Archive for June 7, 2009

Accident on New Hampshire Avenue

Posted in Crime, Petworth with tags , , , , , on June 7, 2009 by Kent

Petworth News has an interesting post on an accident last night caused by a car speeding away form police after it had been pulled over. The pattern sounds similar to other recent auto crashes in the area. Upon impact, the youths fled the scene. I find it particularly interesting that the new medians, which aren’t even complete, contributed to an accident whith oncoming traffic as the fleeing car turned into the wrong lane and, presumably, couldn’t cross over into the correct lane because of the medians.

For photos and more details, go to the Petworth News post here>>

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Ahhh … Summer

Posted in Train Stations with tags , , on June 7, 2009 by Kent

With summer upon us, and school out, this great image from the New York Public Library Digital Collection seems appropriate.Swimming in fountain across from Union Station, September 1938

Sunday Comics

Posted in Sunday Comics with tags on June 7, 2009 by Kent

Charlie Chan(Click on image for larger version)

This Date in History

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 7, 2009 by Kent

June 7, 1912: The Park View Citizens’ Association adopted a resolution that the 30 policemen engaged at the White House should be returned to regular duty about the city, and that a special bodyguard should be formed for the President. The resolution was introduced by W.E. Loney, who said that the White House was the only government building in the city without a special police force.White House Police 1902