Morning Rundown

by Andrea Swalec May 11, 2015 at 10:10 am 0

Hine Junior HIgh School building

Streetcar Podcast — The Hill Is Home launched a podcast about “where the streetcar started and where it may go.” The first installment features Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen, local historian Robert Pohl and Anwar Saleem, the head of H Street Main Street. [The Hill Is Home]

How Plastic Bag Fees Have Been Spent — The nickel tax on plastic bags crafted by ex-Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells has generated about $10 million since 2010. About a third of the funds have gone toward direct river cleanup and items like rain gardens to catch runoff, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. Uses of the funds intended to protect the river have included $1.7 million in personnel costs and $1.2 million to send every D.C. fifth-grader on a river-related field trip. [Washington Post]

Capitol Hill ‘Bar Madness’ Party — During March Madness for basketball, The Hill Is Home ran a bracket for bars near Capitol Hill. The winner, Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar, will be celebrated tonight. The party starts at 1104 H St. NE at 6 p.m. [The Hill Is Home]

Community Meetings — Items on ANC meeting agenda this week include a presentation by the First District’s “top cop,” Commander Jeff Brown, and evaluation of a liquor license for the second restaurant from the owner of Rose’s Luxury. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Geothermal Power at the Hill Center — The Hill Center is heated and cooled using a geothermal system with 32 wells dug 350 feet deep. [Hill Rag]


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