NFL this season (thanks, Rams and Colts), after another disappointing season fans and sports pundits are looking for a savior. And what better savior for a team that likes nothing better than to win the offseason than Peyton Manning?
After sitting out the entire 2011 [...]

Anti- “Mammy” Mom Could Face Time for Booing

Last spring, a parent in the audience at a middle school recital was so moved by the children’s performances that she couldn’t help but to stand up...and boo.
Jackie Carter, a local stage director, attended an April 29 production of the Bowen McCauley Dance Company held at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va., where her daughter [...]

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