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April 25th, 2017

Live Drill for Terrorist Attack April 26

Law Enforcement Will Conduct the Exercise Wednesday

Drivers and DC residents be aware: several law enforcement agencies will simulate a response to a terrorist attack in a drill Wednesday, April 26, in Northeast DC, Southeast DC, Arlington County, Fairfax County and Prince George’s County. The exercise will start in the morning.

The drill is intended to help train first responders, law enforcement and other agencies on how to react in the case of an attack, Homeland Security and Public Safety for Council of Governments Managing Director Scott Boggs said in a release.

Taqueria Replacing Bearnaise

The French Bistro Will Close April 30

Out with frites and in with tacos—Bearnaise (315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will switch from a French bistro to a taqueria between May and June.

Restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn, who recently returned to Capitol Hill, will turn the Sunnyside Restaurant Group holding into a fast-casual stop for residents and visitors to the Capitol, as first reported by the Washingtonian’s Jessica Sidman.

April 24th

Eddie’s Alice Part II

The image of a young girl

                emerges out of the casket…

Up, out of the ground


The divine dancefloor,

                there to be approached

By her young admirer

A Hill resident, the author believes that the appreciation of art should not be influenced by the vagaries or prejudices of biography.

Free Pollinator Seeds Support DC's Green Efforts

DOEE and Mayor's Office Chose Flowers with DC Flag Colors

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Director of the DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) Tommy Wells helped hand out free pollinator plant seeds on April 21 with a DC Statehood color theme. DOEE staff distributed seeds at 17 Metro stations in DC.

Bowser specifically chose the red Eastern Columbine and white Calico Aster flowers to represent the design of DC’s flag—the stars and bars.

Wells and the DOEE offered the packets of seeds to help the native DC plant species and habitat for pollinators like bees and butterflies thrive.

Eddie’s Alice

A girl of all the beauty

that he could see,

Dancing with another,

                alone and waiting—

It seemed—

                just for him.

Twirling and turning

to turn his head….

A rare, rare thing is first love

—true love—

And, should it come to you,

it is your duty to live it!

That’s what the smile in her eyes

A Hill resident, the author believes that the appreciation of art should not be influenced by the vagaries or prejudices of biography.

April 21st

RSVP for Allen's Budget Town Hall

Ward 6 residents interested in discussing the fiscal year 2018 budget can join Councilmember Charles Allen’s Town Hall April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Middle School (801 Seventh St. SW).

To RSVP, click here. The event will also broadcast live on Allen’s Facebook page.

April 20th

Construction Starts on Frager's

Perseus Realty Developers' Construction Team Started in Mid-April

Construction on the new Frager’s Hardware rebuild and expansion on the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE has started as of mid-April. Crews for the Grunley Construction team, based on of DC, are preparing for demolition and the bracing of historic exterior walls, which should last through this summer.

April 19th

6 Names Missing from Ward 7 Democrats Ballot

The Vote is Saturday, April 22

At least six candidates running for positions in the Ward 7 Democrats organization were left off the ballot for April 22 election. It’s unclear if the organizers left off more names.

Maceo Thomas, who is running for second vice chair of the Ward 7 Democrats, discovered his name was not on the ballot, along with candidates: