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Archive - Feb 2014

Date

February 28th

Weekend East City Event Round Up

Saturday March 1

CHAW– 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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A City in Crisis?

The District Beat

Cranes dot the District’s skyline, Mayor Vincent C. Gray is fond of pointing out. Their number is a visual barometer of the city’s desirability and success, he argues – a claim bolstered by the monthly growth in the city’s population, declining unemployment, flourishing restaurants, and pedestrian traffic jams created by large number of strollers on the sidewalks. Bullet-ridden corpses on the street, the sight of a mayor in handcuffs, the demands of a congressionally imposed Control Board are distant memories. Let the good times roll!

A City in Crisis?

The District Beat

Cranes dot the District’s skyline, Mayor Vincent C. Gray is fond of pointing out. Their number is a visual barometer of the city’s desirability and success, he argues – a claim bolstered by the monthly growth in the city’s population, declining unemployment, flourishing restaurants, and pedestrian traffic jams created by large number of strollers on the sidewalks. Bullet-ridden corpses on the street, the sight of a mayor in handcuffs, the demands of a congressionally imposed Control Board are distant memories. Let the good times roll!

A City in Crisis?

The District Beat

Cranes dot the District’s skyline, Mayor Vincent C. Gray is fond of pointing out. Their number is a visual barometer of the city’s desirability and success, he argues – a claim bolstered by the monthly growth in the city’s population, declining unemployment, flourishing restaurants, and pedestrian traffic jams created by large number of strollers on the sidewalks. Bullet-ridden corpses on the street, the sight of a mayor in handcuffs, the demands of a congressionally imposed Control Board are distant memories. Let the good times roll!

February 27th

‘Modern Pioneering’: A Lively Handbook for Creating an Urban Homestead

I came down with the most terrible bout of spring fever after reading through Georgia Pellegrini’s newest release, Modern Pioneering (Clarkson Potter, $24). The many gardening techniques, fresh recipes, and creative gift and entertaining ideas had me dreaming of warm spring days when the ground has thawed enough to garden.

"Modern Pioneering" by Georgia Pellegrini (Clarkson Potter $24) will be released on March 4, 2014 and will be available at Hill's Kitchen at 713 D St. SE.

The Ward 6 Council Race

On April 1 voters of Ward 6 will make a choice in the Democratic primary between Charles Allen and Darrel Thompson. Having worked for eight years as Councilmember Tommy Wells’ chief of staff, Allen wants to continue to serve his ward as councilmember.

Citing “the missed opportunities of the last eight years,” Thompson wants to employ the skills he learned in the national arena working for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former Congressman Richard Gephardt for the betterment of his ward.

Darrel Thompson: A Six Point Plan for Progress

There are three Ward 6 Election Forums planned for the two Democratic Candidates: Charles Allen and Darrel Thompson.

  • On Capitol Hill:  The Hill Center - Friday, February 28 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • In Southwest:  Westminster Presbyterian Church - March 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • In Shaw: The Watha T. Daniel Shaw Library -- March 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

All the forums will be moderated by Andrew Lightman, Managing Editor of the Hill Rag. Questions maybe emailed to andrew@hillrag.com. The audience will also be permitted to submit written questions for consideration at the events. Questions may also be emailed to andrew@hillrag. com.

The Ward 6 Candidate Forums are sponsored by The Hill Rag, Mid-City DC, The Ward 6 Democrats, The Hill Center, Westminster Presbyterian Church, The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, The Southwester, The Near Southeast / Southwest Community Benefits Coordinating Council, ANC 6E, The Capitol Hill Restoration Society, The Navy Yard Neighborhood Association and Empower DC
 

The Ward 6 Council Race

On April 1 voters of Ward 6 will make a choice in the Democratic primary between Charles Allen and Darrel Thompson. Having worked for eight years as Councilmember Tommy Wells’ chief of staff, Allen wants to continue to serve his ward as councilmember.

Citing “the missed opportunities of the last eight years,” Thompson wants to employ the skills he learned in the national arena working for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former Congressman Richard Gephardt for the betterment of his ward.

Darrel Thompson: A Six Point Plan for Progress

There are three Ward 6 Election Forums planned for the two Democratic Candidates: Charles Allen and Darrel Thompson.

  • On Capitol Hill:  The Hill Center - Friday, February 28 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • In Southwest:  Westminster Presbyterian Church - March 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • In Shaw: The Watha T. Daniel Shaw Library -- March 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

All the forums will be moderated by Andrew Lightman, Managing Editor of the Hill Rag. Questions maybe emailed to andrew@hillrag.com. The audience will also be permitted to submit written questions for consideration at the events. Questions may also be emailed to andrew@hillrag. com.

The Ward 6 Candidate Forums are sponsored by The Hill Rag, Mid-City DC, The Ward 6 Democrats, The Hill Center, Westminster Presbyterian Church, The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, The Southwester, The Near Southeast / Southwest Community Benefits Coordinating Council, ANC 6E, The Capitol Hill Restoration Society, The Navy Yard Neighborhood Association and Empower DC
 

February 26th

Attempted Carjacking at Distad's

The Crime Blotter

A female customer was pumping gas at Distad's at 823 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, when a man entered her vehicle and tried to start it. Unsuccessful, he was confronted by the owner and a minor struggle ensued.

The suspect fled in a waiting Silver Mercedes with tinted windows. The victim's vehicle was not taken. The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties with a thin build wearing khaki pants and a hooded sweatshirt.

The police would like to remind residents not to leave keys in the ignition when filling up their gas tanks.