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  • This story might get your goat

    Washington, DC News
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:12 pm
    D.C. police responded to a call last week about a suspicious character on the lam - well, more like on the lamb.
  • Chambliss Wants Special Counsel to Investigate Obama on Bergdahl Swap

    Roll Call: Daily News
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee wants a special counsel to investigate President Barack Obama's swap of five Taliban members for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
  • Missouri Dem: ‘Rand Paul was right’

    TheHill - Top News
    Alexander Bolton
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is pushing the Pentagon to end the transfer of weapons to local police.
  • Is Stadium Club Strip Club a “Sexually Oriented Business Establishment?”

    City Desk
    Jeffrey Anderson
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    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 zone where the club is located, on Queens Chapel Road NE, and neighborhood activists have claimed for years that the strip club shouldn't be allowed, either. The ruling on Thursday by the three-judge appeals panel is the latest setback for the…
  • Corcoran closes deal with National Gallery, George Washington University

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Rebecca Cooper
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The deal is done: the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art & Design have now been absorbed into the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. The parties closed Thursday on the agreements, which transfer the Corcoran's buildings — the Flagg building on 17th St. NW and the Fillmore building in Georgetown — financial assets and the college to GWU and control of the art collection to the NGA. The deal has a silver lining for D.C. art lovers: the Corcoran's galleries will…
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    Washington, DC News

  • This story might get your goat

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:12 pm
    D.C. police responded to a call last week about a suspicious character on the lam - well, more like on the lamb.
  • DC Taxicab Commission wants to start van service

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    DC Taxicab Commission wants to start van service WASHINGTON Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1oWkBE2 Today the DC Taxicab Commission says it is working on creating a new service that will pick up passengers in places where taxis rarely go right now.
  • Mexican Food and the Other Jazz Church: Jazz Setlist, Aug. 21-27

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    The partyin'-est, beat-heaviest, most flat-out fun jazz ensemble of any kind in Washington D.C. has got to be Yamomanem .
  • Step on it: D.C. plans 850-square-foot, $200K kinetic pocket park at Dupont Circle

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Sometimes, the littlest improvements can make the biggest differences. While there may be an opportunity to deck-over the unsightly, pedestrian-unfriendly Connecticut Avenue underpass in the future, as Greater Greater Washington recently reported, and the Dupont underground may become a micro-unit hotel, the District has a shorter term plan to ... (more)
  • Obama and Cameron: A tale of two vacations

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    President Obama's second shot at an August vacation looks to be as star-crossed as the first - and his efforts to balance his presidential duties with a summer respite just as tricky.
 
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    Roll Call: Daily News

  • Chambliss Wants Special Counsel to Investigate Obama on Bergdahl Swap

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee wants a special counsel to investigate President Barack Obama's swap of five Taliban members for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
  • McCaskill to Hold Police Militarization Hearings

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    With lawmakers on the left and right questioning the militarization of law enforcement after two weeks of violence in Ferguson, Mo., Sen. Claire McCaskill announced she will hold hearings next month on the federal programs supplying local authorities with surplus military gear.
  • Authorities Prepare for Ferguson Protests in Washington

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Downtown business owners and property managers in the District of Columbia are warning of the potential for violent Ferguson-related protests Thursday night.
  • McKeon Wants Probe Into Leak of Covert Foley Rescue Attempt

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    A leading House Republican says the Obama administration needs to plug the leaks that led to revelations of an unsuccessful covert mission earlier this summer to rescue journalist James Foley and other hostages from jihadist captors in Syria.
  • GAO: Pentagon Broke Law in Bergdahl Case

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    The Defense Department violated the law when it didn't tell Congress before transferring five Taliban detainees from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar in return for the Taliban's release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal decision made public Thursday.
 
