03 May 2022

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It’s 2022, but it may as well be 1972.

An adorable and poignant photo by reader Liz via Twitter. Send us your #hillhounds and #hillcats photos: We need them more than ever.

Yesterday evening, Politico broke the news that they’d obtained a draft copy of an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito, essentially overturning Roe Vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood Vs. Casey– two landmark cases that have defined the access to safe abortions for almost 50 years. Later in the evening, protests and counterprotests started taking over the area and First Street NE is closed to traffic. Earlier today, the leak was confirmed by the Supreme Court, as reported by multiple outlets. There will be a protest organized by Shut Down DC starting at 5 p.m. You can check more info here or register to watch here.

Circulator drivers are on strike starting today. They work for a private company contracted by DC and they are demanding better compensation. Being a bus driver is not easy and the Circulator is a great service. Listen to the people!

The GLOW festival was supposed to be a fun two-day music extravaganza to celebrate the electronic dance music scene in the District. But cloud cover conspired against some neighborhoods, and coupled with your regular festival bad behavior, it was… well. It was a lot. Some neighbors complained bitterly, while others could not hear the din going on three blocks away. Many neighbors– including some who were more than 5 miles away— weighed in, offering their tales of acoustic woes, their support for EDM (and even a couple of veiled hints that complaining in any way about a music festival is prejudiced) . FOX-5 meteorologist Matthew Cappucci offered a great explanation on inversions. Another reader also added that different types of soil carry sound vibrations differently –which might explain why the more clay-heavy soils northeast of the Hill heard it more. We nerded out and it was great.

The police are looking for a man accused of unwanted sexual contact. He attacked someone yesterday in the unit block of 9th Street NE. Patch

First Street SE was transformed and narrowed by DDOT to help with speeding, but the result so far is that no, you can’t park there and yes, it’s confusing. Hill Rag

Several people were hurt when a driver crashed their car into the lobby of Yotel this past Thursday. WTOP

In dining news, Scarlet Oak continues to amaze, this time with burritos and pastries:

Also, Taqueria Al Lado, in the former Horace and Dickie’s space, is now open, according to PoPville.

And finally, Farmbird closed all their restaurants unexpectedly on Friday. On a message via social media, the owners said the pandemic challenges proved unsurmountable. We will miss the delicious, moist, perfectly cooked chicken and veggies and the one salad with the avocados and the kale. THE KALE, friends– how will we ever replace that kale salad? Can we have the recipe?

In parting news, Lincoln Park is getting new sod and now,, refurbishing their benches! Yes!

Oh and speaking of Lincoln Park, don’t forget! Tomorrow is Bike to School Day! More information here and a layout of where to find your school can be found here.


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