It’s September 29 and my Jane Austen-loving heart must wish you a happy Michaelmas. #prideandprejudice4eva
First off, it seems people are starting to receive their ballots and starting to vote this week! Yay! Make sure you take a look at our election portal and if you found it useful, show your appreciation via PayPal. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Are you staying up to watch the debate? If so, you should know that many of our watering holes are tuning in at their patios, like Union Pub and Wundergarten up in NoMa. Maybe you can still snag a table! If not, why not order an amazing dinner from one of our great local restaurants and tune in to CNN at 9 p.m.? Or, you know, not. (The tuning in, not the takeout.)
Looks like the president will not respect Justice Ginsburg’s wishes and will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Many locals turned out for protests on Sunday and DCist was there to capture the mood.
Get excited for a semblance of an indoor nightlife at several venues around town, including places close to our Hill Home: Pearl Street Warehouse, City Winery and Union Stage. The DC Post
The Roost keeps on welcoming new restaurants. This week, Shelter is open and slinging tacos and beer. Eater DC
The Georgetown Voice reported about recent crime statistics and, friends, it is a little bleak in terms of homicide. While the overall crime stats are down, homicides are up, especially in our Ward.
There was a carjacking in the Navy Yard area on Saturday. From the First District update: “At approximately 5:54 pm, the suspects approached the victim, while in his vehicle, at the listed location. The suspects entered the victim’s vehicle and brandished a gun. The victim exited the vehicle. The suspects attempted to take the victim’s vehicle but were unsuccessful. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.” The Patch has more details and photos.
Capitol Hill Baptist Church has sued DC over their COVID-19, saying that the District government discriminated against churches’ rights to gather safely during the pandemic. The church was regularly hosting around 1000 members before the pandemic hit. Biblical Record
The pandemic has had a lasting effect on so many aspects of life, it’s kind of staggering. WMATA is seeking public comments on how best to keep serving the public while dealing with a tremendous loss of ridership. You have until October 19 to give feedback. Click here to read more and to add yours.
Speaking of input, this one is of interest to our neighbors across the river, but also impacts Hill East as well: A new Circulator route is in development and the public needs to comment on the best route to add, WTOP reports. You can send feedback through this survey.
You’re sorely missed on H Street NE, Horace and Dickies, but it’s nice to see you’ve moved on and are doing great in Prince Georges County. WUSA-9
A fun look at some iconic building before they were iconic, featuring the Capitol, via Newsweek.
I will leave you with this report in regards to the DC Streetcar via DCist, and this gif.