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  • DC Water crews repair water main on Harvard Street NW

    Washington, DC News
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:37 am
    DC Water crews repair water main on Harvard Street NW The work is estimated to be completed by 4 p.m. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1BFnLgk WASHINGTON -- D.C. Water crews and contractors will be working on Harvard Street NW between 18th Street and Adams Mill Road NW on Saturday to repair a broken eight inch water main, according to a statement posted on the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority's website.
  • Today is Tomorrow on Capitol Quip

    Roll Call: Daily News
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    Happy Groundhog Day! The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are on a collision course when it comes to the Keystone XL Pipeline, which brings us to this week's Capitol Quip.
  • Obama's budget: 5 things to watch

    TheHill - Top News
    Rebecca Shabad
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Here's what to look for when the president reveals his spending blueprint.
  • Capital Bikeshare Plans Weekday Service Disruption

    City Desk
    Zach Rausnitz
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    Bike commuters will have limited access to Capital Bikeshare over two days in the middle of next week. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m., members will only be able to rent a bike from any given station a single time until Capital Bikeshare completes a software upgrade 16 to 24 hours later. That puts the expected end to the disruption somewhere between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Websites and apps (including Spotcycle) that show users how many bikes and docks are available at each station won't work during the upgrade period. Riders in search of open docks will be at the mercy of…
  • Bethesda brokerage Koonce Securities selling to Chicago, N.Y. firms

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Mark Holan
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Bethesda-based Koonce Securities, one of the area's largest homegrown securities brokers, is being sold to Chicago-based Lotus Capital. As part of the deal, Koonce will transfer the accounts of its individual retail brokerage clients to Lantern Investments of Melville, New York. Those clients were notified of the transfers this week. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. In a Friday afternoon interview, Scott Koonce, manager of the firm founded by his father, Calvin Koonce, in 1979, said…
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    Washington, DC News

  • DC Water crews repair water main on Harvard Street NW

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:37 am
    DC Water crews repair water main on Harvard Street NW The work is estimated to be completed by 4 p.m. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1BFnLgk WASHINGTON -- D.C. Water crews and contractors will be working on Harvard Street NW between 18th Street and Adams Mill Road NW on Saturday to repair a broken eight inch water main, according to a statement posted on the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority's website.
  • Sunny Saturday followed by messy Sunday in Baltimore, Washington

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:22 pm
    The last day of January is quite cold in the Middle Atlantic region despite bright sunshine. Morning lows ranged from 15 to 20 degrees and temperatures this afternoon are struggling to reach the freezing point.
  • Body found in Potomac River, police investigate

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Body found in Potomac River, police investigate A body was found in the Potomac River close to Reagan National Airport Saturday morning, DC Police Department said. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1BH1WNI WASHINGTON -- A body was found in the Potomac River close to Reagan National Airport Saturday morning, DC Police Department said.
  • DC teen dies after being struck by car in Prince Georgea s County

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Prince George's County police say a District of Columbia teenager has died after being struck by a car along a road in Marlow Heights. Police said Saturday that 19-year-old Derrick Bradford of Washington died on Friday afternoon.
  • Washington state may bring back the cigar bar, smoking rooms

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    In the years since Washington voters approved a statewide smoking ban nearly a decade ago, Daniel Shaw and his cigars have wandered a state thin on options for places to light up and smoke. Shaw can be found a couple of nights a week perched at the upstairs bar of a tribal casino in Fife, a 10-minute drive from Tacoma and a rare haven to enjoy a pricey cigar in the company of other smokers.
 
