18 Jan 2024

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What a beautiful snowfall we had this week! Thank you to @bigntoasty on Instagram for sharing this dynamic, colorful capture with us. What did you see? Tag us #thehillishome

We’re more than halfway through January–– how did that happen? What’s going on?

Looks like we may be getting a second snow day tomorrow. NBC-4 is keeping track of school closures here, but you know we’ll be keeping an eye on it thanks to the unfortunately fashy Twitter/X.

Our first snow a day shy of two years fell on Monday evening and Tuesday, closing schools and blanketing the city in beautiful flakes. We loved this round-up from NBC-4, as well as all the photos you tagged us in, both on Instagram and Twitter/X.

There were two shootings back-to-back, one on Sunday and one on Tuesday, in the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE over the weekend. The one on Sunday happened around 3 p.m. and the bullets hit Trusty’s and Manny and Olga’s. The one on Tuesday was in the vicinity of The Roost, across the street, and happened around 4 a.m.. No one was injured, but nerves were rattled and cars were damaged. Hill Rag

The ANC commissioner for this area, Matt LaFortune, tweeted about the incidents and encouraged neighbors to check security camera footage. Twitter/X

Charles Allen sent out his Ward update on January 16. You can read it here.

Washingtonian provides a fascinating and, frankly, funny roundup of DC government task force successes, or lack thereof. Maybe we need to create a task force to address task forces.

Speaking of failures, WUSA-9 takes a look at the inhumane conditions at the Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter near the DC Jail in Ward 7. Some of the residents complained to the reporter about starvation, inappropriate food that is inedible to people with diabetes and other health problems, and lack of trash removal.

Inexplicably, Bodegón is closing permanently on 8th Street SE, according to a PoPville reader who first spotted the sign. Bodegón was tasty and plentiful and the staff was so nice. We will mourn this loss.

The Washington Post highlights Binge, H Street’s first no- and low-alcohol bar.

WTOP takes a look at Restaurant Week’s offerings and there are some excellent deals. We attended the official Restaurant Week announcement last week (THIH Instagram) and we were told that RW will go for an additional week, so expect these super deals to continue through the week of January 22.

A story featuring a 6A ANC commissioner and one of our local unspoken enemies: the poorly-maintained yet “historic” brick sidewalk. If you’ve been personally victimized (and shamed) by brick sidewalks, this article is for you. Incidentally, why, oh, why do we need to keep pretending brick sidewalks are aesthetically pleasing? They are actively taking a toll on our senior population! WaPo
Apropos of nothing, I fell hard and hit my face on a street pothole along 12th Street NE and it was just about as inelegant and embarrassing as you might imagine. Not brick, but just as painful.

The New Republic and the Washington Examiner take a look at crime statistics and the root causes of our increased criminal activity. Both articles are thoughtful and worth a read.


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