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  • Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests

    Washington, DC News
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.
  • 'Call of Duty' Writer/Director Makes Case for Artists in Warfare -- Sort of

    Roll Call: Daily News
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Dave Anthony, who wrote and directed the video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" and recently joined the Atlantic Council think tank, made his case Wednesday for why artists and creative people could be an asset in predicting the future of war.
  • Secret Service chief quits

    TheHill - Top News
    Amie Parnes
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Joseph Clancy will become the acting director of the agency.
  • LivingSocial Founder to Lead Graham Holdings, Parent Company of Slate and Kaplan

    City Desk
    Perry Stein
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    LivingSocial co-founder and former CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy has a new gig. Starting next month, he'll be president of Graham Holdings Company, the investment and acquisitions company formerly named after the Washington Post, which it sold last year. O'Shaughnessy will lead the post-Post company in a new direction, Graham Holdings Company Chairman and CEO Donald Graham said, according to a release on Business Wire. O'Shaugnessy, 32, oversaw LivingSocial as it grew into a $2 billion company. He also oversaw it as the online coupon business model collapsed and the D.C.-based company took…
  • First Potomac names new general counsel

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Jeff Clabaugh
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Nearly two years after severing ties with its last general counsel, Bethesda-based First Potomac Realty Trust has named Samantha Sacks Gallagher as its chief legal counsel. Gallagher will assume the titles of executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective mid-October, First Potomac said in a statement. Gallagher is currently a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, where she represents REITS and other real estate companies and financial institutions. She received her J.D. from Georgetown…
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    Washington, DC News

  • Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.
  • Krauthammer, George Will, Bret Baier SAVAGE Secret Service Over String Of Mistakes [VIDEO]

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    The triumvirate of syndicated columnists Charles Krauthammer, George Will and Fox News anchor Bret Baier boom roasted the Secret Service during the "Special Report" All-Star Panel Monday night, after new revelations were reported by the Washington Examiner . The trio were also extremely critical of the protection agency following the House Oversight Committee's hearing on the recent breaches of security at the White House and elsewhere.
  • New weather model will improve storm forecasts

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    A new, "hyper-local" weather model was put into operational use for the first time Tuesday by the National Weather Service , one that promises to improve forecasts and warnings for severe weather. Dubbed the "High-Resoluton Rapid Refresh" model , the weather service says it "will be able to pinpoint neighborhoods under threat of tornadoes and hail, heavy precipitation that could lead to flash flooding, or heavy snowfall and warn residents hours before a storm hits."
  • Washington hears of Plan B for exporting oil: an 'Arctic Gateway'

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    With pipeline plans facing opposition in the West, the East, and the South, a Canadian premier is in the U.S. this week promoting an alternate route for exporting oil: the North. The premier of the Northwest Territories is in Washington, D.C., this week promoting an "Arctic Gateway" to carry oil through his region to international markets.
  • Obama, Modi tout potential for deeper econ ties

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the potential for deeper economic collaboration between the world's two largest democracies Tuesday, while seeking to address concerns that they have grown apart. Following an Oval Office meeting, Obama praised Modi for his energetic approach to addressing India's challenges since taking office in May. He singled out in particular the prime minister's focus on addressing "the needs of the poorest of the poor," as well as making India a source of peace and stability in the region.
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    City Desk

  • LivingSocial Founder to Lead Graham Holdings, Parent Company of Slate and Kaplan

    Perry Stein
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    LivingSocial co-founder and former CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy has a new gig. Starting next month, he'll be president of Graham Holdings Company, the investment and acquisitions company formerly named after the Washington Post, which it sold last year. O'Shaughnessy will lead the post-Post company in a new direction, Graham Holdings Company Chairman and CEO Donald Graham said, according to a release on Business Wire. O'Shaugnessy, 32, oversaw LivingSocial as it grew into a $2 billion company. He also oversaw it as the online coupon business model collapsed and the D.C.-based company took…
  • Cheh to Introduce Legislation that Would Legalize, Regulate UberX

    Perry Stein
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh is introducing legislation today that would legalize and regulate UberX and similar ride-share companies in the District—an outcome that, much to the chagrin of city cabs, has been long in the making. Emergency legislation allowing services like UberX and Lyft has been expired for months, so these companies have been operating in what has been referred to as a "legal limbo." The legislation would require a private-vehicle-for-hire company like UberX to have primary automobile liability insurance of at least $1 million each time a passenger is inside a…
  • Gear Prudence: Birds Keep Crapping on My Bike!

