Happy Tuesday, neighbors! Can you believe it’s almost mid-October? Bananas. What’s going on around the Hill?
Here in the blog, we celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a big shoutout to reader and friend Armand Lione and his research on the Anacostan tribe –the original native peoples of our area. Armand strongly believes that Garfield Park should, in addition to bearing the Garfield name, should reflect the history of the area. What do you think? Tweet us or email info@thehillishome with your thoughts.
In pizza news, even though the Hill Rag announced it last week, you all were EXTREMELY EXCITED to see the official sign that Pupatella Pizzeria is coming to the Hill. And let’s face it, SIGNS MAKE IT OFFICIAL:
Lydia on H will soon open as an afro-Caribbean restaurant and jazz club in the 1400 block of H Street NE. Eat DC has followed the progress and WCP‘s Laura Hayes has more on what we can expect at this new venue.
Although our own Walk to School Day went wonderfully, not all parts of town were so lucky. Our event had hundreds of local children showing up to get swag from the National Park Service, DDOT and the Ward 6 Public School Parent Organization, which organized the event. Across town, in Ward 8, however, parent Tyrone Belton and his two daughters were badly injured when a reckless driver –whose record should have kept her from operating a motor vehicle altogether– hit them at the intersection of Wheeler Road and Mississippi Avenue SE in Ward 8. WUSA-9 has more details. Mr. Belton and little Faith and Heavyn have large and unexpected medical bills. If you are so moved, donate to their GoFundMe.
In road safety news, the traffic light at New Jersey and I Streets SE is almost fully operational.
Emerald Long, who lost her partner Aaron to gun violence at Watkins Field last week, has a GoFundMe to help cover her funeral costs. The shooting happened during a football scrimmage near the Rush Rink. A few more details over on WTOP.
Over the weekend, four people were shot– one fatally– in the 1700 block of Independence Avenue SE. Initial reports focused only on those shot, but it appears it was four injured. Our deep condolences to the neighbors. RealTime News 10
There was a robbery in the 600 block of East Capitol Street NE yesterday evening. Per independent spot reporter Alan Henney on Twitter:
This entertaining read via Washingtonian is all about vegans vs…. vegans? The article highlights some of the most exciting (or lying) restaurateurs in our area, either introducing us to how good plant-based food can be, or how chefs will go to lengths to lull people into thinking it’s still okay to eat animals. I get a little of the outrage, but love what Spike Mendelsohn says about translating food for the carnivores. I could go for a plant burger now.
Want to give yourself goosebumps this Spooky Season? Why not help friend of the blog Allison McGill collect costumes for our little neighbors at the Hopkins Public Housing. Allison has an Amazon wishlist with delightful costumes for all ages, which you can access here.