On Martin Luther King, Jr Day, thinking about local communities, and national issues

On Martin Luther King, Jr Day, thinking about local communities, and national issues

On Martin Luther King, Jr Day, it's a good time to think about how you can contribute to your local community, and what you can do to help DC be a better place for all who live here... and spend some time reading from his works.

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Updates to MPD leadership in PSAs 401 - 409

Updates to MPD leadership in PSAs 401 - 409

Here is a current list of leadership (as of Jan 15, 2018) of the Metropolitan Police Department in the Fourth District for Police Service Areas 401 - 409. 

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7th armed robbery possibly connected to recent spree

7th armed robbery possibly connected to recent spree

A seventh armed robbery, this one involving a handgun, took place at El Don Restaurant (4401 14th St NW) in Petworth on the evening of January 12th. Police are treating this robbery, which occurred at 11:30pm Friday night, as connected to the prior crimes, said MPD Captain Brian Bray

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Crime spree? String of armed robberies leaves one in the hospital

Crime spree? String of armed robberies leaves one in the hospital

A string of six armed robberies over the last two days – four of them taking place in or near Petworth - have left one man in the hospital and at least seven victims lighter in the pockets. Three of the robberies took place Thursday morning and three took place early this morning. One of the robberies reportedly took place at knife point, and two of the robberies took place at gunpoint. MPD says it is investigating to determine whether the robberies are related.

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Learn about adding a rental unit ("ADU") onto your home

Learn about adding a rental unit ("ADU") onto your home

With housing prices and rents going up, a projected 1,000 new residents moving into the city per month and a lack of affordable housing, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) are sparking interest. New DC zoning regulations mean residents can convert basements or outdoor structures into rental units.

There is a happy hour / information session on ADUs this upcoming Tuesday, January 16th at 6pm at Petworth Citizen.

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Women in charge: Notes from ANC 4C's January meeting

Women in charge: Notes from ANC 4C's January meeting

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission held its first meeting of 2018 on January 10th, with several good topics on the agenda, and happily, elected two women to lead the ANC. 

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Sunday Family Meals from Taqueria Del Barrio, starting this weekend [sponsored]

Sunday Family Meals from Taqueria Del Barrio, starting this weekend [sponsored]

Taqueria Del Barrio is hosting some really delicious sounding "family meal" themed dinners featuring spins on American classics, football gameday specials and more. Over the next four weeks they will feature a different family style meal with a Mexican twist each Sunday!

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What to expect from the Hebrew Home renovation

What to expect from the Hebrew Home renovation

Petworth’s old Hebrew Home, which has sat vacant for nearly a decade, is getting closer to reopening as a senior and affordable housing development.

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ANC 4D January 16th meeting draft agenda

ANC 4D January 16th meeting draft agenda

The following agenda is for the next Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D public meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. ANC 4D hosts their meetings at the Washington Latin Public Charter School (5200 2nd Street NW) in the Multipurpose Room. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

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Calm in the Urban Jungle... or "We dig plants"

Calm in the Urban Jungle... or "We dig plants"

Cody Alexander, co-owner of Urban Jungle, shared his love of orchids, succulents and all things tropical during my visit to his store at 2603 Sherman Avenue NW. The former nurse explained his natural tendency to nurture made it easy to transition to opening the business in 2015.

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MPD sends out notice on safer interactions between dogs and officers

MPD sends out notice on safer interactions between dogs and officers

According to the Department of Justice, there are approximately 25 dogs shot every day by police officers around the country. That's 10,000 dogs annually. A simple Google search will bring up a plethora of articles about police / pet interactions, with most being sad stories that end with needing a better way to educate police on how to deal with dogs. A dog running at you may be excited to see you, not aggressive; however, the personal safety of an officer is important, and an unknown dog can seem very threatening, no matter the behavior. 

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Selling a house can be expensive, here’s a way to save some serious money [sponsored]

Selling a house can be expensive, here’s a way to save some serious money [sponsored]

You have to be savvy when you’re looking to sell your house if you want to save money when listing your home. It begins with who you choose to list your house and how those costs actually add up. [sponsored]

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