“Today, District of Columbia Councilmembers Grosso (I-At Large) and Silverman (I-At Large), along with several of their colleagues, introduced the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, which would provide paid family and medical leave for everyone who lives or works in the District. The bill would allow working people to take up to 16 weeks of paid leave to care for a new child, an ailing family member, or a personal illness. If the bill is successful, D.C. will be the first city in the nation to provide paid family and medical leave for all. (more…)
“Today at 4:30 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser, the People’s Counsel, the Attorney General and other stakeholders will be joined by Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings, Inc. to announce a settlement in the Exelon-Pepco merger negotiations. The agreement delivers on Mayor Bowser’s commitment to improve affordability, reliability and sustainability for ratepayers in the District.
The new agreement increases Exelon’s originally proposed investment in the District from $14 million to $78 million. The settlement will be put forth to the Public Service Commission for public review and comment.”
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.
“Lucky of Kalorama enjoying a much-needed vacation in North Topsail, NC.”
“Uno who lives in Park View. I think this shark needs to see a dentist. One of his canines is loose.”
“This is Niko, adopted from Washington animal rescue league and now lives in Petworth.”
“$50k – 75k will see a 17% income tax decrease active for the 2015 fiscal year. That’s an annual savings of about $450! Residents earning less will see greater savings, and those earning more will still save though not as much. People making over 500k will see a tiered increase in their income tax.
“Looks like the 7-11 in the H Street strip mall is getting set up in its new location. On the corner of 8th and H across from the Rite Aid. Much more prominent location for them.”
Ed. Note: To those who may feel the urge to ask, “why are you posting this – this is not news” etc., all I can tell you is what my parents told me when I was coming up “Daniel, the world does not revolve around your every impulse and desire.”
“Years ago, God’s people blew the trumpet and warned the world that JUDGMENT DAY would begin on May 21, 2011. That date was the most publicized date for the Day of Judgment that the world has ever seen. It was unprecedented and many were paying attention. The message was broadcasted on billboards and advertised on buses. It was also seen on cars, bumper stickers, t-shirts and even in subways. People read about this approaching day in magazines and newspapers. Major electronic media across the globe also trumpeted the warning message of the gospel, that indeed May 21st, 2011, would be JUDGMENT DAY!
Much of the world was, in a sense, holding its collective breath in anticipation of this final judgment of God.
Although many expected a physical manifestation of God’s wrath, God in fact, brought to pass a devastating spiritual judgment beginning on May 21, 2011. We have now entered into the darkest time in Earths’ history, as we are living in the day of judgment, and heading for the final end of all things, the destruction of the universe, and the beginning of the new heavens and new earth, very likely to be on October 7th 2015.”
need a suit: bespoke / made-to-measure recommendations?
“I need a nice suit for a big event in a few months. I’m a big dude so I have trouble buying off the rack, so I was thinking made-to-measure or custom. Budget probably tops out around $2,500 though obviously if I can get away with spending less, it would be great. The last Popville thread on this was 4+ years ago, so I’m hoping for some updated advice.
Any experience with Paul Stuart (MTM), Enzo Custom, or Geoffrey Lewis (custom), which are the three I’m considering at the moment? And any other options I should look at? (E.g., Suitsupply? I have a number of suits from Suitsupply, any experience with their MTM?)
I’m a little wary of what I’ll call the e-tailors (Black Lapel, Indochino, maybe even including Alton Lane); is that concern misplaced?
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Last Wed (Sept 30th) around 11pm, I was getting ready to go to bed when I noticed a man staring through my living room window. I live in an English Basement with bay windows on the north side of Penn Ave on 6th St SE (just a couple of block from Eastern Market). The man actually walked past our gate and was hiding behind a big potted plant in front of the window. The majority of my blinds were closed and I only had the very top opened to let in some light. This is particularly creepy, because you have to get really close to actually be able to see inside, so it wasn’t that he just walked by and saw me, but had to actually come in and move around the plant’s foliage. As soon as he saw that i saw him, he ran out.
I called the cops and they sent an officer who took a report. Unfortunately, there’s not much they could do, but they were really nice and said they would increase patrol in the area and said to keep all blinds closed, especially at night when it’s easier to see inside when the lights are on. I doubted calling them, but they said to please always call when something like this happens. The next day I mentioned it to my next door neighbor and she said the same thing happened to her the week before around the same time. Neither one of us got a good look at his face, but we both noticed he was short, overweight, Hispanic/Latino and wearing a drawstring backpack.
Sending this out to warn anyone else living in this area of the Hill, since he’s clearly done this more than once. If you see him, please call the cops and make a report so they can increase patrol and hopefully catch the creep!”