Monthly Archives: August 2011

Shady lenders lurking as the Hill appreciates


They move the people out, raise the value and sell it at a profit. Furious Styles’s monologue in “Boyz N The Hood” was my first explicit notification of the sometimes-nefarious forces behind the “g word” — gentrification. We don’t get a lot … Continue reading

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Fatboy’s take: Modern-day superhero


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Want to learn to love the Nats? Hate the Phils first


The quickest way to become a Nationals fan is to attend a game against the Phillies at Nationals Park. I was there on Saturday, the most-attended game ever at South Capitol Street. As you may know, 90 percent were Phillies … Continue reading

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Nats a wild card contender, on paper


Chalk this agate under things we haven’t seen this decade: The Nationals being included in the Wild Card race standings. It’s a tad bit misleading: Yes, the Nationals, at 58-63 are technically a team with a shot at the Wild … Continue reading

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15th Street rising


When one searches for Hill East on Google, the third result the search engine spits out is an article from 2010 about development in the neighborhood scaling back. That Washington Business Journal article focuses on the stalled grandiose plans for the parcels … Continue reading

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D.C.’s palm trees lead to a summer state of mind


This being the dog days, I shall be taking it easy in my native northern climes and shant be posting for a bit. The good news, or bad news depending on how you see it, is after weeks of struggling … Continue reading

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D.C. cops targeting Hill East for drug enforcement


Posted on a tree Wednesday in my quiet Hill East neighborhood is a sign indicating the police will be cracking down on suspected drug dealers between the boundaries of East Capitol, 15th, 17th and Independence. Apparently, that means rounding up … Continue reading

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