CM Todd sends letter to MPD Chief Newsham to get vice to remain in Ward 4

CM Todd sends letter to MPD Chief Newsham to get vice to remain in Ward 4

After a recent surge in crime, residents in the Southwest Petworth portion of Ward 4 have been imploring MPD to bring their Narcotics and Special Investigations Division (NSID) to Ward 4 on a more permanent basis. The Ward 4 Councilmember, Brandon Todd, recently sent a letter to MPD's Chief Newsham requesting that MPD make this change happen. 

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Gunshot victim breaks into Petworth resident's locked basement

Gunshot victim breaks into Petworth resident's locked basement

After the sounds of four to five gunshots one night last week, a homeowner on Crittenden street was startled when there was a crashing sound from the back of his house, and a stranger burst into the house suffering from gunshot wounds.

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Color is still blooming all around our neighborhood

Color is still blooming all around our neighborhood

With summer in full bloom in Petworth, so too are our flowers around the neighborhood. Here’s a look at some interesting one, from figs to trumpet creepers, marigolds and more…

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Shepherd Street block party on August 11th looks great!

Shepherd Street block party on August 11th looks great!

Residents near 7th and Shepherd Sts NW are putting together a block party for the neighborhood on Saturday, August 11th from 2-8pm, and it looks great.

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Little Havana opens tonight on 14th Street!

Little Havana opens tonight on 14th Street!

The latest restaurant to open on 14th Street is Little Havana, offering Cuban-style cuisine from owner Chefs Alfredo Solis and Joseph Osorio. Doors open tonight, August 10th!

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DPR officially opens futsal mini-pitch at Petworth Park

DPR officially opens futsal mini-pitch at Petworth Park

If you're into soccer or just want to know what the hullabaloo is about, the Department of Parks and Recreation is putting on an official "grand opening" of the soccer mini-pitch at the Petworth Recreation Center on Monday, August 6th at 2pm. 

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Is there a hydromaniac loose in the neighborhood?

Is there a hydromaniac loose in the neighborhood?

File this one under “weird but true.” Someone seems to be going around the area opening up the water spigots on the outside of buildings and homes and letting the water run at full force. Why?

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ANC 4C meeting agenda for August 8th

ANC 4C meeting agenda for August 8th

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C meets next on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Petworth Library. Here is the draft agenda…


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"Get a subpoena": Washington Gas apologizes for bad customer interaction

"Get a subpoena": Washington Gas apologizes for bad customer interaction

A resident of Geranium Street NW was being kept awake last week by a jackhammer outside her home. She looked outside and saw it was a Washington Gas crew working out in the street, the same crew she had seen earlier in the day. She hadn't received any notice of the late night work, and curious, she sent an email to Washington Gas. They told her to get a subpoena for the information.

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A great Petworth rental: 732 Varnum St NW basement apartment

A great Petworth rental: 732 Varnum St NW basement apartment

A reader is renting their one-bedroom, one bathroom basement apartment at 732 Varnum Street NW. This beautiful apartment is located in a charming, fully detached house only a block from the restaurants of Upshur Street and an easy walk to Metro.

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DC Music Rocks Festival at the 9:30 Club! 5 great bands, $15 tickets... and a ticket giveaway!

DC Music Rocks Festival at the 9:30 Club! 5 great bands, $15 tickets... and a ticket giveaway!

Five local DC bands playing at a historic DC venue, for one night only! Tickets are only $15 for the all-ages show! And we’re giving away 2 tickets!

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Site Comments! We're turning off Facebook comments, keeping Disqus

Site Comments! We're turning off Facebook comments, keeping Disqus

We're going to keep the Disqus commenting system that has been at the bottom of articles for a while now. You can use it as a guest or anonymously (still need a legit email though), or use your Facebook, Twitter or Google account to login and leave a comment. You can even use an alias.

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