Posts Tagged ‘Phil Mendelson’

The Needle: Swing Sports

Over Par: Ghost at the feast! Just when you thought you'd heard the last of federally incarcerated former Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., the leather chaps-loving legislator showed his scandal isn't over with the filing today of federal charges against Millicent West, the Thomas-connected former head of the Children's Youth & Investment Trust Corp. -2
Getting the Bamboot: [...]

District Line Daily: The Newest Councilmember

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Meet your newest interim councilmember, as chosen by D.C. Democratic State Committee: Anita Bonds, the head [...]

Play Mendo, the D.C. Council Bingo Game

Stuck in an interminable D.C. Council meeting like, say, today's? Then you'll want to become a player of Mendo, the hottest game named after Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.
WNEW's Matt DelSignore tweeted that variations of the above bingo-style game card, featuring spaces like "Mayor Gray" and "Night Clubs in Ward 5," were being passed out in [...]

Photo: Phil Mendelson

The Brixton, 901 U St. NW, Nov. 6, 2012

The Needle: Logan Circle Shortcut

Dining Decadence: Last night's Capital Food Fight charity event apparently turned into an twisted foodie bacchanalia, with diners feasting on a slaughtered iguana for $1,000 a chew. But that's downright respectable compared to what man paid $1,000 to do—eat ham off of Padma Lakshmi's collarbone. -5
The Logan Loop: In a new video, a man drives [...]

The Needle: D.C. Geniuses

Baby Einsteins: D.C. has two new certified geniuses, according to the MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" handed out today: Washington Post reporter David Finkel, and novelist Dinaw Mengestu. +1
Put a Vote On It: Council Chairman Phil Mendelson wants to force the issue of District budget autonomy by having a Districtwide referendum on whether to amend the [...]

District Line Daily: Contracting Kerfuffle

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It's hard-copy City Paper day, so get yours and learn about the oversight mess that [...]

District Line Daily: Toxic Garbage

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Too close to Labor Day weekend to think about anything but news:
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Phil [...]

The Needle: Michael Brown’s Mansion

Brown Around Town: Councilmember Michael Brown's house is for sale, City Paper's Alan Suderman discovers, but it'll cost you a cool $1.73 million if you want to work out in Brown's personal gym or frolic on his enormous lawn. Curbed points out that the price just dropped, though, so prospective buyers should stay tuned. +3
Loan [...]

District Line Daily: Drop in the Bucket

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Grab your copy of WCP on the streets today, readers, and check out the cover [...]

Photos: 46th Annual Palisades Parade

Slideshow.  MacArthur Blvd to Sherier Pl., NW.  July 4th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

New Bill Good News for Addicts, Partying Parents

A new District law meant to protect D.C. drug users could also have an unintended beneficiary: "cool" parents.
The Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Amendment Act of 2012 is intended to make it safer for drug users to call emergency services in case of another user's overdose by offering them legal protections. But it could also help [...]

District Line Daily: Buried Treasurer

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At last, it's Friday! If you make it through today's heat, you've got the whole [...]

Photos: Chinatown Parade

Slideshow. 7th and H Street, NW. Jan. 29th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Charlie Sheen and Pardoned Turkeys: Birds of a Feather?

Charlie Sheen remains the kooky albatross hanging around the Metropolitan Police Department's neck—only now he's been joined by a turkey.
Besides providing guarded companionship for the fowl that gets a presidential pardon for Thanksgiving, MPD has escorted  "Santa Claus," and sports teams like the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2003, Justin Timberlake got his own D.C. police ride [...]

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