Posts Tagged ‘anc’

Hill East Commissioner Plans to Sue DOJ Over Denied Crime-Data FOIA Request

Denise Rucker Krepp says she has retained a lawyer to build a case for greater accountability.

DCRA to Conduct Regular Inspections Against Illegal Construction on Weekends

Take note, misfit contractors.

ANC Rep Arrested for Attacking Homeless Man Has Picked Up Petitions for Re-Election

Need some incentive to vote for your next Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner? Try this guy.
Police arrested and charged Robert Leo Dwyer, a commissioner on Dupont's Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B, this week for allegedly attacking a homeless man early Monday morning on the 1600 block of 17th Street NW. Dwyer is accused of spraying the homeless man with a household [...]

Could a Loud Bar Get a Pass Because Its ANC Was Playing Hooky?

Most of the time, restaurants and bars that have violated city noise ordinances have a lot to fear from Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, whose votes can influence whether D.C. booze authorities will allow rowdy establishments to keep their liquor licenses. U Street NW's New Town Kitchen and Lounge might get lucky, however—not because it swayed its local ANC commissioners, but [...]

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 [...]