Posts Tagged ‘anc’

Police: Logan Circle Is Still Among D.C.’s Safest Neighborhoods

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans tried to reassure the 60-plus Logan Circle residents at Wednesday's ANC 2F meeting that the neighborhood was still one of the safest in the District, despite two recent shootings and a spate of robberies involving a stun gun.
Crime in the District, Lanier and Evans [...]

14th Street Plans Rat Summit

Home to Le Diplomate and oyster bars, the 14th Street corridor also plays host to rats that lurk in back alleys, snatching the leftovers from open dumpsters at your favorite restaurants.
Rodent problems aren't new to D.C., nor are they particularly unique to Logan Circle, but as the number of restaurants in the neighborhood has exploded, [...]

Resident Launches Blog So You Don’t Have to Go to ANC Meetings

A new neighborhood blog has launched in the District to fill the void of the now-defunct Borderstan.
Short Articles About Long Meetings—an ode to the lengthy and, at times, arguably superfluous nature of Advisory Neighborhood Commission meetings—will cover neighborhood meetings in the Dupont, Logan Circle, and U Street areas.
Founder David McAuley, the blog's sole contributor, says he hopes [...]

Bitchassness and Guns: Meet D.C.’s Most Eventful ANC Commissioner

Columbia Heights ANC commissioner Lenwood Johnson is getting some unwanted publicity this week, after the Washington Post's Mike DeBonis revealed that he's been using a government-issued phone to call adult phone lines. Johnson calls the lines, with names like D.C. Raven and D.C. Alibi, so much that he spent 158 hours on the phone with [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Bar Icing Neighbors?

The Issue: A new tavern is set to move into Ward 1–and just in time, as there's nothing better than ice and boozing after a 9:30 Club show in this sweltering heat. The American Ice Company has taken over the 2,375 square foot lot once occupied by Madden Roofing, at 917 V Street [...]

Neighborhood Watch: 14th Street Beer Garden Fight

The Issue: Summertime calls for cold beers, cheap burgers, and outdoor relaxin'. In steps Thaddeus Curtz's new burger joint, Standard, which is set to open at 1801 14th St. NW, reports 14th & You (guess Crepes on the Corner won’t be moving in). As a cook at the Neapolitan pizzeria 2 Amy’s, he must know [...]

Jewelry Industry Equally Confused, Hurt By Barry

Whether you're a member of the D.C.  Council or one of Ward 8's ANC Commissioners, you have rendered an opinion about the conduct of Councilmember Marion S. Barry, as laid out in the Bennett Report.
Yet one constituency has yet to speak out on the politician's ethics: Jewelry merchants.
Their voice must be heard in this matter, [...]

Southwest Residents Concerned about 12-Day Safeway Closure

Southwest residents have long kvetched about their local Safeway, on M Street SW. Shortages of staples such as bread and milk, produce so aged it wilts before you can get it onto the dinner table, long checkout lines—those experiences are consensus points for those who live in the city's forgotten corner.
And another point of consensus: [...]

Has Your Street Been Plowed?: A Survey of ANC Commissioners

City Desk did a survey of ANC commissioners this morning to find out: What does your street look like? Have you seen a plow? Are you snowed in?
William Schultheiss, of ANC 6A, who lives on F Street NE near 12th: His street is not clear. "They haven't done the side streets," he says. "They never [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Block Captain Sign up!

P.S. Montessori attends a DCPS workshop and reports back:
"Before the Thanksgiving Break, I attended a DCPS workshop on Phonemic Awareness. It was actually a pretty good workshop that I found useful and wanted to share....This workshop was really interesting, because a lot of the teachers that were attending taught higher level elementary, middle or high [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Toddlers and Pitbulls and Astroturf, Oh My!

The Issue: The community is already, um, barking about a dog park that opened last month on 17th and  S Street. The astroturf park was established by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and is maintained by the non-profit Circle Dogs DC, which opened it before a set of rules was established. At [...]

Georgetown Residents Peeved by Pizza Place After-Party

The Issue: What should be done about raucous revelers and their search for drunken munchies?  Last Tuesday, the 2E Advisory Neighborhood Commission met with the owner of Philadelphia Pizza Company to discuss the antics of the late-night bar crowd—which consists largely of Georgetown Students—that gathers on Potomac Street NW for pizza. Georgetown residents complain that [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Truxton Circle Residents Left out to Dry when Choosing Neighbors?

The Issue: A former elementary school building seeking new residents has hooked a fish—and the local Truxton Circle/Bates community wants to throw it back. About two years ago, residents met to determine what should go into the empty J.F Cook Elementary School on P Street NW. Since then, they have tried to woo the Knowledge [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Ward 8 Property, Fire Sale or Golden Opportunity?

The Issue: Is Ward 8 taking on more than its fair share of social housing? So Others Might Eat (SOME), a D.C. nonprofit group, bought a rundown residential property about a year ago on Mellon Street in southeast with the intention of turning the space into long-term housing for adults with special needs. The complex [...]

Neighborhood Watch: In Trinidad, ANC Wants Only Chain Restaurants to Serve Booze

The Issue: One of the Trinidad Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) wants to curb alcohol-related problems by having liquor licenses banned at establishments along Bladensburg Road in NE, with one exception. An ANC proposal says that all establishments in the area will be denied licenses to sell alcohol for five years unless they are “part [...]