15 Oct 2019


Hill Buzz

We will not celebrate until the very end, but wow. Um… WOW. An 8-1 win during game three is more than we could have ever hoped to achieve back in March, so let us be thankful. Also, whatever you did yesterday, do exactly the same thing today. Keep your eyes peeled over on our Instagram and Twitter because we’ll be passing on local specials.

Deep breaths. What’s been happening this week?

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! #stayinthefight
Perfectly timed photo by @monikerdc, via our hashtag, #thehillishome

We start with awful news: On Friday, a 15-year old girl stabbed a 15-year old boy, Jaquar McNair, outside Capitol South Metro. Capitol Hill Corner had the story as it was developing. WTOP has a sad update: The 15-year old victim died this past Saturday. The Daily Mail has photos of Jaquar, who attended Charles Hart Middle School.

The day before, Marcus Williams, a DC Housing employee, was shot and killed outside the Potomac Gardens, at 12th and I Streets SE. Hill Rag. While there were lockdown alerts at several schools around the area at the time of the murder– Friendship PCS and Watkins Elementary among them– Tyler Elementary was not notified nor was it locked down. Ironically, Tyler Elementary is the school closest to where the incident took place and many children who live in the complex attend Tyler. @20003ist via Twitter

ANC 6B07 Commissioner Kelly Waud just shared that there will be a candlelit vigil today in memory of Mr.Williams, the DCHA employee who was killed on Thursday. The vigil will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Potomac Gardens parking lot, 12th and I Streets SE. According to Waud, Mr. Williams will be buried with his mother, who passed away two days after his death.

On Wednesday evening around 9:45 p.m., an autistic man and his caregiver were killed at their home in Rosedale, one block away from Miner Elementary School. The perpetrator was already wanted for first-degree murder. NBC-4 and WTOP

This bears repeating over and over, but beware of robbers on bikes and scooters, especially around H Street NE. Not that this bit of advice does anyone any good when they get mugged, mind you, but you know we mean well. Washington Post

But at least one thief out there has higher standards than the victim: A would-be robber over at Stadium-Armory took someone’s cell phone and then gave it back. (Sample imaginary conversation: “Ew! Is that an iPhone 7???”) Washington Post

What is the definition of irony? That zip code 20003 is the second most expensive in the region, after 20037 (Dupont Circle area). And yet, you can see some of our neighbors sleeping on the streets every single day. Curbed

If you need some comfort food after all the truly awful news, the newest ramen shop in the area is now open: Hatoba. Hey, Lynette! Shall we go have ramen here? Eater

Law firm Gilbert, LLP, is the newest tenant at 700 Penn. Honestly, it’s going to be nice to see more people taking advantage of all the neighborhood has to offer, especially at lunchtime. Commercial Observer

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