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    City Desk

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

    Jeffrey Anderson
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    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 zone where the club is located, on Queens Chapel Road NE, and neighborhood activists have claimed for years that the strip club shouldn't be allowed, either. The ruling on Thursday by the three-judge appeals panel is the latest setback for the…
  • The Needle: Hellish Island

    Perry Stein
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Hot Hot Heat: D.C. has the sixth-most intense heat island in the United States, according to a report by Climate Central. The study found that, on average, the D.C.urban area is 4.7 degrees warmer during summer than its neighboring, rural areas since 2004. -4 Child's Play: How do you get the D.C. Department of Transportation to pay attention to a large sinkhole in your neighborhood? Put your child in it, take a picture, and tweet it. -3 Ride On: Capital Bikeshare had its third record-breaking month in a row this July, with an average of 10,688 trips daily. Each bike was used about 4.2…
  • D.C. Cab Commission May Launch New Van Service East of the River and in Other Neighborhoods

    Perry Stein
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    D.C. taxicabs have long been criticized for failing to serve low-income neighborhoods, particularly east-of-the-river neighborhoods in wards 7 and 8. But today, D.C. Taxicab Commission Chair Ron Linton says the commission  has a plan to put independently operated vans in these underserved areas. The vans would take people anywhere from two to 20 blocks for a fixed rate of $5 or $6, with specific boundaries dictating where they could operate. The idea is that these vans would be used to take people—multiple people at once—to the nearby grocery store or a friend's house in…
  • District Line Daily: The Education Issue

    Perry Stein
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:46 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. The Education Issue is on stands today. Read it to find out about social activism at Howard University in the wake of Ferguson, the intense NIMBYs fighting the construction of AU's new dorms, and what's behind D.C's most troubled law school. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: The D.C. Department of Transportation has installed 7.5…
  • Social Justice Still Drives Howard University

    Perry Stein
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Hundreds of student volunteers arrived on Howard University’s campus a week early to help freshmen move in to their new dorms. They lugged their belongings to their new homes, directed them around campus, and caught up with friends before classes started. It was the kind of scene that was repeated on university campuses around the country over the last couple of weeks. But while everyone was settling in at Howard, law enforcement officials clad in military gear were in Ferguson, Mo., confronting people who were protesting the death of Michael Brown—the unarmed black teenager shot by a…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • Corcoran closes deal with National Gallery, George Washington University

    Rebecca Cooper
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The deal is done: the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art & Design have now been absorbed into the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. The parties closed Thursday on the agreements, which transfer the Corcoran's buildings — the Flagg building on 17th St. NW and the Fillmore building in Georgetown — financial assets and the college to GWU and control of the art collection to the NGA. The deal has a silver lining for D.C. art lovers: the Corcoran's galleries will…
  • Unsealed: More details revealed surrounding Robert Koger's prison sentence

    Daniel J. Sernovitz
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Former hospitality broker Robert Koger allegedly defrauded victims for more than $55 million in a complicated series of secret hotel sales and Ponzi schemes, actions that resulted in a federal judge handing down an 11-year prison sentence earlier this week. Details of the case, ongoing for more than a year, have been under seal by a federal court judge with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria and only became public Wednesday. They reveal a broad range of victims — at least eight identified…
  • Sport & Health acquired by US Fitness

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    US Fitness Holdings LLC, a 3-year-old health club operator founded by the former owners of Gold's Gym International, has acquired McLean-based Sport & Health Clubs LLC for an undisclosed sum. Kirk and John Galiani, who partnered with New Evolution Ventures in 2011 to form US Fitness, will now be co-executive chairmen of the local fitness company. Sport & Health CEO Mark Fisher and Chief Financial Officer Scott Thomas will serve in those executive positions for US Fitness. US Fitness operates clubs…
  • Here's why D.C. Health Link says the District needed its own health exchange

    Tina Reed
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    In chatting with health care observers around D.C. recently, I’ve been hearing an earful from some about the viability of the District-run health exchange. It made no sense to start a state-run exchange in the District, they say. The population, and therefore pool of healthy, low-risk patients, is just too small, they complain. D.C. Health Link can’t possibly sustain itself financially, others wailed. Its costs to small business employers will be too high. The complaints have gotten more heated…
  • Lowe's buys into D.C.'s Fort Lincoln

    Michael Neibauer
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    The deal is done for Lowe’s at The Shops at Dakota Crossing. On Thursday, Lowe’s Home Centers LLC formally acquired the land for its first D.C. store from Fort Lincoln Retail LLC for $3.58 million. Work started on the project in June, and the single-story, 135,000-square-foot home improvement store is expected to open next summer. The anchor stores are almost locked in for The Shops at Dakota Crossing, part of the growing Fort Lincoln community off of New York Avenue Northeast, near the D.C.…
 
