Hallelujah. The DC Department of Public Works resumes street sweeping-cleaning on March 23. Remember to move your car on the appropriate day. From DPW:
Please be advised that daytime mechanical street sweeping will resume in scheduled, signed residential neighborhoods on Monday, March 23, 2009. Alternate-side parking restrictions in these areas will go into effect as well. Parking tickets, which carry a $30 fine, will be issued, beginning March 30, to vehicles parked during street sweeping hours in areas posted with “No Parking/Street Cleaning” signs. Beginning March 30, parked cars also may be towed to allow the sweepers access to the curbside. Generally, parking is prohibited for two hours while sweeping is underway.
DC streets and sidewalks get really nasty in the winter and I wish DPW would figure out a way to sweep the streets at least once every three or four weeks during the winter. It doesn’t get that cold here during an average winter; there must be some way to do it. For the taxes we pay…
If you read this blog, you know that Greater Greater Washington is one of my favorite blogs. Yes, it’s wonky (that’s its purpose after all), but founder David Alpert and his team do a great job at providing intelligent and analytical pieces dealing with urban issues and metro planning. And, no, I do not read every article from top to bottom. I pick and choose. Do not be intimidated by some of the postings–they can feel a bit intimidating if they’re on topics about which you don’t know the details. So, if you follow GGW, you will like this piece on Alpert and GGW at “The Blogger Beat” at Washingtonian.com.
What is the economists tell us? Americans need to stop spending so much and save more? But, if we all do it at the same time… in the middle of a bad recession, it only makes things worse? Well, whatever. Lupe and I just got back from the Shaw Dog Park at 11th and R NW. Dogs are great entertainment–and almost free if you don’t count the ownership expenses.
If you don’t own a dog and are looking for cheap/free stuff to do, the cover story of The Washington Post Weekend section is “Free: 31 Ways to Have Fun in March Without Spending a Dime.”
Got this from Alert DC this afternoon… there was a robbery-hold up, with gun, around noon on the 1400-block of 14th Street NW, apparently of a business. This would be on the block south of P Street NW. Info is below.
Police Alert-ADDITIONAL INFO ON LOOKOUT
ROBBERRY HU GUN_1153HOURS_1400 BLK OF 14TH ST NW_S-1, B/M, 5’8-5’9, 150-180 LBS, DK COMP, 25-28 YOA, DK BLUE HAT, JACKET, BDU PANTS///S-2, B/M, 6′, 150-180LBS, DK COMP, 25-28 YOA, BLUE BB CAP, BLUE JACKET//S-3, B/M, 6′, CARRYING A SMALL BLK PLASTIC BAG//LS ON FOOT EAST ON P ST NW DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT # I20090101185
Borderstanians: I received the following news release and accompanying map from MPD Police Service Area (PSA) 208, regarding the recent string of rooftop burglaries in the Dupont Circle area in the 1700 blocks of P, Q, S and T Streets NW.
Contact: Officer Quintin Peterson, (202) 727-4383
February 25, 2009
SECOND DISTRICT BURGLARY SUSPECT(S) SOUGHT
(Washington, DC) — The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the person or persons responsible for a series of residential burglaries committed in Patrol Service Area (PSA) 208 of the Second District. Laptop computers, cameras, small electronics, jewelry, and other easily transportable objects are the items of choice.
From today’s Washington Post: “Time to Prune, Groom and Clear The Way for Spring.”
You may be ready for spring, but is your garden? The final weeks of winter offer the last chance to clear away the remnants of last year’s garden before new growth sprouts.
Borderstanians: The following information on securing rooftop hatches and skylights, and fire escapes is from Police Service Area (PSA) 208. The following information is also in a PDF, which includes illustrations.
Disclaimer from PSA 208: The following information was collected via open sources for educational purposes only. The information, as seen below, is intended to provide suggestions concerning the following subject matter. Any portion whether in part or whole is not intended to supplement a professional’s opinion or advice on the following subject matter.
- crime and public safety?
- stuff to do in our hood?
Nothing. But how can you not want to know about a whistling orangutan at the National Zoo? With video, naturally.
Borderstanians: A Police alert from late this afternoon.
Alert from the Metropolitan Police Department Second District
Today, 02/24/09, at approximately 4:55pm a residential burglary was reported. The incident occurred in the 1700 block of Q Street NW at 4:30pm. At this time, it appears the suspect gained entry via a roof top entrance (still be investigated). We are working diligently to capture this suspect, and we ask for your assistance in securing your residence (please pay close attention to skylights and entrances). In addition, if you observe any suspicious activity in this area, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If you have any past information that you believe might be related to this incident, please call the Second District Detectives office at (202) 730-1903. – Capt. Melvin Gresham, Lt. Erich Miller and Lt. Roland Hoyle, PSA 208
A message from Police Service Area (PSA) 208:
Sometime during February 13, 2009 and today, February 23, 2009, a residential burglary occurred in the 1700 Block of Q Street NW; it appears the suspect gained entry via a skylight. The incident occurred while the resident was out of town during the above listed dates. We are working diligently to capture this suspect, and we ask for your assistance in securing your residence (please pay close attention to skylights and entrances). In addition, if you observe any suspicious activity in this area, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If you have any past information that you believe might be related to this incident, please call the Second District Detectives office at (202) 730-1903. – Lt. Erich Miller, Lt. Roland Hoyle and Sgt. John McDonald