“December 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
The University of the District of Columbia presents its annual holiday gift to the Washington, D.C. community. The UDC Chorale directed by Richard Odom, starts the evening with a program of choral music followed by the gospel sound of The Voices, directed by Gerry Gillespie. The UDC Jazz Ensemble directed by Allyn Johnson closes the program with big band jazz sure to spread the holiday spirit. University Auditorium—Theatre of the Arts (Bldg. 46-East).”
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“The First District has seen an increase in package thefts the past few years around the holiday season. First District Officers are aware of the historic trend and are giving special attention to residential areas. Within this past week, we have made three arrests of individuals regarding separate package thefts. In two of these incidents, the Officers were initially alerted by concerned neighbors who called 911 to report suspicious activity. I would like to thank the citizens who reported the activity and request the assistance of the entire community in being vigilant and reporting to 911 anytime they observe suspicious activity or persons. In each of the below incidents, the stolen property was also recovered.
· On Friday November 29th, at about 6:45 pm, a 19 year old male was arrested for a package theft from the 200 block of 11th Street SE
· On Saturday November 30th, at about 9:30 am, a 50 year old was arrested for the theft of a package from the 600 block of A Street SE
· On Thursday December 5th, at about 7:30 pm, a 25 year old male was arrested for the theft of a package from the 1200 block of Independence Ave SE
In addition to your vigilance, we also like to ask that you consider having packages delivered to an alternate site (work place or friend’s home) where someone would be present to accept delivery.”
“This is a very clean freshly painted 1-bedroom unit off of the U Street corridor. Featuring new carpeting, solid wood cabinets, cable ready wiring, security bars plus some off-street parking, this apartment is ideal and is vacant and move-in available. Also, METRO, shops and restaurants are just a couple blocks away.”
Unfortunately no photos of the interior but seems like it could be a good price – this 1 bed/1bath is going for $1,650/Mo.
I was wondering about the progress on the Bacon Funeral Home at 3449 14th St. NW, and wonder if you have any information regarding recent developments on this property. From your last blog post on 03/21/13, Bacon Funeral Home was given 30 days to enclose the building by the city council. In any case that this did not occur, (still remains open to the elements) it would forward this matter on to DCRA. 30 days has already occurred, many times over.
I find it frustrating that we are talking about raising the building height restriction in DC, when developments like the Bacon property are left to languish for years without repercussion. Imagine if a huge, towering development like Louis at 14th and U had all the issues that Bacon Funeral Home has had. This sets a terrible precedent for other property owners and developers.”
Ed. Note: I’ll tweet this query to Council Member Jim Graham’s office and DCRA and post any updates they send. Anyone else hear anything about the status?
“Our garbage collectors in particular are just awesome. I never thought I’d type that sentence, but there you have it. They always have a smile and copious waves and thumbs-up for our truck-mad son. Has anyone successfully given gifts to city workers or federal workers like the mailman? I know there are probably some restrictions, but our crew is so great. Thanks for any ideas.”
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I unfortunately had to call 911 a couple of days ago as a witness to violent altercation and had to wait about 3 minutes to get a 911 operator (was put on hold).
Any thoughts as to how to look into this issue that could be a matter of life and death for future 911 callers?”
Ed. Note: On the Office of Unified Communications website there is a 911 Customer Service Satisfaction Survey, unfortunately when I checked it this morning there was a The page cannot be found error message.
The Newark Street Dog Park paid big bucks for a fountain like this one. What’s wrong, you ask? EVERY male dog pees on (and into) the doggy bowl at the bottom. I wonder what genius designed it? The purpose of my rant is not to condemn the good folks who wasted untold dollars on it. Everyone makes mistakes. But new dog parks are, thank goodness, being built. Maybe this would help others avoid making the same costly mistake. FYI, I have never seen a human drink from the top part.”