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    Roll Call: Hill Life

  • Authorities Prepare for Ferguson Protests in Washington

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Downtown business owners and property managers in the District of Columbia are warning of the potential for violent Ferguson-related protests Thursday night.
  • Getting a D.C. Job: Being Here Makes a Difference

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Looking to make a switch from law firm life? Maybe you'd like to be more of an Erin Brockovich and less of an Ally McBeal. But how does time at a law firm -- especially one outside of D.C. -- affect your Capitol Hill job search? Hill Navigator discusses.
  • Norton Questions Mostly White Ferguson Government

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is characterizing the nearly all-white elected leadership and police force in majority-black Ferguson, Mo., as "poison."
  • Behind the Camera in Ferguson

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    On Aug. 14, I was in St. Louis with reporter Emily Cahn waiting to fly back to D.C. the next day. I knew about the protests in Ferguson and thought about going, but I had to file pictures from the Illinois State Fair and had little storage space on my computer after nine days in the Midwest for our Roll Call on the Road project.
  • How to Leave the Private Sector for Capitol Hill

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Want to land a job on Capitol Hill? Don't get too comfy in that private sector Aeron chair; Hill Navigator discusses how and when to start networking to cross "working on Capitol Hill" off your bucket list.
 
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    The Fix

  • What mugshot? Rick Perry gets back to work.

    Jaime Fuller
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) got a mugshot taken. Two days later, he's moved on to better things, like checking things off the "things people thinking about a presidential campaign usually do" to-do list. And, if the pictures are any proof, he is absolutely relishing the change of topic, and is ready to fight […]
  • QUIZ: Bob McDonnell trial or Hugh Grant movie?

    Jaime Fuller
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    When former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's (R) corruption trial began a few weeks ago, we published a quiz that asked you to tell whether the unbelievable scenarios we described were fictitious, or details that would be unpacked in great detail in a courthouse in Richmond, Va.. You did not do so well; the average score was 5/11. It […]
  • The campaign for Ferguson’s good name

    Philip Bump
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Brian Fletcher decided not to run for reelection as mayor of Ferguson, Mo., in 2010. "I needed a little break," he told The Fix by phone, after 28 years as a member of the school board and the city council, after uncountable evening meetings after full days at work. He has a new campaign. "I […]
  • VIDEO: This is exactly what not to say if you’re an underdog candidate for Senate

    Aaron Blake
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Nobody is giving Rick Weiland much of a chance. The Democratic candidate for South Dakota Senate isn't getting national party support, and the seat he's running for is seen as the most likely to flip to Republicans in November -- including on The Fix's most recent rankings. So, in the process of trying to convince people you actually […]
  • What history tells us about who will win the Senate in 2014

    Philip Bump
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    Senate races are annoying. Not in the general sense of most politics having an annoying element, but from the perspective of their occurring only every six years. House races are clockwork; same people up every two years. Presidential races are simpler, thanks to term limits. But the staggering of Senate races and the regularity of […]
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • Of prisons and patronage

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The jaded saga of Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill. continues to lurch forward. On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced that Donald Hudson, the former warden of Federal Correctional Institution, Ray Brook, would be at the...
  • Real conservation is taking care of what you already own

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The federal government's land acquisition fund is in need of reform.Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is traveling the country this month to promote the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the government's primary source of...
  • The midterms are here! The midterms are here!

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Dozens of millions of Americans wait breathlessly every spring for Opening Day of Major League Baseball; possibly dozens of millions more thirst for the kickoff of the National Football League (NFL) in September. For NFL fans, the long empty wait...
  • Not an endangered Democrat

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    One name you won't see on any list of endangered Democrats is first-term Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia. Virginia is now considered not a red state or a blue state. In presidential elections it is deemed ... purple.President Obama won in the Old...
  • America's Middle East 'vision thing'

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently caused something of a stir in remarking that "not doing stupid stuff," which she characterized as the sum and substance of President Obama's foreign policy, scarcely amounts to a strategic vision....
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    News

