Update meeting about Hebrew Home development ("Spring Flats")

Update meeting about Hebrew Home development ("Spring Flats")

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Chair Bennett Hilley wrote to the local listservs about an upcoming meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Hebrew Home (now known as the Spring Flats development).

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According to Help-U-Sell, mortgage rates hit 12-month low [sponsored]

According to Help-U-Sell, mortgage rates hit 12-month low [sponsored]

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018!

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Rats and Trash... a meeting in Park View on how to manage both

Rats and Trash... a meeting in Park View on how to manage both

The Park View United Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a community meeting with DC Department of Health and Department of Public Works staff to discuss how to manage overflowing trash bins and the rat population on Wednesday, March 6th, 7-8pm at the Park View Recreation Center (693 Otis Place NW)

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DPW releases Street Sweeping app so you know when it's time to move your car

DPW releases Street Sweeping app so you know when it's time to move your car

This looks pretty handy. The Department of Public Works, which is responsible for street cleaning (and parking tickets!), has released an app for iOS and Android that will send out notifications when it’s time to move your car. Their press release is below… you can find the app on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Street sweeping starts March 4th… they usually give people a pass on tickets the first week, but after that you’ll find a pink slip on your window (or in the mail) once the sweepers start their work.

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Sadness is a lost baby's toy... happiness is you helping to find it

Sadness is a lost baby's toy... happiness is you helping to find it

A reader wrote to say her daughter lost a beloved doll (and her shoe!) on a long walk from Mt Pleasant to Petworth, and she’s hoping one of you have seen it!

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The Women of Upshur: Celebrating Petworth’s female business owners

The Women of Upshur: Celebrating Petworth’s female business owners

The last two years have brought a flurry of openings to Upshur Street. As the Petworth News team covered these openings, we noticed a pattern. We did a back-of-the-envelope count and there are upwards of 11 female-owned businesses on Upshur Street alone! That’s the vast majority of the street’s retail and restaurants.

To celebrate this awesome fact, and because March is International Women’s Month, we’ll be profiling each of these boss ladies in a series of articles, starting March 1st, and hosting a free community discussion and party on March 8th!

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Kennedy & 5th Street: “the most dangerous intersection in the Fourth District"

Kennedy & 5th Street: “the most dangerous intersection in the Fourth District"

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.

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A little dancing on Metro's Green line

A little dancing on Metro's Green line

I was riding on the Green line today when two young guys hopped on at the U Street station, set down a bucket and a speaker, stood up and said “Hello everybody! We hope you’re having a good day.”

Watch the video!

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Vote for Petworth News for Best of DC 2019!

Vote for Petworth News for Best of DC 2019!

So once again, the Washington City Paper is doing their annual Best of DC Readers’ Survey, and once again, you get a chance to vote for Petworth News for Best Community Blog!

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Councilmember's Corner: Expanding dual language immersion for all DC students

Councilmember's Corner: Expanding dual language immersion for all DC students

All across Ward 4, from Petworth to Shepherd Park, from Chevy Chase to Riggs Park, parents tell me that they want expanded dual language immersion education options for their children. After visiting every Ward 4 school and engaging with parents, educators, and administrators, I consistently hear from families who are frustrated by long wait lists and are unable to get their children enrolled in these highly sought-after multilingual programs.

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Scammers pretending to be PEPCO employees threatening to shut off power

Scammers pretending to be PEPCO employees threatening to shut off power

Got an email from a resident about a PEPCO scam going around. Worth noting, so no one falls for this idiocy. (Call 911 if something like this happens to you…)

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Bringing the kitsch to Petworth, Wendy's on Georgia Avenue gets its own (parody) Instagram account

Bringing the kitsch to Petworth, Wendy's on Georgia Avenue gets its own (parody) Instagram account

If not for the love of the food, then likely for the love of the kitsch, Shoshana and Lauren love the Wendy's on Georgia Avenue in Petworth. The friends started a parody Instagram account, WendysonGeorgia, to share photos and information about the restaurant, and the account is starting to get noticed.

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