17 Jun

Things We Take For Granted: Living in Ward 6

For those who follow local politics, this has not been an auspicious month for the DC Council. No need to go into all the details here, but as embarrassed as I am for my city, this is a good time to be from Capitol Hill and Ward 6. I happen to support Tommy Wells and […]


06 Jun

Hill East to Stay in Ward 6

A day before the first City Council vote on the proposed redistricting map that was released on May 26th, the lines have been redrawn again and it now looks like Hill East will stay in Ward 6.  According to WTOP and Housing Complex (and a tweet from Councilmember Yvette Alexander), Reservation 13 and the DC […]


06 Jun

Redistricting Battle Not Over Yet for Schools

Guest post by Joe Weedon At 9:12 PM on May 25th, the Washington Post’s Mike DeBonis posted the proposed redistricting map for the District, moving Hill East into Ward 7. Within minutes of DeBonis’ post, my Facebook status proclaimed “Redistricting battle over, we lost Hill East but saved the schools.” I couldn’t have been more […]


31 May

In the Rearview – May on THIH and Beyond

What a month.  We went from celebrating spring to hatred and name-calling, and that was just among the City Council members.  May has been a pretty exciting month for us Hill residents.  I’ll cut right to it and save the rants about the weather (though it is a bit muggy these days, no?). What did […]


31 May

Redistricting Meetings Tonight; Hearing and Rally Wednesday

There will be a community meeting with Phil Mendelson tonight at 6:30 pm at St. Coletta’s School, located at 1901 Independence Avenue SE.  As Commissioner Brian Flahaven explained, “this is our last chance for a community discussion with redistricting subcommittee member Phil Mendelson before the hearing and Council vote. Make sure your voice is heard! […]