Posts Tagged ‘frager’s hardware’

The Needle: Pigskins Defender Edition

Health-Care Care: Alleged shadow campaign financier Jeffrey Thompson's former health-care company, Chartered Health Plan, owes more than $47 million to its providers—and part of that tab is going to be paid by local taxpayers. A developing deal could have the city paying around $35 million to settle the firm's accounts. -3
The Pigskins' Latest Defender: Stephen Dodson, [...]

The Needle: Again? Edition

Corruption R Us: A day after federal prosecutors warned District politicians last summer that they'd be caught if they broke the law, then-D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown allegedly took the first of what would be $55,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents. Oops. At least Brown managed to lose his seat before facing federal felony charges; [...]

The Needle: Frager’s Aftermath

Hill Drag: Lots of negative points for last night's fire that destroyed Frager's, the beloved Capitol Hill hardware store. The scene at the shop this morning had notes of both desperation and hope, and now, several restaurants in the neighborhood have offered jobs to Frager's employees (though one wonders if their generosity is at least partially enabled by [...]

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The ultimate accessory at this weekend's Capital Pride? A copy of Washington City Paper's Gay Issue, [...]

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 [...]