Posts Tagged ‘Tommy Wells’

District Line Daily: What a Zoo

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The director of the National Zoo said the recent zebra attack of a keeper and the [...]

Legislation Would Allow Non-Citizen, Permanent Residents to Vote in Local Elections

Councilmember David Grosso introduced legislation today that would allow foreign citizens who have permanent resident status to vote in local elections.
The bill would require green card holders to live in the District for at least 30 days prior to the election.
"Pot holes, community centers, playgrounds, minimum wage, taxes, supercans, snow removal, alley closings, alcohol license [...]

Is The Already Crowded Mayoral Race Field Ready for Vince Gray’s Arrival?

Mayor Vince Gray's announcement that he's running for re-election means the contenders in an already crowded Democratic primary field now have the extra challenge of taking down an incumbent.
So how's the competition taking the news?
Candidates Vince Orange and Muriel Bowser say they're glad the mayor is running.
"Welcome to the race, I look forward to the [...]

Navy Yard: No New Tunnel, Please, We’re Residents

The densely populated Navy Yard neighborhood barely resembles the industrial district it was just a couple decades ago. But there is at least one major remnant of its  past: The Virginia Avenue Tunnel, an operating rail track for freight trains that runs through the Navy Yard and Capitol Hill areas.
Now, the owners of the more [...]

District Line Daily: The Deadly Car Chase That Shook D.C.

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The woman who was shot by police near the U.S. Capitol Thursday after a high speed [...]

The Council Network

Ward 6 Councilmember and would-be Mayor Tommy Wells will take his campaign to Reddit this week, with an Ask Me Anything discussion scheduled for Sunday. Which got us thinking: What would be the social networks of choice for other local political figures?

Who: Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry
What: Twitter
Why: From old SNCC photos to live updates [...]

Streets in Hill East Get Barricaded During Police Standoff, and Neighbors Get Parking Tickets Anyway

D.C.'s ornery Parking Enforcement rankled some Hill East residents this morning when a parking officer issued tickets to cars parked in a street cleaning zone—right as the street reopened after being closed for about 10 hours during a police standoff in a nearby apartment.
Police went to serve a warrant to a man living in the [...]

The Needle: Et Tu, New York Times? Edition

First the Technologists Came for the Post: One prevailing theme in the coverage of the sale of the Washington Post is the question of whether it marks the closing of an era in which local dynastic owners ruled benevolently over America's papers of record. So, even though there's no evidence of this being a possibility, everybody wants [...]

FixWMATA Closing Up Shop, Moving to Texas

WMATA's chief gadfly is leaving town. Chris Barnes, the man behind the apoplectic FixWMATA blog, announced this morning that he's headed to Houston in the fall.
Barnes gained a certain notoriety through his tweets, which were uniquely rageful even by Twitter standards. (Sample from the past 24 hours, commenting on the news that WMATA was reducing [...]

Chatter: Tommy, Can You Hear Me?

What you said about what we said last week
Does the mayoral candidacy of Tommy Wells have legs? Not everyone quoted in Aaron Wiener’s cover profile of the Ward 6 councilmember thought so, nor did reader Long time in Logan’s, a self-described former D.C. Council staffer who wrote that Wells “has a tendency to step on other [...]

District Line Daily: The Livable Walkable Mayor?

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This week's cover story: A long look at mayoral candidate and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, from [...]

District Line Daily: Beating on Metropolitan Branch Trail

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A cyclist was beaten on the Metropolitan Branch Trail yesterday afternoon, but it's not clear why [...]

District Line Daily: Plane Crashes Into Apartment

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Residents of a Herndon apartment building woke up to a crashed plane in their building early [...]

Photos: United House of Prayer Memorial Parade

Slideshow.  6th Street, NW.  May 25th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

A Soggy But Spirited Tommy Wells Enters D.C. Mayoral Fray

Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells announced his campaign for mayor today, promising a crowd of drenched but cheering supporters that he would create a "livable, walkable city" and help end the "crisis of ethics in the Wilson Building."
"I apologize for the metaphor, but today we stand at a crossroads," Wells said from a podium set up [...]

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