Posts Tagged ‘New Columbia Heights’

Sen. Tom Coburn: Columbia Heights Isn’t “Underserved”

It's hard to believe that Oklahoma's Republican Sen. Tom Coburn has ever been to the IHOP in Columbia Heights' DCUSA shopping center. In his 2011 "Wastebook," a guide to what he considers wasteful government spending, Coburn lists the subsidy received by Jackson Investment Company as the sixth most egregious (thanks to New Columbia Heights for pointing [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Not Walmart’s Fault Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Columbia Heights: Not a Bean Field: A New Columbia Heights reader sent in notice of an utterly incorrect portrayal of the neighborhood by the TV show Bones: "FYI:  On Thursday's episode, lead FBI agent Booth says, 'A white [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Jemal’s Hookers LLC Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
No Beer Here: New Columbia Heights ruminates that the empty lot at 14th and W streets NW, which is slated to be redeveloped as condos, would make an excellent beer garden: "That said, wouldn't it make an awesome place [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Fire Ants & Drug Lords Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Would You Like a Sweeping Generalization With Your Taco?: 14th & You observers the opening of El Centro D.F., 14th Street NW's newest restaurant, which coincided with Cinco de Mayo. (In case you hadn't heard: El Centro D.F. serves [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Cat’s Meow Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
#four26dc: Happy voting to those who head out to the polls and cast a ballot for the At-Large D.C. Council election today. Bryan Weaver, who snagged the City Paper endorsement, also has the favor of at least one local blog. [...]

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 [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Pleasant Plains and the Howard Town Center

The Issue: The Pleasant Plains Civic Association hosted a meeting last night to discuss the Howard Town Center development on Georgia Ave. The center will include 400-450 rental units and a 24-hour supermarket. Over 70 people turned out to discuss the pros and cons.
Proponent: Darren Jones, chair of the Pleasant Plains Civic Association says: "I [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Armed and Dangerous

Good morning City Desk readers, I hope you've all bundled up to fight the cold! Inauguration weekend starts in a few hours, so set aside some time today to read through City Paper's inaugural archive. And now, some news:

The MPD is on the lookout for an armed robbery suspect (pictured above) who held up a [...]

Our Morning Roundup

* It's not just for Republicans anymore! Michelle Obama wears fabulous, egregiously expensive jewelry, too. [via Wonkette].
* DCist Sommer Mathis cries foul on $9.95 plus shipping for a newspaper (don't even get her started on the special election issue sweatshirt). Commemorative hand towels of DCist's official declaration of election newsprint hype blog post coming [...]

Our Morning Roundup

* In case you missed her: Washington Post's Howard Kurtz on Palin's Katie Couric interview. "Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in her third interview since joining the Republican presidential ticket, licked her finger and stuck it in the air, saying that Sen. Barack Obama might wait and "see what way the political wind's blowing" on the [...]

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