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Bowser: No overflow buses from Union Station will park in Ivy City

washingtonpost.com — Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) has signaled to Ivy City residents that their small, 1.7-square-mile neighborhood near the Maryland border is not the city's "dumping ground." The mayor announced at a community meeting that the city won't allow the area's historic and long-shuttered Alexander Crummell School to be used as an overflow parking lot for intercity buses serving Union Station.
Jul 31, 2015

RT @PerryStein: Bowser said no overflow buses from Union Station will be parked in Ivy City. Residents have been fightin for this yrs washingtonpost.com/local/bowser-n…

Jul 31, 2015

Bowser said no overflow buses from Union Station will be parked in Ivy City. Residents have been fightin for this yrs washingtonpost.com/local/bowser-n…

Jul 31, 2015

Still, worth asking: Did mayor decide this b/c residents asked, or b/c big developers are putting big $ in Ivy City washingtonpost.com/local/bowser-n…

D.C. Boys Choir is putting on a ‘thank you’ concert

washingtonpost.com — Last month, Post columnist Courtland Milloy wrote about the impressive D.C. Boys Choir snagging an invitation to participate in Mass at both St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. The only problem? The 30 boys, ranging in age from 8 to 16, needed $165,000 to make the trip.

Only five cities have better pizza than D.C.

washingtonpost.com — By now, this trope of New York exceptionalism is tired: D.C. can never compare to New York because its pizza just isn't as good. Sure, D.C. has a growing crop of respectable pizza joints, but the average slice of pizza on the corner of a D.C. street is likely just not going to compare.
Jul 30, 2015

#FrankPepe's in #NewHaven is all I will say - RT - Only five cities have better pizza than D.C. wpo.st/WouS0

Here are your chances of moving up the income ladder in D.C.

washingtonpost.com — If you were in the bottom 20 percent of income earners in the District in 2002, there's a 39 percent chance you remained there in 2012. Just 33 percent of people who earned in that bottom income bracket - which is less than $20,000 in 2002 - made it to the 40th percentile or above of income earners in 2012.
Jul 30, 2015

Interesting look at income mobility in D.C. You have about a 50/50 chance of moving up the ladder here. washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

‘Black lives matter’ becomes ‘lives matter’ after sign ripped outside Bethesda church

washingtonpost.com — The phrase "all lives matter" is viewed by some as a tone-deaf and racist response to "black lives matter" - the rallying cry behind the nationwide movement to fight police brutality and systemic discrimination against black people. This week, a Sandra Bland mural in Canada with the words "black lives matter" was defaced to say "all lives matter."

Man says a runaway roulette ball struck his eye, sues casino

washingtonpost.com — Leander Stocks wanted to play some roulette one night in December 2013 at Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Md. About midnight Dec. 15, Stocks, who lives in Washington, D.C., wagered some money at the table. This, according to a lawsuit, is when things spun out of control.
Jul 29, 2015

An out of control roulette ball strikes a man's eye while gambling. A $300k lawsuit is now pending washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

Brookland True Value Hardware, a neighborhood gem, is closing up shop

washingtonpost.com — Howard Politzer's dingy office tucked in the back of Brookland True Value Hardware is crammed with a working mini-fridge from the early '70s, a World War I-era safe that's still being used to store records, phones with crusty buttons and decades worth of brown-edged handwritten receipts creeping out of every crevice of the room.
Jul 29, 2015

A 35 year old hardware shop in Brookland is closing after the owners says his rent doubled in the last 3 years washingtonpost.com/local/landmark…

Confederate soldier statue in Montgomery spray-painted with ‘black lives matter’

washingtonpost.com — Confederate statue this morning in Rockville Maryland this morning #AllLivesMatter @MontgomeryCoMD pic.twitter.com/RCHBZspKsN - Ching-Yao Yu ℠ (@nutzareus) July 27, 2015 At about 8:30 a.m. Monday, officials in Montgomery County discovered someone had vandalized a Confederate soldier statue in Rockville with the words "Black Lives Matter."

Murals in D.C. this weekend mark Disabilities Act anniversary

washingtonpost.com — Take a walk around D.C. this weekend, and you may stumble across some newly installed murals honoring leaders in the fight for equality for people with disabilities. This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disability Act - landmark legislation signed into law in 1990 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of someone's disability.

Uber wades into politics with ice cream today

washingtonpost.com — The often-political Uber now wants to gauge your political allegiances with some high-priced Nestlé Drumstick ice creams. Between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. today, Uber will deliver Drumsticks to you for $3 a pop. Customers will be asked whether they want blue, red or white sleeves on their ice cream cone.
Jul 24, 2015

Uber is trying to get even more political than usual today with $3 Drumstricks washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

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Jul 31, 2015

@timkrepp I'll try to figure out more specifically where those curb spots are. But mayor's office says 1000 bus spots from those three.

Jul 31, 2015

Just noticed this @newsbysamuels Rubio piece has a West Miami dateline, which is likely the first such dateline ever washingtonpost.com/politics/the-s…

Jul 31, 2015

Still, worth asking: Did mayor decide this b/c residents asked, or b/c big developers are putting big $ in Ivy City washingtonpost.com/local/bowser-n…

Jul 31, 2015

Bowser said no overflow buses from Union Station will be parked in Ivy City. Residents have been fightin for this yrs washingtonpost.com/local/bowser-n…

Jul 31, 2015

Some good police news today: D.C. cops solved a cold, 16 year old murder case of a homeless man. washingtonpost.com/local/crime/no…

Jul 30, 2015

@wcpsarah Right, meant that I've seen worse blankets of EOTR than this. But yes, glad they covered this story.

Jul 30, 2015

New Yorker writes about Charnice Milton, the young DC journalist who was murdered while on her way home from a story newyorker.com/news/news-desk…

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