Posts Tagged ‘Clark Ray’

The Needle: The Heat Index Is Too Damn High Edition

Welcome to the Heat Dome: It's both the heat and the humidity, apparently. The heat wave that swept the Midwest this week arrived in the District in full force today, bringing temperatures near 100 degrees and humidity near 100 percent, for heat index readings that the region hasn't seen in more than a decade. The [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Dog Lovers v. Gardeners at Newark St. Park

The Issue: A decade after residents of the McLean Gardens residential community started lobbying for a dog park on Newark Street, construction has finally begun. But can the new dog park and the established, strictly pet-free community garden co-exist in the same place?
The gardeners have had a history of problems with some dog owners who, [...]

Loose Lips Daily: The Kids are Four to Five Points Less Alright Edition

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City Paper exclusive on MPD's go-go report.
Wanted: One mayor for mayoral forum
Sweeperscam now even more expensive

Good morning sweet readers! Did anyone manage [...]

Candidates Swarm Stinky Palisades Parade

While Palisades residents love their annual July 4 parade and the throngs of local politicians and would-be politicians it brings to their leafy Ward 3 neighborhood, they might be already regretting it.

Dennis Sobin Is Offended By Conventioneers’ Anti-Fenty Jeers

From the prolonged "Go Vince Go!" cheers to the loud boos that accompanied incumbent Adrian Fenty's formal introduction, it wasn't hard to tell how the crowd swung at Saturday's D.C. Democratic State Convention mayoral debate. The audience at the Howard University School of Law was so vocally anti-Fenty that former pornographer turned candidate Dennis Sobin took time [...]

Phil Mendelson Gets An Earful at Ward 8 Public Safety Forum

The crowd outside Covenant Baptist Church in Congress Heights last night seemed none too friendly toward Councilmember Phil Mendelson, organizer of the evening's community meeting on public safety.
Clark Ray, who is challenging Mendelson for his at-large council seat, and his campaign team greeted all of the meeting's attendees with a targeted flier: "Another election year meeting in Ward [...]

Kelvin Robinson Pondering Entrance to Council Race

The at-large council race stands to get still more interesting: Kelvin Robinson, former chief of staff to Mayor Anthony A. Williams, is pondering an entry to the at-large D.C. Council race.
"I've had a lot of conversations," Robinson told LL last week. "It is something I am considering very seriously."
Robinson eased back into public life last [...]

Shovel Patrol: Clark Ray

Washington City Paper embarked Sunday afternoon upon an SUV-assisted inspection of various notable persons' sidewalks. Did they comply with their civic duty to clear walkways for pedestrians within eight daylight hours after the snowfall ended?

Clark Ray
Position: at-large council candidate
Address: 1613 Webster St. NW (Crestwood)

LL’s Jan. 31 Campaign Finance Report Roundup

Jim Graham, Ward 1 Democrat
Contributions This Period: $171,391 ($171,391 total)
Expenditures This Period: $8,611 ($8,611 total)
Cash on Hand: $162,780
The Skinny: Say what you will about Graham, the man is simply a powerhouse fundraiser—from the lawyers to the restaurants/bars to the developers to the just plain ol' folks, the bespectacled one knows how to [...]

White House Party-Crashers Throw $40 to Clark Ray

A fabulous day for political hacks in the District of Columbia: It's campaign finance reporting day!
Some early returns: Clark Ray, challenger for the Democratic at-large seat, puts in a decent showing with $80,382 raised in total, with $42,068 still in the bank (plus a $15,000 loan due to the candidate).
The report for the incumbent, Phil [...]

Loose Lips Quotes of 2009: Clark Ray

"When you get called to the Wilson Building at 7 p.m. on a Sunday, you don't expect a fruit basket."
—Clark Ray, ex-parks-and-rec director, April 21

Fenty’s DCHA Contracts: Some Questions

You have questions about the $82 million dollars in parks-and-rec spending that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is sending to the D.C. Housing Authority? LL has (some) answers!
What are these projects?
According to data furnished by the D.C. Council, they are 12 projects to renovate 12 parks or recreation facilities. One, to build a $1.3 million ballpark [...]

Tipper Gore Stumps for Council Hopeful Clark Ray

Last night's Georgetown fundraiser for Clark Ray's D.C. Council campaign saw a visit from an old friend of the candidate: shoulda-been First Lady Tipper Gore.
Ray spent eight years with the Gores, including a stint as Tipper's chief of staff during her husband's 2000 presidential run.
Campaign mastermind Peter Rosenstein says the event, at the former Pamela [...]

First Debate of DCision 2010: Ray v. Mendo in Southwest Showdown!

It wasn't much, really, the first candidates' face-off of the 2010 election cycle. But LL's still excited to have a campaign to cover.
The two declared Democratic at-large D.C. Council candidates, incumbent Phil Mendelson and challenger Clark Ray, took turns answering questions for a little more than an hour last night in the basement of a [...]

Clark Ray for D.C. Council Draft Committee Reveals Itself

Well, it's out in the open now.
A draft committee that was possibly the worst-kept secret in local politics in recent weeks has revealed itself today, in a press release and Web site urging Clark E. Ray, recently fired Department of Parks and Recreation director, to run for an at-large council seat.
"We believe that Clark Ray [...]