From Michelle Lancaster. Talk to me on Twitter @MichLancaster.
The Washington Post on Twitter
Or not? Check out the Tweet from @PostLocal DCist captured today. Apparently, they think the retweets are not nearly as useful as actually buying the paper. Sorry, but if you’re giving us content for free, don’t blame use for not paying almost a $1 for the paper.
On the Topic of Freedom of the Press…
Three reporters were arrested at a taxicab commission hearing on the 22nd. The cause for arrest and removal seems to be murky at best, even after the Washington City Paper dug a little deeper to parse out the events. Apparently you can’t take pictures at a public meeting? It should be no small wonder that the reporters arrested were attempting to shed some light on the not-so-transparent cab commission.
Is Walmart Attempting to ‘Make Nice’ with D.C. Residents?
As part of their national efforts in the ‘National Summer Learning Program’, Walmart has promised more than $25 million to programs benefiting youth education programs. Of that largesse, about $665,000 will be headed to D.C. As the The Washington Post reports, one of the recipients is Logan Circle’s Urban Alliance, who will use the grants to fund their job training programs.
Recycle or Else!
If you are a resident of Dupont or Logan Circles, we recommend pulling out that recycling box immediately. FOX 5 has the story of stepped up enforcement areas that seem to be targeting Ward 2. Of course, the Department of Public Works says no area is being targeted and this has nothing to do with budget shortfalls. I have no comment.
It’s Friday, So Here’s a Friendlier Read to Finish Off Your Coffee
Dupont Circle is one of the things most people love about Borderstan (blanket assertion with only anecdotal evidence, sorry). The chess tables are a testament of the grassy area’s ability to bring different people together, and the Post has a great piece on Tom Murphy, one of the chess superstars. When he was first profiled in 2007, he was in a transient state. In one of the few “where are they now?” pieces to end well, you’ll be glad to know Tom is doing just fine (and still playing chess).