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    Roll Call: Daily News

  • Today is Tomorrow on Capitol Quip

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    Happy Groundhog Day! The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are on a collision course when it comes to the Keystone XL Pipeline, which brings us to this week's Capitol Quip.
  • DSCC, NRSC Release Final Fundraising, Debt From 2014

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will start the 2016 cycle with $5 million more in debt than Republicans, according to recently released fundraising figures from both organizations.
  • Capitol Quip Has a Ball

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week's Capitol Quip contest. We had that rarest of things, a three-way tie, when the dinner bell rang. Not having a three-sided coin to flip, we deferred to cartoonist prerogative to select our victor.
  • ICYMI: Keystone Vote, Gas Exports & Offshore Drilling

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:56 am
    After dispatching a slew of amendments, the Senate Thursday passed a bill approving the Keystone Pipeline, falling shy of the support needed to override a threatened White House veto. CQ subscribers can read more on the prospects of a conference with the House.
  • Weekly Recap: White House Drone, Super Bowl Drones, Budget Red Zone

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    The re-taking of Kobani was one of the things we didn't cover this week. It wasn't alone. Let's catch up on our hits and misses.
 
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    City Desk

  • Capital Bikeshare Plans Weekday Service Disruption

    Zach Rausnitz
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    Bike commuters will have limited access to Capital Bikeshare over two days in the middle of next week. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m., members will only be able to rent a bike from any given station a single time until Capital Bikeshare completes a software upgrade 16 to 24 hours later. That puts the expected end to the disruption somewhere between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Websites and apps (including Spotcycle) that show users how many bikes and docks are available at each station won't work during the upgrade period. Riders in search of open docks will be at the mercy of…
  • Buy D.C.: Mind, Body, Spirit

    Kaarin Vembar
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, curated by Kaarin Vembar, owner of personal shopping and wardrobe editing service Closet Caucus. Sage Advice Burn this white sage as a way to purify your home. Smudges & Herbs, $3. India Art & Craft, 2602 Connecticut Ave. NW, #A. (202) 299-0067 I Lobe You Help your kiddos exercise their brains with this curriculum-based question and answer game. Brain Quest, $11.95. Appalachian Spring, 1415 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 337-5780 Rub It In This mineral-rich salt is infused with lavender, lavandin, and…
  • Chatter: Call and Response Response

    Emily Q. Hazzard
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:52 am
    What you said about what we said last week Can we just say it again? We love that you loved our Answers Issue! @ebnert has the right idea: “Live like a local and read @wcp’s “The Answers” issue,” while @ErinLauer summed up how we felt about working on the issue: “seriously, one of my favorite weeks of the year. So glad I’m not alone in wondering about many things.” But we want to assuage @Ombresque’s concerns, who tweeted “I know I’m late to the party, but: awesome.” Don’t worry, it was on newsstands all week, so there’s no such thing as late to this party.
  • District Line Daily: Major Development Projects in Flux

    Zach Rausnitz
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:57 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. Five major development projects could undergo substantial changes or be forced to start from scratch as the Bowser administration reviews the Gray administration's selection of developers and new requirements for affordable housing. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: A water main break forced several restaurants to shut down on…
  • District Line Daily: A Woman’s Place

    Zach Rausnitz
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:09 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. When did D.C. politics break the gender barrier? Longer ago than you might realize.This week's cover story is a history of women in D.C. politics. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: Shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson gave $1 million in 2006 to a school tied to a former D.C. health director. [Loose Lips] Few groups spent…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • Bethesda brokerage Koonce Securities selling to Chicago, N.Y. firms

    Mark Holan
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Bethesda-based Koonce Securities, one of the area's largest homegrown securities brokers, is being sold to Chicago-based Lotus Capital. As part of the deal, Koonce will transfer the accounts of its individual retail brokerage clients to Lantern Investments of Melville, New York. Those clients were notified of the transfers this week. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. In a Friday afternoon interview, Scott Koonce, manager of the firm founded by his father, Calvin Koonce, in 1979, said…
  • DLT Solutions sold, will move HQ to vacated Northrop space

    Jill R. Aitoro
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    DLT Solutions, which resells government information technology software and services, changed hands from one private equity owner to another, bringing new leadership and a headquarters move this summer. Majority owner TZP Capital Group sold the company to Millstein & Co. LP for an undisclosed amount, DLT executives confirmed Friday after informing employees. Alan Marc Smith, Millstein operating partner, was named president and CEO. Smith is former CEO of technology distributors Electrograph Systems…
  • Two takeaways about LivingSocial from Amazon’s yearly statement

