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  • Ex-CIA official suggests Putin manipulating crash aftermath

    News
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell suggested Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to manipulate the situation in Ukraine to prevent its government in Kiev from joining NATO or the European Union.In a brief statement released by...
  • Segs in the City: They're Just Not That Into You

    Washington, DC News
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:28 pm
    There are things worse than being small, electric and self-balancing in Washington.
  • Reid Predicts Veterans' Health Bill Will Fall, Fears Gridlock on Border Supplemental (Video)

    Roll Call: Daily News
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday predicted Congress would fail to pass a fix for the veterans' health crisis -- and worried the same could happen with the border supplemental to address the child migrant crisis.
  • Multiple crises dog ‘No Drama’ Obama

    TheHill - Top News
    Amie Parnes
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Obama is being slammed for stopping for burgers during airliner crisis. 
  • The Needle: 44 For 51

    City Desk
    Perry Stein
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Let It Be Stated: President Barack Obama said today that he is in favor of D.C. statehood. (Though made no indication that he would actually do anything to help D.C. achieve said statehood.)+3 Neutral Territory: Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander will still not say that Dan Snyder needs to change the name of the Washington football team. "It is up to Dan Snyder. Case closed," she told the National Journal. -4 Too High: How does the Daily Caller celebrate D.C's newly enacted marijuana decriminalization law? By conducting an interview completely stoned. This is why we can't have nice…
 
 
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    City Desk

  • The Needle: 44 For 51

    Perry Stein
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Let It Be Stated: President Barack Obama said today that he is in favor of D.C. statehood. (Though made no indication that he would actually do anything to help D.C. achieve said statehood.)+3 Neutral Territory: Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander will still not say that Dan Snyder needs to change the name of the Washington football team. "It is up to Dan Snyder. Case closed," she told the National Journal. -4 Too High: How does the Daily Caller celebrate D.C's newly enacted marijuana decriminalization law? By conducting an interview completely stoned. This is why we can't have nice…
  • Barack Obama Says He’s All for D.C. Statehood

    Perry Stein
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    President Barack Obama said today he was in favor of D.C. becoming a state, though he didn't indicate that he'd do anything about it beyond saying so. "I'm in D.C. so I'm for it!" he said today at a town hall-style meeting at D.C.'s Walker Jones Education Campus for his My Brother's Keeper Initiative, according to USA Today. "Folks in D.C. pay taxes like everybody else, they contribute to the overall wellbeing of the country like everybody else, they should be treated like everybody else." After Obama was re-elected in 2012, he put the District's "Taxation Without Representation" license…
  • Why Rep. José Serrano Is D.C.’s Staunchest Defender in Congress

    Perry Stein
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    D.C.'s love for Democrat Rep. José Serrano of New York is nothing new. In 2010, he was on the receiving end of a ceremonial resolution from the D.C. Council after he unsuccessfully proposed ending Congress' control over the District's budget. In 2013, he received a "Champion of Democracy" award at DC Vote's annual gala. Serrano is his party's ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, which oversees D.C.'s budget. That means Serrano often finds himself speaking out against House colleagues who use their positions to…
  • District Line Daily: Blue Line Blues

    Perry Stein
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here. Metro riders aren't happy that some rush-hour Blue Line trains will be cut to make way for the new Silver Line. But it doesn't look like Metro is going to have a change of heart on the reroutes, given that the decision to make changes to the Blue Line was decided on a decade ago. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: A Pennsylvania…
  • The Needle: Frosty Reception

    Perry Stein
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Acakepopalypse: Don't get too excited celebrating the end of cupcakes and Crumbs Bake Shop. After raising more than $75,000 on a Kickstarter campaign, Baked by Yael, D.C.'s first cake-pop shop, could open in November. -2 New York Times Is on It: Just let this sentence from a New York Times article speak for itself: "Mr. Gray, who spoke outside a subway stop in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, two miles from the White House..." -4 Mega-Money: This woman has a pretty trendy micro-apartment unit along 14th Street NW, which means she pays $1,795 per month for a 350-square foot studio. -3…
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  • Home of the Day: Arts and Craft Gem

    Long & Foster Luxury Homes, Exclusive Christie's International Affiliate
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    By Tim and Scott Harper, Agents Home of the Day is a new feature presented by the Washington Business Journal with Long & Foster and Christie's International Real Estate. This is your invitation to view some of the D.C.'s most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. 6911 Oakridge Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 | $2,750,000 Absolutely stunning and beautifully proportioned masterpiece built in 2005 by renowned builder PKK…
  • CFO of the Year Awards 2014: Photos from the event

