Though pot was legalized in the District as of February 26, 2015, navigating DC’s seemingly ever-changing legalized pot law sometimes requires the dexterity of Simone Biles. In fact, as recently as April of this year, over a year after pot was legalized in DC, the City Council acted to ban any kind of marijuana use outside of private residences. Through all the misinformation, misinterpretations, and misunderstandings one thing has remained clear: transferring money, goods, or services in exchange for any amount of pot is a great way to land yourself in the DC Jail.
This is the first article by new contributing writer Darrell Chambers.Read More
The Park View United Neighborhood Coalition is holding its third annual fundraiser on Thursday, August 25th at DC Reynolds (3628 Georgia Ave NW), and you're invited to the party. When you take advantage of DC Reynold's Buy One Get One offer (BOGO) and buy one drink, DC Reynolds will donate the value of the second drink to the UNC. Pretty sweet!Read More
After many years and a $140 million renovation budget, Roosevelt High School, home of the Rough Riders, opened for students on Monday, August 22nd. The new class will graduate in 2021. Read some of the statements made at the ribbon cutting and see some pictures.Read More
Last week more than a dozen Petworth residents convened at the Library to discuss how our community could successfully host one of DC’s first open streets initiatives next spring. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and the DC Office of Planning secured a grant for a creative placemaking project and are planning an open streets event in Petworth in Spring 2017.Read More
The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C met on August 10th and had what amounted to be a typically wonky meeting. MPD talked about 14th Street, DDOT presented and answers questions from the ANC (sans Director Dormsjo), and the topic of bike lanes and safety along New Hampshire Avenue got both the commissioners and the community in a tizzy.Read More
I moved to Petworth in 2007, long before there was a Yes! Organic Market in the neighborhood and all the restaurants and stores along Upshur Street. It has been great to see the neighborhood evolve over time and connect with neighbors who are working on inspiring initiatives locally and globally.
I would like to share with you one of the initiatives I am working on.
This is a guest post by Roshani Kothari.Read More
The Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier will resign next month to become the Senior Vice President of Security Operations for the National Football League. The Washington Post carried the news earlier on Tuesday, and just before 2pm, Chief Lanier sent the following email to the MPD listservs:Read More
DC has a problem with lead pipes. That means YOU may have a problem with lead in the water because of that. You can test your water to see if it contains high levels of lead... but the test may be misleading because of many issues (still worth a test, though). Here's what you should do.Read More
It's not really a surprise that almost everyone who reads Petworth News does not use a printed phone book. After all, you're already on the interwebs and used to going to Google to get info. Here are the results...Read More
Somebody dropped this really weird book on my porch today. Apparently it's full of phone numbers! Who knew?! I think I found your number in it, too.
Did you know that phone books waste a ton of resources? According to Vox Media: "All that wasteful printing produces roughly 3.57 million tons of greenhouse gases and consumes billions of gallons of water, despite the fact that recycled paper is generally used. Furthermore, municipalities pay millions of dollars to trash or recycle stacks of books that haven't even been removed from their shrink-wrapping. There must be a better way."
Read more, and take a survey about phone books...Read More
In typical dysfunctional form, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C voted at their meeting on Wednesday, August 10th to oppose DDOT's Livability Study recommendations (as yet unpublished at that time) about a suggested bike lane along New Hampshire Avenue between Grant Circle and Georgia Avenue.Read More
The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) released draft recommendations for the Rock Creek East II Livability study, their proposal for traffic changes to the Petworth area and Ward 4. The goal of the study is to identify ways for residents and visitors in the Petworth area to commute safely, whether by car, bike or on foot. The guidelines include recommendations for road improvements, bike lanes, crosswalks and more.
Article by Rachel Maisler, a new Petworth News writer and editor of the Community Calendar.Read More