    Brian McEntee
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Gear Prudence: The bike rack my office provides has shade, but that shade comes at the price of birds using my precious steel steed for target practice. Not a day goes by when my bike isn’t peppered with the telltale signs of our avian friends’ relentless digestion of local woodland berries, and this is taking its toll on the custom powder-coated livery on my dream bike. The other parking options at my office are bad (e.g. the railing on the ADA access ramp, a questionably moored parking sign, or a hapless young tree), so the rack is my best bet. Help! —Getting Upset At Noisome Offenses…
  • District Line Daily: More Secretive Service News

    Perry Stein
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 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. A House panel grilled the head of the Secret Service yesterday over recent, high-profile agency breaches and called for an independent review of the agency. The White House fence jumper, whose entry into the White House spurred these questions of the agency's performance, was indicted yesterday and is expected to appear…
  • White House Fence Jumper Indicted, More Secret Service Lapses Revealed

    Perry Stein
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    The Texas man who jumped the White House fence and ran into the building with a folding knife on Sept. 19 was indicted on federal and local charges Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C. announced. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was handed three charges, including the federal offense of illegally entering a restricted building while carrying a dangerous weapon. He was also charged with allegedly violating D.C. law by carrying a dangerous weapon outside a home or place of business and unlawful possession of ammunition. After Gonzalez was arrested at the White House, officials searched his car…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • First Potomac names new general counsel

    Jeff Clabaugh
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Nearly two years after severing ties with its last general counsel, Bethesda-based First Potomac Realty Trust has named Samantha Sacks Gallagher as its chief legal counsel. Gallagher will assume the titles of executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective mid-October, First Potomac said in a statement. Gallagher is currently a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, where she represents REITS and other real estate companies and financial institutions. She received her J.D. from Georgetown…
  • White & Case renews One Metro Center lease

    Jeff Clabaugh
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    CBRE racks up a sizable lease renewal for One Metro Center’s owner, with law firm White & Case LLP. The firm will retain and reconfigure 148,613 square feet on the 11th and 12th floors, and give up 12,000 square feet it currently also leases on the 10th floor. CBRE says White & Case renewed well in advance of the expiration of its existing lease. One Metro Center at 701 13th St. NW, owned by Jamestown LP, comprises 421,235 square feet. The 12-story building, home to Macy’s department store,…
  • Union Market drive-in returns Oct. 10

    Jeff Clabaugh
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Union Market will resume its drive-in movie nights this month, with a back-to-school theme. The first movie, scheduled for Oct. 10, is “Monsters University." The series will run through Oct. 31. Union Market wound down its summer drive-in series in August. As in the past, movies will be projected onto the market’s three-story exterior wall. Waitresses on roller skates deliver snacks to cars from some of the market’s 40 vendors. All of the market’s vendors stay open during movie night. Union…
  • Why Children's National Medical Center is putting so much money into studying rare diseases

    Tina Reed
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Often enough, Dr. Marshall Summar gets the question about his life's work: "Why study rare diseases?" One of the go-to responses from the genetic researcher at Children’s National Medical Center: Because he sees kids firsthand who have no answers for their uncommon ailments. “These are just really good kids,” he said. But from a business perspective, the question certainly seems to make sense. There are plenty of diseases that have much large number of families waiting for a breakthrough. But…
  • Withdrawal of landmark application for Hawthorne School clears way for Shakespeare

    Rebecca Cooper
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    The group that had requested historical designation for the Hawthorne School in Southwest D.C. has withdrawn its application, paving the way for the building to be razed and converted into an actors’ campus and headquarters for the Shakespeare Theatre Company. The company announced in May it would purchase the Southwest Waterfront property and co-develop it with Alexandria-based Erkiletian Real Estate, in order to build the rehearsal and office space along with a residential building, part of…
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    Roll Call: Hill Life

  • White House Jumper Pleads Not Guilty

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Had Secret Service agents acted differently on Sept. 19, the person who scaled the White House fence might have been shot dead on the North Lawn, and Julia A. Pierson might still be in place as the agency's leader.
  • Survey: LinkedIn Lacks Appeal for Hill Staffers

