Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Hill’

Fire Ravages Frager’s Hardware, a Capitol Hill Institution

A four-alarm fire broke out tonight at Frager's Hardware, the beloved Capitol Hill institution. Firefighters were still trying to put the blaze out more than two hours after it started.
Owner John Weintraub told people on the scene that the store's staff had all gotten out safely. But the D.C. government warned residents via the city's emergency [...]

Troll Call

District voters approved an amendment to the city’s Home Rule Charter on Tuesday that could end the need for Congress and the White House to approve local budgets each year (unless the change is thrown out by the courts or by Congress, which is still possible). Which means the long-frustrating practice of federal lawmakers adopting [...]

District Line Daily: Hairy Situation

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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D.C.'s subculture for "bears"—gay men who are hairier and larger than average—is booming. But can a [...]

Photo: Woman with Hands-Free Device

Pennsylvania Avenue SE, January 8
 

Photo: Today’s Sky

Independence Avenue SE, December 18

District Line Daily: Red Top Meters Killed

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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In some late-breaking news Friday, a driver for sedan service Uber was accused on a neighborhood [...]

D.C. Film Office Coup! Congressman Uses Capitol Hill as Stand-In for Illinois

People say D.C. is a hard place to shoot films, but that didn't stop Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock (R) from using a Capitol Hill neighborhood as a stand-in for storefronts in his district. But, as the Hill is Home notes, Schock never says he's not actually in Illinois.
Standing outside the Heritage Foundation's Pennsylvania Ave. office, [...]

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 [...]

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