07 May 2019

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Hello Capitol Hill, Ward 6 and all the areas that surround us, holding us in a loving embrace! Are you enjoying this spring SO MUCH?! This feels like some sort of beautiful reward for not doing much, so let’s keep enjoying.

A grim reminder that we’re very far from Vision Zero. Photo by John Sonderman via our Flickr group. Yes, we have a Flickr group! Thanks for adding to the pool, John!

You’re not going to be enjoying spring with chicken, though. The Maryland Avenue Chick-Fil-A will be closed until May 27. Maybe you should go eat some chicken sandwiches over Pride weekend to celebrate their reopening? PoPVille

The DC Line has a great opinion by ANC 6D commissioner Anthony Dale. Here’s a great takeaway quote: “We have failed at every level of government — from the executive branch to the legislature to the advisory neighborhood commissions — when it comes to thinking innovatively about addressing gentrification and displacement. Even though failing to provide for residents who need us most is not limited to just one administration, now is the time for us to take bold corrective actions… Now is not the time to play politics, but rather to look beyond the next election and fight for what we know is right.”

JDLand has more tidbits and an invitation to an ice cream social on May 30, where you can say hello and chat with her about her very excellent photo project “Then and Now.” Ice cream and JDLand? I scream!

The only way that it would make sense to keep the Circulator free (and PLEASE adding more routes that go east of the River) is to charge people who drive into DC. More people should be riding our transit system, not less. As usual, great coverage from WAMU‘s Jordan Pascale on this issue.

Should DDOT be in charge of traffic cameras (as opposed to MPD)? Greater Greater Washington discusses why this could work.

Tickets by mail and something you’re not going to love if you are a car owner. WTOP

Speaking of parking, say goodbye to a lot at Gonzaga College High School. Georgetown University has leased the land for 85 years and will be turning it into dorms. Washington Business Journal

Dacha at Navy Yard is ready for its closeup, with Jackie Kennedy as its patron bombshell. Eater

Speaking of Dacha, it’s in this Washingtonian list of the hottest spring openings. Rounding out the offerings in our neck of the woods is Cane, Stellina, Nicoletta, and Grazie Grazie. Get your stomach ready!

Looking to see a play this weekend? DC Metro Theater Arts has a review of Rorschach Theatre’s latest, Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven.


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