    Kasra Kangarloo
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    I spent this afternoon steeped in the latest Form 10-K financial statement from Amazon.com Inc., gleaning the upshot of LivingSocial Inc.'s financials last year. (Amazon owns a 31 percent state in LivingSocial, a private company, and discloses the D.C.-based company's financials quarterly.) Here's my post from early Friday on the quarterly results (short version: fourth-quarter revenue was down and expenses were up), and here are two more key takeaways from the filing: LivingSocial is currently…
  • Regulators reviewing whether District's $268M CareFirst ruling hurts Virginians

    Tina Reed
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Virginia is planning to review the affects on its residents of a District regulator's order for nonprofit insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to pay back $268 million to reduce its surplus. Virginia insurance regulators have been ordered to issue a report about the impact of D.C.'s decision, particularly on premiums in Virginia, by the end of February. If Virginia's examination finds D.C.'s mandate does negatively impact Virginians, it may take action with its own orders, an official told me. By…
  • Howard University Hospital resident physicians vote to unionize

    Tina Reed
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Resident physicians at Howard University Hospital voted to unionize earlier this month and are beginning to prepare for negotiations with the hospital, union officials said Friday. The hospital's 263 resident physicians filed for union recognition in December and voted in mid-January to organize. They will join the national Committee of Interns and Residents, said CIR Contract Organizer Vanessa Dixon-Briggs Concerns about pay and training are among the issues that catalyzed the move, Dixon-Briggs…
 
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    TheHill - Business&Lobby

  • NFL looks to score Republican lobbyist

    Megan R. Wilson
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    The league is in the market for GOP talent for its Washington lobby shop.
  • Patent reform coalition turns to K Street

    Julian Hattem
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    A new coalition has hired a pair of K Street firms in recent weeks. 
  • House GOP presses IRS on ObamaCare

    Bernie Becker
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    The new Oversight chairman wants answers on the filing season and contingency plans for the upcoming Supreme Court ruling.
  • Lobbies rack up $800M tab

    Megan R. Wilson
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Each of the top 50 lobbying spenders in DC spent at least $7.83M last year.
  • Under Contract

    The Hill staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:14 pm
    • The National Park Service awarded a contract to Comprehensive Health Services to provide health exams to employees who perform in “arduous duty” occupations, such as law enforcement,...
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    The Fix

  • Chris Christie, Arsenal fan?

    Chris Cillizza
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    This is EVERYTHING: Chris Christie in an Arsenal scarf on his way to the match today pic.twitter.com/J9UKSFEGSq — Lucy Pawle (@lucypawle) February 1, 2015 That's New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, sporting the red and white scarf of Arsenal, one of England's most prominent soccer teams. Christie, on a three day presidential trip trade mission, stopped […]
  • America’s first family, and Barack Obama

    Team Fix
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
      Kim Kardashian posted this photo on her Instagram account Friday, a snap of Kardashian, her husband Yeezu -- er -- Kanye West, and President Obama.  The trio looked happy, but things between Obama and the first family of pop culture have not always been so sanguine. There was the time he blamed their over […]
  • Sarah Palin does Hillary Clinton a solid, helps raise $25,000 for her run

    Nia-Malika Henderson
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Sarah Palin might be on a downward slide as far as conservatives are concerned, but Hillary Clinton might just want to keep her around as long as possible. At least as long as she's willing to hold up pro-Hillary props. Did you see who has a @ReadyForHillary magnet? Check it out and get your own […]
  • 6 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

    Jaime Fuller
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
      1. For your Friday Super Bowl-related #content, here's a story about Bill Belichick's history lessons. 2. As Molly Ball notes, it turns out that making Washington work is really hard. 3. The Boston Globe writes of Jeb Bush's years at Andover ... which did not start too well, even if he ended in the right […]
  • One number that explains why Mitt Romney didn’t run for president again

    Aaron Blake
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Bloomberg and the Des Moines Register just released the first tidbit from their new Iowa Poll — timing! — and the result says plenty about why Mitt Romney announced Friday that he won’t run for president again. While Romney’s favorable rating among likely Iowa GOP caucus voters in October was 65 percent, compared to 30 percent unfavorable, that split […]
 
