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Ladies and Gentlemen! The moment we have been waiting for all year has finally arrived. Tickets for this years’ Repeal Day Ball are finally live! This one is going to be amazing with the bar team from Herbs and Rye in Las Vegas coming in to do a pop-up of their award winning bar. General Admission tickets start at $80 and grant you 3 hours of open bar and food with some of the best bartenders from DC and the country. VIP Tickets will grant you early entrance to the event, access to the VIP only champagne room, and admission to the exclusive after party. We only have a limited amount of VIP tickets so get them before they’re gone!
DC production company looking for a Black Suburban vehicle to use in an episode for a Discovery Channel show!
Vehicle must be drivable, and have registration. We’re looking for a 2014 model, but anything close will work. No damage will be done to the car during shooting.
If the vehicle has tinted windows, and a black interior, that is a plus! Not necessary however!
Shooting dates are 10/3/16 – 10/7/16, but the car will not be needed every day.
Please email [email protected] if interested, and include photos of your vehicle (exterior and interior) and your availability during the week of 10/3/16 – 10/7/16.
If you know someone who has a car that meets this description, please share!
Thank you 🙂
Everyone loves a good happy hour, and everyone loves a good cause! Come have a drink and join the Operation Underground Railroad and Javelin teams as they raise funds for upcoming missions! Feel free to share this and bring friends!
Who: Operation Underground Railroad – They are a group of highly trained ex-CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops op experts who work to end child trafficking in the United States and abroad.
What: HAPPY HOUR – percentage of proceeds made during this will be donated to O.U.R. for future missions.
Where: Boundary Stone- 116 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
When: August 18, 2016
Why: 325,000 children are at risk for becoming victims of sexual exploitation just in the United States. O.U.R. works to rescue children trapped in sex slavery and spread awareness to lower the number exploited each year. Child sex trafficking is a difficult subject, but starting the conversation and raising money to help O.U.R. is just one way to make that conversation a little easier!
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT- FEEL FREE TO DONATE WHATEVER YOU CAN AT: https://ourrescue.donorshops.com/product/DONATE-RECURRING/willyoucometoourrescue.php
THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER
Tuesday, August 16, 7:30pm
Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16TH Street NW, 20036
Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile.
However, with no success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past. Because of his distrust in the German justice system, Fritz Bauer contacts the Israeli secret service Mossad, and, by doing so, commits treason. Bauer is not seeking revenge for the Holocaust – he is concerned with the German future.
Winner of 6 German Oscars (including Best Film and Best Director).
Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut
Ticket Price: $13.80
Event and Ticket Link: https://www.wjff.org/films/fritzbauer/
Ticket Contact: 202.777.3247
Walking through this neighborhood lately is a practice in dodging running rats. It’s like the Tori Amos video – https://youtu.be/cN3rzi7dZVQ?t=2m20s
There are rats everywhere in neighborhoods by Georgia Avenue and New Hampshire and they’re frickin huge, larger than they’ve ever been since I’ve lived there in 8 years!
I suspect a lot of it has to do with us having only 2 trash pickup days per week and limited trash bins on public streets, especially by bus stops. It’s reached an epidemic level now, and they’re not afraid of humans at all. Dogs
I wonder if they’re mostly displaced residents from SoutWest with all the waterfront construction, but the city needs to do something fast about this, it’s embarrassing to invite friends over because they’re literally running everywhere even in the daytime. They’ve also been observed running into holes at the warehouse building next to sweet mango cafe by me on my way home from work, I can’t imagine what’s going on there, but it certainly doesn’t make me hungry 🙁
At my apartment you need a 202 phone number for the callbox to work. I’m currently paying too much to RCN every month for this service, but I was wondering if anyone knew of any cheaper options like magicjack, a 202 burner phone or number forwarding, anything like that? I’m hoping to save money by going a different route, so any ideas are appreciated.
The DC Jail will be having an Open House on Saturday April 23rd from 10a-4pm. This includes tours of the facility. You can find details on dc.gov website. Not sure if they’ve had one previously but seems like a unique opportunity.
We have had multiple issues in my condo conversion, mostly related to plumbing. The builder has sent us on wild goose chases claiming the problems to be due to xyz and refusing to fix them when in fact they were often due to improper installations. I recently appear to have a leak in my shower which, after some failed attempts at fixing, turns out to be a bigger issue than I originally thought and might require the entire shower to be pulled out and redone. and which is going to cost plenty. Prior to this the issues were less expensive to fix, so we just handled them on our own, but given the cost associated with this issue and the inconvenience (not being able to use a shower to shower!) I am going to pursue filing a structural warranty claim. Does anyone have any insights into how I might do so, and tips? Building was registered as an LLC, but builder does appear to have filed a letter with the city for 10% of conversion costs (not sure if the letter is still valid or with DCRA, but building is still under structural warranty period).
In my neighborhood there is a wasp nest. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week people exit and enter. There are often lookouts pacing up and down the block ready to alert people inside that cops are coming. Some even peer at their phones as if they have a means of early warning for when police are coming. I get random people at a ll times of day leaving trash in front of my house, and pissing on my basement steps, even though they know I live there.
