Morning Rundown

by Sean Meehan November 12, 2015 at 9:15 am 0

People sitting outside restaurants along Pennsylvania Avenue

Capitol Hill Starbucks Vows to Fix Trash, Rat Problems — The Starbucks on Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street SE vowed to take steps to improve their trash management, which neighbors complained was bringing rats to the area. The efforts were enough for the location to secure ANC approval for a liquor license to sell beer and wine. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Activists Question Link Between Mayor’s Support of Pepco-Exelon Merger, Pepco Funding for Soccer Stadium — Opponents of the Pepco-Exelon merger met at the site of the future D.C. United stadium on Buzzard Point to question whether there was a connection between Mayor Muriel Bowser’s support of the energy company merger and Pepco’s agreement to pay $25 million for naming rights of the new stadium. [WTOP]

Gay Rights Pioneer, World War II Veteran Honored With Headstone at Congressional Cemetery — Members of the military and local gay and lesbian activists gathered at Congressional Cemetery on Veterans Day for the unveiling of a new headstone honoring Frank Kameny, a WWII veteran that many consider the father of the gay rights movement. [NBC Washington]

Uptick in Robberies Has Changed Daily Routines for Capitol Hill Residents — The Washington Post looks at how Capitol Hill residents have had to change their routines and lifestyles in response to a recent uptick in robberies. [Washington Post]


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