  • Ferguson ‘rage’ remains tame at WH rally

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    A planned ‘day of rage’ rally Thursday night outside the White House in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in Missouri was limited to a few dozen protesters calling for the arrest of the police officer who shot him. The rally,...
  • Obamas make dinner date at the Vineyard

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are dining at their posh vacation rental Thursday night with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) and his wife, Diane.After spending an afternoon on the golf course, Obama returned to the Martha's...
  • DOJ investigating ISIS killing of Foley

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    645X363 - No Companion - Full Sharing - Additional videos are suggested - Policy/Regulation/Blogs brightcove.createExperiences(); Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday...
  • Report: ISIS demanded $100M ransom for Foley

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
     Islamic extremists demanded millions of dollars in ransom before brutally executing captured American photojournalist James Foley, according to a report.A Foley family representative and a former fellow hostage with the freelance journalist...
  • Obama's foreign affairs rating takes hit in second term

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Approval for President Obama's handing of foreign affairs has dropped more between his first and second term than his overall job performance and economic approval ratings, according to a new Gallup poll.Approval of the president's foreign affairs...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • Marvel Universe LIVE! Coming to DC and Fairfax

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Marvel Universe Live! Arrives in D.C. Area Sept. 4 – 21 Performances featuring your favorite Marvel characters at both the Verizon Center and Patriot Center Marvel Universe LIVE! is an action-packed entertainment show for families featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production. The show is flying into the nation’s capital with performances […]
  • GIVEAWAY: Cirque du Soleil AMALUNA at National Harbor, 4 Tickets

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    My family and I attended our first ever Cirque du Soleil performance, Amaluna, and we were awestruck. Would you like to go, too? Amaluna is at National Harbor Washington DC until September 21.  Amaluna is Cirque du Soleil’s 32nd production and the artistic company will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2014. For the first time in Cirque […]
  • GIVEAWAY: Rio Washingtonian Family Date Night – Share the Love

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    One of the most perfect days my kids and I have spent this summer was on our family fun “date” at RIO Washingtonian in Gaithersburg. There are so many options for family fun! In one blissful afternoon, my children and I Had a yummy lunch at Potbelly Sandwich Works Took a turn on the beautiful brand […]
  • GIVEAWAY: GameTruck Party (our family LOVED it!)

    Jessica McFadden
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    GameTruck was an exciting experience for our kids and their friends My family and I received an offer from GameTruck of Howard County to host a GameTruck party for our children and 17 of their friends. Although no one had a birthday any time soon, we thought this was an incredible way to celebrate summer. GameTruck offers […]
  • Embassy Suites for Family Travel is the Best

    Jessica McFadden
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When I was a kid — one of five children — my dad became the Embassy Suites hotel chain’s number one fan. For the price of a standard hotel room, a family gets two rooms, three beds, a massive cooked-to-order breakfast buffet and an evening reception with bevvies and snacks. Room to breathe, house your […]
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Editor’s note: This is an expanded, updated, version of DC Blogs Noted from Thur. Many new, some old, no change in heading photo. Something, one-time perhaps, different. DC Summer Interns has vignettes about things Interns do and say. Some are funny, such as the ID on the bathing suit. DC on Heels is one of the more interesting DC websites. It interviews people on the street, and people are asked to talk about their clothing styles and fashion sense. It does a wonderful job with video. Kelly the Culinarian knew American journalist Jim Foley. She writes that he “was easily the…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Marie’s Cafe quits Twitter, Facebook and its parade of child and pet photos. Lucent Moments has many nice photos from the Clarke County Fair. A recent grad describes the lack of jobs, the increasing debt and pressure. A Wash of Paint. DC Wrapped Dates orders in from Donburi. Some Kind of Wonderful shares her wedding photos (Follow link in post to photographer’s site) Note: For those looking for Google’s Blog Search, it’s now here. There’s no apparent explanation for this unannounced change.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Ebola outbreak prompts a wider examination of extinctions, as well as some ideas for living better. Reya: It happened to the dinosaurs. It will also happen to us. Vacation report: Great photos of LA, both city and hills. Hitherto. Saying goodbye to a pet. Once in a Blue DC Moon. Who writes about life without kids and what the pets mean. Greg’s 10 favorite albums of 2014 so far. DC Music Download. A review, with photos, of Red Apron. DC Outlook.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The cutback in Blue Line service may be leading to some dangerous conditions, according to Save the Blue Line. It has a gripping first person account of what happened at one station. New Possibilities says what’s going on in Ferguson “is classic diversion and victim blaming.” Dine and Drink lives near Vaso’s Kitchen in North Old Town Alexandria, and decides to explore its Greek menu. Candy Sandwich works at home on Fridays and says she is much more productive on her own. Ok, after a false start, it is now legal to order adult beverages online. District Source.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today I am 45. Lemon Gloria. Photos. Regarding Lauren Bacall, Alice’s Adventures Underground, writes about the long, slow whistle. Photos from DC’s newest beer hall. Capital Cooking. Thoughts about the passing of Robin Williams. I’m Just Saying writes about the social media reaction, and notes: “Public mourning in social media can also expose our own vanity.” Brutalism has tried to give blood, and has discovered, in the process, “that not once has the blood donation center vetted me for prom dates.” Beyond DC: Can you name the 5 Metro stations that…
 
