From Operation Free JP:
“We are writing this on behalf of JP. As some of you may know, but most of you probably don’t, JP has been struggling with immigration issues for almost 13 years. JP was born in Bolivia and came to the United States in 2001. He arrived in the country and began to work legally on a work visa. His work visa subsequently expired, and he has been attempting to obtain US citizenship since 2010. He is not a legal US citizen. No matter your views on our country’s immigration policy, we have created this page because we know your views on JP. JP is a fixture and a highlight on the Washington, DC social scene. His smile lights up a room, his laugh fills the entire building, and his unparalleled cocktails set the night on fire. As his friends and family, we are soliciting your help to “free JP.”
JP is currently being held in a United States Immigration detention center in Farmville, VA and has been there since December, 19th. He is set to be deported within the next 3 to 6 weeks. Our mission in sharing his story is to help offset his legal fees. He will need over $7,500 at a minimum to get in front of a judge and potentially prevent his deportation. Since he has been detained for nearly a month now, his ability to work and earn a living has been severely compromised. We know JP has probably been there for you at some point, and now here is your chance to be there for him. No matter what your wallet can afford, no amount is too small. Every bit counts.
All donated funds will be withdrawn as a check made out directly to his attorney. Please help in anyway you can.
-Friends and Family of JP”
1205 19th Street, NW The liquor license placard for Wiseguy Pizza, coming to the former Yāfa Grille/Poboy Shop on 19th Street, says: “New Retailer’s Class “D” Restaurant with interior seating…
610 Water Street, SW Thanks to the folks from Politics and Prose for passing on the good word: “our new locations at the Wharf and Union Market are now open,…
Mark sends above around 8:30am: “Big police presence at 8th & Florida. 20+ MPD cars” From MPD: “MPD is on the scene of a barricaded individual in the 900 block…
Thanks to Anne for sending from AU Park. And thanks to furcafe for sending his find below from Bloomingdale:
Martha’s Table hosts a Teacher Hiring Fair to recruit Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers. During the Hiring Fair, they will host on-site interviews, and successful candidates can receive job offers, a $3,000 sign-on bonus, and generous benefits. Candidates should bring copies of their education credentials, resume, and (3) professional employer references to the event.
• Date: March 2, 2024
• Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!
From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.
Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.
Singles on Socials is partnering with Volo DC to bring you a fun evening at Penn Social in Washington, DC! January’s sold out singles singles happy hour was so much fun with 150+ people, we’re back to throw another! Meet