It’s Wednesday and really lovely, so what’s going on?
First up: if you missed Charles Allen’s dangerous driving roundtable yesterday, it’s still up on his Facebook page. The post is public so you do not need an account (or to log in) in order to access the content.
At the beginning of the roundtable, Allen references the arrest of Nakita Marie Walker (WaPo). The woman who killed three people earlier this year had several DUIs and thousands of dollars in unpaid tickets.
We’ve also been discussing a recent pedestrian death on Instagram, with some commenters weighing in on whether pedestrians have more or less responsibility to help keep traffic moving. Follow us on Instagram!
What was supposed to be a day of celebration turned into several people in the celebrating group getting mugged in broad daylight. The mugging happened near Union Market, on Sunday at 1 p.m. PoPville
Last week, Mayor Bowser named Asian Benedict interim chief of police. WTOP
The Capitol Hill Community Foundation held their Achievement Awards last night at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Eastern High School band director Mr. James Perry, journalist Bill Press, neighbors Maureen Shea and Kenn Allen, Reach Incorporated and Everybody Wins DC were all recognized for their community impact. Finally Eastern High and Eliot-Hine and Stuart-Hobson Middle Schools were recognized for their music education programs. But our favorite part was seeing awesome Hill dynamo and friend of the blog Sandra Moscoso step in to emcee the evening, along with her handsome son Alex, as Moscoso’s husband was indisposed last night:
In development news, Foxtrot, Maman and more restaurants are coming to the 1200 block of New Jersey Avenue SE and all the way down to Diamond Teague park, in what is being called Phase II of The Yards. Washingtonian
Speaking of spaces, apparently we have a lot of green spaces!
By the way! The nomination period for Washington City Paper’s Best Of is underway! Click here to nominate all your favorites (including yours truly).