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Capitol Hill offices may vary on their Facebook and Twitter interactions, but they agree on one thing: opting out of LinkedIn. The business-oriented social networking site was recently rated as least important by congressional staff in establishing their member of Congress as a thought leader.
  • Catania, Schwartz Offer Different D.C. Statehood Plans

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Two independent candidates vying to become the next D.C. mayor presented two different views on achieving voting rights for D.C. and how best to work with -- and without -- Congress to do so.
  • NPS Is Live-Streaming From Top of National Monument

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Just in time for the debut of a massive art exhibit spanning six acres of the National Mall, engineers have installed a live-streaming webcam near the top of the Washington Monument.
  • House Caucus Rules Could Change for 114th Congress

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Nearly two decades after former Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., terminated bank accounts for congressional caucuses and ordered them to vacate their Capitol Hill offices, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is aiming to amend House rules governing the member organizations.
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    The Fix

  • The 6 things we knew — but forgot — about Mitch McConnell

    Jaime Fuller
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The New Republic's Alec MacGillis is out with a new e-book about Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose 2014 reelection campaign is a list of dismaying superlatives. It will likely be the most expensive Senate race in history, it has featured some of the silliest ads and stupidest controversies, and it features one of the most unpopular-yet-routinely-successful […]
  • Pat Roberts is in big trouble, but he’s not a goner yet

    Aaron Blake
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    A new poll out Wednesday from Suffolk University and USA Today confirms something we kind of already knew: Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is in a remarkable amount of trouble. The poll shows independent Greg Orman leading Roberts 46 percent to 41 percent with Democrat Chad Taylor now off the ballot. It has plenty of bad news […]
  • A cartoon showed a white guy asking President Obama if he used watermelon toothpaste. Controversy ensued.

    Nia-Malika Henderson
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The national conversations about race come with such frequency nowadays it's hard to keep track of them all.  The most recent one was the one about The New York Times television critic Alessandra Stanley and her take on Shonda Rhimes, and her characters as angry black women.  Twitter went nuts, blogs were written, and apologies […]
  • Rob Portman sounds a lot like a presidential candidate

    Chris Cillizza
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Ohio Sen. Rob Portman was in Iowa on Wednesday, stumping for Senate candidate Joni Ernst while also stoking some speculation about his own interest in running for president in 2016. He called me to check in. "This looks a lot like Ohio," he said. "Except our cornfields are a little bit smaller." A lightly edited transcript […]
  • Rick Scott is like a terrific modern wedding dress. Charlie Crist, not so much.

    Nia-Malika Henderson
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Have you heard of that terrific new wedding dress designer named Rick Scott? How about Charlie Crist, who is a favorite designer among moms, who apparently dig fuddy, duddy, grandma-looking wedding dresses for their daughters. Folks, this is the premise for the above ad. If you've got a minute, watch it. Let us all be […]
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • The social costs of energy transitions

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Even as leader after leader in New York exhorted each other last week to take action to address climate change, a steady drumbeat of news has also highlighted just how rapidly global energy systems are beginning to change — and how fast the...
  • ISIS and Ebola — Two sides of the same coin

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is ravaging the Levant and Ebola is terrifying West Africa — but other than the fear both engender, there seems to be little linkage between a raging insurgency and a contagious disease. But appearances are...
  • The problem with the administration's 'good intentions' in education

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I imagine many Americans will have taken a trip to the cinema in recent years to be wowed by the amazing developments that have occurred in the last decade alone in the audio and visual industry. One only need sit for a few extra minutes after a hot...
  • Democrats should embrace ACA successes

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Affordable Care Act figured prominently in the last two election cycles. Arguments by candidates and media outlets opposed to the law carried the day, especially in the Republican takeover of the House in 2010. It's very likely that the ACA will...
  • Two years after college, too many grads are still 'adrift'

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The higher-education world was rocked three years ago by the publication of the landmark study of collegiate learning, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa. Between 2005 and 2009, the authors...
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  • Pelosi: My next-door neighbor owns Washington Nationals

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) weighed in on Major League Baseball Wednesday after leaving her weekly press conference.“My next-door neighbor is the owner of the Nationals,” she told reporters.An article published earlier this year in...
  • Pelosi: Dems will take Congress, WH in '16

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted a Democratic sweep in 2016.If Republicans keep the House in November, Pelosi said they wouldn’t hold their majority for long.“Their days are numbered. I know that in two years, I know we’ll...
  • Pelosi: Expect a war authorization vote in lame-duck session

