Petworth Jazz Project starts 6th season tonight at 8th & Taylor

Petworth Jazz Project starts 6th season tonight at 8th & Taylor

One of my favorite Petworth events kicks off its sixth season at the Petworth Rec Center this evening. The Petworth Jazz Project offers music for kids and adults, yoga, professional dance and food, and one of the best opportunities to hang out with your neighbors. Of course I'll be there with my camera, like some neighborhood wedding photographer prowling the crowd.

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A conversation with Ron Austin, candidate for Ward 4 council

A conversation with Ron Austin, candidate for Ward 4 council

Ron Austin has spent his career in DC government trying to help residents get the services they need, from help navigating DC agencies to getting money to help residents pay mortgages. He's invested his life's energies into serving Ward 4 and DC, and wants to take that energy to the next level by serving on the DC Council.

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A look at Ron Austin's campaign positions

A look at Ron Austin's campaign positions

Ron Austin is running for the Ward 4 Council seat in the District of Columbia. Ron retired from DC government, where he worked for years in the Parks department, among others. Ron gained experience working as the Director of Constituent Services for Adrian Fenty when Fenty  was the Ward 4 Councilmember, and then again when Fenty was Mayor of DC. He's lived in Ward 4 for 59 years and views constituent services and his street-level connection to residents and their needs as his primary assets as Councilmember.

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A partnership between MPD, OAG and the community “solves” a long-time problem with an eviction

A partnership between MPD, OAG and the community “solves” a long-time problem with an eviction

The house at 236 Gallatin St NW has been called a “problem house” and a “nuisance property” by neighbors and MPD for close to a decade. Over the years there have been at least three warrants served at the property, with arrests made and drugs confiscated. On Thursday morning, May 19th, US Marshals made good on their Writ of Eviction served a few months ago, and put out the squatters and residents who were living at the Gallatin rowhouse. 

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Domku set to close, a victim of the success it helped to create in Petworth

Domku set to close, a victim of the success it helped to create in Petworth

The success that Kera Carpenter has helped to create in Petworth has now come back to cause the biggest problem of any revitalization. As real estate becomes more valuable along Upshur Street, property owners and landlords see the potential of great profit. This is one of the negative impacts of gentrification on a neighborhood. And it's causing Kera to close Domku at the end of June.

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Sign up for Fun Run, Fun Dogs & Basketball at the Celebrate Petworth Festival

Sign up for Fun Run, Fun Dogs & Basketball at the Celebrate Petworth Festival

The Celebrate Petworth Festival is rapidly approaching on June 4th, and it's looking like it's going to be a really fun day. Beyond the cool vendors, beyond the tasty food and beyond the phenom music performances, you can also enjoy the Cutest Dog contest, a neighborhood Fun Run and a free 3 on 3 basketball game (with scholarships to the winners!).

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