Posts Tagged ‘Ward 5’

Councilmember Questions Police Chief’s Justification for Body Camera Amendment

The provision allows officers to review body-camera footage before writing initial incident reports in most cases.

Analysis: Kids in Wards 5, 7, and 8 Are Being Left Behind

"Who's benefitting from this influx of wealth?"

Is Stadium Club Strip Club a “Sexually Oriented Business Establishment?”

High-end strip club Stadium Club could lose its ability to operate under the zoning rules for its location, after the D.C. Court of Appeals vacated the club's status as a non-"Sexually Oriented Business Establishment" and sent it back to the Board of Zoning Adjustment to reevaluate.
A sexually oriented business wouldn't be permitted in the commercial [...]

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The Needle: Clear Of The Opening Doors Edition

Please Stand Clear Of The Opening Doors: Riders on a Red Line train this morning were treated to a fun new trick: Doors that opened while the train was still moving. Passengers were taken off the train, and the cars were taken out of commission while WMATA tries to figure out what happened. Really makes [...]

Ward 5 Voter: Buildings Without Kids Are Racist!

The Ward 5 special election, in Tim Craig's telling in this morning's Post, is turning into the same thing virtually every recent D.C. election has become: a referendum on the city's changing demographics. And I'm sympathetic to most of the concerns longtime residents raise in Craig's story: development only arrives when wealthy, white residents do, [...]

Fighting The Patriarchy In Ward 5?

Looks like there's something of a battle of the sexes shaping up in the Ward 5 D.C. Council special election. LL reported yesterday that a supporter of one candidate said something silly:
At a campaign event for Ward 5 D.C. Council candidate Frank Wilds this morning, former Ward 1 Councilmember Frank Smith told the small crowd of supporters [...]

From Housing Complex: Why Isn’t Ward 5 Thrilled About Being the Pot District?

My colleague Lydia DePillis wonders why residents of Ward 5 aren't pleased with plans to open most of the city's marijuana dispensaries there:
Such antipathy makes no sense. Concentrating marijuana production (and even sales, although that's not what these applications are for) in Ward 5 would be a boon to the area, not a blight—they're employment [...]

Strip Club Shocker: “Vaginas Can Be Seen!”

After months of ruckus, neighbors aiming to block the Stadium Club’s liquor license renewal sure made a lousy case at Wednesday’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) hearing.
In June, residents in the Ward 5 neighborhoods abutting the club-cum-steakhouse submitted two petitions, one with five signatures and another with 21, arguing the establishment was disrupting peace, [...]

Not Shocking: Vincent Orange To Announce Council Chair Run On Wednesday

NC8 NewsTalk scores one of the least exciting scoops we've heard in ages: Vincent Orange is planning on announcing his run for D.C. Council Chair on Wednesday. The former Ward-5 Councilmember was last seen losing big time in the Dem. primary race for mayor in 2006. He came in third fourth**. Orange is perhaps best [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Ward 5 Gets A Strip Club

I was out of town so forgive me for mentioning this old news. On Saturday, WaPo analyzed Mayor Adrian Fenty's small-time jobs plan through the eyes of Councilmember Mary Cheh. WaPo describes the mayor's plan, which was announced last week, this way:
"The mayor committed to partnering with the 50-church Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) to create [...]

If Earmarks Were Prohibited, How Did Harry Thomas Jr. Get Them?

Last summer, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray was faced with a crisis.
For one thing, he and city legislators were faced with a last-minute budget crunch to the tune of $660 million. They were given two weeks to find a solution. Meanwhile, the antics of Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry had exposed the sordid practice [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Larger-Than-Life Billboards Moving Into Ward 5?

The Issue: A “Got Milk?” ad splashed across the side of an eight-story building–new District landscaping? Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. has proposed “Special Signs” legislation, allowing them in commercial/industrial areas of his ward, including along heavily trafficked Rhode Island and New York Avenues NE. Thomas’ bill comes on the heels of Mayor Adrian [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Rental of New School Theater in Bates Causes a Stir

The Issue: The opening of the Eckstine and Ellington Theatre within the Dorothy Height Community Academy Public Charter School (CAPCS) caused a stir among Bates neighborhood residents. The 850-seat state-of-the-art theater, along with other meeting and conference rooms, is available for rental by outside groups, and residents were caught off guard to learn that. Traffic [...]