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Md.) said Wednesday that Congress should get ready to debate and vote on an authorization for war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the lame-duck session.“When this Congress comes back into...
  • Cummings aide: Pierson must restore trust

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is stepping back from a call for the director of the Secret Service to resign in the wake of a series of security breaches.The Maryland Democrat spoke with Julia Pierson on Wednesday morning.An aide to Cummings, the...
  • Ex-senator fined for misusing campaign funds

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    A U.S. district judge ruled Tuesday that former Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) must pay more than $240,000 for improperly using campaign funds in an effort to withdraw a guilty plea relating to a 2007 sex sting.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson...
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • HotMammaHaute Experience Friday Oct. 3 – Discounted Tickets

    Jessica McFadden
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Join me and some of the DC area’s most stylish women for a fashionable women’s night out. Grab your fellow fashion lovers,  style enthusiasts and beauty connoisseurs in the metropolitan area and head to DC on Friday evening October 3rd. The HotMommaHaute Experience is hosted by Monica Byrd, moderated by Christine St. Vil of Moms ‘N […]
  • Fall Family Organizing Tips from Rachel and Company

    Jessica McFadden
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    I am honored to feature this guest contribution from celebrated local organizing expert, Rachel Strisik Rosenthal of Rachel and Company.  As we all work to establish order and healthy routines for our families this fall, her tips and advice are lifesavers! – Jessica  Back To School Is Stressful for Everyone, So Give Yourself a Break The […]
  • South Moon Under National Harbor Style Event

    Jessica McFadden
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    The beautiful and oh-so-splendidly-stylish Maria Jose of Very Busy Mama is hosting a fabulous, free, fall fashion event. Saturday September 20, 2014 1-4pm at South Moon Under at National Harbor Maria and the fashion experts at South Moon Under are going to help us update our fall wardrobes. They are giving us an awesome 20 […]
  • Saturday 9/20 Macy’s Wheaton Center Free Fashion Event & Live Performance by Jasmine Villegas

    Jessica McFadden
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    You may have heard of New York Fashion Week, but have you heard of Silver Spring Fashion Week? Me either, so I made it up. This week on A Parent in Silver Spring and A Parent in America, the posts will be full of style events, giveaways and fall fashion features. Head over to A […]
  • Snowshoe’s FreeFall Festival: Great Getaway Sept. 26-28

    Jessica McFadden
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    This looks fun: Snowshoes’s FreeFall Festival A weekend (sans kids) of live music, yoga and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia sounds pretty darn heavenly. Just a few hours drive from the DC area, attendees can see headliners Michael Franti with Spearhead and Slightly Stoopid, G. Love and the Special Sauce, […]
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  • DC Blogs Noted

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Climate change threatens to raise global temps 5F by the end of this century. It will deliver disease, water and food shortages, floods and extreme weather, species extinctions, ocean acidification and crumbling political systems. Greater Greater Washington argues for an increase in efforts to create sustainable cities. But this is not a case where every little bit helps. This is a case where every little bit won’t be enough. Massive change is needed. So you want to leave DC and realize your dreams of living on a farm. Go for it. You can still pen a “dating blog” regardless…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you are the extreme Halloween type, then here are instructions in how to look like Marie Antoinette. The House that Lars Built. My first breakup. Sober Politico. Can fast-food restaurants pay their workers more? Poverty & Policy. A local tour guide offers 10 tips. Monumental Thoughts. The question that shall not be asked. Scary Mommy. Photos from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) walk. Tons of photos and shared rights to any participants. DC Discombobulated.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Google Voice abducts the phone number of By The Way, and attempts to transcribe voice mails. The messages are garbled. But one message turns her stomach inside out. The husband gives his wife an unusual gift: Time with a fashion consultant. Where’s My Cape and the consultant inspect the contents of a walk-in closet. Dine and Drink DC moves from Old Town to Del Ray. HNBP uses a webcam to keep track of the house while he is out. This provides an opportunity to view the cats, as well. Photos from Art All Night. Frozen Tropics. Best selfie of the night.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    New Columbia Heights: Whoa: Google Street View cameras go into Red Derby, Looking Glass, Red Rocks. Unrehearsed DC, video performance, Aaron Tinjum and the Tangents – ‘The Wild and Beyond’ It’s Crafty Bastards time again, reports Frozen Tropics, with the details of this weekend’s event. James1542 shows off her in between season fashion. A talented writer, Word Perv, is ending her blog. DC Selfies of Note #bday #self #cig #dc #hashtag pic.twitter.com/ofHBWpKwqe — tate (@realthugtatum) September 24, 2014 My quartet of Washington DC selfies continues with the…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ok, DC expats try to buy a couch in Oklahoma on Craigslist. JenEric Generation. A major rant about DC’s law firms is spinning-up at Everyone I know is Ridiculous. The post: Biglaw is Dead – Part I. One of the best Photoshop creations ever: Happy Birthday To Screamy. Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog. The Secret Service is wrecking the White House with added security barriers. DCist photo and Greater Greater Washington “absolutely not” discussion. It may be a little too early to think about holiday gifts, but Baby Boomers may appreciate this new book, The…
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  • HuffPost Hires Star McClatchy Intern Ali Watkins

