Morning Rundown

by Andrea Swalec May 13, 2015 at 9:15 am 0

Public Art in Yards Park, in Navy Yard

At Least 6 People Dead After Amtrak Train From D.C. Derails — A northbound Amtrak train that left from Union Station derailed last night in Philadelphia, killing at least six people and injuring more than 50 people. The derailment about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday occurred on a curving section of track, according to witnesses. The names of the dead had not been released as of 9 a.m. [Washington Post]

‘Matriarch’ of Eastern Market Dies — Maria Calomiris, a produce vendor at Eastern Market for more than 60 years, died Monday. She was beloved by customers and known for giving fruit to children, a 2009 profile in The Washington Post says. [Hill Rag]

Parents Still Pushing for School Renovations — As Hill Now reported, Capitol Hill parents are still urging the city to renovate crumbling schools, including Eliot-Hine Middle School. D.C. Councilman David Grosso, head of the Education Committee, is expected to release new rules today on how the District plans for school construction work. [Washington Post]

Suspicious Fire on Bennett Place NE — A fire yesterday afternoon on the 1900 block of Bennett Place NE is being investigated as suspicious. One firefighter was injured in the blaze in the basement of a two-story rowhouse. [WJLA 7]

Bowser Is Saying ‘Redskins’ Again — After signing a D.C. Council resolution last year that asked the Redskins to change their name, Bowser is using the name in TV and radio interviews. She spoke recently about wanting the team to play at a new stadium on the current RFK Stadium site. [NBC Washington]


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