On Wednesday afternoon, two youths tried to steal one of my scooters (as seen on sweet city ride: the rumpshaker). I was coming out of the bathroom when I heard a small crash outside, and would have thought nothing about it except for that a friend had pointed out two suspicious looking kids pointing at the front of our house earlier in the day. I wasn’t there, so I cannot attest to whether the kids were suspicious looking or just pointing very suspiciously. When I ran to my bedroom window, I saw two teens pushing the scooter out of my back gate. I found them in the alley attempting to hotwire? the rumpshaker; however, all they did was figure out how to open the front storage area. Having just underwear and wool socks on, I gave them a good scare (as the sight of me in my underwear would), knocking one of the kids to the ground and doing my best to come up with curse words. They ran down the alley and I wheeled the scooter back inside and called the police who said they would “canvas the area.” (more…)
This rental is located at 3408 Brown Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Mt. Pleasant end unit row house classically restored & updated w/all the modern amenities.Bright living rm with hardwoods/fireplace.Large separate Din.room w/pocket doors and original features. Gourmet kitchen w/gas cooking and access to back deck and brick patio. Powder room and front porch complete the first floor. Extra storage in bsmt & walk up attic. Walk to work, shops,cafes,Metro & more.”
Since I was stuck indoors for most of Snowzilla I decided to go ahead and do my taxes. I filed my DC tax return electronically as I’ve done in past years, however I received a letter from the DC Office of Tax and Revenue Refund Response Unit yesterday asking for a LOT of information in order to verify my identity. I assume this is part of OTR’s attempted to cut down on fraud/identity theft, but I wanted to see if anyone else has received a similar letter?”
Went to the Columbia Heights CVS at 14th and Irving this morning to get passport photos taken, only to find out from the manager that someone broke in and stole their passport camera. No worries, FedEx Office a couple doors down does them, too.
But who steals a crappy CVS passport camera anyway? Only in Columbia Heights.”
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“On Thursday night Mayor Bowser hosted a community meeting at New Cannon Baptist Church in Ward 5 to discuss her plan to end homelessness in all 8 wards. The community was told that the city intends to build a homeless shelter at 2622 25th Place NE in the neighborhood of Langdon. Many residents attended the event and expressed their strong opposition to the proposed location, citing concerns for both for the homeless families and the additional impact on the community which has numerous homeless shelters already.
Statement from Rhys Gerholdt (a Langdon resident near the proposed location): (more…)
This unit is located at 516 A Street, Northeast. The listing says:
“Quintessential charm + sprawling space + ideal location = the perfect option for close-in Capitol Hill. Warm hardwoods, wonderful wainscoting, classic clawfoot tub, original millwork. Sensational chef’s kitchen w/ sep. pantry. Flexible formal entry area. All inclusive coop fees for super low cost of living. Prime position steps from Eastern Market or the Capitol. Heart of the Hill truly captured.”
“Yesterday, I testified before the DC Council Committee on Judiciary about the inconsistency of criminal data. Three different entities collect arrest, prosecution, and sentencing data. They then compile it into annual reports which are shared with Congress and the DC Council. Unfortunately, the information is inconsistent leading one to question why tens of thousands of dollars are being wasted every year in a fruitless exercise.
The DC Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission compiles sentencing data. This data is then shared with the DC Council. Per the Commission’s 2014 Annual Report, the D.C. Superior Court sentenced 1,773 offenders in 1,921 felony cases that consisted of 2,844 individual felony counts. (Page iii, here) So far everything looks good, but read on. (more…)