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Archive - Aug 2013

August 30th

ANC 6C Report

Indigo and TD Burger

Should Charters be Allowed to Give Neighborhood Preference?

“I was just unwilling to throw my kids in the car and drive what felt like half way around the world,” said Jeanne Contardo, a Ward 7 resident, explaining why she and her husband, Christian, decided to enroll their child in DCPS’ Anne Beers Elementary School.

Beers may be a secret as well kept as Hillcrest, a middle-class community east of the Anacostia River. The Contardo’s daughter attended a nearby daycare; when she was ready for pre-kindergarten, they chose their neighborhood school.

Jonetta Rose Barras can be reached at jonetta@jonettarosebarras.com

How To Make Sure a Dc United Stadium is a Win for the District

The Numbers

There is something magical about going to a major league sports game and cheering along with thousands of other people. That's why the proposal for a new 25,000-seat soccer stadium for DC United is exciting news for many in the Washington region.

Lazere is executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (www.dcfpi.org), which conducts research on tax and budget issues that affect low- and moderate-income DC residents.

Lady Morgan: Come September, Comes A Bride

E on DC

September is the month after summer love. It’s the time when people begin to separate. It’s off to college and maybe the start of kindergarten. The evenings find the A/C off and a sweater sneaking into the front of a closet. This month my daughter will marry and her last name will change like the weather outside. I’ve already started calling her “Lady Morgan” as the summer of my middle fatherhood slowly comes to an end.

E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist. He is the author of two memoirs and several collections of poems. Mr. Miller is the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University.

Come on Machen! Show Us The Full Monty!

The Nose

Ditching their ubiquitous cellular tethers, Councilmembers have scattered to their vacation hideaways. Congress has fled The District's famed August humidity.  Slumbering by the pool, sipping a cocktail, it is hard for The Nose to summon the moxie for a typical, towering rant. Even the death of Elmer T. Lee, that paragon of bourbon distillers, this past July, failed to rouse him from his summer stupor.

Yet, there is one minor, niggling detail that continues to trouble The Nose's repose.

Come on Machen! Show Us The Full Monty!

The Nose

Ditching their ubiquitous cellular tethers, Councilmembers have scattered to their vacation hideaways. Congress has fled The District's famed August humidity.  Slumbering by the pool, sipping a cocktail, it is hard for The Nose to summon the moxie for a typical, towering rant. Even the death of Elmer T. Lee, that paragon of bourbon distillers, this past July, failed to rouse him from his summer stupor.

Yet, there is one minor, niggling detail that continues to trouble The Nose's repose.

Come on Machen! Show Us The Full Monty!

The Nose

Ditching their ubiquitous cellular tethers, Councilmembers have scattered to their vacation hideaways. Congress has fled The District's famed August humidity.  Slumbering by the pool, sipping a cocktail, it is hard for The Nose to summon the moxie for a typical, towering rant. Even the death of Elmer T. Lee, that paragon of bourbon distillers, this past July, failed to rouse him from his summer stupor.

Yet, there is one minor, niggling detail that continues to trouble The Nose's repose.

The Nose loves his Dear Readers, email him your comments thenose@hillrag.com

Robbery on The 19th Street NE

The Crime Blotter - August 28

There was a robbery on the 900 block of 19th St. NE at 11 p.m.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information can be texted to 50411.

In Other News

There was a burglary on the 1300 block of H St. NE 1:37 a.m. at garage.

There was a car stolen on the unit block of Sixth St. St.

There were thefts:

  • on the 600 block of M St. NE;

  • at an undisclosed location in PSA 104 at a home;

  • on the 600 block of I St. NE;

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on August 29, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.