13 Aug 2019


Hill Buzz

Happy Tuesday! Let’s catch up on news, shall we?

This is what we can achieve together. The 1200 block of 1st Street SE is safe for bikes and has plenty of room for parking, which in turn protects cyclists. Photo by Mark Sussman, via Twitter

In case you haven’t, please take some time to read Danica Petroshius’s post on the recent sexual abuse scandal and fallout at DCPS. The Hill is Home

And let’s not forget that 31% of DCPS staff have expired background checks, which really gives you pause as a parent. DCist

But, amazingly, our friends at WalletHub crunched the numbers and found that the District of Columbia has one of the best early education systems in the country. Yes, our early education is great, but as most of my fellow parents can tell you, things sharply decline as kids get older. This is why WalletHub also discovered that our education system as a whole is actually number 45 of 51. Sobering, isn’t it?

Ward 6 SBOE representative Jessica Sutter wrote for the Education Week blog and it makes for a good read.

Switching gears, Chef Kevin Tien will be at Emilie’s full time starting September 15. The new restaurant, at 11th and Pennsylvania SE, will open in September. Goodbye Petworth, hello #HillEast! Hill Rag

Shelter, soon to open at 14th and Pennsylvania SE, promises to be “Churchkey East.”Beer lovers, rejoice! Eater DC

Has anyone made a “Smorgasbust” joke yet? Sorry, not sorry. The plein-air food extravaganza was felled by the horror of a DC summer and will be back on September 7. DCist

Is there room for another Italian fare restaurant over at the Yards Park area? NYC restaurateur Danny Meyer thinks so: Maialino Mare is coming in the winter. Eater DC

Even though Duffy’s, Dirty Water, the Brig and a couple other places around town are getting ready to have their betting machines up and running soon, it looks like legal sports betting in the District won’t be ready in time for football season. Yogonet

Little Princess, who was born at the firehouse on Barracks Row four days earlier, stopped by for a visit with her family. Awwwww! Patch

The Lockwood is very, very pretty. Washington Post

Looks like the Southwest/Southeast riverfront area is the place where absolutely everyone wants to be, because the rents are going through the roof. WUSA-9

Speaking of, the Randall School has been bought up by real estate investment firm Lowe. This means that development on the site will start soon! Bisnow

I honestly don’t understand why pools would start closing so soon– it’s still summer! Kids don’t return to school until the 26th! It stays hot until mid-October! I’ve suffered record-breaking heat around my birthday! DO NOT CLOSE THE POOLS SO SOON PLEASE! The Capper children’s pool closed on Sunday, and this weekend it’s Randall’s turn. DPR news

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