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NE resident: 'Rats are running rampant'

Griper Joyce Love reported an infestation of rats in the alley behind the houses on Tennessee Ave. in NE D.C. Love first complained about the scurrying critters three weeks ago. She wrote she asked the city to do rat abatement via an online complaint, but got the silent treatment.

"No one has ever contacted me and the rats are bringing dog poop in my yard to feed on," Love said.

One word: Gross.

The good news is the city is aware of the problem and promises to take care of it -- as early as today. Department of Public Health officials have contacted Love and will send a team out to Tenessee Ave. to work on the rat problem, she reported.

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 13, 2010; 9:56 AM ET
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Local DC CHA Corporation Discriminates against DC Minority Customers

Friday, August 13, 2010
Mayor Adrian Fenty
Washington, DC
Subject Business Discrimination at the Lobby Mart Convenience Store, 3rd and E St., NW Washington, DC
DC Business Application # 56248
DC Business License # 60734
DC Retail Business Class “ B “

Dear Mayor Fenty and DC Government Officials:
I have noticed a pattern of discriminatory practices atr the CHA Corporation’s, Lobby Mart Convenience Store, located at 3rd and E St., NW Washington, DC. On numerous occasions, the store has left customers (mostly black) on the street side waiting 15 – 20 minutes for entry and service. During this long wait time, other customers (mostly white) are entering the store from the commercial office door and making purchases. Those of us left outside are watching others receive entry and service while we have NO access.
I have attempted to rationalize these actions not as racially based, but lack of management skills within a small “Mom and Pop” run business. But what I (and others) are experiencing is beyond small business problems. It is an outright neglect – denial of the same service to others, during posted business hours.
If you can, please confer with the DC Office of Regulatory Affairs and DC Small Business Administration to follow up with the management of this business, named CHA Corporation.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Katrina M. Taylor Hankins
Email: ( recoveringtrina@gmail.com and kth5921nw@gmail.com )

Posted by: recoveringtrina | August 13, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Local DC CHA Corporation Discriminates against DC Minority Customers

Friday, August 13, 2010
Mayor Adrian Fenty
Washington, DC
Subject Business Discrimination at the Lobby Mart Convenience Store, 3rd and E St., NW Washington, DC
DC Business Application # 56248
DC Business License # 60734
DC Retail Business Class “ B “

Dear Mayor Fenty and DC Government Officials:
I have noticed a pattern of discriminatory practices atr the CHA Corporation’s, Lobby Mart Convenience Store, located at 3rd and E St., NW Washington, DC. On numerous occasions, the store has left customers (mostly black) on the street side waiting 15 – 20 minutes for entry and service. During this long wait time, other customers (mostly white) are entering the store from the commercial office door and making purchases. Those of us left outside are watching others receive entry and service while we have NO access.
I have attempted to rationalize these actions not as racially based, but lack of management skills within a small “Mom and Pop” run business. But what I (and others) are experiencing is beyond small business problems. It is an outright neglect – denial of the same service to others, during posted business hours.
If you can, please confer with the DC Office of Regulatory Affairs and DC Small Business Administration to follow up with the management of this business, named CHA Corporation.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Katrina M. Taylor Hankins
Email: ( recoveringtrina@gmail.com and kth5921nw@gmail.com )

Posted by: recoveringtrina | August 13, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

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