Posts Tagged ‘Trinidad’

Police Say They Searched Car Where Dead Trinidad Boy Was Found

Almost 24 hours after 7-year-old Michael Kingsbury was found dead in parked Trinidad car, police say that they still have questions about how he died.
No cause of death has been determined yet for Kingsbury, who went missing on Sunday morning, Assistant Chief Peter Newsham said in a press conference in front of police headquarters late this [...]

How Did Searchers Miss 7-Year-Old Michael Kingsbury?

Seven-year-old Michael Kingsbury was found dead in a car last night, just feet from the Trinidad home he had disappeared from Sunday morning. How could police and other searchers have missed him?
Assistant Chief Peter Newsham told reporters he couldn't speculate how Kingsbury hadn't been seen in previous searches around the car, parked in an alley [...]

Man Allegedly Tries, Fails to Kill Wife With Voodoo

If the accusations made against 63-year-old Trinidad resident Raymond E. Bradshaw are true, he badly wanted to kill his estranged wife. So badly, in fact, that he was willing to involve higher powers—and his mentally disabled nephew.
Bradshaw's 20-year marriage to his wife had been on the rocks since at least 2010, when they separated and [...]

Trinidad Puppy-Killer Admits to Crime

Sean Delontay Branch, the 24-year-old accused of murdering a puppy in Trinidad in June by dropping a brick on its head—an incident that exposed D.C.'s sensationalism deficit—pleaded guilty Monday to the crime. NBC 4 reports:
The morning of June 29, a puppy named King Tut was left sleeping behind a convenience store on Mt. Olivet Road [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Hide Your Lilacs Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
More Like Bladensburg Parkway: Frozen Tropics reports that Denny's will open its second D.C. location at 17th Street NE and Bladensburg Road (its first is on Benning Road in Deanwood). Commenters aren't completely convinced that the chain should be [...]

The Needle: Hoax Not So Wise Edition

Hard-Earned Wisdom: Yesterday afternoon, Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise appeared to have a huge scoop on Twitter—Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger would be suspended for five games for an alleged assault. Before you could say "April Fool's in August," the Internet was abuzz with the news. Which was precisely Wise's point; the whole thing was [...]

Cold Case Or Cold Shoulder? Family Wants Answers About Trinidad Police Shooting

The District neighborhood of Trinidad had so many murders in 2008 that D.C. police decided to set up checkpoints along its perimeter–roadblocks the U.S. Court of Appeals later deemed unconstitutional.
Yet, as Johnny Barnes of the American Civil Liberties Union points out, "the only homicide in Trinidad last year was at the hands of the police."
It's a year and one day [...]

Photos: Breakfast Special

Photo: Tuesday, The Diner

Bladensburg Road NE, February 23

Our Morning Roundup: Block Captain Sign up!

P.S. Montessori attends a DCPS workshop and reports back:
"Before the Thanksgiving Break, I attended a DCPS workshop on Phonemic Awareness. It was actually a pretty good workshop that I found useful and wanted to share....This workshop was really interesting, because a lot of the teachers that were attending taught higher level elementary, middle or high [...]

Our Morning Roundup: The Joy Of The Mandatory DCPS Meeting

Harry Potter and the Urban School Nightmare wonders if their insurance covers insanity. This is awesome:
Yesterday we had our monthly staff meeting after school. Interestingly enough, the first thirty minutes of this mandatory whole-school meeting were dedicated not to raising test scores, preparing for IMPACT observations, or discussing important events coming up at our school. [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Teacher Burnout!

Harry Potter and the Urban School Nightmare expresses early burnout with blogging and possibly teaching! They write:
"Don't know if it's because of Impact (don't think so) or the forever stalled contract negotiations (maybe) or my administration (YES!!!), but I just feel really de-motivated. One thing I can say is that it's definitely not the kids. [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Smelly Trees or Tree Stumps in Trinidad?

The Issue: Some residents aren’t charmed by the odor of female ginkgo trees in Trinidad—and have already had some removed by the city. But according to D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) policy, after a tree is cut down, someone must call again for another one to be replanted  the city will plant another in its [...]

Trinidad Checkpoints Still Illegal

Today, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia refused to hear the District's appeal on the legality of  D.C. police checkpoints. On July 10, a unanimous three-judge panel of that court ruled that the police checkpoints—which started in Trinidad—were unconstitutional.
The District's only recourse at this point is to take its case [...]

Our Morning Roundup: A Metrobus Strikes Again

Prince of Petworth posts on the effort/petition to save the Black Rooster. One reader's response:  "i LOVE the black rooster. if the peace corps really closes it down…i just…i might just not go to happy hour anymore, ever, anywhere. and that would make me terribly sad. save the rooster!"
Penn Quarter Living debuts a new column [...]