Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Hill’

Photos: Aryan Nations March

Slideshow.  Capitol Hill, SE.  Sept. 22nd.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Least Beautiful Descriptions of The Hill’s Most Beautiful People

People like to complain about The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People list, but how can you not love seeing The Hill's writers strain to stretch any character detail into a one- or two-word defining trait? Someone who eats McDonald's once a month gets the descriptor "McDaddy." A woman saying she doesn't like to wear pearls becomes "Anti-Pearls." [...]

Photo: Woman on Porch

Capitol Hill, SE, March 25th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Needle: No Taxation Without Solid Waste Edition

Recycling Legislation: Our federal overlords on Capitol Hill generate 5,300 tons of solid waste a year; after all, as any Tea Party activist will tell you, most bills are hundreds and hundreds of pages long, and printing them all out means a lot of garbage. Now the Architect of the Capitol has grand visions of [...]

Today in D.C. History: Renovated Eastern Market Reopens After Devastating Blaze

On June 26, 2009, hundreds of people waited in line to get their first look at the new and improved Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. More than two years earlier, a three-alarm fire blazed through the beloved Adolf Cluss-designed building, destroying much of the interior and its original vendor stalls, leaving behind a charred [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Slow Graffiti Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Gradually Sucking Less: Capitol Hill-based D.C. Crank Tank gives a nod to the CVS on 12th and E streets SE for its attempts to look less like a sterile chain and more like, you know, a welcoming community shop: [...]

Today in D.C. History: Fauntroy Says D.C. Close to Achieving Statehood Dreams

On Feb. 7, 1987, the District’s then-non-voting congressional delegate, Walter Fauntroy, declared that D.C.’s statehood hopes would soon be realized during a voting rights strategy session the pastor and civil rights leader organized.
As City Paper's Loose Lips reported in the Feb. 13 issue that year:
Fauntroy painted a rosy picture of the prospects for for action [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

For Hill scandals this ain't illicit
No diapers, nor photos explicit
A word to the many
Who owe quite the penny
The IRS really does miss it
The pen is your weapon of choice?
Then here is a cause to rejoice
The Mall ain't for jogging
'Cause now you'll be blogging
When WiFi enables your voice
Oh hey, there's a Tuesday election
The District must make [...]

Peace, Harmony and Ice Cream

Some residents in a gentrifying part of Capitol Hill have apparently made up their minds: they scream, you scream; truly, we all scream for ice cream.
And as a result, they're no longer hounding ice cream man Hamidu Jalloh. Jalloh—who has been driving a Good Humor truck on a route that takes him through the [...]

Ideas to Breathe New Life Into D.C. Cemeteries

While the recent grave mismanagement scandal at Arlington National Cemetery may dampen local enthusiasm for the national trend of finding creative new uses for cemeteries, in a backwards-kinda-way, it does spark questions about whether D.C. could taking better advantage of its cemetery spaces for the public good.
As The Wall Street Journal reports, cemeteries across the [...]

Are Anti-Statehood License Covers Illegal?

Have you seen this car? Earlier today, Capitol Hill resident Jay Goodman Tamboli snapped a photo of this BMW parked on 4th Street SE between East Capitol and A streets and sent it out via Twitter. Take a closer look at the license plate. See the cover? It reads "DC's Not a State, Get Over [...]

Freedom! Runaway Horse Dashed Through Capitol Hill

The 4th of July is a day to celebrate independence, America and, above all else, freedom. This year, apparently horses got into the act, too.
A runaway steed galloped through Capitol Hill on Sunday, riding as if Paul Revere was aboard warning that the British were coming. The horse ran through the intersection at 16th [...]

World Cup Roundup: American Mayhem at Molly Malone’s

Domestic beers flowed freely a full hour and a half before Friday's 10 a.m. kick-off of the United States' match against Slovenia. Special correspondent C.T. Schwink reports (live blogging!) from Molly Malone's along Barracks Row on Capitol Hill, where anyone not wearing red, white and blue sorely sticks out amid all the U.S. jerseys, flags, scarfs, and bandanas:
Pregame-The [...]

Is Someone Poisoning Dogs in Stanton Park?

Capitol Hill has a lot more dog fans than, say, ice cream truck fans. That's why frequenters of Stanton Park were likely freaked out to find numerous warning signs posted around the green space this week, alerting pet owners of possible evil lurking about in the form of little greenish-blue pellets of rat poison.
It seemed a sinister plan was at work. The pellets [...]

Travis Childers for D.C. Council? Stick to Mississippi, Activists Say

Activists with DC Vote—whose executive director Ilir Zherka figures heavily into this week's City Paper cover story by writer Byron Tau —staged a "file-in" demonstration on Capitol Hill yesterday, one by one filing into the offices of U.S. Rep. Travis Childers in protest of the Mississippi Democrat's efforts to gut the District's gun laws.
It was Childers' 11th-hour [...]