06 Sep 2023


Hill Buzz

Make sure you take time to Instagram the roses! Photo by @themadamemeow on Instagram

Hope you had a good Labor Day and perhaps even took the time to look at your pay stub (Time). What else has been going on? What happened this week that will make us long for a more innocent time?

Funny you should ask. Yesterday afternoon around 4:20 p.m., there was a shooting down inside an apartment in the 200 block of M Street SW that left one dead and four wounded. Nationals Park is less than half a mile away from this incident. Three arrests were made but more info will be known soon. Washington Post

A woman was stabbed on Sunday inside a Green line train by Navy Yard Metro. She was taken to a hospital and was in critical condition. WJLA-7

A fender-bender a couple of Saturdays ago on the Hill turned out to be part of a plan to steal a car. If someone hits you but it seems intentional, do not get out of your car: drive to the nearest police station. WUSA-9

Joe Shymanski, whose wonderful photos have been a fixture not just of Eastern Market but also of the menus of Good Stuff and We, The Pizza, is missing. Earlier, we shared this information on Twitter:

It seems a suspect has been arrested in connection with Joe’s disappearance. We still hold out hope that Joe is safe. WUSA-9

Courtland Milloy wonders whether the teen curfew that started September 1 will work and he looks to enforcement as the key to success. While we agree with several points he makes on his opinion column, it’s a lot tougher to address the underlying causes of why children are turning to crime than to just round them up and hope their parents pick them up. Maybe. Washington Post

And in a double-Milloy whammy (sorry, I’m a fan), this piece about former DCPS chancellor Kaya Henderson and her efforts to turn around underperforming schools is a must-read (WaPo). Henderson left DCPS in 2016 (EdWeek).

A couple of pools and several spray parks will stay open through September 21. Have fun! DCist

Not since 1984, when the Hilton Capitol Hill opened on 5th and New Jersey NW, has a full-service luxury hotel opened in the immediate area. The Royal Sonesta in the unit block of Massachusetts Avenue NW changed all that on September 1. Big ballroom and views? We’re thinking weddings. Sonesta

Are you or do you know someone between the ages of 14 and 24 who wants to be involved in a youth development program based in social justice? Apply to be part of the City At Peace, which operates out of the Atlas Performing Arts Center. More information here.

And hey, if you can’t get enough of Restaurant Week, select restaurants in our area (like Shilling Canning Co.) are still doing it! NBC-4

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