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Catania Announces Public Meetings on South Capitol Street Tragedy Legislation

 

This story comes to us from Brendan Williams-Kief:

‘READ and LEARN This Summer’ Program Focuses on Educational Activities

‘READ and LEARN This Summer’ Program Focuses on Educational Activities

 

This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —Mayor Gray and the city's education leaders visited the Deanwood Neighborhood Library today to launch the next phase of the “One City Summer Fun … Something for Everyone” initiative, “READ and LEARN this Summer.” This component of the comprehensive summer program encourages residents to take advantage of educational programs that cover everything from summer reading for children to adult literacy. 

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

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Less Parking Available For Cars, More For Motorcycles In Downtown D.C.?

Less Parking Available For Cars, More For Motorcycles In Downtown D.C.?

I might be late to the party with this topic...if I am forgive me.  I decided to post this anyway because this issue is really starting to irk me.

Recently, I've been seeing more and more parking spaces in Downtown D.C. reserved only for motorcycles.

The notion seems pretty absurd, to me at least, for several reasons:

1. It doesn't seem as though there are that many motorcycles in D.C..

2. There are no parking spaces "reserved" for cars.

3. Parking in the city is already slim pickings as is .

Check out the photo below, which was taken at mid-day on K Street right in front of Franklin Park.  There were no parking spaces available for cars on the block, but plenty available for motorcycles...only motorcycles.  

I think it's pretty ridiculous to see cars driving in circles in Downtown looking for a place to park when there a spaces that are going unused.  Or should say, spaces that are "reserved".

DPW to Collect Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 A.M. June 8 and 9

DPW to Collect Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 A.M. June 8 and 9

 

 

 

This notice comes to us from Linda Grant:

(Washington, DC)  The DC Department of Public Works has announced that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am, Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, due to a forecast of 90° and above temperatures and unhealthy air quality.

 

Most Viewed Video In The D.C. Metro?

The video above, a commercial for Audi's A6 model, is currently one of the most viewed videos in the D.C. Metro area, according to YouTube.

How do you feel about it?  I personally don't see what's particularly special about it.

Sound off in the comments section below.

Residential Trash and Recycling Collections to Begin at 6 am Tuesday and Wednesday Due to Heat

Residential Trash and Recycling Collections to Begin at 6 am Tuesday and Wednesday Due to Heat

 

This advisory comes to us from Nancee Lyons:

The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections one hour earlier, at 6 am, today, Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1, due to a forecast of 90 degrees and above temperatures and unhealthy air quality.

 

Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for collection starting at 6 pm the night before collections so they do not have to change their morning schedules to make sure these materials are collected. 

 

Throughout the season, when the temperature is predicted to be 90 degrees or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6 am to avoid environmental issues and to protect the quality of their health.