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • The Super Bowl as national holiday

    1 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    I have unforgettable moments of Christmases from years back, when my wife and I would silently climb over the children sleeping around the tree to plant the presents without disturbing them. They had declared again that this year they would catch...
  • Deflategate, Watergate and lazy labeling

    1 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    "Deflategate" has raised again the ugly specter of lazy labeling. And I for one am pleading, again, for it to stop.I am as guilty as anyone in the media or cultural commentariat of grasping for a catchy squib of imagery to advance the audience's...
  • Romney's 'next generation'

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Ummm. Mitt Romney's statement — pulling out of the 2016 presidential race he had audaciously inserted himself into just weeks before — sums up pretty directly how he feels about the rest of the Republicans running. And if you are presumed...
  • What Romney really did today

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Most pundits have missed what Mitt Romney actually did today. Of course Romney wants to be nominated and elected president in 2016. Just listen to him and watch him over the last month. Romney's problem was that the media was about to saturate...
  • Pataki vs. Perry?

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Lack of enthusiasm drawn by the Iowa Freedom Summit this month suggests a possible return to the "classics." Nine of the Iowa speakers intend to run for president in 2016. At the time, the classics category contained only two, who did not attend:...
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    News

  • Obama touches on 'deflategate,' politics and beer in Super Bowl Sunday interview

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:21 pm
    President Obama suggested on Sunday that the New England Patriots cheated in the “deflategate” controversy.In a brief live interview shortly before the Super Bowl, NBC News’s Savannah Guthrie asked if Obama had an opinion on the scandal, centered...
  • Sunday show wrap-up: 2016 dominates

    1 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    2016 Walker: Don't bet against me  Walker said Romney's decision showed the need for "new, fresh leadership." http://ow.ly/Iip4a Paul Ryan: Romney's decision 'bittersweet'  "He did what he thought was right for the...
  • Super Bowl security no game

    1 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    World News Videos | ABC World NewsFederal and state officials said Sunday that the Super Bowl, hosted in Arizona, is prepared for any security threat."We feel good about where we are right now. We're ready for a great day here," Arizona Governor...
  • Protesters to McCain: Thanks for the free media attention

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    Protesters that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called “low-life scum” during a hearing on Capitol Hill this week are thanking him for drawing media attention to their cause. “We actually think it was good for us because what would've been a...
  • Jeb Bush was a pot-smoking bully, say former classmates

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said in the 1990s that he smoked marijuana while he was in high school, but a new profile of the likely 2016 presidential candidate paints a more detailed picture of his use of the drug.A classmate, Peter Tibbetts,...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • GIVEAWAY: The Still Point at Haven on the Lake Half Day Spa Package

    Jessica McFadden
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    SPA WELLNESS IS FOR EVERYONE … REALLY  The older I get (almost 40, gah!), the more I realize that if I take care of myself, I am much better at taking care of my kids Charlie, Eve, Alice, and even my husband Chris. Items I used to view as extras, such as time by myself to exercise, are now daily necessities. Experiences I used to regard as extreme luxuries, like wellness treatments, are now simply extras. I work to carve out the time and budget for the extras a few times a year. A facial with the changing of the seasons, I have learned, in the end costs a lot less than a bathroom…
  • GIVEAWAY: Washington Auto Show 2015 – Kids 5 and Under Free!

    Jessica McFadden
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    Have you ever attended a car show? This one will be my first. I am attending the Washington, DC Auto Show as a guest of Chevrolet, and I hope you will join me, too! 10 Reasons to Attend the Washington, DC Auto Show 10. It is happening during the dreariest days of Washington weather, Friday, January 23 – Sunday, February 1. Rather than battle cold winds, you can enjoy the warm, welcoming auto and tech-filled glory of the Washington Convention Center. 9. You can SpongeBob Squarepants and Patrick and the celebrities such as WWE and Redskin legends. There is always the possibility to see…
  • GIVEAWAY: Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy Tickets!

