by Borderstan.com August 31, 2012 at 11:00 am 1,153 0

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No trash collection or parking enforcement Labor Day. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The DC Department of Public Works is observing the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 3 As a result, there will be no trash and recycling collections. Parking regulations will not be enforced either.

In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will “slide” to the next day. In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.

Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on collection day.

Sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday and will resume Tuesday, September 4.

  • In once-a-week trash and recycling collection neighborhoods collections will “slide” to the next day, so Monday’s collections will be made Tuesday, Tuesday’s collections will be made Wednesday and so on.
  • In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday/Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday and Tuesday/Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Street sweeping will be suspended Monday, September 3, so motorists will not need to move their cars that day.

However, the Washington Nationals will play home games at Nationals Park beginning August 31, through September 9, and parking regulations in that neighborhood will be enforced daily, including on September 3.  Vehicles violating these restrictions will be ticketed and towed. Other parking regulations, including expired meters, residential parking and street sweeping, will be suspended for the holiday.

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by Borderstan.com July 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm 1,113 0

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The DC Department of Public Works will observe Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, and most DC city services will be suspended, including parking regulations and trash pick-up  However, the Nationals will play home games at Nationals Park July 3-8, and parking regulations in that neighborhood will be enforced daily, including July 4.  Vehicles violating these restrictions will be ticketed and towed.  Other parking regulations, including expired meters, residential parking and street sweeping, will be suspended for the holiday.

Sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday and will resume Thursday, July 5:

  • In once-a-week trash and recycling collection neighborhoods collections will “slide” to the next day, so Wednesday’s collections will be made Thursday, Thursday’s collections will be made Friday and so on.
  • In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, normal collections will be made Monday and Tuesday; however, Thursday’s collections will be made Friday and Friday’s collections will be made Saturday.
  • Street sweeping will be suspended Wednesday, July 4 so motorists will not need to move their cars that day.

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by Borderstan.com May 25, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street

The DC Department of Public Works is observing the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28. As a result, there will be no trash and recycling collections. Parking regulations will not be enforced either.

In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will “slide” to the next day. In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday. Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on collection day.

As for parking enforcement, there is no enforcement of parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane violations. DPW will also not tow abandoned vehicles. Parking enforcement will resume Tuesday, May 29.

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by Borderstan.com April 15, 2012 at 5:30 am 0

Featured image: The Lincoln Memorial from Luis Gomez Photos.

DC will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Emancipation Day on April 16. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln freed all persons in slavery in DC — the first jurisdiction in the United States where slaves were freed. The act freed about 3,100 people in DC. Lincoln’s proclamation freeing slaves in the Confederate states did not occur until more than eight months later.

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DC Emancipation Day: There was a wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday at the African American War Memorial at Vermont Avenue and U Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

Locally, there was a wreath-laying ceremony at the African American Civil War Memorial on Saturday. The memorial is at U Street and Vermont Avenue NW is  and is part of the African American Civil War Museum and Memorial; the museum is at 1925 Vermont Avenue, just south of U Street. The memorial opened in 1999 and honors the African American soldiers who fought with the Union Army in the Civil War. Check it out when you are on U Street; it is next to the U Street-Cardozo Metro Stop.

Emancipation Day Parade

The DC Emancipation Day Parade will take place on Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd and 13½th Streets. Time is 11 am to 2 pm. There will also be a festival and fireworks at Freedom Plaza, on E Street. The festival is from 11 am to 9 pm. There is also an Emancipation Day Scavenger Hunt scheduled.

City Services

It is an official holiday in DC, with schools and government offices closed. While regular parking and traffic regulations will remain in effect, there will be no trash pick up on Monday. Rush hour parking restrictions will be enforced on Monday, April 16, from 7 to 9:30 am and from 4 to 6:30 pm. In addition, reversible lane operations will remain in effect during rush hours.

by Borderstan.com February 21, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,114 7 Comments

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The 15th Street bike lane. (Luis Gomez Photos).

By Michelle Lancaster. You can follow her and let her know your news on Twitter @MichLancaster. Email her at michellel[AT]borderstan.com.

TBD investigated what is and is not allowed for a church funeral. The official policy indicates that parking in the bike lane is not permissible; tweets from some irritated cyclists, however, testify to the policy on the street being compassionate “parking permissiveness.”

If the cars were double-parked and causing traffic on 15th Street NW for motorists, would the situation have been different? It’s worth noting that the DC Department of Transportation responded to the cyclists’ complaints, but the cars were gone by the time the unit showed up at the church (St. Luke’s Episcopal at 15th and P NW, by the way).

This is not the first time residents have voiced concerns over a church’s parking; in 2006 and then again in 2008, Sunday morning double-parking sparked a lot of heat and anger in Logan Circle. Since the issues have been raised (then and now in the comments), as to whether is this simply a preferential play for cars… or do Christian churches, or African-American Christian churches, get spared more tickets than area temples?

