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  • Dinegar: Region 'squandering' economic development with lack of cooperation

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Mark Holan
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    With the Greater Washington economy in the doldrums, it just might be time to take a fresh look at how the region's political jurisdictions work together — or don't, as is often the case — to generate economic development. After the sobering news this week that the region's economy contracted more than expected, I reached out to Jim Dinegar, president and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, to ask if the region is doing enough to grow its private sector. As the region's top booster,…
  • D.C. Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

    Washington, DC News
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Police say the bicyclist was riding on 8th Street NW near S Street when she was struck by an SUV about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say the light-colored SUV was last seen fleeing toward Rhode Island Avenue.
  • House Democrats Pummel Republicans in August Fundraising

    Roll Call: Daily News
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The House Democratic political arm far outpaced Republicans in August, just as both parties prepared to unleash their war chests for the midterms.
  • Obama takes anti-ISIS pitch to UN

    TheHill - Top News
    Martin Matishak and Justin Sink
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Obama must rally reluctant partners to contribute to the coalition.
  • The Needle: Call Waiting

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    Perry Stein
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Generation Doom: This guy camped outside of the Clarendon Apple store for 36 hours to buy the new iPhone 6. 36! And in you case feel like you missed out, the Post has nicely chronicled the best local iPhone wait moments for your viewing pleasure. -2 Balls Out: There is a D.C. Testicle Festival this weekend. Eat up!+1 Nothing's Perfect: The bathroom in Bloomingdale's Showtime Lounge—which at least one person has called "one of the best bars in the city"—celebrates the Washington football team, including its racist name.  -2 BikeDC: Biking in D.C. is still on the rise.
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  • D.C. Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Police say the bicyclist was riding on 8th Street NW near S Street when she was struck by an SUV about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say the light-colored SUV was last seen fleeing toward Rhode Island Avenue.
  • How does Code Pink stay out of jail?

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    The men and women of peace activist group Code Pink are well known in Washington DC for loudly disrupting congressional committee hearings and heckling politicians mid-speech. And that is just fine with the authorities.
  • In the Loop: These days, Democrats aren't talking much about Obama in congressional speeches

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    File: Rep. Rosa DeLauro and other Democrats including Rep. George Miller D-CA react as President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Jan. 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. When President Obama took office in 2009, congressional Democrats were euphoric.
  • DC considers bill to encourage urban farming on vacant lots

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    On a field in Brookland just off 4th Street Northeast where priests used to play soccer, Gail Taylor harvests an ear of Bear Island Flint corn and peels back a husk to find a worm nibbling at the pomegranate-red kernels. Without hesitating, she executes the pest with the quick slice of a knife and reaches for the next ear.
  • Scotland vote represents an assault on Europe's status quo

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    In Aberdeenshire, more than 87 percent of people voted on Scotland's independence referendum; in Clackmannanshire, the number was above 88 percent; in the Western Isles, it was close to 90 percent. One remote Highland peninsula actually achieved a 100 percent turnout - meaning that all 98 residents showed up to vote.
 
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    Roll Call: Daily News

  • House Democrats Pummel Republicans in August Fundraising

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The House Democratic political arm far outpaced Republicans in August, just as both parties prepared to unleash their war chests for the midterms.
  • Roberts to Get Some Help on Air From Freedom Partners

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Freedom Partners Action Fund has reserved air time in the Kansas Senate race, where Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is fighting for his political life.
  • Commission Examines Short Hospital Stay Payments

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    Congress needs lots of help in deciphering and analyzing Medicare provider payment policies and created an expert group – the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission – to advise on payment policy changes. A current major topic on Medicare payments relates to how hospitals are paid based upon the length of a hospital stay.
  • Analyst Decries 'A Sense of Entitlement' in Air Travelers

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    The most amusing analysis this week of how the airline business works or ought to work came from Wolfe Research investment analyst Hunter Keay who explained that travelers must be re-educated out of expecting something for nothing.
  • Congress Playing Tough With the NFL (Video)

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    In 2009, Capitol Hill welcomed the Washington Redskins Marching Band and two cheerleaders for a pep rally on the West Front. It was a festive preparation for a Monday night NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys.
 