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    FishbowlDC

  • Afternoon Lede Check – 8.21.14

    Nick Massella
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    National Guard to leave Ferguson as violence eases (The Washington Post). Ex-Va. gov testifies he thought his marriage was over (USA Today). Both American Ebola patients released from Emory University Hospital (Fox5). 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.
  • DC Jobs: American Legacy Foundation, Atlantic Media, World Wildlife Fund

    Nadine Cheung
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    This week, American Legacy Foundation is hiring a brand manager, while Atlantic Media needs a product manager for The Atlantic Digital. World Wildlife Fund is seeking a communications director, and the U.S. Green Building Council is on the hunt for a media and communications specialist. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Brand Manager, Marketing American Legacy Foundation (Washington, DC) Product Manager, The Atlantic Digital Atlantic Media (Washington, DC) Communications Director, Food Goal World Wildlife Fund (Washington, DC) Media…
  • The Huffington Post Presents ‘Ferguson: The Untold Story’

    Nick Massella
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The Huffington Post today announced a series of coverage from Ferguson, but different than what’s made headlines in the nearly two weeks since the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. “Ferguson: The Untold Story” highlights the inspiring acts of kindness and generosity in the St. Louis suburb. Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor-in-chief of HuffPost, writes in a post introducing the series, “Endlessly rerunning protests getting out of hand, looting, tear-gassing and arrests is not giving viewers a full…
  • Attorney General Eric Holder on James Foley: ‘People will be held accountable’

    Nick Massella
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Following President Barack Obama’s statement yesterday on the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS, Attorney General Eric Holder announced an open criminal investigation into the murder at a speech given at the Department of Justice on Thursday. “The Justice department is actively pursuing justice in this case,” said Holder. “We have an open criminal investigation. And those that would perpetrate such acts need to understand something. This Justice Department, this Department of Defense, this nation; we have long memories and our reach is very wide. We will not…
  • David Gregory to Reflect on Jewish Faith in New Book

    Nick Massella
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Former host of “Meet the Press” David Gregory is expected to publish a book on his Jewish faith in 2015, first reported in this morning’s POLITICO Playbook. “David and I began discussing a potential book about his personal faith and the spiritual journey people take in their lives,” Simon & Schuster Publishing Group president and publisher Jonathan Karp told Mike Allen‘s morning tipsheet. “We came to terms on the contract in 2011 and have been working together on the project since then.” Karp went on to explain that the book will not serve as…
 
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    Frozen Tropics

  • Mysterious Parakeet Still Touring NE, Last Spotted in Trinidad

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Photo from the original Reddit post reporting a sighting of the parakeetWhile the exotic white-eyed parakeet is native to the tropical island of Trinidad, a more familiar common parakeet (often known as the budgerigar) seems to have made its home in our District neighborhood of the same name. Gracing first Gallaudet and now Trinidad with its striking blue plumage, the little guy seems to be exploring NE. While "wild" parakeets are not unknown in the United States (Connecticut of all places has a large colony of green and yellow budgerigars), it seems likely our exotic visitor is an escaped…
  • American Youth Chorus Auditions

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
  • Capitol Hill Corner: What's Next for XII Space?