    Jessica McFadden
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    I don’t know about you, but my kids and I could really use a special night out to bust us out of our winter gloom. And I thin the brand new ice show spectacular, Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Fantasy, is just the ticket. (Speaking of tickets, want to win four?) This new production from the wonderful Disney On Ice features beloved characters from Cars, Toy Story 3, Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid. It will be here in the DC area at the Verizon Center from February 11th to February 16th. Date and Times of Verizon Center DC Performances: · Wednesday, February 11th @ 7:30 p.m. ·…
  • Good Tidings We Bring…

    Jessica McFadden
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    To You and Your Kin… Good Tidings for Christmas… And a Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your support these SEVEN years!  We are so happy to know you and call you our friends.  With love and figgy pudding,  Jessica, Chris, Charlie, Eve and Alice    Photography courtesy Marian Lozano Photography, the best family, newborn, event and maternity photographer in the DC area. See more of her great work on her blog.
  • Winter Break Indoor Play Area for Washington, DC Kids in Silver Spring: Pop Up PlayZone

    Jessica McFadden
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    Pop Up PlayZone Open All Throughout Winter Break!  Inflatables – Special Events – Edutainment – Games – Music Andy’s Parties and the former Great Kids Village play spaces saved my family on many a cold winter weekend. Thanks to their amazing indoor offerings, my jumping-off-the-walls kids have played, bounced, made crafts, made friends….and my husband and I have retained our sanities. Lucky us, because Andy has done it again…this time partnering with The Great Zucchini! They have launched Pop Up PlayZone  and it is incredible!  The indoor facility…
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    DC’s experience with the Blizzard of ’88. Streets of Washington. The idea of adding floors to the MLK library has lost steam. “Congratulations, historic preservationists. You win again, writes Open House. Suicide Blond, who commented on this development, wasn’t keen on the vertical expansion: “Maybe only a few modernists and hobos hang out there now.. but we deserve a few public spaces too,” she wrote. The love hat supports a good cause. Panda Head. On 12th Street in the CBD, concerns about light and air. SALM. DC Film Girl reviews Cake, whose stars include…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    PHNX65 is training for a fourth degree black belt, outside, with her sword. She didn’t realize that someone spied her. The Republic of T has embarked on a project to catalog and put in a timeline the stories of unarmed black men killed by police officers. His research journey is taking him back into time where he is finding an unbroken line of violence. The DC snow tease from a dog’s perspective. Hungry Lobbyist. Look Busy! Pope Francis is coming to our neck of the woods. Brookland Bridge. Useful: Where to wash your pet on the Hill. The Hill is Home.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Caught with the flu, That Mango Life calls the airline to change her flight. She has to put up a fight. Bike Crush reveals herself in a selfie. Twenty six bosses in 40 years. LIT’s Living on Capitol Hill. What my Fitbit thinks. Where’s My Cape. The best bars in DC to ride out the polar vortex. DCist. A map of where pedestrians and cyclists have been struck in DC this year. City Desk.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Fashion and lifestyle bloggers share some of their tips for ruling the blogosphere. Shop Around. The weather is crummy. Imagine if you were living in Palm Springs, and in one of these houses. Would you be happier? Pretty Ugly. Armored assault vehicle parks in space for disabled. The DC Bike Blogger. The things people (should not) say to those with a chronic illness. Candy Sandwich. Would like to be able to order this in DC: Strawberry Cones pizza. Mikey Hates Everything. Two women bikers ask to have their photo taken. The results. One Photograph a Day. DC. I love you. You're my hometown.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    A lovely sketch, NIH community orchestra, at Urban Sketchers. A poll with some interesting results: What’s the most overrated activity in Washington? Capital Comment. The Quivering Pen hangs up the blogging pen, and explains that the blog “became a little too central to my daily writing routine as I found myself using nearly all of my time in the mornings writing and formatting blog posts before I dashed off to my Day Job. Ten things you may not know about me. Red Nose. All about basted eggs. Stirrup Queens. Shipping containers as means to build apartments is catching on. DC…
 
