Posts Tagged ‘Southwest’

District Line Daily: Bold Burglar Busted

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Police stopped a bold burglary suspect in Capitol Hill yesterday evening. The burglar's alleged crime was [...]

District Line Daily: Sin City

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The District's "sin taxes" on alcohol and cigarettes brought in $42 million last year, up $1.8 [...]

Safeway Apologizes For Homophobic Slur

Sure, everyone can be rude occasionally, even in the service industry. But at the Safeway at 1100 4th St. SW, near the Southwest waterfront, things went much farther last week.
Jason Morgan and his partner Brendan Harrington told Metro Weekly that they'd just put their food on the conveyor belt when they heard their check-out person [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Protect That Gas Cap Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Hine Times: The Eastern Market Metro Community Association has deigned several elements critical to the redevelopment of Hine Elementary School, as Stanton-EastBanc seeks the approval of the Historic Preservation Review Board. The five priorities of the neighborhood are: "1) [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: In Transit Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Parking Fairies: From the Bloomingdale blog comes an announcement by a local resident who has convened a "parking focus group" because, "...CM Thomas and Dr. Johnson expressed that they wanted to empower members of the community to take charge [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Slow Graffiti Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Gradually Sucking Less: Capitol Hill-based D.C. Crank Tank gives a nod to the CVS on 12th and E streets SE for its attempts to look less like a sterile chain and more like, you know, a welcoming community shop: [...]

Photo: National Park Service Employee

1500 Maine Avenue, SW.   © 2011 Matt Dunn

Is Safeway’s New Receipt-Check Initiative a Rotten Egg?

Stop by the Safeway on 4th Street SW, and prepare to show some paper. Employees are now inspecting customers' receipts on the way out of the store—part of a "quality assurance" initiative from Safeway's upper management that's been soundly greeted with distaste.
The blog Southwest...the Little Quadrant That Could reports that at a Monday meeting of [...]

Weekend In Review: Did The Hoyas Get Screwed?

The Fish Market flooded! Is it me or do you see those flood warnings think it's BS? Maybe I should take those warnings seriously—especially after seeing pictures of the flooded market. SWDC blog writes:
"An overcast Sunday morning brought surprises to the Southwest Fish Market which was flooded by high water on the Washington Channel [...]

Photos: On the Waterfront

Our Morning Roundup: DCPS Students Discover The Working Lunch

Dee Does The District doesn't appreciate a sad bit of race baiting reported from the marathon hearing on the DCPS teacher layoffs.
Harry Potter and the Urban School Nightmare despairs over their students' poor attendance. They write:
"Our school's enrollment is down, and attendance is lower than I've ever seen it. When I first started at my [...]

D.C.’s Most Awesome Parking Spot

7th Street SW, between Maryland Avenue and Virginia Avenue

Safeway Update: New Stores Coming to Southwest Waterfront, Petworth in 2011

In addition to the new Safeway coming to Georgetown, the go-to D.C. grocery chain is planning similar overhauls at the Southwest Waterfront and Petworth.
At the Waterfront, preliminary work is under way for the new store, which will go up behind the current building near the Metro. When completed in 2011, the old store will be [...]

Nationals Park: No Revival Yet. Here Are A Few Reasons Why

Yesterday, the Washington Post printed some very obvious news to anyone who's been on South Cap. Street in the past year: Nationals Park hasn't sparked much revitalizing in Southwest. The city spent $1 billion in infrastructure upgrades and developers have made huge holes in the ground and left a lot of buildings still vacant.
As the [...]

Our Morning Roundup: School Is In Session

DCist reports on some economists who studied the impact of the inauguration. So did it boost the local economy? We know Ben's made out. We know the renters did not.
Frozen Tropics reports on some Catholic University architecture students who are studying H Street transportation. Next study topic: Benning Road. Please. Study it.
Southwest...The Little Quadrant That [...]

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