10 Apr 2024

News:

Hill Buzz

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 […]


04 Apr 2024

News:

Hill Buzz

By the time I’m done with this Hill Buzz, it’ll probably be raining again–– maybe even ice chunks! What’s been happening? Unless you live under a rock (and oh, how I envy your cozy newsless abode), you have been at least aware that the District government has been hard at work with a new budget, […]


28 Mar 2024

Hill Buzz

It may be crummy and clammy out there, but the beauty of spring is in full swing. What’s abuzz this week? First off, beloved restaurateur and owner of La Plaza, Henry Mendoza, 52, died March 17 (The Hill is Home). His family has set up a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses. You can donate […]


20 Mar 2024

News:

Hill Buzz

Y’all, could we have planned a more perfect Cherry Blossom season? The fluffy monarchs of spring opened a little early, sure. Peak bloom came (as predicted by yours truly) this past weekend–– Sunday, March 17 to be precise. But then the low temperatures settled in and what we’ve had is just an enduring canopy of […]


18 Mar 2024

Transition:

Henry Mendoza has died

This post has been updated. We woke up to messages from the community letting us know that Henry Mendoza, 52, owner of the popular and beloved Salvadoran and Tex-Mex restaurant La Plaza, has died. Henry, who was visiting his native San Miguel in eastern El Salvador, passed away yesterday, March 17, in the early afternoon. […]


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