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    City Desk

  • The Needle: Call Waiting

    Perry Stein
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Generation Doom: This guy camped outside of the Clarendon Apple store for 36 hours to buy the new iPhone 6. 36! And in you case feel like you missed out, the Post has nicely chronicled the best local iPhone wait moments for your viewing pleasure. -2 Balls Out: There is a D.C. Testicle Festival this weekend. Eat up!+1 Nothing's Perfect: The bathroom in Bloomingdale's Showtime Lounge—which at least one person has called "one of the best bars in the city"—celebrates the Washington football team, including its racist name.  -2 BikeDC: Biking in D.C. is still on the rise.
  • Photo: From the Series: Lunch Hour

    Darrow Montgomery
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    L Street NW, September 16   
  • Who’s Going to Pay for Extra Metro Service During the Nationals’ Playoff Games?

    Perry Stein
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    The first time the Washington Nationals made it to the Major League Baseball playoffs, in 2012, the team quickly turned into the Greedy Nats, refusing to foot the bill to keep the Metro open later if games ran past the subway system's usual midnight closing time during the week. Because some playoff games start later than run-0f-the-mill regular season games, someone would have needed to put down about $30,000 to keep Metro running for each extra hour in case it was needed. Metro would then have returned some of that deposit depending on how many people rode during that…
  • Why Some D.C. Parking Spots Have Astroturf and Cafe Tables Today

    Perry Stein
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    There are about 20 fewer parking spots than usual in the District today. The District Department of Transportation is hosting its annual PARK(ing) Day, for which residents and businesses get to rethink how public spaces are used by transforming a parking spot into a pop-up park. They'll only be up until 3 p.m. today, so grab your lunch and eat it at one of the following temporary parks: Zipcar: 2221 I Street NW Baked & Wired: 1050 Thomas Jefferson St. NW Gensler: 2020 K Street NW Urbanful: 1723 K Street NW Georgetown BID: 1211 Potomac Street NW Georgetown BID: 1034 33rd Street NW Office…
  • Chatter: Smoked Salmon

    Jonathan L. Fischer
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    What you said about what we said last week Should you play chicken with a salmon? In the last week’s Gear Prudence, bicycling-etiquette columnist Brian McEntee suggested a very genteel approach for dealing with scofflaw riders traveling the wrong way down a bike lane: just exit the lane, and possibly give them a harsh look. Some readers, though, prefer more aggressive tactics: “I definitely hold my line with a determined (not angry) look,” wrote ultrarunnergirl. “The salmon can go into traffic or within inches of parked car doors. On the streets it usually happens, there are always…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • Rand Construction President Jon Couch killed in airplane crash

    Douglas Fruehling
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Jon Couch, president of Rand Construction Corp., was killed about 5 p.m. Friday in a plane crash at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton in southern Virginia, state police confirmed. Couch, 46, was piloting the World War II-era propeller plane, a T-28C Trojan Navy trainer, according to media reports. His mother, Frances Gene Couch, 72, was a passenger and was also killed. No one was hurt on the ground. The crash apparently came as Couch was attempting some acrobatic maneuvers, witnesses…
  • Nando's to H Street NE, Laurel; Pie Five pizza lands at L'Enfant Plaza

    Rebecca Cooper
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    It's a big week for Nando's news. Just a few days after we reported the South African rotisserie chicken chain is eying a space in Woodley Park, a spokesman sends word that Nando's is also headed to H Street NE. The location, which will encompass the storefronts at 411 and 413 H Street NE, will open in the spring of 2015, but the company plans to announce the new store with a banner hanging at the space Saturday during the H Street Festival. Nando's also has a third location in the works right…
  • Fundrise, the JOBS ACT and how 'crowdfunding' came to mean everything and nothing at the same time

