A great opportunity: Apply to attend the US Park Police Citizens' Academy

A great opportunity: Apply to attend the US Park Police Citizens' Academy

The United States Park Police is holding it's next Citizens' Academy next month, and they're looking for people to apply to participate. I participated in the first Academy back in October 2016 and found it to be a fascinating experience and look into one of the oldest police departments in the United States -- one that started with only two officers!

I highly recommend participating in the Academy.

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Petworth Jazz Project comes roaring back this Saturday

Petworth Jazz Project comes roaring back this Saturday

Baroque, hip hop, spoken word poetry, Baba Ras D, food truck... it's the Petworth Jazz Project all right. This month's show on Saturday, August 26th at 5:30pm at the Petworth Rec Center (801 Taylor St) should be truly stellar.

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Local music gets a boost at the DC Music Rocks festival at the 9:30 Club

Local music gets a boost at the DC Music Rocks festival at the 9:30 Club

Check out the DC Music Rocks Festival at the 9:30 Club!

This upcoming show sounds awesome. DC Music Rocks, which profiles local DC musicians and bands on 96.7FM and via podcast, is holding its first local music festival at the 9:30 Club on Saturday, September 2nd. And hey, Petworth News is one of the sponsors!

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Slow going: What’s up with upper Upshur?

Slow going: What’s up with upper Upshur?

But the rest of the 200 block of Upshur was largely quiet, save for a handful of women chatting in front of St. Mary Eritrean Church a few storefronts up. No farmer’s markets, no brunch spots, no bookstores, no thrift shops. Just a ten-minute walk from the bustle of Upshur’s 800 block, 
the East end of Upshur is largely undeveloped, despite similarly being zoned for mixed use. 

Why?

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For a love shared: Mia joins the family

For a love shared: Mia joins the family

My children have held my broken promise of getting them a pet over my head for years. So when my daughter recently expressed interest in getting a dog, I told her that I would help pay for the dog. Maybe I could finally redeem myself for a slight committed during their childhood.

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Bon Appétit: Two guys, Daniela Moreira and a Pizza Truck

Bon Appétit: Two guys, Daniela Moreira and a Pizza Truck

Bon Appétit magazine has a really awesome write-up of Timber Pizza chef Daniela Moreira, looking back at growing up in her native Argentina to how she ended up taking a chance and becoming a pizza chef at Timber. 

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Petworth and Fia’s Fab Finds to appear on HGTV's House Hunters

Petworth and Fia’s Fab Finds to appear on HGTV's House Hunters

This is great! Local fashion boutique store Fia’s Fabulous Finds is going to be on the next episode of HGTV’s House Hunters on Monday, August 14th! House Hunters selected the boutique to be one of the local stores to tape their opening segment.

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Featured property: Awesome rowhouse at 4514 8th Street NW

Featured property: Awesome rowhouse at 4514 8th Street NW

A beautiful home has become available at 4514 8th Street NW, and it's definitely worth looking at if you're considering moving into Petworth. With three bedrooms and three baths, this 1,945 square foot home offers a great mix of original features and renovations that should make any home buyer happy (or current home owner envious).

It's being offered by Ryan DaSilva from Compass Realty.

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Upcoming MPD PSA meetings for 401, 404 and 407

Upcoming MPD PSA meetings for 401, 404 and 407

The Metropolitan Police Department holds regular meetings with the local Police Service Area Lieutenants to give residents an opportunity to ask questions, share feedback and get to know local MPD leadership. Here are details for August...

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DPR offers more local kids' movie nights

DPR offers more local kids' movie nights

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is sponsoring more movies nights in the area this month and in September, one in Northeast DC and two in the Petworth area (the Petworth Rec Center at 8th and Taylor Streets, and Upshur Park at Arkansas and 14th Streets),

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The brief case of Juris Prudence, or how a Petworth children’s author aims to diversify the legal profession

The brief case of Juris Prudence, or how a Petworth children’s author aims to diversify the legal profession

Petworth resident Jessica Childress loved the field of law, but found it lacking in diversity. So the labor and employment attorney decided to do something about it. She put pen to paper and wrote The Briefcase of Juris P. “JP” Prudence, a children’s book featuring an eleven-year old African-American lawyer who lives in Petworth.

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Come enjoy Petworth Dance at the Petworth Park on Saturday

Come enjoy Petworth Dance at the Petworth Park on Saturday

Petworth Dance is excited to present another season of FREE outdoor performances on August 5th at 8pm at the Petworth Park (8th and Taylor Streets NW).
 

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