As Petworth develops, some small businesses are losing their leases. DC needs a plan to help them stay.

As Petworth develops, some small businesses are losing their leases. DC needs a plan to help them stay.

Petworth property owners are cashing out, leaving local businesses stranded. But developers say the neighborhood’s economics can’t sustain retail.

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Draft agenda for ANC 4D's January meeting - now on Wednesdays

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D meets for it’s first session of the new term and new commissioners on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Washington Latin Public Charter School (5200 2nd St NW).

Note that ANC 4D used to meet on Tuesdays, but that was changed in December, and now they meet on the third Wednesday of each month.

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GoFundMe for family who lost their home from the fire on Randolph Street

GoFundMe for family who lost their home from the fire on Randolph Street

The fire on Randolph Street on Wednesday, January 9th devastated the home of a family of six who have lived in Petworth for well over a decade. Newly elected ANC 4C08 Commission Leah Anderson has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the family.

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Slim’s Diner to close permanently on Sunday

Slim’s Diner to close permanently on Sunday

According to owner Paul Ruppert, Slim’s Diner will close on Sunday, January 13th. He’ll be looking at new ideas for the space. Challenges with revenue on a 45-seat diner and staffing issues led to the decision. 

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Fire on Randolph St NW leaves family of 6 displaced, but no injuries

Fire on Randolph St NW leaves family of 6 displaced, but no injuries

A fire suddenly broke out at 705 Randolph Street NW shortly after 3pm on Wednesday. DC Fire and EMS arrived very quickly with about nine different trucks and dozens of firefighters. Three adults and three children live in the home, and at least three were in the house when the first started. Everyone escaped without harm.

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This week’s featured property offers amazing original wood ready for a full restoration

This week’s featured property offers amazing original wood ready for a full restoration

This huge 3,295 square foot home at 700 Randolph Street NW has amazing original wood details, in a rowhouse that is ready to be restored to its full glory.

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Bikeshare station pushback leads the agenda for ANC 4C and Illinois Ave residents

Bikeshare station pushback leads the agenda for ANC 4C and Illinois Ave residents

Residents who live on or near the 4200 block of Illinois Avenue organized a meeting on Monday night, January 7th to discuss their opposition to the proposed location of a new Bikeshare station on their block.

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Powell teacher offers her students lessons and a role model based on demanding workouts

Powell teacher offers her students lessons and a role model based on demanding workouts

Amanda Cataneo works as a second grade teacher at Powell Elementary School in Petworth, teaching her students reading, writing and problem-solving skills with a strict but compassionate precision. She leads a dual life, one part devoted to education and teaching, the other dedicated to cross training, lifting weights and staying in superb shape.

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Shooting on Varnum and 8th leaves two cars on sidewalk and one person shot (updated)

Shooting on Varnum and 8th leaves two cars on sidewalk and one person shot (updated)

A violent scene erupted on the 800 block of Varnum Street NW just before 11pm on Sunday night, leaving two cars on the sidewalk, one person dead from a gunshot, a woman screaming, and a lookout for two men and one woman.

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The DC Library wants to make your home movies the star of the show!

The DC Library wants to make your home movies the star of the show!

The DC Public Library and Suns Cinema are putting together a pretty unique-sounding show, combining public submissions with cool gems from their vault. And they need your help to make it happen. 

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Agenda for ANC 4C's first meeting of 2019

After a drama-filled election, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C is back in session for its first meeting of the new seated commissioners on Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30pm at the Petworth Library. Here is their draft agenda…

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GoFundMe set up to help local resident shot on Kennedy Street

GoFundMe set up to help local resident shot on Kennedy Street

Local resident Alex Morse, who works downtown at Voice of America, was shot on Tuesday as he was leaving a restaurant near 1st and Kennedy just after noon on New Year’s Day. His friends have set up a GoFundMe to help cover costs.

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