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    FishbowlDC Feed

  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Being a #PubRadioVoice

    Corinne Grinapol
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you’re turning on the radio dial, or more likely, streaming your favorite public radio station. Whose voice is it that you hear delivering the news or telling that surprisingly engrossing personal narrative? Perhaps it sounds like this: The voice Clemson University assistant professor Chenjerai Kumanyika heard in his head was, in part, a white woman’s. Kumanyika wrote about the experience in a recent Transom.org post: The voice I was hearing and gradually beginning to imitate was something in between the voice of Roman Mars and Sarah…
  • DC Jobs: Change.org, The World Bank

    Nadine Cheung
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This week, Change.org is hiring a communications manager, while The World Bank needs an online producer. Smithsonian Enterprises is seeking a senior vice president of programming, and Atlantic Media is on the hunt for an associate producer for AtlanticLIVE. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Communications Manager Change.org (Washington, DC) Online Producer The World Bank (Washington, DC) Senior Vice President, Programming Smithsonian Enterprises (Washington, DC) Associate Producer, AtlanticLIVE Atlantic Media (Washington, DC) Director,…
  • Weekend Show Preview — 2.1.14

    Damon Marx
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:38 am
    Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include President Barack Obama on “Fareed Zakaria GPS”; Senator John McCain on “State of the Union”; Rep. Paul Ryan on “Meet the Press”; and Governor Scott Walker on “This Week.” Sunday:  CBS’s “Face the Nation”: TBA NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman, House Ways and Means Committee; former Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates; former NFL Player, Leonard Marshall; Executive Director of the NFL Players…
  • Bloomberg Politics Celebrates Expanding Audience, New Staff

    Damon Marx
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    “Roaring into” its fourth month, Bloomberg Politics editors, Tom Johnson and Mike Nizza, took a moment to highlight the successes of their operation in a staff memo this morning. Since its debut in October, Bloomberg Politics has expanded its audience to 2.5 million in the month of December, drastically increased its social media presence — with its Twitter following having “tripled” and its Facebook “Likes” up to 40,000 — and doubled the viewership of its 5 pm show, “With All Due Respect,” in that time slot. Headed by…
  • Charlie Ebersol Teams up with Michelle Obama for ‘6 Certified’

    Vicki Salemi
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    Chris Marvin, managing director of Got Your 6, with producer Charlie Ebersol at Got Your 6’s inaugural Vetfronts event in Beverly Hills. First Lady Michelle Obama and industry executives launched 6 Certified in Washington, D.C., this morning. It’s an effort to integrate accurate portrayals of veterans into film and television shows. The program is part of the Got Your 6 campaign, a military term that means \"I’ve got your back,\" which was launched in 2012 as a response to a call to action by the First Lady and her Joining Forces initiative. Once a project enters…
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    Frozen Tropics

  • Halftime Sports Bar Shuttered by MPD

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
    The above notice was posted on the door to Halftime Sports BarOn a day when one would expect to see crowds gathered in local sports bars, Halftime Sports Bar (1427 H Street) sits empty. A notice posted in the front window indicated that the MPD closed the bar down effective 11:12pm January 31st. I was first alerted to this situation by Chris Miller (who is the ANC Commissioner for 6C05) via Twitter (@cemiller9903). Miller indicated that he was on an MPD ride-along last night when an officer informed him that there had been an altercation on Friday and the MPD had discovered that the…
  • Addis Ethiopian Restuarant Now Open at 707 H Street

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    ethiopian food, a photo by aaaaavry on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons LicenseDistrict Cuisine posted something January 19th announcing that Addis would open within a week or so and it happened last night. Late last week I was able to briefly chat with the owner who told me that they will immediately (soft) open with lunch and dinner service seven days a week. Addis does not currently have a liquor license, but the owner told me he intended obtain some sort of license that would allow Addis to serve beer and wine in the near future. Addis will have 59 seats with a total occupancy…
  • Neighbors Petition to Save the Wylie Street Garden

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:50 pm
    From the Change.org petition:Cities need gardens!  The community of ANC6a in Northeast Washington DC is growing with development and an exciting place to live.  The Wylie Street Garden has created community among the longtime and new residents over 10 years.  Two of three lots are privately owned and one is owned by H Street Community Development Corporation HSCDC.  The community of this neighborhood, HSCDC and property owners recognize the how public gardens bring value to our lives.  Time spent engaged in a green space after creates appreciation, communication,…
  • Kathy Henderson Channels Kirby Delauter (AKA Stop Filming Public ANC Meetings)

