ANC Candidates Signal Their Interest

ANC Round Up: Kissing Up Edition

As you probably know, this is an election year. As you probably don’t know (because you’re normal) this is also an election year that ANC commissioners are voted on. And this week was when the candidates can first pick up their petititions.

According to the list released by the Board of Elections, so far three candidates have picked up petitions for ANC2E: Bill Starrels (who’s been on the commission since the dawn of time), and two students Mara Goldman and Zachary Schroepfer.  Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Mark Andre.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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The Georgetown Metropolis

3200 block of M St.

3200 block of M St.

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The Morning Metropolitan

IMG_20160710_210301_1Photo by Robert Mathews.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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A Lease Sign and an Opportunity

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A reader pointed out to GM the other day that there is a for lease sign in the Sports Zone storefront at 3140 M St. GM has no information beyond that suggesting if the store is going to close or what could replace it.

But GM would like to point out that if the store is closing, the building’s owners should try to restore the building to its previous state as seen in the 1960s:

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The Georgetown Metropolis

Montrose Park

Montrose Park

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Now and a Long Time Ago: Car Barn

streetcar leaving

This week for Now and a Long Time Ago, GM stops by the car barn at M just west of Key Bridge. The old photo is care of Old Time DC and shows a Capital Traction streetcar leaving the station.

At first consideration, it would seem that this photo was taken before 1933, the year Capital Traction merged with Washington Railway and Electric Company and became Capital Transit. But the history of these two cars suggest it could be from basically anytime up to the end of streetcars in 1962.

The cars are 303 and 1512. They were both created in the early 20th century. But they were used as late as 1960 on a nostalgic fan trips. Here’s some more info on car 303 from the Shoreline Trolley Museum that explains: Continue reading

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