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Announcements January 28, 2017 at 11:06 am


Hi everyone- we saw a little stray dog while walking on eastern and 28th near woodridge. Couldn’t get near it, but it looked about 8 pounds, black and white with purple collar. Keep your eyes peeled for the little guy, seems like he was looking for his house.

General Discussion January 26, 2017 at 9:17 am

Parking Woes again

So the city decided to install these barriers to prohibit parking behind one of their abandoned buildings at the corner of Vermont and U St NW. People (including the people who work in the area) had parked there in the past, but the City decided to prohibit parking. This created a situation where cars now park in the lane of travel on 9 1/2 St (making it from a two way road to a one way road) and the police will do nothing. they say “there are no ‘No Parking’ signs.” since when do you ned a no parking sign when cars block the travel lane. I guess they decided to spend the tax dollars to inconvenience people yet again?

General Discussion January 25, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Hoping injured person from Women's March is ok

My friend provided first aid to a man and his family when the man lost his finger jumping over a fence at 12th and Independence during the Women’s March on 1/21. We have no way of following up with the couple and were hoping that someone might know them and be able to let us know if he’s ok. Appreciate any info!

Public Safety January 25, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Tuesday night assaults near 14th St NW corridor

I wanted to let everyone know that I was attacked by a group of teenagers on Tues. Jan. 24 around 6:45 p.m. on Riggs St NW just off of 14th St NW. Another woman was attacked around the same time at 13th and S St NW. The teens were maybe 12-15 years old (probably a little under 5 feet tall); they bumped in to me and asked for the time (I didn’t pull out my phone, but that was likely the goal), then they yelled “grab her purse,” knocked me down, tried to take my purse, hit/kicked me in the head. I started screaming and fortunately some amazing passers-by came closer and the kids ran away. I called 911, police came. If you walk in that area, especially women walking alone at night, please be extra-careful – stay alert, don’t look down at your phone, and if you see anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable, walk quickly the other way to a populated, well-lit area. If you see someone in trouble, please call 911. Be safe, everyone, and please look out for each other as some wonderful Good Samaritans watched out for me. Hopefully DC Police can catch these punks soon so this doesn’t happen to anyone else.

PoPville January 24, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Lost Orange Cat With Collar and Tags

I just spotted a small orange cat (about 7-8 lbs) with a collar and a tag on my back porch. I tried to feed it to keep it busy while I grabbed a cat carrier to bring it in and attempt to contact the owner, but it was gone when I returned. Not sure if this is helpful, but if you’re looking for your cat, I live on the corner of 14th and F, NE, so you might have some luck there. I’ll keep my eyes peeled and attempt to bring it in if it returns.

Real Estate January 24, 2017 at 5:28 pm

400 block of 8th Street NW

Does anyone know what happened with these buildings? How long they’ve looked this way and if there’s any plans to incorporate them into a building project? They’re on the 400 block of 8th Street NW. They look like something from a film studio backlot.

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Public Safety January 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Endangered Scooter on 5th Street 0 is it yours?


This scooter is parked off of 5th Street with the keys in it. It looks like somebody may have taken it for a joyride, or simply forgot their keys. Nobody answered the door to the house it was parked next to.

Cops said they can do nothing — it’s not reported stolen. Funny because it will probably be reported stolen soon.

I don’t want to give the exact intersection — theives can read, too. But if you recognize this scooter, and you live off 5th, get the keys out before it’s too late. If you recognize it and you’re not at home, call MPD4 to find out what to do (or at least report it stolen)

Cops said they could do nothing but take a report.

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Events January 24, 2017 at 11:32 am

Microbes After Hours: The Never-ending Vaccine Race

Thu, February 23, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

FREE, Register Now

Veteran medical journalist Meredith Wadman will discuss her book The Vaccine Race. It tells the timely, epic, and controversial story of the development of the first widely-used normal human cell line and, through it, important viral vaccines, including the vaccine for rubella (German measles). Far from being an instrument of history, vaccine development in the modern era is targeting new (and reemerging) infectious diseases, including Ebola, Zika, Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Dr. April Killikelly, a scientist at NIH’s Vaccine Research Center, will discuss the latest tools and technologies used to design tomorrow’s vaccines.

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Events January 23, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Film Screening + Pop Up Exhibit by Fazlollah Tari

Join Aftab on February 8th, 2017 at 6 PM for our screening of 3 short internationally acclaimed documentaries by film director, producer and cartoonist, Fazlolah Tari. The event also includes a pop up exhibit of Fazlollah’s artwork focusing on racism and poverty.


Please RSVP. There will be free Drinks and Food!

Wednesday, February 8 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Wonderbread Factory 621 S St NW, Washington, DC 20001-5131

To RSVP and for more info Visit

Synopsis :

1) A Meeting with the Leaf (Winner Audience Favorite Documentary 17th Moondance Film Festival, Official Selection at 2nd Chicago Feminist Film Festival)- 14 minutes.

An elderly lady whos husband passed away long time ago, believes that his soul is in a tree that has grown since he has passed. So she believes that he is alive.

2) God’s House (Best Documentary at 1st International Religious Film Festival Iran, Official Selection at 24th Roverreto Film Festival, Italy 2012) – 32 minuts.

