Author Archive for Rachel Calvert

Neighborhood News Roundup: Stolen Armful of Hydrangeas Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Daisy Chain Gang: As if a probe by the New York Times wasn't enough, the Cleveland Park/Chevy Chase/pan-Upper Northwest flower thief's shenanigans continue to blow up conversation on neighborhood email lists. This, yesterday, from the Glover Park Community Gardens [...]

Georgetown’s Plan to Please Georgetown

The details are out for the new Georgetown University Campus Plan, which the university and its neighbors hashed out together in a process that officials hope will prevent this one from being challenged in court—as every previous campus plan before it has been. Neighborhood groups with input on the plan will vote on it over [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Such a 1970s Question Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Gayborhoood: Borderstan has the results of this year’s “Where’s the Gay Neighborhood in DC” survey: Logan Circle takes the cake for the third straight year. Here’s the breakdown: 38 percent Logan Circle, 13 percent Dupont Circle, and 9 percent [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Snarky Self-Righteousness Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
A Kinder Chevy Chase: After a drive-by rock throwing incident, someone in Chevy Chase was heartened by the email list’s neighborly advice. He writes, “Please let me take the time to thank those who responded to my dispirited 'plea' [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Tomato is a Fruit Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Cat Nip: Someone on the Columbia Heights email list addresses a “Cat food crisis,” explaining, “For most of the 10 years that we have lived in the 3500 block of 11th Street, a well-intentioned woman has regularly placed cat [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Pipe Bomb Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Words With D.C.’s Finest: Someone on the Chevy Chase email list would like MPD officers to follow the laws they enforce. After a short disclaimer that she appreciates the commitment of MPD 2D officers, she writes, “Now, all that [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: More Food on Sticks Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Social Butterfly: Someone on the East of the River email list had a roaring good time last Friday night. She began with a disclaimer that she had expected “to trudge back home at a decent hour to catch the [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: I Just Love Ward 1! Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Feeding the Trolls: In a post titled “ANC commissioner Lenwood Johnson is a jerk,” New Columbia Heights tells us all about ANC Commissioner Lenwood Johnson’s conduct on the internet: “One of Johnson's favorite tactics is to forward personal emails [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Swarm of Bees? Call Me! Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Beeware: A beekeeping expert has been posting on several  email lists to warn about mobs of killer bees coming to town: “Swarm of bees? CALL ME!” He writes that, “The crazy Winter and even warmer Spring have had [...]

Non-Discrimination Clause Non-Approved at Catholic U.

Administrators at the Catholic University of America don't want the school's Graduate Student Association to ratify a constitution that forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a mass email sent by GSA Senators to graduate students in the university's National Catholic School of Social Service.
"After the new constitution was ratified by the student body, the [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: “WET YOUR PANTS” Edition

Caffeine Fix: Someone in Chevy Chase is looking to unload some coffee makers, both of which might or might not actually make coffee. She writes, “Very basic, small Krups cappuccino machine – almost positive it works. I may be able to locate the user's manual that goes with it.” Her other machine is more or [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: ***Human*** Services Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Count Your Chickens: The Takoma Park email list is all abuzz about D.C.’s policies backyard chicken coops. After several neighbors expressed interest—“Count me in…Yippee!”—someone questioned the D.C. government’s ability to competently regulate an urban Farmville. He writes, “I'm [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Shuck and Jive Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Neighborhood Poets Society: Someone in Brookland is upset about the coziness of local officials, writing, “All one has to do is go down to the Office of Planning and/or to the Zoning Commission and watch the way these [...]

The Tax Man Always Rings Twice

This year, even folks on top of their tax deadlines came out on the wrong end of the Office of Tax and Revenue’s fining machine.
Over the course of two years, the OTR changed the filing date for small business tax returns not once but twice—first extending the deadline to January 2012, then dialing it back [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Boxer-Shorted Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
“Here Comes the Sun”: Some members of the Georgetown email list are upset about students’ clearly distasteful sunbathing habits. One member writes “The joy of these recent beautiful, sunny days have been somewhat mitigated for me by the sight [...]

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