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Rustik Tavern a New, Welcome Addition to Bloomingdale Community

We got this story about Rustik Tavern opening up shop from North Capitol Main Street's site:

Yes, Rustik Tavern at 1st & T Street NW is now Open For Business!  Join North Capitol Main Street as we celebrate the Grand Opening on Thursday, 10/14/2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. 

Our small business and Main Street champions - Councilmember Harry Thomas & Councilmember At Large Kwame Brown -- will be on hand to  congratulate and welcome the newest entrepreneur to the neighborhood and you'll want to thank our councilmembers for supporting commercial revitalization in our community and encourage them to continue! 

Parking Meter Relief?

WASHINGTON D.C. (WUSA) - City Council Member Jack Evans wants to rollback the parking meter increase that was passed in Spring.

The Ward 2 representative is getting more complaints about the meters than any other issue. It costs $2 to park for one hour in premium parking zones. He wants to bring it back to when one dollar bought you an hour.

Evans said he also wants to allow for free parking after 6:30 pm. Currently, parking meter enforcement can dole out the expired meter tickets until 10pm in premium parking zones.

"I work around here and I see them giving out tickets all the time. It's outrageous and they're just preying on people like vultures," said JoAnn Slaight on a Friday night in Chinatown. "Last night at Massachusetts Avenue at 20 minutes before 10pm, I was going to my car and I saw a meter person giving out 10 tickets. "

ANC 5C to Meet on October 19

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C will meet on Tuesday, October 19 at 7 p.m..

The meeting will take place at Trinity College, located at 125 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017.

The ANC 5C holds a meeting on the third Tuesday of each month.

Log onto ANC 5C for more information about the Commission.

Fight Song Changes DC Election Procedures

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- A plan to help DC voters who are in the military and stationed abroad, and other voters who are working abroad ,has just been de-railed by student hackers who have demonstrated security weaknesses in a computer program designed to allow those voters to cast their ballots online.

The DC Board of Elections and Ethics is testing a process that would allow absentee voters to download a ballot, fill it out, and file it, all online.

Gunman Fires Multiple Shots At DC Police Officer

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- DC Police are searching for a gunman who they say took a shot at one of their own.

DC Police officials tell 9 NEWS NOW one of their officers was in the area of the 2100 block of Queens Chapel Road in Northeast around 12:30 Monday morning when he heard the sound of gunfire. When the officer arrived at the scene to investigate he approached a green Jeep Cherokee with dark-tinted windows. That's when police say the occupant of that vehicle fired a multiple shots at the officer.

Police say the officer was not injured and it is unclear whether or not he exchanged gunfire with his assailant.

Right now police do not have a description of the suspect, however, they are looking for the Jeep Cherokee which fled the scene.








DC Delinquent Taxes Accepted Without Penalties Until September 30 at Midnight

Scofflaws who owe the District of Columbia delinquent taxes have until midnight tonight, Thursday, September 30, to clear the slate and take advantage of the tax amnesty which waives collection fees, penalties and fear of prosecution.

“If you have outstanding taxes with the District, this is your last chance to pay them without penalties and fees,” warned Stephen M. Cordi, deputy chief financial officer for the District’s Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR).  “The last District amnesty was held in 1995, so it is likely to be some time before there is another opportunity.”

Employed individual tax debtors who do not take advantage of the amnesty should expect that additional money will be withheld from their paychecks beginning January 2011.

At Walk This Way, Fashion Stepped Out Against Domestic Violence

The Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show took place last evening at The Liaison Hotel in Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by Becky's Fund and Eric Finn Custom Clothiers, and as anticipated, many of D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites were present, including WUSA 9's Angie Goff.