10/06/15 4:25pm


From an email:

“On Thursday, October 8th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, the Common Good City Farm will be holding it’s 4rd Annual Night on the Farm, which provides the opportunity to come tour the farm (located in The Park at LeDroit at 3rd and V), sample local food, local beer, and learn more about the amazing programs that CGCF brings to the DC Community. The event features delicious food from local restaurants (including Big Bear Cafe, Dino’s Grotto, The Royal, Smoke & Barrel, and Table), as well as craft beer from Right Proper Brewing Company, all to sate your palate while learning about urban farming from our student volunteers. It’s a great night, a fun time, and helps support an incredible organization.

The event had been originally scheduled for October 1, but was rescheduled due to weather.

Tickets are $50, and can be purchased here.”

10/06/15 4:00pm

family leave
Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Castellanos

From a press release:

“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…)

10/06/15 3:49pm


So much for the Pepco-Exelon Merger being rejected by the D.C. Public Service Commission…from a press release:

“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.”

10/06/15 3:30pm

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.”