    Bill Flook
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    At some point, can't say exactly when, the definition of "crowdfunding" became vague enough to describe just about any investment platform that involves the Internet. The word has become a convenient but imprecise shorthand, an umbrella that covers both equity- and donations-based financing vehicles; those available to every Joe-six-pack investor and those limited to the wealthy; those rooted in long-standing regulations and those reliant on the two-year-old JOBS Act. "Crowdfunding" is fantastic…
  • MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute to open $2.4 million clinic

    Tina Reed
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    With an ever-increasing number of patients seeking organ transplants nationwide, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute will open a new $2.4 million outpatient clinic Tuesday. The new 19,000-square-foot transplant institute space will house everything from the necessary labs, surgeons, nurse coordinators, social workers and financial screeners. A big point of the new design is to solve the major problem for transplant patients of having to make several appointments on different days for different…
  • Dinegar: Region 'squandering' economic development with lack of cooperation

    Mark Holan
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    With the Greater Washington economy in the doldrums, it just might be time to take a fresh look at how the region's political jurisdictions work together — or don't, as is often the case — to generate economic development. After the sobering news this week that the region's economy contracted more than expected, I reached out to Jim Dinegar, president and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, to ask if the region is doing enough to grow its private sector. As the region's top booster,…
 
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    WTOP News - Business Stories

  • FDA revises food safety rules due next year

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business.
  • SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.
  • Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.
  • Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.
  • Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate backwater has been vindicated this week by Alibaba completing a mammoth sale of shares to investors in the U.S. and elsewhere.
 
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    The Fix

  • We are nowhere near Peak Biden

    Philip Bump
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Vice President Biden had a bad week. By objective standards, that is. Of course Biden, being Biden, probably isn't overly concerned about offering up four weird comments of varying levels of cringey-ness over the course of three days. But for any other politician, we would be considerably more surprised by why just happened. Shocked, even. What […]
  • 8 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

    Jaime Fuller
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    1. Yahoo News' Chris Moody went surfing with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D). Apparently more exciting trips with elected official are on the way, too. I went out to visit Gabbard during summer recess as part of a new Yahoo News series called Extreme Recess to document how some of Congress’ more colorful characters spend their […]
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s awkward day with party leaders

    Nia-Malika Henderson
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Oh, to be a fly on the wall backstage. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had an awkward task at the Democratic National Committee's Women’s Leadership Forum on Friday. She had to have back-to-back-to-back public encounters with the leaders of her party, who gathered there a day after a scathing and deeply reported story suggested that Democrats are all but done […]
  • The top 12 governor’s races of 2014

    Aaron Blake, Sean Sullivan and Chris Cillizza
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Okay, we'll admit it. The real ticket in the 2014 election is the battle for control of the Senate. Everyone knows it, and everything else is a subplot. But among all the subplots, the most interesting is some very competitive governor's races. And both sides are defending plenty of territory -- including in some unexpected […]
  • President Obama sent handwritten condolences after Joan Rivers’s death

    Elahe Izadi
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    It's pretty standard for the White House to issue a statement from President Obama when a prominent cultural figure dies. But the White House didn't do that when Joan Rivers died Sept. 4. What Obama did do was send a handwritten note to Rivers's daughter, Melissa Rivers, who made that revelation in a clip from a forthcoming […]
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • Hillary Clinton's commitment to civil rights

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    On a subfreezing morning in January 2003, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) walked to the pulpit of Trinity Baptist Church's Martin Luther King Day celebration in the Bronx to make a startlingly rousing speech to their predominantly African-...
  • Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, the warrior wimps

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) should drop out of the presidential sweepstakes because they are not ready for prime-time, as proven by their recent performance regarding the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists.I...
  • Assessing the state of US atrocity prevention policy

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Even a cursory glance at the news shows that far too many people around the world are suffering today from deadly violence. Major conflicts are wreaking havoc on civilians and many people are being targeted simply due to who they are or the beliefs...
  • New Dodd-Frank fix runs risk of Lehman-esque meltdown

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    The House passed a bill on Tuesday, Sept. 16 that would, among other things, alter Dodd-Frank to allow banks to hold the riskiest types of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). It will soon come up for a vote in the Senate, where the odds of...
  • US jobs and energy security aren't laughing matters, Sen. Reid