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    A dozen of Greater Washington's chief financial officers were celebrated as fiscal heroes at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner last week. Among the 2014 CFO of the Year honorees is a triathlete, a beekeeper, a pilot, a hiker and more. Read more about our honorees, including our Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Stan Berman of Global Impact, and check out videos from the event.
  • Why Virginia is spending $9.5 million to keep CEB in Rosslyn

    Daniel J. Sernovitz
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The Corporate Executive Board Co.'s decision to anchor The JBG Cos.' planned Central Place office tower was based on a number of complicated factors coming together in just the right way, including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to kick in $9.5 million in economic incentives. That might raise the question in some skeptics minds, why did the commonwealth spend $9.5 million dollars to support a Rosslyn-based company's move from two buildings to one? Virginia Economic Development Partnership…
  • Surging Rosslyn sees the signs of further development

    Bob Niedt
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    All signs point to a surge in Rosslyn — and partly due to a sign. We've been all over Rosslyn as changes are coming including: Monday Properties' plans for renewing 1401 Wilson and 1400 Key Our deep dive on what's wrong with Rosslyn and the rebuilding of the gateway to D.C. A look at what's next (including video) for the new Rosslyn. The scathing review of Rosslyn's iconic skywalks. And now, a move for Rosslyn over the weekend that could just be the next signature event for the area. As we…
  • Work is underway on D.C.'s first shipping container apartments (Video)

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Work is underway in D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood to transform a single-family home into a three-story, four-unit shipping container apartment building. Brookland Equity Group LLC, led by Matthew Grace and Sean Joiner, received a permit July 11 to begin construction at 3305 Seventh St. NE on D.C.’s first shipping container apartments. While unprecedented in the District, shipping container apartments are permitted. And from New York to London, architects are finding creative ways to reuse shipping…
 
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    WTOP News - Business Stories

  • Asia shares rise as Ukraine plane tensions ease

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Asian shares rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft's black boxes.
  • Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
  • US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil.
  • Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport.
  • Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    uarter results trumped analyst expectations, as earnings grew 16 percent to $417.2 million.
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    TheHill - Business&Lobby

  • New king of K Street

    Megan R. Wilson
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Akin Gump’s revenues in second quarter eclipsed Patton Boggs. 
  • Report: Finance firms wrote own rules

    Bernie Becker
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Banks and hedge funds skirted billions in taxes, according to a Senate investigation.  
  • Business Bottom Line

    The Hill Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    GUNS. SIG Sauer, one of the largest firearms manufacturers in the world, has signed up with its second outside lobby firm, Commonwealth Consulting Corp. Disclosure forms say lobbyists will be working on issues related to...
  • Business Bottom Line

    The Hill Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    GUNS. SIG Sauer, one of the largest firearms manufacturers in the world, has signed up with its second outside lobby firm, Commonwealth Consulting Corp. Disclosure forms say lobbyists will be working on issues related to...
  • Defending Big Pharma

    Ferdous Al-Faruque
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    For Lori Reilly, vice president for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the constant struggle to find new cures and treatments hits close to home. 
 
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    The Fix

  • Can Rand Paul win support from both Republicans and Redditors?

    Philip Bump
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Russia Today and Russia's permanent mission to NATO no doubt couldn't believe their luck. As the United States and its allies increased criticism of Russia's links to the separatists that their evidence showed shot down Malaysia Airlines flight 17, here was a still-popular former member of Congress willing to say that his government was moving […]
  • Vermont is the best covered state in the country. California is the worst.

    Chris Cillizza
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    For every 500,000 residents in Vermont, there are 10 full-time reporters covering the state's statehouse -- the best margin of people-to-reporters of any state in the country, according to a newly released study from the Pew Research Center. Other small population states -- Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota etc. -- have somewhere between three and five […]
  • It’s virtually impossible to be a successful modern president

    Chris Cillizza
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Being president is the most powerful job in the world. At which you will almost certainly fail. Why? For lots of reasons up to and including: * The decline of the bully pulpit as a persuasion mechanism * The deep partisanship present not only in Congress but also in the electorate more broadly * The […]
  • Americans hate Congress. They will totally teach it a lesson by not voting.