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:21 am
    Kathy Henderson is hopping mad that someone filmed two recent public ANC 5D meetings (portions of one meeting and the entirety of a second meeting) and posted them on YouTube. She really doesn't like that I embedded the videos on my blog so more people could watch them. She posted some weird messages to the Ward5 email list last night. Here is the exchange for your edification:This is a response to my post from last night that included an embedded video from the recent ANC 5D special meeting as well as an open letter from other commissioners and a "press release" issued by Ms. Henderson. In…
  • ANC 5D Special Mtg in Video, Open Letter, & Press Release

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Video shot by Edward MiltonOkay, Friday's ANC 5D special meeting was the shortest ANC meeting I've ever been to (17 minutes); it was also exciting and full of surprises. First surprise: the ANC voted 3 to 2 not to participate in the ANC Security Fund. This caught me completely off guard and led to the second surprise: me on video. This is not me at my most articulate, and I certainly did not plan to be on camera. But very soon after the vote, Chair Kathy Henderson adjourned the meeting and I jumped up and asked for a little more discussion of the issue because I had not even contemplated the…
 
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  • without crosswalks, east-west highway is the street where everybody jaywalks

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    When I moved to East-West Highway in South Silver Spring last fall, I quickly noticed one thing: people cross the street without using crosswalks all the time. Even as the surrounding area becomes more urban and walkable, this street remains a relic of its industrial, car-oriented past. Drivers stop to let a man and his dog cross East-West Highway. All photos by the author.East-West Highway was built in the 1920s to connect Bethesda and Silver Spring and provide an alternative to Military Road in the District. (An extension to Prince George's County came later.) Industrial uses like bottling…
  • watch the region get older as young people cluster around stuff to do

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    New maps from the Census Bureau show where young adults lived between 1980 and 2013. While the DC area as a whole is aging, urban neighborhoods both in the District and throughout the region are getting younger. Darker areas have a higher concentration of young people. Map from the Census Bureau, animated by the author.The District rebounds after decades of losing young peopleThe Census Bureau released the full set of maps, along with data a set of maps and data that looks at the habits of Millennials, or young adults roughly between 18 and 34. Overall, Greater Washington, which includes DC…
  • could springfield town center show the way for struggling malls?

    9 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Shopping malls are having a rough time as consumers increasingly shop elsewhere. While it's too early to say they're done for, successful malls have to take big steps to stay current. In Fairfax County, Springfield Town Center is experimenting with ways to do just that, including unique international stores and a central court laid out like an urban plaza. Inside the new Springfield Town Center. Photo by Ser Amantio di Nicolao.Last weekend, my boyfriend and I visited Springfield Town Center, a few minutes from his house in Annandale. Before it reopened in October, it was Springfield Mall, a…
  • looking back, looking forward to 2015

    1 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Happy new year! With 2015 safely in the door, it’s time to look forward and look ahead. In past years, I've done a MoCo version of the Post's In and Out List, but this year it seemed like there were plenty of Ins, but no Outs. So let's take a look back in non-list form.Hanging out at Denizens Brewing Company, which opened this summer. Photo by the author.2014 was an exciting year for East County, though not always in a good way. We marched in protest of the achievement gap, rode our bikes on Montgomery County’s first cycletrack, and tried to figure out where Silver Spring’s boundaries…
  • maryland's rural economy depends on its urban and suburban areas

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    Maryland's incoming Republican governor, Larry Hogan, says he wants to boost the state's economy by building roads instead of transit and focusing on the state's rural areas over urban ones. But starving urban areas of their needs will only bring the entire state down. Ever since his election last month, Hogan has been noncommittal about the state's two biggest transit projects, the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, and the Red Line in Baltimore. Maryland's transportation priorities are "out of whack," he told Post columnist Robert McCartney, adding, "Less than 10…
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