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“Consuelo behind bars with PBR in Truxton Circle!”
“This is Zoey from Navy Yard.”
“Xena and Conan from Mt. Vernon Square, ready for trick-or-treating.”
“Back in September we advised the 1D community about a particular tactic that was being used by individuals attempting to steal smart phones. Subsequent to posting that information, we noticed a decline in this particular tactic. This may have just been a coincidence, but we believe the decline may also be related to the community being made aware of current trends and patterns. In an effort to make the community aware of current trends, we are posting the below three tactics being used by individuals attempting to snatch smart phones.
· Suspect approaches a potential victim and ask for the time, when the victim pulls out their phone to tell the suspect the time, the phone is snatched from the complainant’s hand.
· Suspect will approach a potential victim and ask for directions to a particular location out of the immediate area. When the victim take out their phone and look the location up for the suspect, the perpetrator will ask to see the map on the phone at which time they snatch the phone and flee.
· Suspect will approach a potential victim and ask to use their phone to call home, usually say they need to call their parents. When the victim complies with the request, the suspect runs off with the victim’s phone.
This is obviously not a complete list of tactics, but they are some of the trends we have noted in the last few months. Please remember to call 911 whenever you observe any suspicious activity or suspicious persons.”
I was wondering about ideas for a fun New Years Eve in the district and/or within a few short hours away (i.e. Baltimore, Atlantic City, etc). Despite living in DC for a while, it’ll be my first NYE here.”
Please add your suggestions in the comments – Here’s a few options from some emails:
“Break from tradition, sparklers and bottle service and ring in 2014 with a New Year’s Eve art party. You’ll enjoy awesome music, your own canvas, walls you can paint on and a glitter splashed mid-night champagne toast. Soak it all in as the ArtJamz Dupont Studio is transformed into a rocking art-filled New Year’s art happening filled with partying Picassos, revelling Rothkos and crazy Khalos.
Three packages are available From 10PM until 1AM — Silver $60, Gold $65 and Platinum $70. They each include different sized canvas, 3hrs of studio time, hors d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast, access to a smock, easel and unlimited guidance, paints, glitter, brushes, graffiti markers and other arty materials. ArtJammers have the option to order champagne, wine and beer from the bar a la carte throughout the night or select a 2.5HR Open Bar ADD ON Package for $40 from 1030PM to 1230AM.
ArtJamz Glitter Ball NYE 2014
Date: December 31st, 2013 – January 01, 2014
Time: 10:00PM – 1:00AM
Location: ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
Attire: Tuxedo T-shirts and Art Studio Chic (i.e. nice stuff you don’t mind getting paint on)
Contact: email@example.com or call 202-709-8096″
“Mothership is All you can eat & drink party to ring in the new year with 8 beers on tap from 3 Stars Brewing Company and a plethora of passed hors d’oeuvres.
$75 per person.
Reservations 202.629.3034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Per our contractor, DC water is charging us $450 to put a camera down the sewer line so they can determine whether the problem is on the city side or on our side. I’ve had some sketchy interactions with DC water in the past. Does this sound about right to those who have had experience with this?”
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“Stunning 3 lvl home w/ PARKING in sought-after Kalorama. Convenient to Metro, shops & restaurants, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Woodley Park, National Zoo, Rock Creek Park trails & 3 different playgrounds. Quiet, tree-lined street in the desirable Oyster-Adams school district. Spectacular kitchen w/ island, fireplace, custom mouldings, hardwood, spacious BRs, pristine baths. LL in-law suite.”
On December 3rd (last week) I saw your notice regarding the Silver Alert for 82-year-old John Jeffers, missing from Columbia Heights. I work downtown by McPherson Square, and vaguely remembered seeing someone who fit that description by my office.
Figuring I should call it in, I dialed the MPD number listed (202-727-9099). The person who answered did not seem to know what I was talking about, asking me repeatedly which police district I was referring to. As I don’t know the geographic districts off the top of my head…I stated again that he was missing from Columbia Heights and I was calling in a possible sighting by McPherson Square. Finally she gave me the number for the Third District police station (she couldn’t transfer me because apparently the main MPD phone system was down).
When I called the Third District Station at 202-673-6815, the call was not answered, so I left a voicemail stating my name and phone number (twice!) and that I was calling in a possible sighting of missing John Jeffers.
A week and a day has passed, and nobody has called me back. I’m writing to ask, is this standard? If it were my loved one missing I would want (and expect) the police to follow up on every lead and take every bit of information seriously, or at least get some specifics before using or dismissing the information. To my knowledge, John Jeffers is still missing.”
These days, it can be hard to imagine that there are still alternatives to big corporate banks in DC. The architecture of our main thoroughfares speaks to the large presence of these giants. On Connecticut Avenue between Dupont Circle and K Street, there are 14 big bank locations. And it doesn’t count the large number of ATMs in pharmacies.
But when millions of people deposit their money into a big bank, do they actually know where it goes? Unlike banks, credit unions are not-for-profits where the members themselves own the credit unions. This means that the financial profits go back to members and the community, rather than to shareholders. With regular banks, 97% of the money you deposit can leave the community but credit unions last year distributed over $5.3 billion back to members. (more…)