Posts Tagged ‘Kids’

Photo: Fairy Wings

17th Street NW, October 25

The Needle: Baditude Edition

Plated: Still want to show your undying love for the Washington Nationals, even though they were just swept at home in somewhat embarrassing fashion by the Atlanta Braves, who now have a basically insurmountable lead in the division the Nats won last year? Try these official team license plates, available in the District now and [...]

Photo: Yawn

Georgia and Florida Avenues NW, May 2

Fruit-Throwing Tweens Terrorize Bloomingdale

Normally, the sight of a child with a fruit would be a warm one. But that's not the case in Bloomingdale. Fruit-throwing adolescents are causing so much trouble that two police districts have had to get involved, according to listserv emails first posted on PoPville.
The trouble started on March 19, according to the email from [...]

Is Concentrated Privilege Better For Poor Kids Than Concentrated Poverty?

Following up on the study about kids living in concentrated poverty, Elahe Izadi wonders if living in neighborhoods with concentrated wealth is any better for poor kids—especially considering 1 in 3 District children lives in poverty:
One way children could benefit from having wealthier neighbors is through an increasing tax base — if more affluent people [...]

Photo: Children Throwing Leaves

Meridian Hill Park, NW.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

Photos: Children of the Candy Corn

Mount Pleasant, October 31
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Neighborhood News Roundup: Puppet Master Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Bon Voyage, Burro: FoBoBlo reports that The Burro, Foggy Bottom's only non-chain Mexican restaurant, will be closing its doors today. Apparently, "a handwritten sign posted on their door makes the sad announcement.  I spoke with the cashier inside, who [...]

Photo: Two Kids on Escalator

Shaw Howard Metro Entrance.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

Photos: Saturday, Blustery Bluff

Photos: Halloween, the House on the Corner

Mount Pleasant, October 31

Saturday, At The Palace

Fire Department’s Best Twitter Post

14 minutes ago... "6th and I SW I had child trapped on monkey bars – has been freed and transported."

Court Orders CFSA To Do Obvious: Get A Plan

On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas F. Hogan did what no one else in the city seemed to be able to do: He ordered CFSA to come up with a plan to fix itself. He gave the troubled child welfare agency a two-week deadline.
Hogan's directive spells certain trouble for the already troubled agency! CFSA [...]