08 Jun 2021

Hill Buzz

Good afternoon, Capitol Hill! It’s warm and the air is cicada-ful. There’s an annular solar eclipse happening on Thursday around sunrise and you can check out more information about it over on space.com.

The Northeast Library is all decked out for #Pride and it’s lovely. Photo by @juliecmoeller-– thank you for tagging #thehillishome

Capitol Police released a statement in response to the Senate’s Capitol Attack Report. The statement, while acknowledging some advance knowledge of the activity that was going to take place at the Capitol on January 6, and that there may be violence. After stating that, they take several steps back and declare that, “Neither the USCP, nor the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, Metropolitan Police or our other law enforcement partners knew thousands of rioters were planning to attack the U.S. Capitol. The known intelligence simply didn’t support that conclusion.” This conclusion seems confusing and also contradictory. USCP

And, by the way, it’s particularly tricky to get around the Capitol still, as this tweet attests:

On Memorial Day, Frank Winchester, a long-time Frager’s employee, was killed at the intersection of 14th and L Streets SE. Winchester was a selfless and generous person, who loved doting on his young son. WTOP. If you’d like to help out Frank’s family, you can donate here.

The 15-year old girl who, together with a 13-year old girl, killed Uber Driver Mohammad Anwar during a carjacking gone wrong, has been sentenced to being held in a juvenile detention facility until she turns 21. Both girls pleaded guilty to felony manslaughter. NBC-4

DoorDash is opening a DoorMart in the space of the former Frager’s temporary space, in the 1300 block of E Street SE. As a space that is increasingly residential, loading and unloading promises to be a tricky situation that might bring additional traffic and parking concerns to nearby neighbors. Capitol Hill Corner

ANC 7F07, whose population is mostly contained within the DC Jail, will hold a special election to vote for their new commissioner on June 15. Joel Caston, who won back in November, was disqualified due to an irregularity with his voter registration. He will be running alongside five other candidates. DCist

Speaking of ANC 7F, last night there was an uncomfortable exchange between ANC 7F chairman Tyrell Holcomb and ANC 6B10 commissioner Denise Krepp on Twitter. Holcomb alleged that his commission had been excluded from Reservation 13 meetings. Krepp reminded Holcomb that he’d expressed appreciation and interest as far back as 2017 on being included in conversations about Reservation 13. Correspondence from former ANC 6B09 commissioner Dan Ridge supports that claim:

More chances of eating Detroit-style pizza are coming your way. Emmy Squared is opening in Navy Yard. WTOP

A very happy second birthday to The Fields at RFK!

Over on Instagram stories we’ve been talking about how we’re adapting to re-entry and whether speed cameras are great or not. Follow us here and join in!

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