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    "Ha."That was liberal Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) response Thursday to the growing number of Americans calling for him to let his Senate colleagues vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that — thanks to the jobs, energy...
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    News

  • King: WH intruder 'absolutely inexcusable'

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said it was “absolutely inexcusable” that an intruder carrying a knife was able to hop a fence and sprint into the White House’s front doors."This is absolutely inexcusable,” said King, the former Homeland Security Committee...
  • Secret Service: WH breach 'not acceptable'

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
     The Secret Service has ramped up security measures after a man with a knife darted into the White House, minutes after President Obama left the executive mansion.Secret Service Director Julia Pierson on Saturday ordered heightened surveillance...
  • Second person arrested for trying to enter White House

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    For the second time in as many days, a man tried to unlawfully enter the White House and was arrested, according to the Associated Press.An unidentified individual was taken into custody on Saturday for failing to stop at the entrance to the White...
  • NBC admits error on Christie report

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    NBC on Friday said a report released this week ruling out federal charges against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge scandal was incorrect.Federal officials say the investigation is ongoing and no final determination...
  • ISIS to blanket Sunday shows

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    President Obama's strategy for confronting Islamic militants in the Middle East will be the hot topic on Sunday's news shows.The president has outlined a plan "to degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • 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, […]
  • 7 Marvel Universe LIVE! Surprises

    Jessica McFadden
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    My kids and I had a blast at the opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Verizon Center. The show was packed with surprises. But this post contains NO SPOILERS. There were many twists and unexpected thrills that I will not give away, because you should truly take your kids to see it.  Here are […]
  • Light the Night Walks in the DC Area

    Jessica McFadden
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    My family and friends’ lives have been changed by cancer, including leukemia and blood cancers, as I know so many of your lives have been, too. We feel helpless. We call for more research. We donate to funds and participate in events that raise money for patient services and the search for a cure. We yearn […]
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you heard about unboxing videos? It’s porno for geeks. When the new Apple iPhone arrives, people will turn a video camera on the box and take the viewer through the experience of opening the box. The parts will be removed at an erotic tempo. This thought was prompted by Clouture Club‘s ZPizza preview. What does DC have in common with China? One party rule. DCist. A Kent State grad writes about her history with the university. An excellent and touching post by the Greatest Escapist. These kinds of stories are distressing. Oh sure, a Zillow study that says buy, don’t rent…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Uninformed Tweet of the day. Congress Heights on the Rise. The tomato plant bears fruit after an ambivalent start. LIT’s Living on Capitol Hill. Young, black, and guilty until proven innocent. The Republic of T. My HIV child is playing with your child. Scary Mommy. If you are thinking about going vegetarian, then DC VegFest might be worth checking out. PoP. Six reasons why the campaign to change the Redskins’ name isn’t working. Capital Comment.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a really interesting story. Someone builds a house on a vacant lot on 5th Street. A driveway is created, and the owner goes to the local ANC for support. But the ANC opposes the curb cut because it will hurt on-street parking. SALM. There’s just something wrong about the way this headline was written: Georgetown student who watched Breaking Bad pleads guilty to ricin possession. DCist. Tree in Virginia Square transformed into bear sculpture. ARL Now. A new restaurant, DBGB DC, opens, but the baby steals the photo. Capital Comment. Diatribes by Joah, now in Austin, writes about…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Teach a kid to fish, she’ll show you up in an hour. Alice’s Adventures Underground. One of those annoying days described. Marie’s Cafe. Larry Rosen recalls working at the Pentagon in 1941. DC’s plan to make a sustainable city is mostly fiction, says Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space. Whatever happened to the $59 hamburger? City Desk. Basic black in back in fashion. Shannon the Photo Gal. The Fajita Sub Factory is the new food truck in town. My Line is Red.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Brutalism returns from a vacation in Europe with a witty post and some nice photos. The R-Word: What the Redskins means to me. Cloture Club. Interested in a job as senior public affairs specialist at the Export-Import Bank? Pays between $106,000 and $138,000 as long as Congress doesn’t shut it down. DC Public Affairs and Communications Jobs. When roommate searching goes wrong. Manda Writes Things. Photo of an interesting looking hearse. DC Bike Blogger, who notes: When riding a bike around DC, I’ve found out that you just never know what you’re going to see. Editor’s note: Due…
 
