21 Aug 2019


Withholding information protects the predators: Ask Deputy Mayor Paul Kihn to release data

Earlier this summer, 58 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANC) and State Board of Education (SBOE) representatives representing all wards in the city sent a letter to Mayor Bowser requesting information about sexual assault, abuse, and harassment in DC schools. We did so because of the sexual abuse that occurred at Capitol Hill Montessori, the latest in […]

14 Aug 2019


Goodbye, Orchid on Barracks Row

Orchid, the sophisticated gay bar that opened back in May of 2018 on Barracks Row to much fanfare and great reviews from patrons, quietly closed for good this week. A reader noticed the bar was not open for business yesterday, August 13, and after reaching out to Hill Restaurant Group managing partner Tom Johnson, he […]

13 Aug 2019


Updates from your ANC commissioners

We periodically share updates from your ANC commissioners, edited for brevity and clarity. Although these are most pertinent to particular single member districts (SMDs), the information shared is of interest to the whole Capitol Hill community. Are you an ANC commissioner who shares regular updates? Add thehillishome@gmail.com to your distribution list, please! –María Helena Carey and Kate […]

13 Aug 2019


Hill Buzz

Happy Tuesday! Let’s catch up on news, shall we? In case you haven’t, please take some time to read Danica Petroshius’s post on the recent sexual abuse scandal and fallout at DCPS. The Hill is Home And let’s not forget that 31% of DCPS staff have expired background checks, which really gives you pause as […]

12 Aug 2019


City: Do Your Job. Protect Our Children.

Danica Petroshius and her husband are Capitol Hill residents and have two children, a rising 4th grader and a rising 6th grader, both attending Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan (CHML). At CHML, Danica volunteers as a School Improvement Team member, a Local School Advisory Team member, PTSO Advocacy Committee Chair, and is a past PTSO […]

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