“Baby” is a White Goffin Cockatoo that went missing on Sunday, June 16th from near Buchanan Street and Georgia Avenue NW. Baby is white with peach coloring under her feathers and beak, and yellow coloring around. She also a great dancer.Read More
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The 6th Annual Kennedy Street Festival is happening on June 22nd from 12-4pm in parking lots and in front of businesses along the the 300-800 blocks of Kennedy Street NW.
Here’s all the details!Read More
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C met on April 10th for their regular meeting. The agenda wasn’t too full. Below are the highlights, including discussion on HRA’s cat count project, the upcoming Bikeshare station on Illinois Avenue, and more.Read More
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D has its next meeting on Wednesday, April 17th. (Note they used to meet on Tuesdays but have moved to Wednesdays.) ANC 4D meets at 6:30 pm at the Washington Latin Public Charter School (5200 2nd St NW).Read More
Several residents along Decatur saw a turkey wandering near Decatur and Kansas Avenue NW this weekend. This is not the first time they’ve traipsed around the neighborhood, surprising people — most people don’t realize that there are wild turkeys in the area.
Petworth News contributing writer Tamar Lechter wrote about turkeys in the area in 2018, so we’re republishing it below on this occasion.Read More
Charcuterie, beers, wine… cheese! Get ready for Cheesemonster Studio, the new bar, culinary studio and event space at 713 Kennedy Street NW. The new business is a partnership between Bergen Phillips and beverage veterans Hilarey and Brian Leonard of Lost & Found in Shaw and Free State in Dupont.Read More
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C had its regular monthly meeting on March 13th. Here are the notes, covering a report by MPD Captain Sean Conboy on the detaining of youth at the Petworth Metro, some updates from the mayor’s office and more. It was a shorter than normal meeting.Read More
Jasmin Benab, the ever-present, hard-working member of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety team, sent an email out this afternoon on behalf of Kevin Donahue, the deputy mayor, regarding recent updates on city services and next steps for 5th and Kennedy Street.Read More
On Friday, February 15th, surrounded by bright colorful posters and toddler-sized school chairs, a very large crowd of residents and government officials gathered at Blandi's Child Learning Center to talk about the recent shooting at 5th and Kennedy Streets, along with other crime issues in the area.
The take-away? According to MPD Chief Peter Newsham, the intersection of 5th and Kennedy is the most dangerous intersection in their Fourth District.Read More