10/22/14 3:10pm

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From a press release:

“Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray offered his condolences to the family of Benjamin C. Bradlee, longtime Georgetown resident, legendary journalist, and distinguished editor of The Washington Post.

“Ben Bradlee was a lion in the field of journalism. He was a fearless champion of the First Amendment and government accountability and will go down in history as one of the all-time greats,” said Mayor Gray. “The District of Columbia was lucky to have him at the helm of our paper of record, The Washington Post, for so many groundbreaking years. Both our city and the country benefitted from his astute handling of such historic events as Watergate and the release of the Pentagon Papers. I send my sincere condolences to his family, including his wife, children, his former colleagues at the Post and the entire journalism community that benefited from his life’s work.”

From the Washington National Cathedral:

“Washington National Cathedral announced today that it will hold the funeral service for Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The former editor of the Washington Post was an iconic figure in journalism over the last half century.

The service will be open to the public.”

10/22/14 2:30pm

From WMATA:

“Transit Police seek to identify persons of interest in indecent exposure investigations

Metro Transit Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify four persons of interest involving indecent exposure incidents on the Metrorail system.

The incidents appear to be unrelated. However, Metro Transit Police have identified an increase in indecent exposure reports in the past two months.

“Indecent exposure cases can be a gateway crime to more serious sexual misconduct, which is why we have placed a priority on advancing these investigations,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik. “We are absolutely committed to keeping Metro a safe space for all riders.”

Anyone with information about the identity of any individual pictured below should call Metro Transit Police at (202) 962-2121 and reference the appropriate case number. Tips can also be sent via text message to MyMTPD (696873).

There are no warrants for any of the individuals pictured below: (more…)

10/22/14 2:10pm

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Good lunch restaurant for out of town guests:

“I was wondering if any of you had suggestions for a good (Saturday) lunch place where, to quote my mother, “there’s a lot to walk around and see”. I’ve taken them to all my favorite places in Capitol Hill/Eastern Market and they’re doing the “big” monuments on Sunday. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!”

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10/22/14 1:25pm

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620 T Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I attended a party the night of Friday, October 17, 2014 at Howard Theatre. While walking up the stairs at the venue, I was approached by a man in the stairwell who I did not know and who would not leave me alone, when I turned around to walk away from him, he grabbed my butt. I hit him away from me and he pushed me twice, causing to to grab the railing to keep from falling down the stairs, and causing my cell phone to fly out of my hands. When I pointed him out to security, I was told by different security guards, “We’re closing in 30 minutes anyway, what’s the difference?” “He’s a street n____, and street n____s kill bitches for causing scenes like this.” and “Technically you were attacking him since you followed him out of the stairwell.” Not only did security fail to help me, but they blamed me for this attack.

I filed a police report with a DC Sex Crimes detective that night, and emailed a letter to Howard Theatre on Sunday the 19th (to which I received no response.)

This is a venue that hosts many concerts and events. The specific party is part of a celebration for Howard University’s homecoming and is attended by many college age women. I would like to know that they are going to do something to ensure that women are not accosted and that security is not negligent at future events.”

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This house is located at 2849 Mcgill Terrace, Northwest. The listing says:

“Totally restored w/ 3-story addition, brick stunner on one of the most coveted streets in the District. No Detail Overlooked. Principal Rms of Grand Scale for formal entertaining & comfortable family living. Luxurious Owner Ste w/ 5 additional BR 3 en-suite. LL Family room, aupair w/sep entr Gar.+10 car parking Large 11,500 SF lot w/ rear garden & terrace that walks out from Living to pool.”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/7.5 bath is going for $4,500,000.

10/22/14 12:30pm

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From a press release:

“DDOT Projects Update Meeting for the Ward 1 Community

Monday, October 27th, 2014
6:00 PM | Open House
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Project Updates
Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard Street, NW

Project engineers will be in attendance to update the Ward 1 community on the following projects:

· Dedicated Bus Lanes on Georgia Avenue, NW
· Safety Improvements on 15th Street, NW
· Resurfacing of 7th Street, NW
· Reconstruction of U Street, NW Phase II
· Reconstruction of Florida Avenue, NW
· DC Streetcar
· Traffic Improvements
· Asset Management
· Tree Projects
· Low Impact Development Projects

There will also be a question and answer session.”

10/22/14 11:44am

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From an email:

“After launching in Virginia earlier this year, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is happy to announce that its food truck is now permitted to operate in Washington, DC. The truck’s daily menu features doughnuts (the same flavor offerings served in the store, daily), chicken fingers and fried chicken sandwiches including the Fried Chicken BLT, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and Old Bay Fried Chicken Sandwich. Beginning today, Wednesday, October 22, the Astro truck will be stationed in Friendship Heights with their friends from Pho Wheels (cancelled due to weather). On Thursday, the truck will be in NOMA and on Friday, it will be back in Virginia in Ballston. For up to the minute locations, follow Astro’s Twitter feed at @astrodoughnuts.”

10/22/14 11:15am

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2214 Rhode Island Ave, NE

Thanks to all who sent emails with this potentially great news from Rhode Island Ave NE Main Street saying if all goes well the owners of Boundary Road will build a:

“neighborhood bistro featuring shared plates with a Mediterranean lean, eight craft beer lines, small but eclectic wine list and thoughtful cocktails.”

One ofBoundary Road’s owners Karlos Leopold and former Boundary Road Manager Erin Lingle tell me that “we expect the purchase to be completed before the end of the year.” If it turns out anything like Boundary Road – this’ll be an incredible addition to this emerging section of Rhode Island Ave, NE. Updates when the deal is sealed and construction progresses.