    Nick Massella
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    The Huffington Post announced Wednesday that Ali Watkins will join its DC bureau as a political reporter. The 2014 Temple grad’s name may ring as bell. As an intern for McClatchy this past Spring, she was part of the team that broke the story that the CIA spied on computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim made the announcement to staff in a memo this afternoon. In it, he said, “We knew Ali would be a fantastic hire back when she was a college senior and worked on the McClatchy team that broke the news that the CIA was spying on the…
  • WaPo’s Zach Goldfarb Joins Financial Desk as Policy Editor

    Nick Massella
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The Washington Post today announced in a memo to staff that Zach Goldfarb, a staff writer who covers the White House, will join the Post’s financial desk as a policy editor for a six-month term with the option to extend. In this role, he’ll manage Wonkblog and advise Storyline. “Zach is a consummate Washington reporter whose love for news is equaled only by his deep understanding of public policy,” wrote financial editor Greg Schneider and deputy financial editor David Cho in the announcement. ”He is already a leader on our staff, generously consulting with…
  • Monday’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ Earns Second Highest Ratings for 2014

    Nick Massella
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Monday night following Carol Leonnig‘s Washington Post piece that the September 19 White House fence-jumper made it to the East Room of the White House, FOX News Channel’s ”Special Report with Bret Baier” posted its second highest rated program of the year with nearly 2.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Monday’s broadcast numbers were the program’s second to the July 17 coverage of the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over Ukraine. “Special Report” had 2,583,000 total viewers and 371,000 in the A25-54 demo…
  • 9.28.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

    Nick Massella
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, September 28, CBS’s “Face the Nation” was the number one rated Sunday show in total viewers at 62,000 with ”FOX News Sunday” in a close second with 60,000 viewers. In the A25-54 demo in the DC market, FOX was #1 with 26,000 viewers, while Univision’s “Al Punto” and CBS were in second and third place, respectively, with 21,000 and 20,000 viewers. NBC’s “Meet the Press” was preempted by the Ryder Cup. The numbers for September 28: Station Time Program Total Viewers…
  • FCC to Consider Punishing Broadcasters that Use Term ‘Redskins’

    Nick Massella
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission is considering a petition filed by GW law professor John Banzhaf III urging it to take away the broadcasting license of WWXX-FM for referring to the Washington NFL team as the “Redskins.” In August, Banzhaf shared with Broadcasting & Cable several options for having the term removed from broadcast, including a FCC petition to restrict words that are “highly derogatory, racist, and hateful to ethnic and other groups.” (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
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    Frozen Tropics

  • WBJ: Two New Proposals for H Street

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Hikari will stand alone as the rest of the block faces redevelopmentThe Washington Business Journal has articles on two projects headed to H Street. The first of these projects is located at 1401 Florida Ave (that weird triangular lot between Florida and H Street as you approach the Starburst Intersection). According to the article, we're looking at a six story mixed-use building with 34 residential units, and 5,600 sqft of retail.The second article focuses on the Rock Creek Property Group's parcels (on the north side of the 600 block of H Street, and immediately to the right of Hikari Sushi…
  • Up Goes a Playground at Trinidad's Center City Public Charter School

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Volunteers from The Carlyle Group and organizers from KaBOOM! erected an impressive playground in a matter of hours this past Saturday. The students at Trinidad's Center City Public Charter School (1217 West Virginia Ave) will now have brand spanking new equipment to enjoy during recess.Aside from installing the new playground equipment, volunteers also repainted this basketball court...and painted some benches...and built some more benches...and made some easels (so the the kids can do a little painting of their own).
  • Jimmy Valentine's Annual Fundraiser for Trinidad Youth Programs 10/2