A short documentary about the Atigh Jame’ Mosque, a 9th-century mosque in Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province, Iran. Atigh Jame Mosque is an ancient religious site of Shiraz and a personal favorite, of the 14th century mystic and poet, Hafez. The mosque played a imporant social and political role in its time influencing the poetry of Hafez.

3) Lonliness Full of Hubbub (Best Documentary and Best Editing in 17th national youth film festival Iran) – 18 minutes – 2010.

A short documentary about the coal mine workers working in northern Iran near the Caspian Sea. The documentary gives a poetic narrative of the dangerous conditions these men work and live in.

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Travel and Transportation January 23, 2017 at 1:15 pm

VPP for non-DC Residents

So DDOT has a new policy in 2017 that in order to obtain a Visitor Parking Pass (VPP), you need to have a valid DC driver’s license or ID card. It used to be that you entered your DC address, and you would receive the pass in the mail, no further identification required.

This new requirement troubles me. I don’t have a car myself, and yet I would need to change my permanent out-of-district driver’s license in order to have visitors. These are legitimate temporary visitors (e.g. housekeeper, my parents, friends) who would use the pass for a few hours at a time, but more than the maximum 2-hours noted on the signs in my Zone 1 neighborhood. (Note that even to get a DC ID card, you cannot have a driver’s license in any state).

I understand the previous system could be abused by drivers who live and/or work in DC, but their vehicles stay registered out-of-district and they use the VPP as a permanent parking pass.

But what about people like me?

Do people feel this is fair? Is there any other way to obtain a VPP that you know of? If I got a DC resident friend or neighbor to give me one (for the appropriate Zone#, of course), would I or they get fined somehow?

Announcements January 22, 2017 at 9:19 pm

found cat

found cat, name Minou. Can’t see anything else on the tag. Cries several times a day asking for food.

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Life and Society January 19, 2017 at 11:58 am

Mentor a Student: Become a Part of the Success!- looking for black males !

Nationally, only 11% of low-income, first-generation to college students will earn a bachelor’s degree by their mid-20s.

For over 20 years, Capital Partners for Education (CPE) has improved the futures of motivated, low-income high school students throughout the DC metro area by helping them to get to and through college. With 99% of CPE graduates transitioning into college and 70% graduating on time, CPE effectively helps students traverse the college process, transition into college, and graduate at more than 6 times the rate of their peers nationally.
While CPE is skilled at recruiting wonderfully dedicated mentors, there are far more young men of color who apply to our program than men of color who apply to become mentors. In light of our partnership with the Ron Brown Preparatory High School, and the aggressive goal of enrolling 20 young men by February 11th, we have launched a Men of Color recruitment initiative.

A candidate must be:
• at least 21 years of age or older
• be a college graduate
• should be willing to go through a background check with CPE.

We need your help—become a mentor with us today!

Upcoming Mentor Trainings/Orientations:
Tuesday, January 24th, 6:30pm -7:30pm

To RSVP or for more information:
Rianne Bonner –
202-682-6020 ext. 2215


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Events January 19, 2017 at 7:42 am

Thanks Obama! Clap It Out 7pm Tonight.

It’s not the official Thanks Obama event happening two miles from the White House tonight, but they plan to start clapping at 7pm. Bring yourself and friends to the Ellipse side of the White House at 7pm and give a final clap for President Obama. Just a casual stroll . . . with some clapping involved. That is . . . if you can pull yourself away from the 3 Doors Down concert a few blocks away . . . .

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Events January 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm

DancEthos with Gin Dance Company

As is our signature, DancEthos will present a varied and dynamic program featuring the work of 6 diverse choreographers. We are also excited to be sharing the stage with the brilliant dancers of guest company Gin Dance Company. With dances ranging from intimate and evocative to fierce and explosive, tender and introspective to energizing and whimsical, this performance is sure to have something for every audience member!

Saturday April 8th at 7pm and Sunday April 9th at 2pm
Kreeger Auditorium
at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Tickets available at or at the door

General Admission $25
Student/senior/military $20
Children 12 and under $15

Events January 16, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Special Inauguration Day Event: Finding Trust in a Changing World

In a rapidly changing world dominated by divisions, illusions and deceptions, it is more important than ever to increase the quality of trust so we can continue to grow. Join us for this special event with Sister Jenna on inauguration day as we learn how to use our innate spiritual powers to increase self confidence and trust in ourelves, God, and others.

Sister Jenna is a radio and TV personality, renowned speaker and founder and director of the Meditation Museums in Silver Spring, Maryland and McLean, Virginia. Selected by Empower a Billion Women 2020 as one of 100 Most Influential Leaders of 2015 and served as a principal partner with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Values Partnerships on the Belief Team, a community of individuals from diverse spiritual, cultural and faith backgrounds, and as an influential connector, she coordinated bringing on-board organizations and thought leaders to engage in this global dialogue on Belief.

Sister Jenna’s voice of influence is particularly needed in the wake of tragedy and increasing violence in our world. Friday, January 20th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. In Maryland, at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD.

Free Event – Contributions Appreciated. RSVP at

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