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Morning Rundown

by Bryan Doyle — June 8, 2015 at 10:20 am 0

U.S. Capitol (Photo via Twitter/U.S. Capitol)

Buy Me Zucchini and Crackerjacks — The Washington Nationals are adding a unique twist to ballpark concessions — fresh vegetables from a new rooftop garden at the stadium. In a new pilot program, 180 plants have been added to grow tomatoes, herbs, zucchini and squash. [WTOP]

False Alarm — “U.S. Capitol Police shut down a Capitol Hill intersection while they investigated an unattended backpack that they eventually found contained ‘food and stuff,’ a police spokeswoman said.” [Washington Post]

The Week Ahead — A roundup of upcoming ANC meetings in the area, with agenda items including a DC Streetcar update, a Belga Café summer rooftop garden and a new restaurant liquor license for &Pizza on Barracks Row. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Mass overdose — At least seven people in the District’s largest homeless shelter overdosed on synthetic marijuana on Friday, according to the D.C. Fire Department.  Community for Creative Nonviolence shelter is located on the 400 block of 2nd Street NW. [Washington Post]

Mendelson Downplays Possible D.C. United Departure — Speaking on WAMU’s The Politics Hour Friday, D.C. City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson shrugged off the possibility of Virginia luring the soccer team from D.C. [WAMU]

 Photo via Twitter/U.S. Capitol

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