Author Archive for Rachel Calvert

Neighborhood News Roundup: Passive Aggressive Emoticons Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
How to Eat Fried Worms: Someone in Takoma Park is really dedicated to being eco-friendly. She posted a request on the neighborhood email list for contributions to her backyard worm-composting system, as it has “grown and grown to [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Money and Power Edition

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

No Pipeline Without Representation: One Dupont Forum member hit a Home Rule nerve when she requested that other members “write your home senator to stop the tar sands pipeline (keystone).” Another member retorted, “My home [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Influx of Yuppies Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
No White Flag: The Brookland email list has been lighting up with some previously under-publicized developments in the gentrification debate. The conversation started on the Ward 5 email list and was cross-posted to Brookland with a disheartened disclaimer, “it [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: “CEASE THE INCREASE” Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Occupy the OPC: PEPCO’s recent rate increase incited two days of protest at an Office of the People’s Counsel hearing. In the words of a member of the East of the River email list, “PEPCO’S RATE INCREASE CAN [...]

Scenes From Occupy D.C.’s Tent of Dreams

The National Park Service began actively enforcing regulations against camping in public parks at noon today, sending Occupy D.C. participants scurrying to erect a "tent of dreams" in protest.
Last week, the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., held a hearing regarding NPS’s regulation of camping in [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: “Dog” Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Who Let the “Dogs” Out? Someone on the New Hill East email list wants to return a lost, mysterious, canine-like creature—sometimes referred to as a “dog”—to its rightful owner. “Found ‘dog’ today in a parking lot in the 20003 [...]

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