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. [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Petworth’
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 [...]
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 [...]
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" [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Petworth, August 5
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, 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 [...]
The subject of this week's cover story.
As I chew on this sticky, hemp-seed infused granola bar–which is surprisingly not awful (and an "excellent source of Omega-3," according to the label)–an actor dressed in an elaborate George Washington costume is preparing to dump a 50-pound bag of hemp seeds on the doorstep of the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's office.
Is he trying to [...]
Can you ride a bicycle while wasted? Practically, maybe, but legally, no, according to a D.C. Court of Appeals ruling issued today.
Police reportedly found Baker N. Everton yelling on a Petworth sidewalk on January 12, 2007. He was slurring his words and could "hardly stand," according to court papers. Then he went to his bike:
"The officers [...]
WaPo thinks the real test for Mayor Adrian Fenty comes right now during your morning commute. He's already failed mine. While I haven't walked to WCP headquarters just yet, I can bet that the last bit of sidewalk on Mount Pleasant Street hasn't been cleared nor has the mucky stretch of park nor the bus [...]