MPD officers from Petworth police service areas 404 and 407 participated in the protection and crowd control efforts at the protests during Friday's inauguration. In my opinion, MPD did an outstanding job protecting residents and visitors, using restraint to ensure those acting lawfully were able to exercise their Constitutional rights... and those who were causing damage were dealt with appropriately.Read More
Several neighbors decided that instead of taking their young kids and families down to the craziness of the National Mall for the Women's March, they thought they would try to gather a few local families together to create their own Petworth Family March. Well, it wasn't a few people who showed up, it was hundreds of people.Read More
WAMU's Ally Schweitzer took a look at the story for NPR's All Things Considered, and spoke to both Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd and Lisa LaFontaine, the president of the Humane Rescue Alliance, as well as the two neighbors who have lobbied HRA to help Momma (they used the pseudonyms "Jane" and "Mary" to protect themselves). The radio piece is well done, with the longer web article providing more opportunity for longer quotes and details.Read More
Dairy-consuming Washingtonians could find themselves with extra petty cash on hand. Thanks to a class action settlement, anyone in the District who bought milk or milk products (e.g., cheese, yogurt, cream, etc.) since 2003 may be entitled to a payment of up to $20. Residents of 15 other states are also eligible for the payout.
Sounds good, right, but perhaps a bit odd? The background of this story isn’t so nice.Read More
Inauguration is happening on Friday, and the Women's March is set for Saturday, but it's not all happening down on the Mall. Petworth is having its own Family March on January 21st from 9:45am-11:00am for neighborhood children and families to show their support and solidarity with the Women's March on the National Mall.
With the crowds and potential craziness that such a large, national march might entail but still wanting to participate, some Petworth parents are creating a local march that will be calmer and share with children the importance of community.
"By marching together, we believe we are helping our children learn to use their voices and stand for what they believe in.”Read More
We were lucky enough to get an invite to Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana on their preview night. Gallo, the giant metal, colorful chicken out front of Mezcalero gives you an immediate idea that this place is different than everyone else. Located at 3714 14th Street NW, at the intersection of Quincy and 14th Streets, the new restaurant is an ideal location for a great-tasting, reasonably priced dinner.Read More
The Petworth Library is marking Martin Luther King, Jr Day with an event on Saturday, January 14th at 1:30pm with an afternoon of Civil Rights speeches. Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd will share his personal perspective on civil rights and MikeIann Scerbo will give an educational speech about the Civil Rights Movement.Read More
It’s been a few days since the pit bull Momma was finally brought inside from freezing temperatures, and the outpouring of public attention has helped to start some important changes. However, city authorities and neighbors still don’t know what’s become of Momma, the dog’s owner or the home’s resident. Currently, the law doesn’t give the Humane Rescue Alliance much in the way of options. Here's an update on the story.Read More
When you have guests stay at your home for an extended period of time... well, that's never easy, is it? But making sure they don't get a parking ticket when they visit is easy. Here's how to get your 2017 Visitor Parking Pass.Read More
DC Councilmember Mary Cheh has asked that residents reach out to her and other councilmembers to push for changes to DC's animal welfare laws. Change needs you to help make it happen. Here's how.Read More
There’s a dog that’s been stuck in a small fenced-in area in freezing temperatures, snow and wind, and even with the continual efforts of a group of neighbors, neither the homeowner, the dog’s owner nor the city has changed the dog’s situation.Read More
The Red Derby told me that they're currently hiring for a new cook for their kitchen, and whether you've got years of experience behind the counter or just enjoy watching Food Network, they're interested in meeting you.Read More
The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C meets on Wednesday, January 11th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue NW. This will be the first meeting of the 2017-2018 commission -- it's a good opportunity to meet the new commissioners. Draft agenda after the break.Read More
Fourteen local restaurants are coming together on Tuesday, January 10th from 5-10pm to give back to the community and donate money to two good organizations. The restaurants will give 10% of their proceeds for the evening to Powell Elementary School and Celebrate Petworth. It's a great opportunity to try a new local restaurant or visit a favorite.Read More
The Metropolitan Police Department is organized into seven Districts that divide DC in different sections, each led by a Commander. Each District is subdivided into Police Service Areas (PSA), lead by a Captain and Lieutenants. As of January 3rd, MPD announced that they have created a new patrol structure to go along with the existing Districts and PSAs, called "Sectors."Read More