An amazing evening with a phenomenal bunch of entrepreneurs and a crowd of great people — that’s a long but accurate description of the event on March 8th celebrating the woman business owners along the Upshur Street corridor. See a large photo gallery!Read More
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A maintenance worker is currently stuck on the towers up by the Fourth District police station.
Reportedly, the worker went up the tower at 10am this morning to do maintenance. Around 1:30 this afternoon he made a distress call, saying he was suffering from hypothermia.Read More
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)Read More
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.Read More
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!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
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!Read More
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.Read More