10 Apr 2024


Hill Buzz

We couldn’t resist this charming capture of a dog watching the eclipse. Did you see it? Photo by @louisedettman via our hashtag #thehillishome

1000 C Street NE, the notorious vacant house whose owner, George Papageorge, has pretended to keep semi-occupied for over 16 years to avoid being taxed at a higher rate, has finally seen something akin to justice. DC Superior Court has fined Papageorge $1.8 million in back taxes, dating back to 2008. Washington Post

Will Pacci’s be allowed to do business on their second floor? Although the Board of Zoning Adjustment has come around on their original denial, Pacci’s will still get a final chance to argue their case on May 1. Let’s hope that’s the end of that. Hill Rag

The Washington Informer examines the recall efforts underway as we approach DC Emancipation Day.

And Twitter/X user Dan Riffle made an interesting connection, when he pointed out that former DC Crime Lab director Jenifer Smith, who was fired after repeated blunders made the lab lose its accreditation (WaPo), was also a top donor in the campaign to recall Charles Allen.

The AutoZone property, which seemed to be poised to be redeveloped, is now for lease. Does this put redevelopment plans on hold then? Washington Business Journal

There was a Hill East meeting with MPD this afternoon, addressing neighbors’ concerns after multiple shootings. Katie Lusso on Twitter/X

The real-time crime center is up and running and promises to streamline police access to gather evidence for criminal activity. While police will not have unrestricted access to the footage, it will be easier to request it should the location of the camera coincide with criminal activity. Let’s hope it runs better than the the forensics lab. NBC-4

Vision Zero has been a failure and the trend is national. A Brookland family who lost their daughter Allie to a driver who ran a stop was interviewed for this story on CBS News.

Lululemon closed two weeks after it was robbed and many made the direct correlation between that unfortunate event and the closure of the store. However, it seems the company is just moving in a different, more China-ward direction. Yahoo! Finance

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to watch three professional sports games in one day, let these local heroes blow your mind. DC News Now

A man who appears to have been trespassing around the metro tracks just east of Stadium-Armory station has died. WJLA

ICYMI, a young Navy Yard resident had a winning haiku in the Golden Triangle Haiku Contest. We chatted with him and you can watch on our Instagram.

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