Tuesday Updates: 17th Street, PSA 108, Pretzels, Crepes

  • A quick update on ANC 6B’s effort to get a speed camera installed on 17th Street SE. MPD’s contract with the speed camera vendor is finalized but awaiting the approval of the DC Council. Since the Council is on recess, approval of the contract is not expected until September at the earliest. MPD still has 17th Street SE on its list of streets in need of photo enforcement. Note that MPD has removed the portable camera at 19th Street SE and Burke Street SE but plans to rotate it back to that location periodically. In addition, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells has created a task force to study fine reductions for speed cameras located across the District.
  • Speaking of MPD, check out PSA 108’s August Newsletter (pdf) for advice on reporting suspicious individuals and activity and the latest neighborhood crime statistics. This month’s PSA 108 meeting is this Thursday, August 16, 7 pm at Liberty Baptist Church, 527 Kentucky Avenue SE.
  • The Pretzel Bakery was featured in the cover story for last week’s Washington City Paper.  The story focused on how the Pretzel Bakery and other businesses are using DC tap water in their recipes. Congratulations to owner Sean Haney on the article…and for making fantastic pretzels!
  • Crepes on the Corner (257 15th Street SE) is hosting a weekly Farmer’s Market on their patio. Make sure you  stop by on Saturday’s between 10 am and 2 pm to purchase some fresh fruit (and a crepe!).
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