The Hill Rag

01/17/2017 - 10:27am
Capitol Hill’s eagerly awaited Spanish restaurant, Joselito: Casa de Comidas, is set to open any day at 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Created by Javier Chandon and wife Christiana Campos (who also operate SER in Arlington), Joselito is named after Javier’s late father, Jose Chandon Perez. Headed by executive chef David Sierra, the kitchen will turn out traditional Spanish fare – with some innovative twists – for lunch and dinner. At press time, Sierra and Chandon were fine-... >>more
01/17/2017 - 9:27am
A man was shot and killed on the 600 block of 14th Place NE on Jan. 17 at 6:30 a.m. Police are searching for a man — thin black male wearing all black — they say shot two men inside of a car. One of the victims died at the scene, the other was seriously injured, and the suspect fled east on 15th Street NE. Police will update as more information is known. In Other News At 6 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW on charges of Theft Second Degree. At 6:... >>more
01/17/2017 - 9:24am
Back in the late 1970s we were warned to eliminate fat intake from milk, eggs, cheese, and butter. Excessive calories and arterial damage were linked with dairy foods. I followed along like most health-conscious folks and cut back on whole-milk products. Substituting grey-blue skim milk on my morning cereal, I also replaced our table butter with margarine. It tastes like butter! Not really, but we did it anyway. In 2014 investigative journalist Nina Teicholz wrote a book, “The Big Fat... >>more
01/16/2017 - 1:31pm
More than 1,200 buses filled with people in support of the Women’s March on Washington will head into the District on Jan. 21. In preparation for the throngs of marchers, Metro Police (MPD), a private security firm hired by the Women’s March organizers, trained citizen marshals and legal observers plan to monitor the streets during the campaign. The City expects at least 450,000 people at the Women’s March, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Director Chris... >>more
01/16/2017 - 10:25am
Winter may be harder on senior dogs than the balmy warmer months of summer. Sure, it is cooler and we do not have to worry about heatstroke, but arthritis is worsened by the cold, the level of exercise decreases, boredom sets in, and there are routine winter hazards. The importance of mental and physical exercise in the winter cannot be overstated for both senior and younger dogs.  Like humans, and as discussed a few months ago, dogs develop arthritis as they age. We give them medications... >>more
01/16/2017 - 9:50am
At 3:36 a.m. on Jan. 14, police arrested a woman on the 2400 block of East Capitol Street SE on charges of Reckless Driving. At 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 15, police arrested a woman on the 600 block of H Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree. At 5 a.m. on Jan. 15, police arrested a woman on Interstate 395 on charges of Driving Under the Influence. At 8:25 p.m. on Jan. 15, police arrested a man on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence. At 5 p.m. on Jan. 15,... >>more
01/16/2017 - 9:26am
More than 300 organizers, 700 businesses and an unknown number of supporters from DC will welcome the supporters of the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. Efforts nationwide have sparked sister movements in other cities, but the concentration of people marching in support of women’s rights, inclusion, equality, diversity and democracy will flock to Capitol Hill on Saturday. One DC regional leader for the march and Ward 6 resident, Jackie Savage, wants people to feel... >>more
01/16/2017 - 9:15am
“If you want a friend in Washington, DC,” Harry Truman once famously said, “get a dog.” So exactly this has happened. DC has gone to the dogs! And the cats.  But it's one thing to get a dog or a cat. Then what to do? With a cat, it's easy. Nothing. The introverts of the pet world, supremely self-confident, self-satisfied, and self-absorbed, cats tolerate us. Give them Meow-Mix, a plump cushion, and a litterbox, and the deed is done. Not so with dogs. They... >>more
01/14/2017 - 2:08pm
The Overbeck Capitol Hill History lecture series continues its 2016-17 year on Monday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, when local historian Hayden Wetzel takes a look at the often-neglected neighborhood of Buzzard Point, SW, located close to Capitol Hill and the Navy Yard along the Anacostia River. After the Indian habitation of the area, Buzzard Point attracted the attention of early 1800s speculators, city planners, market gardeners, numerous small industry... >>more