Or is ticketing just infinitely more lax on Sunday, which has little to do with some people thinking that it’s God’s day?

by Borderstan.com February 18, 2012 at 11:29 am 1,263 0

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street

The DC Department of Public Works is observing Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 20. As a result, there will be no trash and recycling collections. Parking regulations will not be enforced either.

In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will “slide” to the next day. In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday. Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day.

As for parking enforcement, there is no enforcement of parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane violations. DPW also will not tow abandoned vehicles. Parking enforcement will resume Tuesday, February 21.

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by Borderstan.com May 27, 2011 at 7:15 am 0

From the DC Department of Public Works regarding Memorial Day on Monday, May 30…

Trash Collection: There will be no trash and recycling collections. Trash and recycling collections will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week. For example, Monday’s trash and recycling collections will be made on Tuesday and Tuesday’s collections will be made on Wednesday. In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday. Collections normally made on Tuesday and Friday, will be made Wednesday and Saturday. Trash and recycling containers should be placed out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the day(s) of collection.

Parking Enforcement: Parking enforcement, including ticket writing for residential parking, expired meters, street sweeping and rush-hour violations will be suspended. DPW also will suspend towing abandoned vehicles. Enforcement will resume Tuesday, May 31. Since the Nationals will play at Nationals Park during Memorial Day weekend and Memorial Day, DPW will enforce parking restrictions in the Nationals Park neighborhood.

by Borderstan.com January 15, 2011 at 11:04 am 1,017 1 Comment

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After January 15 put your Christmas Tree with trash collection. (Borderstan)

Monday is the official celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King. Here’s the weekend holiday schedule in DC for trash/recycling collection and for parking enforcement:

  • Trash: The Department of Public Works (DPW) will not pick up trash and recyclables on Monday, January 17. Pick up will resume on Tuesday. Trash and recycling collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week. In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Parking: Regular parking enforcement will be suspended on Monday, January 17. You won’t have to feed the meters or move your car from rush-hour lanes. Also, DPW will not tow abandoned vehicles.

Christmas Tree Collection

DPW will collect holiday trees (please remove ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc.). After today (January 15),  you may put your tree where you put your trash and recycling, and DPW  will collect it from there, depending on the truck’s capacity.

by Borderstan.com December 30, 2010 at 10:46 am 1,309 2 Comments

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DC Department of Public Works will pick up Christmas Trees January 3-15. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Here’s the weekend holiday schedule in DC for trash/recycling collection and for parking enforcement:

  • Trash: The Department of Public Works (DPW) will pick up trash and recyclables tomorrow, Friday, December 31.
  • Parking: Regular parking enforcement will be suspended on December 31-January 1. You won’t have to feed the meters or move your car from rush-hour lanes. Also, DPW will not tow abandoned vehicles.

Christmas Tree Collection Starts January 3

DPW will collect holiday trees (please remove ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc.) between Monday, January 3, and Saturday, January 15. Place your trees in the treebox space in front of your home, or adjacent to the curb (but not in the street).

Please put your tree out for collection between Sunday, January 2, and Sunday, January 9. After January 15, you may put your tree where you put your trash and recycling and we will collect it from there, depending on the truck’s capacity.

by Borderstan.com December 21, 2010 at 4:05 am 1,975 0

Parking Enforcement: You won’t have to feed the parking meters in DC on December 24, 25 and 31 and on January 1. Hopefully, DPW was able to find another “n” to replace the extra “m.” (Jacob Freedman)

Here’s the holiday schedule in DC for Christmas and New Year’s for both trash/recycling collection and for parking enforcement:

  • The Department of Public Works (DPW) will pick up trash and recyclables on both Fridays — December 24 and December 31.
  • Regular parking enforcement will be suspended on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. You won’t have to feed the meters or move your car from rush-hour lanes.

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by Borderstan.com July 4, 2010 at 9:37 pm 0

The DC Department of Public Works will observe Independence Day, Monday, July 5, 2010. Here’s how DPW services will be affected:

Trash and recycling collections will “slide” one day so Monday’s collections will be made Tuesday, Tuesday’s collections will be made Wednesday, and so on. In twice-a-week neighborhoods, Monday’s and Thursday’s collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday’s and Friday’s collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday. Trash and recycling containers should be placed out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the day(s) of collection.

Parking enforcement will be suspended for parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane restrictions. It also will suspend towing of abandoned vehicles. Enforcement will occur, however, in the neighborhood surrounding Nationals Park during all Nationals games July 2, 3 and 4.

Other services suspended for the observance of Independence Day include scheduled street and alley cleaning and nuisance abatement. All services will resume Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

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