Posts Tagged ‘Vincent Orange’

Who to Vote for (and Who Not to Vote for) in D.C.’s 2014 Democratic Primary

Another election, another set of would-be leaders who mostly seem determined to test just how willing District voters are to keep showing up and voting no matter how lousy their choices are.
What better explanation is there for the field that confronts D.C. Democrats? Four of 13 members of the D.C. Council are seeking the nomination [...]

Jock Strapped: Why UDC Saved Its Athletics Department

For more than five years, Zachary Kjeldsen worked as a high school lacrosse coach in Miami. He sent plenty of kids to college programs but had never played at that level himself, or even graduated from a four-year college. So when Kjeldsen completed his associate degree at Miami-Dade College, he decided he had to give it [...]

District Line Daily: Winners and Losers of 2013

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

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As 2013 comes to a close, Washington City Paper writers round up this year's winners and [...]

The Needle: Orange You Vain?

Model Behavior: Mayoral candidate Vince Orange not-so-subtly wants to make sure reporters only use pictures of him after his 50-pound weight loss. -5
The Fourth Estate: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg married Post food columnist David Hagedorn to his partner on the rooftop of the Penn Quarter restaurant Fiola. +2

District Line Daily: Gunning for Law

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District lawyers are once again asking a judge to uphold strict gun registration requirements that were [...]

The Needle: Politicians Get Spooky

 
Political Cloaks: Some D.C. politicians really got into the holiday spirit today, including At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange, who dressed up as an old bearded man, and Councilmember Yvette Alexander, who went as Nicki Minaj. +5

Nice Gestures: The D.C. Council will take up legislation next week urging Washington's football team to change its offensive name. A well-intentioned move [...]

The Needle: Does Whatever a D.C. Council Can Edition

Good Council: The D.C. Council passed a living-wage bill over Walmart's objections, introduced a marijuana decriminalization bill, let Vincent Orange wax megalomaniacal about whether his office has a side-door, and hung out with Spider-Man. How much do you love this town right now? +10
Autumn (and Winter, and Spring, and Summer) Leaves: Howard University Hospital employees [...]

District Line Daily: 50 D.C. Eats

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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In this week's special Food Issue, we've got 50 D.C.-area dishes you've got to try, from salted [...]

The Needle: Near Miss Over Reagan National

Plane Tango: Two aircraft came within a mere 950 feet of each other at near Reagan National Airport on Friday. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, according to a spokesman. -1

Hot Hot Heat: Maybe this summer won't be as mild as expected. -4

More Rat Trouble for Vincent Orange Donor’s Store

Will Sam Wang Produce ever pass a health inspection with no violations? In December, health inspectors tried to shut down the politically well-connected Northeast wholesaler after discovering rat droppings, prompting a "I want to speak to your supervisor"-style intervention from Councilmember Vincent Orange. The store was closed briefly anyway, and Orange's role in the inspection [...]

The Needle: Orange’s Juice

Rat Spat: The Post reports that the Board of Ethics and Government is launching an inquiry into Councilmember Vincent Orange's role in the health inspection of Sam Wang Produce, which, as we learned today, was in disgusting shape when Orange intervened. While the extent of Orange's intervention in the incident isn't clear yet, it's good [...]

Here’s the Grocery Store Vincent Orange Helped Keep Open

Does this look like a scene from a grocery store that should be kept open? If you're At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange—and the store is owned by one of your big campaign donors—the answer seems to be yes.
In a story first broken by Titan of Trinidad, Orange showed up at NoMa's Sam Wang Produce during a [...]

District Line Daily: Orange and the Rats

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Councilmember Vincent Orange helped keep open a wholesale food store run by a campaign contributor, even [...]

Rat-Infested Grocery Gets a Hand From Mystery Councilmember, Then From Vincent Orange

When health inspectors visited Sam Wang Produce near Gallaudet University on Dec. 21, they found a host of sanitation problems. The refrigerator floors were covered with pools of water and bits of food, and thermometers that should have been on the freezer and refrigerator were either missing or broken.
Worst of all, the building located at [...]

District Line Daily: Gay Marriage at the National Cathedral

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Sign of the times: AP reports that the National Cathedral is set to announce today that [...]

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