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09/01/2017 - 10:26am
Peregrine Espresso is celebrating their ninth anniversary! All day Tuesday September 5th, the cafes will be giving away free drip and iced coffee at all three of the Peregrine Espresso shops. Other giveaways will be offered, as well.  “We are thrilled to be celebrating nine years on the Hill and look forward to sharing many more years with our Eastern Market neighbors,” said Ryan Jensen, who founded the shop together with his wife, Jill Jensen. The first shop, the Capitol Hill... >>more
08/31/2017 - 4:04pm
On Thursday morning at around 8:00 a.m., George Farris chained himself to the door and security grate of his home at 732 Sixth St. NE. Farris, a 40-year veteran with three Vietnam combat tours who is also an insulin-dependent diabetic, is still making mortgage payments on the home that he says has been uninhabitable for more than two years. He says the alley to the north of his home has been in disrepair for years, broken down into the substrata by heavy truck traffic, building large... >>more
08/31/2017 - 11:25am
Democracy dies in the darkness, while Metro dies in the shadow of regional parochialism…The opinion response the Washington Post doesn’t want to publish How could the District be so un-regional that it won’t support a regional tax to fund Metro’s deferred capital needs? [The District’s Death Wish for Metro] Actually, the District does support a regional tax – estimated to be a 3/4 cent increase in the sales tax that is paid by every resident, business, and... >>more
08/31/2017 - 11:24am
Pets separated from their families due to Hurricane Harvey, and other Houston animals homeless before the storm are being relocated this week to Washington DC, the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) said Wednesday. The HRA is appealing to animal lovers who may be considering the adoption of a new pet to visit adoptions centers today.  Dogs and cats adopted this week will clear room for animals arriving from Texas.  All pets available for adoption at HRA have been spayed,neutered and... >>more
08/30/2017 - 11:55am
After the Eastern Market fire, emergency legislation was passed to close the 200 block of 7th Street to accommodate the non-food vendors. This was the right thing to do. The non-food vendors could not set up next the Eastern Market building with all the construction going on, for obvious safety reasons. When the Merchants left the East Hall and moved back to Eastern Market, the street remained closed, even though the non-food vendors had all their pre fire space available to them. When the... >>more
08/30/2017 - 11:51am
The Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B Special Call meeting on the future of Eastern Market and Seventh Street SE took place in a room packed with representatives of District government and government agencies, community organizations, stakeholders, press and concerned community members. Barry Margeson, Manager of Eastern Market for the Department of General Services (DGS),described the weekend Eastern Market as not a single entity but an ecosystem that requires balance to function,... >>more
08/30/2017 - 8:42am
At 6:21 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of Howison Place SE on charges of Burglary One. At 8:11 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 18th Street NE on charges of Fleeing from a Law Enforcement Officer in a Motor Vehicle. At 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, a car was stolen on the 200 block of East Capitol Street NE. At 4:11 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on charges of Robbery on the 1100 block of H Street NE. At 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, there was an assault in the course of an... >>more
08/29/2017 - 9:56am
On Saturday September 16th, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) welcome public participation in their Environmental Assessment (EA) of possible improvements to Southeast Boulevard and Barney Circle. Learn more about the project and provide feedback to the project team. Commonly referred to as the Southeast Boulevard Project, the EA will evaluate conversion of the existing facility into an urban boulevard consistent with the expected... >>more
08/28/2017 - 1:54pm
“Isn’t it bliss?” sings Desiree in “Send in the Clowns,” the signature tune from Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music.” The unambiguous answer is “YES!” The one true “hit” of Sondheim’s storied career is crooned in a husky, hurtful murmur of rueful regret by the middle-aged actress Desiree. She addresses the verses to her onetime paramour Fredrik, who has just spurned her attempt to rekindle their romance. Written... >>more
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