12 Apr 2017


Celebrate Dog Bite Awareness Week With a Quiz

Our friends at the United States Postal Service recently released statistics on the Top 40 cities where postal carriers have been bitten or attacked by dogs. DC made it to the very bottom of the list, with 19 dog attacks last year– but honestly, that’s 19 too many. Last year, 6755 postal workers were attacked […]

18 May 2016


Heads-Up: #DCprepares2016 Going on RIGHT NOW

Because we’ve actually had to deal with “This is not a drill” type situations in the recent past, this is happening today, as I type. If you see larger numbers of first responders, don’t panic (more than you usually do): it’s all planned this time. More details from HSEMA: Washington, DC – District first responders will […]

22 Dec 2015

Capitol Hill:

Let There Be Light

Almost a month ago I noticed the star hanging from a crane over Capitol Riverfront. Amidst the array of commercial cranes there was this single beacon of light. And it brightened the night. There are also exuberant holiday lights on every block of Capitol Hill. They’re funny and kitch, a rainbow of ROYGBIV, twinkling white, […]

02 Nov 2015


Neighborhood Watch Trainings Coming Up

Mark your calendars: There will be a Neighborhood Watch training next Tuesday November 10 2015, 7 p.m. at Friendship Chamberlain Public Charter School, 1345 Potomac Avenue SE. If you need more information, contact citywide Neighborhood Watch Trainer Samantha Nolan at NolanTutor [at] yahoo [dot] com. Want to know more about Neighborhood Watches? The Metropolitan Police  has […]

14 Jan 2015


Stay Vigilant: Residents Share Recent Bad Experiences

Although Capitol Hill is easily the best neighborhood in the whole city (and yes, we are completely biased), it’s important to remember that we live in a city, and crime happens. While I will leave the task of elucidating why crime is so much higher in cities to experts in political economy and law, as […]

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