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    XII back before things went awry. Photo provided by XIICapitol Hill Corner has the latest from a recent community meeting in which a representative of the new owner (who reportedly has no ties to the owners of the troubled XII Lounge) outline plans to transform the space into a restaurant (all the time)/entertainment venue (evenings)/culinary & service training academy(days). The space in question is located at 1123 H Street.
  • Panorama Bakery Coming to Union Market

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Big display cases for upcoming new bakery in @UnionMarketDC featuring Alexandria's Panorama. pic.twitter.com/bzP4IK8ltx— Tony T Goodman (@TonyTGoodman) August 20, 2014Alexandria-based Panorama Baking is headed to Union Market (1309 5th Street). Panorama Bakery is currently a wholesale only operation that supplies multiple area restaurants, including Citronelle, CityZen and Central.Here are some relevant links:Hamburger Buns With a Pedigree – (Washington Post, 2009)The Hard Realities of Commercial Bread Making – (Washington, City Paper, 2009)From Paris To Alexandria – In The Love Of…
  • Stabbing in 1500 Block of F Street

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    MPD sent out an alert regarding a stabbing that occurred in the Rosedale/Capitol Hill area.5D StabbingStabbing, 2235 hours, 1500 block of F Street NE, LOF B/M, black t-shirt, black shorts, dreads in hair DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20140438247Sent on: 08/19 23:06
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    just up the pike

  • this could have been the silver spring transit center

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Though it remains unfinished, the Silver Spring Transit Center has been in planning since 1997. But 20 years before that, architecture students created this proposal for a giant box stretching across downtown Silver Spring. A 1970s proposal for the Silver Spring Transit Center. All images courtesy of Neil Greene.Silver Spring is one of the region's largest transportation hubs, bringing together Metro, commuter rail, local buses, intercity buses, and eventually the Purple Line and the Capital Crescent Trail. Fitting all of those pieces presents a pretty interesting design challenge, and…
  • see bus rapid transit in person at the montgomery county fair

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Bus Rapid Transit has become an increasingly popular concept for communities in the DC area, but to see it in action, you'd have to travel to Cleveland or Los Angeles. This week, you can get a glimpse of our possible future at the Montgomery County fair in Gaithersburg. Photo by betterDCregion on Flickr.Communities for Transit, a local nonprofit that promotes Montgomery County's Bus Rapid Transit plan, set up a brand-new bus to display outside the gates of the fair, which began last Saturday and runs through this Saturday, August 16. Visitors can learn about the county's concept for an…
  • wheaton plaza owner successfully blocks pedestrian path, saying it'll "bring crime"

    5 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    All over the region, malls are opening up to their surroundings, whether by redeveloping in a more urban format or simply creating more street connections. But in Wheaton, neighbors are fighting mall owners who want to close off a popular footpath. Mall owner Westfield doesn't want this desire path to become a sidewalk. All photos by the author unless noted.The neighbors call it Mt. McComas. Rising above McComas Avenue, it's a giant mound of backfill from the construction of Wheaton Plaza in 1959. Today, it's a meadow where deer roam and a well-worn dirt path delivers shoppers to Costco and…
  • in white oak, the region's east-west divide becomes an urban-suburban one

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    The DC area has long faced an east-west divide, with more of the wealth going to the west side. Increasingly, investment is also heading to urban areas over suburban ones. For struggling suburban areas on the east side, the only answer is to take on more urban features. The White Oak Shopping Center. All photos by the author unless noted.One of those places is White Oak in eastern Montgomery County, where the County Council will vote tomorrow on a plan to create a new town center. Local residents are eager to have more jobs and amenities close to home, but civic and environmental groups want…
  • see the lives of physical therapists at walter reed in "run, don't walk"

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Annoying commutes, scribbled-down phone messages, baked goods: it’s just another day in the office for Adele Levine. Her workplace is just like any other, except completely different. She’s a physical therapist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, tending to wounded veterans returning from America’s conflicts abroad. In her new memoir, Run, Don’t Walk: The Curious and Chaotic Life of a Physical Therapist Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center, published this April, the Wheaton resident describes the final days at the military hospital in Northwest DC before it closed in 2011 and…
 
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