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“Shaw resident and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue alum Pugsley (a Pug-Chihuahua mix) enjoying the Day of the Dog at Congressional Cemetery.”
“1yr old red nose named Frank from NE D.C. hanging out at the navy yard waterfront.”
“Buddy from Bloomingdale taking a frisbee break at the Capitol!”
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the adoption of the final rules to implement the provisions of the Bicycle Safety Amendment Act of 2013. According to DDOT Director Matthew Brown “The implementation of these new regulations will ensure that all users of the transportation network are provided safe passage as the District continues to grow and develop.”
The new rules require any construction site that blocks a sidewalk or bicycle lane to provide a safe route for pedestrians and bicyclists through or around the work zone. This safe route must be equal to the accommodation that was blocked, such as providing a bike lane that is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic if a protected bike lane is blocked. Also, the safe pedestrian or bicycle route must be free of obstructions and surface hazards such as loose gravel or uneven surfaces and must follow the path of the original pedestrian or bicycle route as closely as is practical.
Additionally, the rules define the term “safe accommodation” and require that signs used to direct pedestrians or bicyclists along a detour route display a message that is specific to bicyclists or pedestrians. The DDOT Director may revoke a permit if the permittee fails to comply with these rules or the approved traffic management plan issued with their permit.
This rental is located at 1010 25th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“GWU / FOGGY BOTTOM – Newly painted upper floor studio features HDWDS, a sep DR and deep walk-in closet. The kitchen features a new refrigerator, new disposal, D/W and gas cooking. Blocks to GWU, GW Hospital, Foggy Bottom Metro, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Georgetown, entertainment, bars and restaurants. Rent includes utilities.”
This morning at about 8:30 AM, a driver crashed into my building, at the corner of Quarry and Summit. (the same street where a car went down the small staircase a week or two ago). There was no damage to the house, but the car hit our gas meter, causing gas to leak out all through the building and outside. The fire department and police came, and everyone in the three apartments evacuated or was at work. The driver is fine too, and was there with us talking to the police. They are still clearing everything up now, and Washington Gas is shutting off the gas.
For reasons I don’t understand, the fire department decided to break in the doors of all three apartments to get in, to check for people inside, even though one apartment’s residents were all at work, and I and the residents of another apartment were standing outside, watching, and we knew no one was left inside. We just didn’t notice the firemen breaking in until late. There is doorframe and siding damage, and one apartment’s door was broken even though it was unlocked. We’re talking with the landlord about the damage, and I imagine there has to be way to get insurance compensation/ to file a complaint from the fire department. Has anyone else had a similar experience with the fire department?”
Ed. Note: I imagine the Fire Department has to err on the side of caution in cases like this.
“Friday Oct 24
plus a screening of Sonic Highways
$20 Mainstage / Doors at 9:00
Tickets on sale at 6:00pm at the Black Cat
$20 per ticket. $3 service charge. Cash only. Maximum of 2 tickets per person. You must bring your ID. If you are buying a 2nd ticket you must provide the person’s name as it is stated on their ID. Tickets are 100% non-transferable and non-refundable. On sale October 21 at 6:00pm at the Black Cat. The Black Cat is located at 1811 14th Street, NW Washington, DC.”
“I live on the top floor of a row house in Mt. Pleasant and have been woken up several times in the last year by footsteps on the roof in the middle of the night. Sometimes this happens on extremely cold nights and I can’t imagine why anyone would be walking on the roof in those conditions. I know what animals on the roof sound like and I know what footsteps sound like, so I’m certain that someone is actually walking around up there. Does anyone know anything about this? Is there anything we can do? I’m bothered by it not only because it wakes me up, but also because I wonder if someone is thinking about breaking into the house via the skylight.”
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We live in H Street, NE and this [Monday] afternoon, a woman campaigning for a DC Attorney General candidate knocked on our door. My wife was home but did not answer as she was nursing our 2-month-old. The campaign worker remained on our porch for a few minutes and sorted through some paperwork. Clearly oblivious to my wife sitting just inside the window, the woman then reached down, picked up our older son’s bag of sidewalk chalk, and nonchalantly placed it in her own bag. She then left and headed down the sidewalk towards the next house. My wife ran outside with the baby and demanded the chalk back, and the campaign worker silently returned it.
That an adult would steal a bag of sidewalk chalk is mind boggling to say the least. But to have it stolen by someone campaigning for the DC Attorney General is simply stunning. I do not share this as part of a political agenda, as up until this afternoon I had really not given any thought to this particular race [though I certainly have now].”
This unit is located at 1449 Harvard Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Beautiful Boutique Condominium completely renovated in 2012. This Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Unit Opens up with an Expansive Bay Window. It includes an Open LR/DR., 10′ ceilings, H/W Floors, Recessed Lighting, Marble Tile Bathrooms, Caesar Stone Counter-top and SS Appl. Located in Vibrant Columbia Heights. It’s 1 Block to CH Metro Center, Shops and Restaurants.”
I seriously don’t mean to be flippant nor am I trying to start a blame the victim post here. However, I do think it’s important to remind some folks that it is not a good idea to walk around late at night with phones, ipads, kindles or other electronic devices out. You are distracted and a target and MPD continually tells us thieves are looking for this. I’m not suggesting people be terrified and cower in their homes but it is important to not get complacent and exercise street smarts as well.
“At approximately 12:55 a.m. [Saturday], a citizen was walking in the 1400 Block of Maryland Avenue, NE with his Kindle Fire in his hand. He was approached by 3 black males who struck him in his head and robbed him of his Kindle Fire. The citizen was treated by medics on the scene and no arrest have been made at this time.
S1 was described as a black male in his early 20’s 5’8-5’9 in height. S1 had dreadlocks and was wearing a hat and blue jeans.
S2 was described as a black male in his early 20’s 5’8-5’9 in height. S2 was wearing a Holly Hanson Jacket
S3 was described as a black male in his early 20’s 5’8-5’9 in height. S3 was wearing a T-shirt and sweat pants.
The First District Detective’s Office will be investigating this case.”