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The D.C. council gave preliminary approval to legislation that would decriminalize marijuana when smoked in [...]

The Needle: Welcome Back, Robber

Hello Ole Chap(s): Why was Harry Thomas Jr. back in town? Maybe to gather some old belongings? +3

Shake it Off: A dance party was scheduled to protest Office of Planning Director Harriet Tregoning and her proposals to the Height Act this evening, but it doesn't look like anyone was actually dancing. -2

Planning Boss Modest After Metro Folding Bike Victory

According to new Metro rules issued Monday, passengers no longer need bags if they're taking folding bikes on a train during rush hour. But there's no need to thank Office of Planning director Harriet Tregoning, whose July bust for carrying a folding bike sans bag resulted in the highest-profile violation of the old rules.
"I don't [...]

House Committee Hearing on Relaxing the Height Act: Worth Tweeting About!

The Height Act! We mostly think it is bunk and ought to be scrapped. But that's not happening anytime soon. What could be happening are incremental steps to maybe, kind of, a little bit, possibly adjust one of the more onerous D.C.-related things the federal government has exclusive control over.
Today, during a hearing of the [...]

Harriet Tregoning Busted for Unbagged Bike on Metro

You can't take a folding bike on Metro during rush hour unless it's in a bag. Even if you're Office of Planning director and Brompton acolyte Harriet Tregoning.
Tregoning tried to bring her Brompton onto a Metro train last Friday, on her way to a meeting in Virginia Square. Lo and behold:
“I had some hardass station [...]

O’er the Ramparts They Watched

Some local luminaries share where they’ll check out fireworks this year:
Ryan Holladay
Ryan Holladay’s band, Bluebrain, made a geo-sensitive musical iPhone app called The National Mall—which is exactly where he’s going. “I realize I’m in the minority of locals on this one, but my favorite place to be on July 4 is downtown to watch the [...]

The Needle: Torch Song Edition

Mosquitos Will Kill You: Itching and scratching is no longer the worst possible consequence of spending too much time outside without a proper dousing of DEET first. City health officials say they've identified West Nile virus in mosquitos in the District. There's only a real danger for about one in 150 people who gets bitten [...]

Today in D.C. History: Brutalist Church Given Execution Orders

On May 12, 2009, D.C.'s planning director, Harriet Tregoning, paved the way for the Third Church of Christ, Scientist to tear down its Brutalist house of worship at 16th and I streets NW, a major defeat for "historic preservation zealots," as The Washington Post's Marc Fisher labled them. Those zealots had fought tooth and nail [...]

LL’s Uninformed Deputy Mayor Speculation

OK, so Dan Tan out as city administrator; Neil Albert in.
Got that.
But who replaces Albert as deputy mayor for planning and economic development? That is, after all, one of the most powerful slots in city government, in charge of shaping building and development in all corners of the city.
Allow LL to run some names, in [...]