Posts Tagged ‘ward 7’

District Line Daily: Designated Texter

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Apparently, the hot trend among teens is having a designated texter. On to the news:
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City Says Safeway Non-Compete Covenant Doesn’t Apply To Walmart

Looks like folks who are in favor of more grocery choices and competition in Skyland are going to get it. District lawyers say the plot of land Walmart is planning to use for the Ward 7 store is not restricted by Safeway's covenant with the city to prevent competition:
City officials, including Deputy Mayor Victor L. [...]

“Hell No, We Won’t Go to Ward 7″

With the first vote on the city’s new redistricted ward map set for Thursday, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells and his supporters brought bullhorns to Lincoln Park last night to protest the proposed 17th Street dividing line that would send the eastern edge of Capitol Hill into Ward 7.
As Housing Complex's Lydia DePillis has pointed [...]

Celebrity Spotting at Ward 7 Mayoral Forum

Update: Per the Gray campaign, here are the unofficial numbers:
Vincent Gray: 226
Adrian Fenty: 64
Leo Alexander: 6
Sulaimon Brown: 1
Michael Green: 1
Ernest Johnson: 0
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Guess which celebrity Mayor Adrian Fenty brought along for the mayoral forum and straw poll this morning in Ward 7. Ronald Moten? Wrong; nobody controls Ronald Moten (though he was there).
The big star was [...]

One Vote Here for “River East”

As contributor Chris Lewis wrote in our feature piece this week, sides are forming in wards 7 and 8 over what to call their turf. For the longest time, "I live east of the river" has been the refrain. It's as stable a part of the District landscape as the Big Chair and the elegant [...]

Sexual Orientation Hate Crimes Jump In Wards 7, 8

According to new D.C. Police data [PDF], there has been a total of 36 hate crimes committed in the District  as of September 30. That's about the same for 2008 and 2007's totals of 38.
By far, the majority of hate crimes have revolved around sexual orientation. As of Sept. 30, there have been 31 such [...]

Remember the Mustard-Yellow Condoms? A Look at the District’s Tortured Response to the AIDS Crisis

A little more than a week ago, news broke that at least three percent of District residents have AIDS or HIV. This provoked Shannon L. Hader, director of the city's HIV/AIDS Administration to now-famously compare D.C. to West Africa. When pressed by Loose Lips at a press conference, Hader stated that our rates of infection were [...]

Winners And Losers Along Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE

For the last two days, I've had the pleasure of driving around Ward 7—specifically in and out of the Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE corridor.
I had spent a ton of time there four years ago for a story about a father who got burned out of his house after he started fighting the local hoodlums. [...]

Prime Time for Ward 7 Rep!

Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander has been waiting in the wings, a back-bencher, for nearly two years. While colleagues presided over important council committees, Alexander held no such portfolio.
But today that all changed. Alexander is chairing her first hearing as the new chair of the Committee on Aging and Community Affairs. On the docket [...]

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