27 Apr 2010

How to Properly Dispose of Your Spring Cleaning Trash

If you’ve spent your last few weekends cleaning out your cabinets, storage units, garages, etc, you’re likely to have a giant pile of junk that isn’t really suitable for goodwill, not worth keeping, but also not something you can put out with your weekly trash collection.  For example, electronics that don’t work any more, old […]


17 Feb 2010

Talkin’ Trash

Walking home from work tonight I was reminded how much more clean up the city is really facing in the aftermath of Snowmageddon.   Not only do they still have massive amounts of snow to remove from parking lanes, crosswalks, and other public spaces, they now have mounds of trash that sit almost as high as […]


11 Jan 2010

Top Officials Overseeing Flu Shots at Family Room Wednesday

Reconsidered getting the flu shot, or just put it off until the new decade?  On Wednesday, Jan. 13, The Family Room on 8th Street SE will host an event  which includes free H1N1 vaccinations to children and families on a first-come, first-served basis, from 11 AM to 12PM. Cabinet Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, US Department of Health […]


31 Dec 2009

News Roundup: Holiday Trees, Bag Tax, and Traffic

Bag Tax Starts Friday, January 1: Beginning January 1, 2010, District businesses that sell food or alcohol must charge you 5 cents for each disposable paper or plastic carryout bag. The business keeps 1 cent, or 2 cents if it offers a rebate when you bring your own bag. And the remaining 3 or 4 […]