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WTOP Reports Naked Fireman Placed on "Enforced Leave Without Pay"

Remember the controversy surrounding the Columbia Heights fireman who was photographed naked inside the firehouse on the 3400 block of 14th Street?

Well WTOP is reporting that the fireman, who was cooking eggs in the nude, "has been placed on enforced leave and is now the subject of a new investigation".

The main difference between the old investigation and the new investigation, according to WTOP's interview with D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin, is that the man will now be on "enforced leave without pay".

If you are not familiar with the situation, here is the story we ran when it first broke on September 17:

Here is a very bizarre and a somewhat troubling story out of Columbia Heights.

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El Bosque de Mis Libros Showing at Gala Hispanic Theatre

Each Thursday and Saturday from now through October 21, the Gala Hispanic Theatre at 3333 14th Street in NW will be showing "El Bosque de Mis Libros".The play, which will be performed in Spanish, is "a magical adventure into a fantastic forest where books grow on trees and children learn about the writers' colorful lives and discover the joy of writing stories and reading books."Performances will take place on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Vida Senior Center Celebrating 41st Anniversary With Gala

Only two more days to purchase tickets for the Vida Senior Center’s 41st anniversary celebration.  The event will be held on Tuesday, October 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and tickets are available for purchase through Thursday, October 21 on the Vida Senior Center homepage.

After being established in 1969, Vida continues to serve the community, and its second senior center is currently being built in Brightwood.

The celebration will be held at the Embassy of Finland located at 3301 Massachusetts Avenue in NW.  The event will feature a cocktail reception with open bar, a salsa show and live music, as well as a silent auction.

Get your tickets now!  Don't miss out on this event, it should be fantastic.

Having Guest From Out of Town? Check out Asante Sana Guest Quarters on Kenyon Street

If you have friends or family visiting from out of town, but you don't want them staying with you, check out the recently opened Asante Sana Guest Quarters. 

Asante Sana is located at 1207 Kenyon St NW, and offers rental accomodations from $150 per night.

Asante Sana's website descibes itself as follows:


Asante Sana Guest Quarters is your typical "Bed and Basket," where you're independent to pursue your own interests and maintenance on your own schedule. Relax, enjoy your stay and engage in home cooked meals as you wish. The Giant Supermarket is 2 blocks away. We provide a full utensil-equipped kitchen where you may boil frankfurters or prepare gourmet meals and enjoy them in our full dining room.

The Importance of Fire Safety

The following story comes to us from Marcus Atkinson, a Communtiy Content Producer on our Oxon Hill Where You Live site.  The Columbia Heights community has experienced some fire issues lately, and Marcus has some good tips about fire safety:

Let's Talk About Sex

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- For Howard University freshmen Jasmine Gordon and Andrea Davis their school year started with lots of anticipation and lots of condoms.

"They passed it out during freshman week because I guess they know that's a week where there's a lot of sexual activity going on," said Andrea Davis.

According to a study by Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health, more African American and Hispanic young men are using condoms. Researchers credit HIV/AIDS outreach in those communities.

But Tyree Young credits open discussions with his own friends. "the people I associate with use condoms," he said, "I'm not there with them but as far as our conversations they say they use condoms."

He said talking about S-E-X just isn't as taboo as it used to be. "I'm not ashamed, I'm not ashamed at all," he said.