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Archive for December, 2015

December 2015 Issue PDF

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DC Prisoners on the Hudson: Abraham Lincoln, Amos Pilsbury, and the Albany Penitentiary

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each Matthew B. Gilmore* According to a recent Congressional report, “Notably, D.C. Code felons are unique in that they are routinely housed hundreds of miles away from their homes. In addition to placement in the District of Columbia, nearly 5,700 D.C. Code felons are […]

Restaurant Review ~ Firefly / 1310 New Hampshire Ave., NW

Is it imagination or fact? Somehow Firefly’s dining space in the Hotel Madera seems to have shrunk. Or perhaps that diminished sense comes from crowds grabbing bar seats and tables at a recent Sunday brunch. But without a reservation, chances are great that couples or even a solitary patron, may have to wait, or come […]

Prepared for InTowner.com by Kevin McDuffie & Staff of Coldwell Banker Dupont/Logan ~ Reporting Period: November 2015

The area covered by these listings is bounded by Rock Creek on the west, Upshur Street on the north, North Capitol Street on the east, and Massachusetts Avenue/M Street on the south. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (49) [condo & co-op listings follow] 5 Adams St. $949,999 11 Adams St. $680,000 3157 Adams Mill Rd. $949,000 41 […]

Adams Morgan “Vision” Report Published by Office of Planning for Public to Weigh in; Comment Period Extended to February 8th

Accompanying images can be viewed in the December 2015 issue pdf By Anthony L. Harvey In a tightly organized 32-page document of text and graphics, the District’s Office of Planning (OP) has crafted a remarkable document summarizing in straight-forward, concise prose the many facets of the Adams Morgan community, the desire of that community to […]

Shaw Celebrates Small Business Saturday as Retail Stores and Restaurants Boom

Accompanying images can be viewed in the December 2015 issue pdf By Alexander M. Padro* After decades as a retail desert, Shaw is on the move, with three-dozen openings in 2015, more than two-dozen in 2014 and another two-dozen already scheduled for 2016. The neighborhood recently set two records, with 20 new businesses opening in […]

Memorial to Father of Black History Features Statue, New Landscaping

Accompanying images can be viewed in the December 2015 issue pdf By P.L. Wolff On a mild and sunny Saturday, December 5, 2015, the Shaw community dedicated a completely made-over Carter G. Woodson Park honoring the memory this revered man who lived and worked in the neighborhood and is considered to have been the “father” […]

The Pepco-Exelon Pay to Play Deal is the Real Deal

YES! There is pay to play all the way down the line here. And worse. Seems like bribery. And worse. The Mayor hires the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the head of the Office of Peoples’ Counsel (OPC). How can this NOT be a conflict of interest? They want their jobs just like the people […]

Pepco-Exelon Deal Smacks of Pay to Play

Back in June we addressed this then looming disaster for DC residential (and, for that matter, small business) electric utility ratepayers in this space. Then last month we followed up, having, as we (admittedly, sarcastically) wrote, been “blindsided by Mayor Bowser’s sudden about-face by which she and an influential gang of her cohorts –- office […]

December 2015 Issue / January issue PDF to post on the 8th