13 Feb 2020

Events:

To Do: Weekend of February 13th – 16th

Happy Weekend! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! While, sure, everyone says they hate the date, very few are willing to refuse the chocolate that comes along with it. Life is short and this world is kind of a lot these days, so enjoy a Russell Stover box for some short-term bliss. Tonight at the Hill Center, […]


11 Feb 2020

News:

Street Justice: DC Accidentally Reversed Traffic Fines it Claimed Necessary for Safety

I’m Gordon Chaffin, a journalist in Washington DC. I cover transportation & urban planning in DC, Maryland, & Virginia for Street Justice. I explain what’s happening in the street and why. Below is a summary of last week’s transportation news. I produce reports delivered every weekday afternoon for paid subscribers and Sunday mornings for free […]


11 Feb 2020

News:

Hill Buzz

I had most of my week last week hijacked by a kid birthday and the circus that is auditions at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The school is gorgeous and I will be happy if my son gets in, but let’s just say that I’ve seen enough of one of their auditoriums to last […]


10 Feb 2020

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Lobbyists of the 1860s

Dipping into Ellis’s Sights and Sounds of the Capital again this week, I came across his section on “The Lobby.” It is a fascinating read, and starts with a couple sentences that will resonate with my readers Every man, woman, and child in Washington, is a politician. The people inhale politics with the air they […]


07 Feb 2020

Capitol Hill:

Construction around the Hill

Construction happens, and the folks from DDOT periodically share updates about their new or ongoing projects so you can plan around it: Citywide Sidewalk Restoration Projects: Ward 6 D Street NE, between 5th Street NE and 7th Street NE In addition to the sidewalk restoration, the DC Government recently announced an open for the Benning […]


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