08 Nov 2023

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Crazy Aunt Helen’s in happier times. Photo by Louise Dettman via our Instagram hashtag #thehillishome

Hey, it’s been a couple of weeks, but here is the Hill Buzz. Has this fall felt really, really busy for you too? *high fives*

Is there an organization or a person who makes your community better? Nominate them for a Brickie Award! You can do it through November 17 here.

Leaf Collection has started and Bob the Blower is back. What isn’t back? A fancy, glossy brochure with deadlines that were never going to be met. Now you can check the DPW website to see whether your leaves are going to be Snuffleupagus’ed up anytime soon. Click here to find DPW’s tools and real time map.

Speaking of special people and things, read up this week’s Lost Capitol Hill– it’s all about our favorite, Eastern Market. THIH

And make sure you join the celebration on Friday night! See you there? Tickets here.

Can’t make it Friday but want in on the fun? Click here.

Acting Police Chief Pamela Smith has been approved to be the official police chief going forward. WTOP

A reminder that the Addressing Crime Trends bill was introduced about two weeks ago. Washington Post

The first sobering center is now open at 35 K Street NE. WAMU

Yesterday, a man was arrested outside the US Capitol Complex. He was armed. PBS News Hour

Crazy Aunt Helen’s closed after a two-year run and we’re so sad. They created something beautiful and heartfelt on Barracks Row and we will miss them. CAH on Instagram

Samuel Holloway, the man who ran over a family while they were crossing at 12th and C Streets NE and then ran away turned himself in and his lawyer is asking for leniency. FOX-5

Rep. Mike Johnson sleeps in his office. Ew. Insider
But that’s not the weirdest thing he does. Rolling Stone

But, can we all take turns adopting Sen. John Letterman for a family dinner? Business Insider

More carjackings around the Hill. FOX-5

The Hill East community has said HAIL NO pretty clearly so far. Hill Rag

Another part of town is getting ready for protected bike lanes and, as usual, people are reluctant to embrace change. American University’s The Wash reports.

The newest additions to the Michelin constellation have been announced and DC has two new stars. Bon Appétit


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