    Aaron Blake
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Americans are angry at Congress -- more so than basically ever before. So it's time to throw the bums out, right? Well, not really. In fact, Americans appear prepared to deal with their historic unhappiness using perhaps the least-productive response: Staying home. A new study shows that Americans are on-track to set a new low for turnout […]
  • The food stamp wave may have crested

    Philip Bump
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    In January 2012, Newt Gingrich made headlines by calling President Obama the "food stamp president." By the most obvious metric, the line was accurate: During the first Obama term, enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (the official name of the food stamp program), climbed dramatically. As we noted at the time, that was mostly […]
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    Contributors

  • Elizabeth Warren and the Mudcat manifesto

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    From The Hill, Aug. 26, 2008: "Several years ago, Mark Warner, former governor of Virginia and candidate for Senate today, and Jim Webb, the new Senator from Virginia, started the new season for the Democrats. It was first identified when Markos...
  • Israel's Gaza illusions

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
     Four young boys running on the beach one moment and then they are lying lifeless on the sand. The next day, three children playing on a rooftop are killed by a "warning" missile. Elsewhere, at least 18 students who recently passed the...
  • An abortion act that's fast-tracked to nowhere

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Senate Democrats wish to eliminate almost every legislative gain made on the state level by pro-life activists in recent years. But the bill they propose as a solution is an attempt to federalize abortion and an unconstitutional attack on states'...
  • The news about Flight 17: Tasteless tweets and graphic accounts

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We Americans, spread out from sea to shining sea across this sprawling continent, have always had a hard time seeing what conflicts in foreign lands have to do with us. The crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine is the starkest...
  • The millennials got a raw deal

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    While the U.S. economy continues its climb out of the depths of the Great Recession, one cohort is having a particularly difficult time regaining its footing: millennials.Far from monolithic, millennials are entering what should be the prime of...
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    News

  • Perry orders troops to border

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Monday that he's deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to help manage the surge of child migrants at the state's southern border.Perry, among the most vocal critics of President Obama's handling of the...
  • UN Security Council approves crash probe

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
     The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a full and independent investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine.The resolution also demands that international officials...
  • Obama: Many ‘authentic’ ways to be black

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    The notion that black men need to act, dress or speak in a certain way to be “authentic” is something that "has to go," President Obama said Monday at an event promoting his initiative to aid young men of color."The notion that there’s some...
  • Russian separatists agree to give black boxes to Malaysia

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
     Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday that the leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight MH17 to Malaysian investigators, according to The Associated Press. Najib...
  • Ex-CIA official suggests Putin manipulating crash aftermath

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell suggested Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to manipulate the situation in Ukraine to prevent its government in Kiev from joining NATO or the European Union.In a brief statement released by...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • My Interview with Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz and Director Jake Kasdan

    Jessica McFadden
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Why would a Hollywood studio fly out a group of mom bloggers, me included, to be a part of the Los Angeles media junket for Sex Tape? I mean, just typing the words SEX TAPE may have landed this in your spam filters or blocked by your network administrator. And don’t I usually write on […]
  • $25 off new UberFAMILY: Uber DC car rides with car seats

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Do you use Uber around DC or when you travel for work? I do. After decades of hailing cabs and waiting on hold with dispatchers, I think this on-demand car/driver service is completely the bee’s knees. And now you can use Uber with your kids…without lugging a car seat! You can now grab a ride […]
  • 7 Best Things About Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Jessica McFadden
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Have you taken your family to Busch Gardens Williamsburg? I applied to serve as a Busch Gardens Williamsburg blog ambassador, and was selected to review the experience with my family during the 2014 season. We just returned from our visit to this massive, marvelous, seriously beautiful amusement park. Our day at the park was full of […]
  • Free Summer Arts Events for Families

    Jessica McFadden
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran through August 30, 2014 This summer, join the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design for its Free Summer  Saturdays series of programming, including Gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances. Admission to the museum and to these special programs and workshops is FREE every Saturday between […]
  • GIVEAWAY: Madame Tussauds DC Tickets, and Review

