Posts Tagged ‘Petworth’

The Needle: Powerless Edition

Government Shutdown, the Old-Fashioned Way: Forget budget standoffs or terrorist attacks; the surest way to close the federal government, apparently, is to run offices on electricity provided by Pepco. A power outage that started yesterday continued today, affecting nine District agencies and several federal ones, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Prediction: New regulations coming [...]

Bikes and Beans, Co-Existing

The space behind Qualia Coffee used to be a drab passageway to an alley running parallel to Georgia Avenue NW. So it made sense that the Petworth coffee shop began hosting The Bike House's weekly bicycle clinics—what else were people going to do in the back yard?
But Qualia opened a new patio behind the shop [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: There’s No Mid-End in Alcohol Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Historically Accurate: Everyone's talking about Swampoodle—the neighborhood and the play co-produced by Ireland's The Performance Corporation and D.C.'s Solas Nua at the Uline Arena. Frozen Tropics has put up several posts on the subject, and recently linked to DCist's [...]

The Needle: Cat Scratch Fever Edition

It Was Much Better Than Cats: Look around long enough in almost any alley in the District, and chances are you'll find a cat. To most people, that's not real cause for concern; authorities say that for Nico Dauphine, a National Zoo researcher who specializes in bird conservation, alley cats represented a veritable feline menace. [...]

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 [...]

Court Case Says D.C. Cop Shot Dog, Injured Boy

While D.C. might be pondering more recent dog shootings, one that occurred in 2009 left a 12-year-old Petworth boy and his dog injured, and has inspired an $8 million lawsuit against the District. The lawsuit has been quietly chugging along since 2010, and names the Metropolitan Police Department and an [...]

Three Shootings Linked

News 4 says it's all connected: A non-fatal August shooting, the robbery and fatal shooting hours later of of Catholic University student Neil Godleski, and the killing of 16-year-old Prince Okorie last month in Petworth.
Sources told News 4 last week that "friends" of 20-year-old Eric Foreman, who's been arrested for allegedly shooting Godleski, suspected Okorie had "snitched" [...]

Was There Something Better Than Dessert at El Limeno?

Some people went to Latino restaurant El Limeño in Petworth for the pupusas, for the yuca con chicharon, or the chuletas de cerdo. Others went for the $100 bags of cocaine. Fans of the latter delicacy, court papers say, could end up personally serviced by owner Elen Evelyn Argueta, 36. Yesterday, police [...]

The Needle: That’s a Lot of Candy Edition

Billions and Billions: Selling candy remains a pretty lucrative business. Or so we must assume from the news that John Mars and Forrest Mars, Jr. tied for 26th on this year's Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, the highest-ranking of 14 Washington-area plutocrats billionaires to make the cut. The Mars brothers were each worth [...]

The Needle: Petworth is for Professionals Edition

Don't Blame the Reporters!: The Washington Post Company may face a credit ratings downgrade from Moody's. But for once, it's not being blamed on writers, photographers, statisticians or any of the other journalistic types Wall Street usually picks on. Instead, it seems, proposed changes in student loan guidelines could hurt business at Kaplan, the profitable education [...]

Ideas to Breathe New Life Into D.C. Cemeteries

While the recent grave mismanagement scandal at Arlington National Cemetery may dampen local enthusiasm for the national trend of finding creative new uses for cemeteries, in a backwards-kinda-way, it does spark questions about whether D.C. could taking better advantage of its cemetery spaces for the public good.
As The Wall Street Journal reports, cemeteries across the [...]

Photo: From The Series: Commandments

Petworth, August 5

Petworth Sounds: Fourth of July 2010

Here's a few minutes of what it sounded like pretty much all night on Independence Day near Sherman Circle, taken from a porch on Illinois Avenue NW.
Turn it up and lose yourself in the mesmerizing lawlessness!

Morning Roundup: Fourth of July Edition

Morning, all. This holiday weekend: have fun and be safe!
Along with barbeques, displays of patriotism, and droves of tourists descending upon D.C., Fourth of July means fireworks galore. WaPo explores local pyros. Apparently more people are injured each year in bike, motorcycle, and car accidents than in fireworks-related incidents. Put that one in the Duh [...]

Photos: Terry Huff

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