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D.C. Wire: May 25, 2008 - May 31, 2008

Principals Union Protests Firings

Officials at the D.C. principals union are protesting Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's recent decision to let go about two dozen principals. The union is planning to ask the D.C. Council to investigate whether the firings were fair, said Aona Jefferson, executive vice president of the Council of School Officers....

By Dion Haynes  |  May 30, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Education  
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Who's Making Noise?

Labor unions have banded together to stop the final approval of the controversial Noise Control Protection Amendment Act with a three-day radio campaign that begins tomorrow morning on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, said Dwight Kirk, a spokesman for the groups. The D.C. Council voted 8 to 5 earlier this...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  May 29, 2008; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  City Life  
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Rhee to Teachers: Have a Happy Summer

In recent months, D.C. Wire has heard from countless D.C. teachers who have felt unappreciated by Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. They have cited Rhee's buyout program -- her attempt to get rid of up to 700 teachers at about 50 schools slated for closure or reorganization -- as well as...

By Dion Haynes  |  May 29, 2008; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Education  
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Should D.C. Help Finance a Soccer Stadium?

D.C. United officials are pushing for $225 million in public money for a new stadium, an amount that is $75 million more than the amount that a coalition of D.C. Council members are drafting legislation to authorize....

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  May 29, 2008; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Time and Place Set for Second Buff and Scrub Meeting

Last Sunday, the Post brought you the story of Mayor Fenty's struggles to keep city business leaders on board his school reform bus. A key example focused on a meeting the administration held to sign up developers for the school system's summer buff and scrub program, designed to spruce up...

By David A Nakamura  |  May 29, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  David Nakamura , Mayor Fenty  
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Barry to Submit Soccer Bill From ... Africa?

Marion Barry says he expects to be part of a coalition that will introduce soccer stadium legislation at the D.C. Council's legislative meeting Tuesday. But he will do it by proxy -- the council member said he is headed to Africa tomorrow for a week-long conference in Tanzania. The conference...

By David A Nakamura  |  May 29, 2008; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  David Nakamura , Soccer Stadium  
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Gandhi Fights Back

Yesterday, we told you that Council member David Catania was attacking CFO Natwar Gandhi's reliance on what seemed to be an overly optimistic consultant's report to support bond financing for the Washington Nationals baseball stadium. Well, Gandhi is fighting back with this letter to Catania's office. Catania pointed out that...

By David A Nakamura  |  May 29, 2008; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  City Finances , David Nakamura  
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Vendors Draw Straws for Choice Spots

At 5 p.m. today, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will hold a lottery for 28 street vending spots around Nationals Park. The ballpark has been a sore subject for longtime peddlers who said the city was blocking them from selling hats and hot dogs in front of the...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  May 29, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. Council , Nationals  
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Fort Reno Park Reopens

Fort Reno Park in Northwest Washington was reopened today after officials said comprehensive tests at the 33-acre field found that arsenic levels in the soil are not at unsafe levels. The park near Woodrow Wilson Senior High School was abruptly closed May 14 after the U.S. Geological Survey reported finding...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 28, 2008; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  City Life  
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Another DC Principal Is Out: Ross Elementary

Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee continues to shake up the ranks of DCPS principals. Ross Elementary Principal Sandra Gonzalez told parents in an e-mail yesterday that she has been replaced by Amanda Alexander, currently the principal at Bunker Hill Elementary. Earlier this month school officials announced the firing of 24...

By Bill Turque  |  May 28, 2008; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Education  
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The Question of a Soccer Stadium

Aides to District Council members met afternoon to try to talk through some of the details of a possible soccer stadium at Poplar Point in Ward 8. The Washington Post reported this morning that council legislation is in the works that could be introduced as early as Tuesday in support...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 28, 2008; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fenty to Make Statement on Fort Reno Today

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, the National Parks Service and U.S. Geological Survey officials will give an update on the status of Fort Reno Park today at 3:30 and discuss its reopening to the public. The small, federally run park in Northwest Washington, was closed recently after a scientist at the...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 28, 2008; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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Looking for Fenty? Try Calling 311

Having a hard time getting a hold of the mayor? Starting at 2:15 p.m. today, you can reach him at the 311 call center. The mayor and Janice Quintana, director of the Office of Unified Communications, will be answering calls with the center's staff as a way to mark the...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 28, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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Let's Go Down This Road Again

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and council members met for breakfast this morning to hear presentations on smoke detectors, pedestrian safety and other topics. But somehow, Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), still bitter about the council's decision to keep Klingle Road closed, brought the conversation around to, well, Klingle...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  May 28, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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Catania Attacks Baseball Projections

As the loudest critic of public financing for the Washington Nationals' baseball stadium, D.C. Council member David Catania had more recently seemed to mute his objections. With the stadium build and the team playing there, Catania figured he had fought the good fight and it was time to move on...

By David A Nakamura  |  May 28, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  City Finances , David Nakamura  
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Soccer In Ward 8?

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty takes questions from the Anacostia Coordinating Council. (By David Nakamura--TWP) To build a soccer stadium or not to build one? That has been the question for months and now it looks as if the city is ready to commit to a financing plan, as we...

By David A Nakamura  |  May 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  City Life , David Nakamura  
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Gray's House Broken Into While He Was Home

District Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray's house was burglarized early Monday morning while he was home, the chairman said today. Gray said he must have been asleep during the break-in because he did not hear the boulder that came through his basement window. He lost a receiver from his stereo,...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 27, 2008; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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