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Thank you to all of our readers. Rhode Island Insider had a great year in 2010 and we look forward to bringing news, talk, and interesting tidbits to our readers in 2011!
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 36 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 92 posts. There were 30 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 10mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.
The busiest day of the year was March 24th with 555 views. The most popular post that day was Welcome to Ward 5, Nightclub Center of DC.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were greatergreaterwashington.org, mail.yahoo.com, dcist.com, Google Reader, and brooklandavenue.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for rhode island avenue northeast, rhode island avenue metro development, papa johns rhode island ave, rhode island avenue development, and rhode island avenue blog.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Welcome to Ward 5, Nightclub Center of DC March 2010
Shops at South Dakota April 2010
Interested in DC… February 2010
Rhode Island Station May 2010
Rhode Island Station ***UPDATE May 2010
Thanks to Woodie for sending this over:
Today, Sat. Oct. 3, I noticed the Soul Food Restaurant door at 2006 RI Ave., NE opened. I walked in and there were 4 people talking about where to put the wash basin and other apparatus for the restaurant. I spoke with the proprietor. His name is Ted Newkirk. He says he lives on Irving Street in Brookland. He’s thinking of renaming the Soul Food Restaurant “The Woodridge Cafe.” Ted seemed very open and polite about talking with people about what to offer in the restaurant. The eating and preparation space is very small, so it might just be a take-out place with a few tables. He says the restaurant should be complete in a couple of months. I would suggest that anyone who reads this blog stop by and talk with Ted about the restaurant.
Today in the Washington Post Metro section, Nikita Stewart, made some elementary errors in her reporting of the Masonic Lodge closings titled Fenty Delays News Conference on NE Lodge.
In it, the promoter of the parties not only lied about ending their parties at 11pm, he also stated that the closest residents don’t complain. If Ms. Stewart bothered to do any actual reporting, she would have emailed me or other residents who are on record with the Post, City Paper, and the City to find out that the strongest opposition to this Lodge’s activities comes from the residents who live directly next to the Lodge (she was correct that the opposition does also come from the entire community).
Another claim by the lodge that they “provide social services and charity to the community”, is also false. Had she looked into it she would have found what I found: No obvious contribution to the community.
Nearly ALL of the participants of this lodge live outside of the City and so do its party-goers. Residents have consistently called 911 during the events at this Lodge at all hours of the night (had Ms. Stewart bothered to pull the police reports, she would have seen this also).
Ms. Nikita Stewart, I am sure you are a great reporter, but when you slip up and do sloppy work….we all notice.
Last night, I received an email stating that Mayor Fenty, Chief Lanier, and DCRA Linda Argo will be holding a press conference in front of the King Solomon’s Temple at 2245 Rhode Island Ave NE. This morning, I got another email indicating that they were canceling the press conference. I walked over to the Temple regardless. Sure enough, there was press there (WTOP and some others), two members of the Temple, and a couple of residents. WTOP was interviewing the head (I presume) of King Solomon’s and the resident. The head of the Temple was explaining that they are figuring out what is going on and what they can do to keep the Temple open. The resident stated that they need to talk to all of the residents in the community about their issues.
What I found was interesting was that the head of the Temple was attempting to sound as if he was unaware of the issues, that the issue was only to do with teenagers there, and that the Mayor was only interested because it is going to be election season (I think he was calling Fenty an opportunist).
Well, to counter these statements, I know that this head of the Temple was present at the teenager parties so he was aware of the issues, the issue is not just with teenager parties but the adult parties also, and the Mayor is responding to our concerns.
It appeared they were squirming in their interviews probably because they got the same media advisory I saw this morning from the Mayor’s office:
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and District officials will announce the closing of a Ward 5 Masonic Lodge after repeated disturbances and violent incidents.
The official who informed me of the press conference told me via email that he will send me an update from the Mayor and DCRA as soon as possible. Once I hear, I will let you know.