Posts Tagged ‘Takoma’

Neighborhood News Roundup: There is Trouble With the Trees Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.

Isengard on 18th Street: If you think the recent street construction on 18th Street NW has made for a sudden lack of shade, you’re not alone. One reader on the Adams Morgan email list wonders, “Has the destruction of [...]

Today in D.C. History: Red Line Crash Kills 9 Near Fort Totten

On June 22, 2009, the deadliest crash in Metrorail's history occurred when two Red Line trains collided near the Fort Totten station, killing nine people and injuring dozens more.
The accident, and a subsequent National Transportation Safety Board investigation, offered a harsh assessment of Metro’s lax safety maintenance. That Monday just before 5 p.m., at the [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Cat Fancy Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.

Siamese Cats Only: Yet another feline of the Siamese persuasion has gone missing in Georgetown. A message on the neighborhood email list is in search of 'Shadow,' our second newly-adopted mixed Siamese cat...Shadow is a 7+-year-old neutered male with [...]

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: Peak Yums Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Burning Up: Over the past week, a flurry of letters between the Bloomingdale Civic Association and the would-be manager of the supposedly forthcoming Engine Company 12 have been exchanged—predominately via local blogs. We Love DC has a very apt [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Not My Tulips! Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
These Tulips Are Not For You: Inspired by a sign on a neighbor's garden asking passerby not to pick the flowers, Park View D.C. ponders whether guerilla floristry is becoming endemic: "Has anyone else had a problem with passersby [...]

D.C.’s Pot Prescription Pad

In his excellent cover story for this week's dead-tree edition of Washington City Paper—alas, not printed on hemp paper—Chris Shott chronicles the efforts of Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn to open the first of the cannabis dispensaries legalized under the District's medical-marijuana referendum.
The piece notes that Kahn's venture won't be quite as easy as just, say, selling [...]

Neighborhood Watch: In Takoma, Will the Last Theater of Ward 4 Survive?

The Issue: The owner of the Takoma Theatre is planning a five-story apartment building for the historic spot. The theater has occupied the corner of Fourth and Butternut Streets NW since 1923; Milton McGinty bought the building in 1983. But the low-density neighborhood of Takoma has not been kind to a privately owned arts building [...]

Fenty Presser Liveblog

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty: Expresses deepest condolences, as is standard practice to start these briefings.
Confirms nine fatalities, the final count. "As a government and as a city" there are only four people whose identities have been confirmed.
Three of the four are residents of the District of Columbia. One lived in Hyattsville. Fenty contacted three of [...]

Metro Crash Train Was Due For Brake Fix; Names Of Some Dead Released

The Washington Post is reporting that the metro car involved in the Red Line crash yesterday was due for brake maintenance. The Post writes:
"The Metro train car that slammed into another on the Red Line yesterday evening was two months past due for scheduled maintenance on its brakes, and the car was an older model [...]

Metro Crash Death Count: WTF

So how did the Red Line metro crash death toll jump to nine last night then fall back to seven this morning and then back up to nine? Last night, City Desk reported that three news outlets—WUSA9, WTOP, and WJLA—had confirmed that nine had died in the crash. WTOP cited the D.C. Fire Department as [...]

Metro Crash Death Toll Back Up To Nine

The death toll in the metro crash went back up to nine this morning. The number rose a few hours after Fenty insisted the number was seven at the morning press conference. The Washington Post reports:
"The number of people killed in last night's deadly Red Line crash has risen to nine, Metro's general manager said [...]

Neighborhood Bars Fight for Your Right to Party

The owners of Haydee’s Restaurant, who fought a nasty battle last year over live music and late hours at their flagship fajita joint in Mount Pleasant, are poised for a new go-round over their other location in Brightwood. The restaurateurs will be at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s 4B meeting next Monday night seeking support for turning the Georgia Avenue N.W. [...]

Takoma to Get a New Tavern

A tavern is moving into the long-vacant storefront a few doors down from the Takoma Metro station.
Mona and Valentine Davies, the husband-and-wife team that operates the Culture Shop next door to the vacant locale, are teaming up with the owner of the liquor store across the street to open the Cedar Crossing Tavern and Wine [...]

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