On The Look Out

Police chase man through Montrose Park

August 10, 2011

Days after a taxi cab careened and crashed along P Street, U.S. Park Police raced into Montrose Park Tuesday, chasing a "drunk and disorderly" man into the woods. According to a park policeman who spoke to The Georgetown Dish, it was "white male in a white shirt."
At least four policeman gave chase, but the suspect got away, leaving dogs and their owners left to wonder.


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Mayor announces parking ticket amnesty

August 1, 2011

Mayor Vincent Gray has announced an amnesty period on parking and other motor vehicles which started Monday. The 6-month program, which will run through January 27, 2012, will allow all ticket types (parking, moving and photo) issued prior to January 1, 2010 to be paid without the doubling penalty. DMV will maintain a website page (http://www.dmv.dc.gov/serv/ticket/ticketamnestyprogamquickfacts.shtm), which will be updated as necessary throughout the six-month period.

The DMV announced increased fees on a number of services, effective July 1.

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Heat moves up trash collection

July 28, 2011

The D.C. Department of Public Works announced today that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier at 6:00 am through the week of August 1 due to predicted 90° and above temperatures.  Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for pick-up starting at 6:00 pm on the day before their collections so they do not have to change their morning schedules and to make sure these materials are collected. 

Throughout the summer, when the temperature and heat index are predicted to be 90˚ or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6:00 am to avoid health or environmental issues. 

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