    Jessica McFadden
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:32 am
      I will admit that it never occurred to me to visit Madame Tussauds in Washington DC until they reached out to me. In this town of  free admissions to some of the best museums in the world, why would I pay to visit a collection of wax figures? Is not that place simply for tourists? Even […]
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Overheard in DC: Tourist behavior. DCist. Sober Politico moved to DC this month and is trying to quickly land a job at the Capitol. The lump returns. But I Do Have A Law Degree How can we be clueless to how much you hate us if you won’t shut up about it? Washcycle. Not all book stores are closing. Barnes and Noble opens a store at Catholic University. The Brookland Bridge.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is useful: How to blog effectively. Greater Greater Washington. If you don’t meet job expectations, this could happen to you. Ode Street Tribune. City Desk offers to pay your $25 marijuana fine. A Q & A about the new law. Capital Comment. Surrealicious, a quick note about lost love in the place where it started. Nicely penned. Another Republican insulted my intelligence this week, writes Stay at Home Pundit. Apartments replacing Jay’s Saloon could be approved this week. ARL Now. The beautiful Carnegie Library may become the new Spy Museum site. Triangle. A cognitive…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    A very well told story about a no good, very bad date. Unemployed Kat. The blogger at Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog is asked to do an illustration for a publication, and does it, but it doesn’t appear – until now. The bloggers at the Red Cross believe the Onion has a crush on us. Well, DC driver license holders, you will be happy to know that you can buy adult beverages in New Hampshire. Capital Comment. If you stick around the District for the August recess, you probably know that staying here does have a few rewards starting with Restaurant Week. What Mickey Eats.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Greatest Escapist was sitting in Meridian Hill Park when a man approached her and starting chatting. Then he asked if he could take her picture. It got weird from that point. In Between DC is a blog for those between the ages of 40 to 55, or too old to be a Millennial and too young for the early bird special. Sean’s Ramblings finds a 13 year old bottle of ketchup in his basement. Scary Mommy: 37 reasons I’m not embracing the moment. The 10 DC zip codes where homes are selling the fastest. Urban Turf.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Tales From The Sharrows describes the ride home and what the man on the Brompton did. LIT shows what a small man-made pond in DC looks like. Reddit post with useful information: Essential apps for city life in DC? Wash Cycle weighs in on last week’s big topic in the post, You’re killing me. Gen Eric Generation always returns to Oklahoma for July 4th. This post explains why. DC Film Girl recommends Dawn of the Planet of the Apes but not the 3D version of it. Photos: There was a massive turnout Sunday for the World Cup final at the Portrait Gallery.
 
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    FishbowlDC

  • Separated at Birth: The Atlantic’s James Hamblin and ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’

    Nick Massella
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    A recent series from Atlantic Video by senior editor James Hamblin, MD, explores “If Our Bodies Could Talk,” including “Single-Tasking is the New Multitasking,” “Workouts to Do at Work” that we’ll never actually do, and that wine isn’t as healthy as we thought. Unbeknownst to us, the young MD has already been everywhere. His work has been featured on or covered by MSNBC, The New York Times and POLITICO. TIME named his Twitter handle in the top 140 best Twitter feeds of 2014. And BuzzFeed referred to him as ‘the most delightful MD…
  • Afternoon Lede Check – 7.21.14

    Nick Massella
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Rebels to turn over black boxes; remains released. Johns Hopkins settles country’s largest case of sexual misconduct by a physician. Metrobus driver slashed in face on bus. From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • MPAA Names Joanna McIntosh EVP for Global Policy and External Affairs

    Nick Massella
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Former Sen. Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, today announced that Joanna McIntosh has joined the association as EVP for global policy and external affairs. McIntosh previously served as VP of federal government relations at Verizon in DC, joining in 2005 after serving as the general counsel for the 2004 G8 Summit that President George Bush hosted in Sea Island, Georgia. She also served as VP of international relations for AT&T, where she worked with the executive branch and foreign governments to promote U.S. investment abroad and reduce foreign…
  • ‘It’s a Hard Knock Life’ for ‘Poor Hillary Clinton’ According to RNC

    Nick Massella
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    ‘It’s a hard knock life’ for ‘poor’ Hillary Clinton according to a website unveiled today by the Republican National Committee. Paid for by the RNC, PoorHillaryClinton.com is a nod to the likely 2016 presidential hopeful’s comments that she and husband Bill Clinton were ‘dead broke’ after leaving the White House in 2000. The Tumblr of sorts includes links to news hits which reference the Clinton’s wealth, raking in $275,000 for speaking fees and a Wall Street Journalpiece likely placing the former First Family in the ‘top 1% of the…
  • Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein Gets Lit for Interview with Marijuana Consultant

    Nick Massella
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Over the weekend, former FishbowlDC editor turned editor of The Daily Caller’s ‘The Mirror’ Betsy Rothstein posted an interview she conducted – completely stoned – with marijuana industry strategist Aaron Houston. Three puffs in, from an undisclosed patio within the confines of North America, Rothstein recalls in her piece, “It was all downhill from there. Or uphill. Or sideways. Or upside-down. I can’t quite piece it together, but I’ll try.” Sounds like “Inception.” The interview accompanied Rothstein’s regular feature of…
 
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    Frozen Tropics

  • Local News Round-Up

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Sometimes it seems like every day brings a new article on H Street. Here are a few notable ones you may have missed:What to Expect at H Street NE Peruvian Restaurant Ocopa (Young & Hungry)Inspire BBQ, closed on H street as condos come in, searches for a new lease on life (WaPo)Bardo Brewpub Will Start Brewing This Week (Eater DC)Ditto Taps into Fundrise for H Street Apartment Financing (District Source)
  • Trinidad Neighborhood Association Meeting Tuesday 7/22

