26 Oct 2022

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Hope you’re having a good Wednesday. Here are a few links from the past, uh, couple of weeks, in case you need a good catching-up.

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80-year old Tony Payne of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, was arrested for having guns in his vehicle, which was parked in the 100 block of East Capitol Street. He and his companion said they were in DC to deliver papers to the Supreme Court. Never a dull moment. FOX

In case you missed it, or you don’t walk Lincoln Park regularly, the park’s central green areas are fenced in again. The National Park Service says they are preserving the area through November first. Unclear why they are focusing so much time and energy this time around on grassy areas that have been neglected for years, but ok. NPS

New DNA evidence may help solve the murders of two women who lived at a Capitol Hill apartment building back in 1987. Washington Blade

The DC Criminal Code is more than due for an update– a task that our Ward Councilmember, Charles Allen, is pushing for. We had no idea that children playing in the streets were criminals, so yikes. NBC Washington

31-year old Kevaughn Washington was murdered on Sunday outside Nationals Park. If you have tips or information, contact police at 202-7279099. ABC-7

Want to give feedback on how DC can become a Zero Waste city? The comment period is open. Visit Zero Waste DC and scroll down to share your opinions.

An apartment building close to the Marine Barracks annex has seen a string of arsons and the community is living in fear. FOX-5

In case you missed it, the Big Board is suing DC Health because they got shut down over the vaccine mandate, arguing that the order violated Home Rule. Washingtonian

We are all frustrated by rising crime, but should Charles Allen, the Chair of the Judiciary and Public Safety council committee give up his seat? Denise Krepp thinks so. Washington City Paper

The National Capital Planning Commission has approved final designs for the 11th Street Bridge. It looks really lovely. Commercial Observer

Hey, if you’re looking to recycle your electronics, there are a few opportunities left in the year to do so thanks to the Reverse Logistics Group. Check out the schedule here.

The Capitol Hill BID has a great list of Halloween happenings on the Hill and hey! Our Spooky Hill map is there!

Incidentally, Washington DC is at number 27 in WalletHub‘s list of best cities for Halloween. We think the WalletHub folks need to do a field trip to our Nation’s Capital and raise that score STAT.

The 8000 Series Metro cars are sweet! Check them out via Axios.

It may be October 26, but I killed a mosquito earlier. Wondering why you may get bitten more than other people? The Washington Post may have an answer for you.


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