Ambulances have been to this particular house on many occasions to treat people who overdose regularly… Why the activity at this house hasn’t stopped is beyond me, but one thing’s for sure, it’s a magnet for almost all the crime activity in our area, it’s obviously a wasp nest…
Neighbors are too scared to confront people as they smoke weed on the streets, and quite often, groups of kids congregate and sell drugs and litter in broad daylight while moms walk down the street with baby strollers… Heck, there’s even a school nearby with young children, but somehow the Bowser administration and Chief Lanier have no clue that this is going on in so many neighborhoods in DC, and even in NW DC, which didn’t have this kind of activity just 2 years ago.
I own my house, as any other people do, I can’t imagine how I’d sell with people hanging out all day in front of it, as this kind of activity drives home values down. This also makes me think that someone has an interest in leaving negative activity in my neighborhood to do just that. Lucky for me, I’m not selling right now, but it makes me wonder why this situation is perpetuated when I get pulled over by cops for just walking home, or for talking to a friend on the side of the street?
More recently, patrons and possibly residents of the house I’ve cited have been more aggressively hanging out in my living space, asking me questions when I’m outside, such as “Are you renting?” and for spare change… They even do drugs in my front yard, and obviously exchange drugs and cash in plain eyesight. This is not acceptable. If cops truly patrolled the streets, and if there were undercover police operations in my neighborhood, this drug house would have been closed over a year ago. Also, stiffer sanctions need to be placed on landlords that regularly rent to people who are later convicted of crimes. The landlord is very cognizant that illegal activity is happening in their property, they may even be involved in it as far as I know.
I think it’s long overdue for citizens to demand more from DC government in all neighborhoods of DC. The surge in petty crime is growing into much more serious offenses and it’s eventually going to start affecting the lives of more innocent people. DC needs to institute more operations to end drug dens (wasp nests) and carry it out in a fair and transparent manner. It is not acceptable any more for the local government to say they are “working on a solution”. The only reason why crime rates are temporarily on the decline is the colder weather, if nothing new is done, we’ll experience an even bigger surge next summer. I think this situation is coddled by a lack of neighborhood/community enforcement and foot patrols and too much reliance on speed cameras as an enforcement angle of policing. Cameras only monitor, they do not deter other crimes, nor do they catch perps. Revenue generating cameras are not a good solution for crime enforcement overall, especially citing the sheer amount of money we pay in taxes for services that law enforcement is bound to supply to us as DC residents. I hope we as citizens grow to expect more for our adherence to the law and tax payments.
I bought a house in DC about a month ago and other than the hassle of moving, so far, so good. However, the house did not have trash or recycling cans when we moved in. I tried for a week to call DPW and no one ever answered the phone and the voicemail box was full. I gave up with that approach and just paid $110 for new trash cans online. I received an automated receipt confirming my payment and saying I’d receive cans in 5-7 days. It’s now been two weeks since that payment and I still have no trash or recycling cans.
Can anyone make any suggestions for how to actually get trash/recycling cans in DC? I’ve e-mailed my ANC rep with no response. I’ve emailed my council-member’s constituent services person with no response. I’ve called 311 and was transferred to “solid waste” who took my information and said they’d call me back. Of course they didn’t.
At this point I’m getting quite tired of piling up trash outside (which obviously attracts vermin) and am in disbelief it’s this hard to get a trash can and a bit terrified about ever needing anything else if obtaining a trash can is this difficult.
I’ve noticed a lot lately that Metro buses will sit running for hours at a time at the Petworth Metro station, and probably at many other stops around town. This also happens a lot every night when buses aren’t even supposed to be running (i.e. 3am). It makes it very difficult to sleep with my house windows open because of the diesel fumes and the noise. I don’t understand how this is necessary if schedules are managed better. Is there any valid reason why this is happening?
Hey there, PoPville! Here’s an upcoming (free) art event worth checking out:
WPA Celebrates 40 Years of Creativity with Inaugural Exhibit Honoring Washington Produced Artists
The inaugural exhibition in the new space will serve as a proud recognition of local artists who created significant works in conjunction with WPA early in their careers and who have since built esteemed reputations. Washington Produced Artists will feature work by longtime D.C. metro-area resident artists William Christenberry, Jim Sanborn, Joyce J. Scott and Dan Steinhilber, with a mobile public art project created by Workingman Collective, a video installation by Michelle Lisa Herman, and an opening night performance by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company.
Address: 2124 8th St. NW, Washington DC 20001
Date: November 14, 2015
Event is free & open to the public.
For more information please visit: https://www.wpadc.org/exhibitions/washington-produced-artists
Recent smash and grab incident on Randolph Street NE in the Eckington area.
My girlfriend and I were attending a friends barbecue for Labor Day. Within three hours, someone smashed my rear car window and stole my girlfriends travel bag. The bag itself was expensive, as well as the clothing and accessories. We were parked on the same street as the house, unfortunately no one saw anything and we went through the standard police report and insurance claim process.
If anyone finds a shiny pink Tumi bag with items in it, please report back. We even checked some nearby dumpsters. Guessing since they did not find any electronics it may have been dumped somewhere close.
I just bought a condo and I am looking to set up a trust to protect it from probate in case anything ever happens to me.
Has anyone tried to set up a trust in DC? I looked at Legalzoom, but I would prefer to have a professional walk me through the process as long as the fees were reasonable.
Does anyone know what is the future of the jail? Reservation 13 development starts in one year in the current employee parking lot. CCA, which runs the women/juvy jail, contract expires in 18 months. So – will CCA absorb the men’s jail and build a new facility elsewhere? Or will DC take on the women/juvy inmates? Either way – a new jail needs to be built somewhere but there seems to be no talk of it.
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