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Trinidad residents at a recent garden tourWant to stay informed about neighborhood issues? Consider attending tomorrow's Trinidad Neighborhood Association meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22 7pm at the Trinidad Rec. Center (1310 Childress Street).Agenda• DCPS – Registering your Child for School• DPR – the Youth Lifeguard Academy• KIPP – Construction Updates• College Bound – a Mentoring ProgramASL/English Interpretation will be provided by a Trinidad resident.
  • Stroll & Roll Down H Street

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Anwar Saleem of H Street Main Street flagged me down to hand me a poster and tell me about a pretty cool promotion designed to highlight H Street businesses and celebrate the streetcar that will (hopefully) soon roll down H Street. From 3-7pm Saturday July 26th, and August 23rd you'll be able to catch a free ride in a pedicab decorated in streetcar style. The pedicabs will travel a portion (near Union Station to Maryland Ave) of the streetcar's route down H Street. The idea is that you catch a ride, visit H Street businesses, and check out some of the cool local art that will be…
  • Picking a Color Over at Nomad

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    The folks at Nomad have been trying out a few different colors. I'm partial to the darker gray, but I think it makes the sign a little difficult to read. Thoughts?
  • Micho's Now Serving Lebanese Fare on the West End

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    Photo by Alan Page Micho's (500 H Street) is finally up and running. Early reviews (from those who tried it during a friends and family happening) are positive. The menu is similar to the one available at Shawafel (1322 H Street), with one very notable difference. Micho's serves alcohol (in the form of margaritas, sangria, and bottled or draft beer). Here's the full menu courtesy of our friends over at District Cuisine. Expect both lunch and dinner hours once they get settled (I'm unclear on whether they might have different hours early on as that is quite common). Want to see the…
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    just up the pike

  • mysterious signs appear around the silver spring transit center

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    While repair work continues on the Silver Spring Transit Center, the entire block around it remains roped off. Friday morning, big signs appeared asking to turn the space into a temporary park. Photo by the author.Six black-and-white posters hang from the fences around the transit center on Colesville Road and Wayne Avenue, reading "Move the fence? Let's use this space." On them are photos of different activities that could happen around it, like outdoor movie screenings, musical performances, and festivals. In the bottom-right corner is the hashtag #DTSS, meant for people to respond on…
  • shepherd park residents tell car2go users from silver spring to stay out

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    While car2go is mostly limited to the District, more and more users live in surrounding areas, and often leave their cars at the edges of the city. One resident of an adjacent DC neighborhood warned car2go drivers to stay away in this note: Photo by George Branyan.Reader Roya Bauman found this handwritten note on a car2go in Shepherd Park, a DC neighborhood that borders Silver Spring. It reads: This street is NOT a garage for these ugly little cars! Be more considerate. Do not park in front of a private home. It is rude and a breach of residential etiquette. We do not care what the owners of…
  • casey anderson is montgomery county's new planning board chair

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Montgomery County's new Planning Board chair will be Casey Anderson, a strong advocate for growing the county's urban areas and improving its transit network. The County Council voted 8-1 to appoint him this morning. An attorney who lives in Silver Spring, Anderson has been a community activist on smart growth, transit, and bicycling issues, previously serving on the board of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. He stepped down to join the Planning Board in 2011, and can be seen walking or biking to meetings there. The council will have to find a replacement for his old seat.
  • to turn cameron street around, one building owner put in fake stores

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    For years, the ground-floor shops at the Guardian Building in downtown Silver Spring have sat empty. To lure new tenants, the building's owner brought the space to life with fake storefronts. The Arkin family has owned this six-story office building, located at Georgia Avenue and Cameron Street, for decades. But as owner Michael Arkin's health declined and he wasn't able to keep the building up, many of the retail tenants moved away, retired, or passed away. After a stroke a few years ago, his sons took over management of the building. "We had our work cut out for us," said son Devin Arkin,…
  • see "led zeppelin played here" for free tomorrow night

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    Tomorrow night, you can see Led Zeppelin Played Here, a documentary about the rock band's alleged 1969 show in Wheaton, for free at the AFI Silver Theatre. All you have to do is say you read this blog! 45 years ago, depending on who you asked, rock band Led Zeppelin may or may not have played their first show in the United States at the Wheaton Youth Center on Georgia Avenue. In March, the County Council decided to tear down the 1960's-era recreation center, which hosted a number of famous acts we can actually prove. But the legend lives on in Led Zeppelin Played Here, a documentary directed…
 
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