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    Neighbors and friends gathered at last year's fundraiserIt's time again for the Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club’s Annual Fundraiser for Youth Programs. The event takes place will be Thursday, October 2, from 7-10pm at 1103 Bladensburg Rd. Last year's event was a huge success. Thanks to your generosity, they were able to supply everything from iPads to basketball uniforms for Trinidad youth. The suggested donation is $20 and as a token of thanks for your donation you’ll receive free drinks (3 max), and Mother Rucker’s Subs catering. Every little bit helps, and please, tell your…
  • Photos From Art All Night

    28 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    I wanted to share some of my photos from last night's late night art event Art All Night. It's a large scale event that started in Shaw, but has now expanded to include five District neighborhoods, including H Street.  I didn't make it to all of the H Street/Trinidad area attractions (ok, I hit about half of them), but I saw most of the stuff on the Eastern end. Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of what went on. You can find my full photo set here. One thing I noticed is that some venues started later than scheduled, and others seemed to shut down early. I'm going to…
  • CCPCS Trinidad Campus to Get New Playground Tomorrow

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Students at Center City Public Charter School Trinidad Campus (1217 West Virginia Ave) currently have no playground, but that's about to change. More than 200 volunteers from the Carlyle Group and organizers from the non-profit KaBOOM! will converge on the site to assemble a playground for the students who attend the school. This playground is special partly because its design is based upon children's drawings created at a special event in August.Here's an approximate timeline of what you'll see if you wander over to watch:8:30am-9am   Kick-off ceremony          …
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    just up the pike

  • family dinner at zpizza (sponsored post)

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    If you follow Just Up The Pike on Facebook or Twitter (and you should!), you've probably heard me talk about my favorite restaurants in Silver Spring, places like Urban Butcher and Denizens Brewing Company. But I haven't spent a lot of time at zpizza on Ellsworth Drive, which at 10 years (has it been that long?) in downtown Silver Spring is practically an institution compared to some of these newer places.Started in California in 1986, zpizza (it is spelled lowercase) considers itself the first "chef-inspired pizza chain." It has locations in 15 states and the District of Columbia, as well as…
  • the definitive history of east county

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    A family tries to cross Columbia Pike in 2007. Photo by the author.In yesterday's Washington Post, Bill Turque looks at increasing poverty in Montgomery County, much of which is clustered in East County neighborhoods like Briggs Chaney, located nine miles north of downtown Silver Spring.I was trying to think of things to say about it, but the story manages to take things we've been talking about here for the past eight years and wraps it up into one overarching narrative and history of how East County got this way and what might happen next.If you haven't read it yet, you you should do it…
  • how did silver spring get its boundaries? and how would you define them?

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    You could ask five residents what Silver Spring's boundaries are and receive five different answers, ranging from a neighborhood near the DC line to a city the size of the District of Columbia itself. But how did it end up this way to begin with? The answer involves a railroad, zip codes, and possibly Marion Barry. Silver Spring, as the Census Bureau sees it. Image from Wikipedia.Unlike northeastern states where every square inch of land sits inside a municipality, or western states where cities compete for territory to access natural resources or tax revenue, much of Maryland and Virginia…
  • 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…
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  • UrbanTurf Listings: New This Week

    UrbanTurf Staff
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    UrbanTurf Listings is a premium property listings service that showcases some of the most appealing for-sale homes from across the DC metropolitan area. Every week we will display the newest additions from the previous seven days. After the jump are this week's newest properties for sale. Keep reading »
  • Developer Lays Out Vision for 2,200 Units Near Rhode Island Avenue Metro

    Lark Turner
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Mid-City Financial Corporation plans to raze and develop eight city blocks in a massive planned unit development. Keep reading »
  • $2,662 a Month: West End, Foggy Bottom Rents Make Most Expensive List

    UrbanTurf Staff
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The West End and Foggy Bottom have long been known to have some of the highest apartments rents in the city and now the neighborhood rents are getting national attention. Keep reading »
  • Home Sweet…Metal Module?

    Lark Turner
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This multifamily development features studios that come furnished with a big, perforated metal block, and nothing else. Keep reading »
  • Wednesday’s Must Reads

    Lark Turner
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A DC pedestrian problem; a look at the city's artist housing; and an unwelcome addition to the 15th Street bike lane. Keep reading »
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