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    FishbowlDC

  • Afternoon Lede Check – 9.19.14

    Nick Massella
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    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.
  • Weekend Show Preview – 9.21.14

    Nick Massella
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights include former CIA deputy director Michael Morell onCBS’s “Face the Nation,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on “FOX News Sunday,” and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • AP’s Sally Buzbee Outlines 8 Ways the Obama Administration Blocks Coverage

    Nick Massella
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    The Associated Press’ Erin Madigan White highlights ways the Obama administration actively blocks information from the media, as outlined by AP Washington bureau chief Sally Buzbee. From the administration’s air strikes on ISIS to Guantanamo Bay, Buzbee recently outlined eight ways the administration prevents media from covering current events at a meeting with the American Society of News Editors. A few examples: 1) As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it. News organizations can’t shoot photos or video of bombers as…
  • #LOL Téa Leoni

    Nick Massella
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    At the POLITICO Playbook Lunch last hour, star of CBS’s new series “Madam Secretary” Téa Leoni joked about who from American politics her character emulates. h/t to POLITICO Video EP Christine Delargy via Instagram New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • NYTimes’ Trip Gabriel to Political Team, Jennifer Steinhauer Named Mid-Atlantic Bureau Chief

    Nick Massella
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief and political editorCarolyn Ryan and national editor Alison Mitchell announced to staff today that national correspondent for the Mid-Atlantic region Trip Gabriel will join the outlet’s political team and that Jennifer Steinhauer has been promoted to Mid-Atlantic bureau chief. “What Trip loves, more than anything, is politics. And he writes about it beautifully, from Eric Cantor’s collapse to Governor McDonnell’s family bribery scandal,” wrote Ryan and Mitchell in an email to staff. “That’s why we…
 
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    Frozen Tropics

  • The H Street Farmers Market is Open Tomorrow

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    I just wanted to remind folks that the FreshFarm market at 13th and H Street WILL be open its normal hours (9am-12pm) tomorrow. Stop by and grab your groceries and a pre-H Street Festival snack.
  • Batter Bowl Bakery's Got Cr-oh!-nuts & a Gelato Station for the Festival [UPDATED]

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Photo courtesy of Batter BowlThough you can always enjoy delicious gelato from Batter Bowl Bakery (403 H Street), it's only during the H Street Festival that you'll be able to enjoy one of their elusive Cr-oh!-nuts. I'm told they will be selling cr-oh!-nuts out of their brick and mortar, and selling gelato and cr-oh!-nuts from a satellite station in zone 12 (zone is just a fancy way of saying the block number).Photo courtesy of Batter Bowl
  • Bullfrog Bagels Opens Today

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Bullfrog Bagels (7am-4pm daily) is up and running in their new permanent space inside of the Star and Shamrock (1341 H Street). They have an impressive little set up on the left side of the bar.I grabbed a bagel to go.This is an onion bagel, sliced, toasted, and smeared with plain double-whipped cream cheese. It was definitely very tasty, chewy, and satisfying. They had six bagel options today, and a number of toppings and add-ons available. Can't read the chalkboard? Try the website version.In the market for something savory? Try one of their speciality sandwiches.They've got a full set…
  • Chupacabra Latin Eating Contest at the H Street Festival

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
  • Local News Round Up

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    The Apollo site as it appeared in 2012The Washington Business Journal has the latest renderings and info on the Apollo project (north side of the 600 block of H Street) which will boast apartments, and a Whole Foods.Urban Turf covers real estate pricing news in Trinidad.Krampusnacht is months away but the organizers have plans to expand the celebration this year. They are promising a kids fair, Krampus reception, Krampus procession, and a Krampus ball.The Washington Post profiles Bardawg the resident canine at Bardo Brew Pub (1200 Bladensburg Road).
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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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