Rendering of the proposed storefront.
The Tenleytown Advisory Neighborhood Commission unanimously voted to support Chick-fil-Aâs public space application to open a restaurant in place of the vacant former Payless Shoesource store on Wisconsin Avenue last Thursday.
The application, sent to the District Department of Transportation, asks to use public sidewalk space at 4505 Wisconsin Avenue NW to create outdoor seating for 24 people, similar to the accommodation offered at neighboring Starbucks ...
The plan hopes to activate the space around the Van Ness Metro station (screenshot from plan).
If recommendations from a new action plan come to fruition, Van Ness would swap its extra wide sidewalk space for greenery, a stormwater management system, local artwork and more retail and dining options.
The D.C. Office of Planning released the 36-page â
Van Ness Commercial District Action Planâ on Nov. 12 in an effort to guide the neighborhood toward a more sustainable and family-friendly ...
Paul Wiedefeld (WMATA).
Over two weeks after Metroâs top pick for the position dropped out, the agencyâs Board of Directors appointed a permanent general manager for the troubled transit agency Thursday morning, ending a nearly year-long search.
Paul Wiedefeld, a former chief executive of Baltimore-Washington International Airport, will start Nov. 30 in the position. Metro has been without a permanent general manager since January, when former chief Richard Sarles ...
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Less than half of District residents know about Mayor Muriel Bowserâs now-shuttered political action committee, according to a new Washington Post
extensive media coverage of the controversial FreshPAC, 53 percent of residents said they know ânothing at allâ about the committee in the poll. After criticism from city lawmakers and Attorney General Karl Racine — who warned the PAC could mean the return of âpay-to-play politicsâ in D.C. ...
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After taking comments for a month, the Glover Park Advisory Neighborhood Commission voted to support renewing the areaâs liquor license moratorium last Thursday, but with modifications to allow new restaurants to gain licenses.
The current moratorium prevents taverns, nightclubs and retail liquor stores from opening in Glover Park and caps the number of restaurants that can sell alcohol to 14.
The moratorium was created in 1999 in order to deal with rowdiness, litter ...
Hearing on kids with incarcerated parents
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November 12, 2015
The effects of a prison sentence go far beyond the convicted.
The one in 28 children with an incarcerated parent in the U.S. are at a greater risk of being suspended, expelled or going to prison themselves, according to a Rutgers University
At a Nov. 12 D.C. Council education committee ...
By Casey Wexler, Cuneyt Dil
Last updated: 11/18/15 10:47pm
Despite negative reviews for her handling of crime, Mayor Muriel Bowser (above) has a 58 percent approval rating (Bryan Park/The Eagle).
A 59 percent rise in homicides this year has made crime the top issue on D.C. residentsâ minds, according to a new Washington Post
poll. Thirty-four percent of residents surveyed said crime and violence is the biggest problem facing the city today, ranking higher than housing costs, the economy and education.
One in four residents said they feel ...
A year after the D.C. Department of Transportation released a ten-year expansion plan for the Circulator bus system, the proposed routes are open to public feedback.DDOT is seeking comment on everything from the routes and buses to even the proposed changes to their required policies under Title VI of the Civil Rights act of 1964. According to DDOTâs Senior Transportation Planner, Circe Torruellas, the push for public feedback on the Circulator buses is relatively new. In the past, when the Circular ...
(From online petition)Updated 1:05 p.m.
Weeks after news broke that Chick-fil-A is exploring a Tenleytown location, a new online petition is rallying residents to oppose the fast-food chain from opening.
The Change.org petition, addressed to Tenleytown Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Anne Wallace, had 93 supporters as of 12:50 p.m. Wednesday. Opponents are worried kids from neighborhood schools will become junk-food eaters.
âDo parents want their kids at nearby schools Janney, ...