Tag: the District

Crime reports show spike in iPhone robberies

Overall crime in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood decreased this year in comparison to last year, but trends show a spike in Apple iPhone robberies. Metropolitan Police Department Commander Matthew Klein said total robberies in Foggy Bottom, part of the Second District, are down but, according to MPD data provided by Klein, as of May 11 […]

Metro will begin wireless expansion this weekend

Metro riders will soon be able to carry their phone calls underground, thanks to hardware installations beginning this weekend that will enable Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, AT&T and T-Mobile to provide coverage at Metro stations. The installations will occur in phases, beginning at the 20 busiest stations, and are part of a $1.5 billion stimulus […]

Foggy Bottom Metro station affected by faulty train detection circuit

Metro officials are monitoring train control circuits at the Foggy Bottom Metro station and five other stops after the system failed to detect the presence of trains, the Washington Post reported earlier this week. The Metro system has come under intense scrutiny following a Red Line collision last month that killed nine passengers. The circuit […]

Boy robbed by armed juveniles on Pennsylvania Avenue, MPD report says

Three males who appeared to be juveniles robbed a 15-year-old boy on Pennsylvania Avenue near 26th Street last Wednesday, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The alleged victim was walking on the street at 6 p.m. when the three males approached him, according to the report. One of the males asked him, “What do you have […]

Foggy Bottom Metro station will receive update in Red Line overhaul

The Foggy Bottom Metro station will receive new escalators, a staircase and a canopy over the entrance as part of a $177 million Red Line rehabilitation project. Though the station is not on the Red Line, the updates were included because of necessity, said Metro spokeswoman Taryn McNeil. The Blue Line phase of the Metro […]

GW grad, student will lead Foggy Bottom Association

A GW graduate and current GW student have taken the helm of the Foggy Bottom Association, a community group that meets monthly to inform Foggy Bottom residents of current affairs and promote the residential quality of the area. L. Asher Corson, a 2007 graduate, currently serves as president of the association. No stranger to the […]

Fenty signs bill for plastic bag tax

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty today signed a bill that will require consumers to pay a five-cent tax to use plastic bags at grocery, convenience, and other retail stores in the District, several news outlets have reported. The D.C. City Council gave final approval to the bill last month. The new law, which is designed to […]