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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More