PSA: Street cleaning starts March 1st, tickets to follow

PSA: Street cleaning starts March 1st, tickets to follow

The weather turns warmer, the snow melts away and Spring is in the air! (Oh, yeah, not much snow this year... thanks climate change). But sure enough, the next sigh of Spring coming to DC is the return of street sweeping and you having to move your car to the other side of the street.

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​Fido & Kitty’s World to close in March

​Fido & Kitty’s World to close in March

After five years selling pet supplies and food, Fido & Kitty’s World is closing.

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Education… by any means necessary

Education… by any means necessary

There is a crisis in  public  education. The  fact  that students  are  graduating  high school  and  can  barely read  what's  on  their diplomas  is  sad.  What  we  should remember  is that education  is really about self-preservation.  If you don't get it  in the classroom, then you should obtain it somewhere else: by  home schooling, tutoring, mentoring, being self-taught or by any means necessary.

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The NEAR Act: Are we closer to public safety that goes beyond policing?

The NEAR Act: Are we closer to public safety that goes beyond policing?

It is clear our city welcomes new approaches to violence, and on paper it appears that the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act (NEAR) is just what this city needs. The NEAR Act, a comprehensive public, health-based approach to violence prevention and intervention, addresses the root causes of violent activities in a long-term, sustainable way.

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A Petworth reading list with Walls of Books and Upshur Street Books

A Petworth reading list with Walls of Books and Upshur Street Books

With DC home to many avid readers, myself included, I wondered what wider trends my neighbors were reading. Katie Presley, buyer for Upshur Street Books in Petworth and Pablo Sierra, owner of Walls of Books in Park View, provided a look at what tops our neighborhood bestseller lists and what 2017 trends might shape reading lists for 2018.

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Councilmember's Corner: Petworth Community Market needs your support

Councilmember's Corner: Petworth Community Market needs your support

Last year, the Petworth Community Market came to me with an urgent concern. Due to a District-wide increase in parking meter fees, the Market faces an 800% increase in their meter costs that threatens the sustainability of their future operations.

As soon as I heard, I knew I had to act, and I'm asking for your help.

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Draft agenda for ANC 4D February meeting

Draft agenda for ANC 4D February meeting

The following draft agenda is for the next Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D public meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. ANC 4D hosts their meetings at the Washington Latin Public Charter School, 5200 2nd Street NW. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm.
 
Please note the meeting will take place in the Library at Washington Latin PCS this month instead of the Multipurpose Room.

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Featured property: Another great condo at 804 Taylor Street NW, close to everything

Featured property: Another great condo at 804 Taylor Street NW, close to everything

If you're looking for a great two bedroom condo in Petworth, then unit 401 at 804 Taylor Street NW is a phenomenal option. Located across the street from Petworth Recreation Center, a block from Upshur Street restaurants and retail and a few blocks from metro and bikeshare, it's a fully renovated condo originally built in 1957. It's being offered by Ryan DaSilva from Compass Realty.

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It was a great first Petworth Bandstand event! Here's pix & videos!

It was a great first Petworth Bandstand event! Here's pix & videos!

It was a really great first Petworth Bandstand show on Sunday at Petworth Citizen. My thanks to everyone who came out, ate a great meal and donated to the Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative! Here's some pictures and videos from the show.

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DPR survey asks for your opinions on the Petworth Playground renovation

DPR survey asks for your opinions on the Petworth Playground renovation

The Petworth Playground at 8th and Taylor Streets NW is getting a $2 million makeover, and the Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of General Services (DGS) just released a survey asking for your opinion on the changes. You can take the survey in one of three languages and help shape what the playground will look like and what features it will have. The survey will close in three weeks.

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Sandovan’s offers a great spot for jerk chicken and Caribbean music

Sandovan’s offers a great spot for jerk chicken and Caribbean music

Like many restaurants on Georgia Avenue, Sandovan’s Restaurant and Lounge often serves double duty on the weekends when it turns into a live music and dancing venue. But when I came on a Thursday night, it was to try the food. And I left with a new favorite jerk chicken spot.

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Students from DC SCORES are headed to the World Cup in Moscow

Students from DC SCORES are headed to the World Cup in Moscow

While the US Men's National Team will not be in Russia for the World Cup, a special group of young women (including students from Petworth) are set to represent the United States at the Street Child World Cup in Russia this May, and make a difference in doing so.  Watch the great video!

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