Two months after opening, Reliable Tavern heats up Petworth’s cocktail scene

Two months after opening, Reliable Tavern heats up Petworth’s cocktail scene

Is it a cocktail bar? Is it a dive? Or is it a pool hall?

Reliable Tavern General Managers Ben Long and Ben Alt don’t really care what you call it, so long as you’re having fun. 

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WMATA tries again to conduct Metro vibration study with local volunteers

WMATA tries again to conduct Metro vibration study with local volunteers

WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld sent a response to Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd's June 30th letter asking WMATA for an update on the noise and shaking allegedly caused by Metro trains running underground on the Green line in Petworth.

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Thanks for a great Shindig!

Thanks for a great Shindig!

My sincere thanks to everyone who came out to the Petworth News Shindig on Saturday night at Homestead. It was a great party -- tons of people came by to say hi, enjoy the food and drink and meet neighbors. Even the Mayor stopped by!

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Councilmember’s Corner: Progress on animal welfare law continues

Councilmember’s Corner: Progress on animal welfare law continues

This past January, Petworth captured the attention of the District and animal lovers around the nation when a pit bull named Momma was left outdoors in extreme cold. The inhumanity with which Momma was treated, and the insufficiency of existing laws to address her abuse, sparked a grassroots movement to strengthen the District’s animal welfare laws to ensure that no animal suffered the way Momma did. Since then, I have been hard at work with advocates and the Humane Rescue Alliance crafting comprehensive animal welfare legislation. I am proud to report progress on this endeavor.

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Draft agenda for ANC 4D July meeting

The next Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D public meeting is on Tuesday, July 18th at the Washington Latin Public Charter School in the Multipurpose Room. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

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Here's a peek at Chef Alex McCoy’s next restaurant opening on Upshur Street

Here's a peek at Chef Alex McCoy’s next restaurant opening on Upshur Street

Alex McCoy made a splash on the Food Network Star reality TV show two years ago, even as his star was already rising in DC. From Duke’s restaurant to Alfie’s to the soon-to-open Lucky Buns in Adam Morgan, Alex has made his passion for launching new restaurant ideas his career. The restaurant at 845 Upshur Street is the next new idea he’s working on, and he’s really excited about it.

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DC animal welfare laws strengthened as Momma's Law passes DC Council unanimously

DC  animal welfare laws strengthened as Momma's Law passes DC Council unanimously

Momma's Law, otherwise known as the Standard of Care for Animals Amendment Act of 2017, passed the DC Council today with a unanimous vote, ensuring stricter animal welfare laws in the District.

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What do safer streets look like? WABA wants to show Ward 4

What do safer streets look like? WABA wants to show Ward 4

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) Bike Ambassadors are planning to hit the streets with Ward 4 residents for a mobile traffic safety workshop on Thursday, July 13th at 6:30pm. The workshop will consist of a 5-mile bike ride, and discussion about how to make intersections along the route safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Special attention will be paid to the intersections at 14th and Spring Streets and Georgia Avenue and Kennedy Street.

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Home projects giving you difficulties? Now you can "Ask an Expert" at Annie's Hardware

Home projects giving you difficulties? Now you can "Ask an Expert" at Annie's Hardware

Ever want to ask an expert about a nagging house project but didn't know who to ask? Annie's Ace Hardware on Upshur Street is making it easy with a special series of weekly chats with local contractor and neighbor Glen Sperling, owner of Harmony Remodeling

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Disturbing graffiti found in alley on Hamilton Street

Disturbing graffiti found in alley on Hamilton Street

A reader sent me an email and photo of a some disturbing graffiti he found while walking his dogs this morning in an alley along Hamilton Street. He's contacted the police, but wanted people to be aware. 

(Update: Graffiti has been removed.)

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Georgia Ave Thrive looks to improve quality of life and bring the Park View neighborhood together

Georgia Ave Thrive looks to improve quality of life and bring the Park View neighborhood together

On the summer evening of July 31, 2015, Derrick Black was shot and killed in the Park View neighborhood. He was 23. The Georgia Ave and Lamont Street Public Safety Task Force formed shortly after to focus on public safety as a response to the murder. 

The citizens and business owners who live and work in the area wanted to work together to figure out the best ways to address public safety and quality of life concerns in the neighborhood. Once the group was able to begin to address the issues in the neighborhood, they began to ask broader questions and think through the kind of community they wanted. What did they value? What did they want to accomplish?

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Momma's Law needs your support in the DC Council

Momma's Law needs your support in the DC Council

The DC Council was quick to find a temporary fix for animal welfare concerns a few months ago after the lack of enforcement options came to light with the stories about the pit bull Momma.

The permanent legal changes necessary to ensure that the law provides minimum levels of humane treatment for animals in DC is coming up in front of the DC Council on Tuesday, July 11th. There are still many uncommitted Councilmembers who haven't signed on to the legislation. Activists and puppies citywide need your help in convincing the Council to vote this into law. Here's how.

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