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Archive - Oct 2012


October 30th

In The Case of Vincent Orange, Silence Would Be Golden

The Nose

Dear Friends, there used to be a few things that The Nose could depend on in DC politics. Ubiquitous yard signs littering medians. Pointless political debates in which candidates discoursed at great length on whatever topic intrigued them, ignoring moderators while lulling audiences into premature senility. And, of course, one could always depend on Vincent “I'm The Best” Orange for unabashed, unashamed, unending self-promotion.

Sandy Aftermath

Downed Trees Being Cleared

The worst seems to be over Sandy seems to have largely spared Ward 6. While the Federal Government, DC Public Schools and the DC Government remain closed, most businesses are resuming operations. Frager's Hardware, The Eastern Market, the supermarkets, CVS and mainy of the area's restaurants have reopened.  Area coffee shops are packed. Metro is likely to resume some service by this afternoon.

Commissioner Ivan Frisberg reports downed trees on:

October 29th

Sandy Update

Hill Bars Continue to Serve Their Customers

Capitol Hill bars never give up on their customers. According to Isabelle Andelea, The Pug, The Queen Vic, Trusty's Full Service and the Tune Inn remained open on today. 

Hill Businesses Brave Sandy to Serve Residents

Many Stores to Reopen Tomorrow

Hatches have been battened and residents are hunkering as the Capitol Hill community braces amid Hurricane Sandy, or Frankenstorm, as many prefer to call the epic storm that has descended upon the mid-Atlantic region.

Sandy Storms on to The Hill

Ongoing Coverage

Hurricane Sandy has begun to arrive in Washington, DC. Driving rain and increasing winds are making travel unpleasant. 47 mph gusts have been reported at National Airport. Forecasters expect substantial rain and extreme winds that could gust as 90 mph. Landfall is now expected near Atlantic City. However, the storms effects will be felt throughout the DC area.

Residents of Ward 6 hurried to get last minute shopping done today. Frager's Hardware ran out of D Batteries and Flashlights, although they expect to receive new shipments tomorrow.

October 26th

Police Close Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Suspicious Package Reported

The Metropolitan Police have closed First St. SE between East Capitol and Indepence after finding a supicious package at 101 Indpendence Ave.  SE.

October 23rd

EMCCA Releases ANC Voter Guide

The Eastern Market Metro Community Association (EMMCA) has released a Guide to the ANC 6B's 2012 elections. The Guide includes a helpful map of Single Member Districts that makes it easy to find candidates for a particular area.

Each candidate provided written answers to four questions and was allowed a short introduction.

Here is the Guide.

Art for your Kitchen Table

An interview with Dan Finnegan, Curator of the Hill Center’s Upcoming Pottery Show